From time to time friends keep asking me the same question: Which is the best project management tool you know?
First of all there is no such a thing as the best tool ever to solve a given problem, there are tools and there are problems and we should stick with the stack that solves them.
That said I’d like to share some tools I use or would use.
Remember: they are ordered randomly
This web app is one of the most famous and works pretty well, you have:
- communication through messages
- file storage
- a progress timeline which shows everything that happened in a fashion manner
There is no gantt chart and also lacks something like campfire (slack or whatever you please). Still it is indeed a good tool, moreover it is not free, subscription starts at $20/month. (They are giving a trial of 2 months)
Basecamp’s competitor which has a subscription free layer. Sincerely I never used this one but has a plethora of features, like gantt charts, chat, video chat, HR management and even basecamp migration tool.
Ok the payed layer starts at pricey $99/month yet it costs nothing to pay a visit.
Do you ever wish a good digital post-it board? Trello is excellent at that. It has:
- Infinite boards
- In-card file attachement
- Notifications, both Web and Desktop
- Card watch
- Card archive
- Board privacy
- Mobile app (plenty of versions)
It’s just a simple board tool, but you don’t have to pay and if you are like me, I prefer simple and directed tools over feature crowded ones, Trello is for you.
###4. Zoho Projects
I hear from Zoho by a long time now, yet I never took a chance on their product suite. Zoho Projects seems to be a good solution for project management and has a free subscription layer so you can test it before paying.
- Gantt charts
- Milestones and tasks
- Bug tracking
- Reporting tools
- Google Apps integration
- Mobile app for iOS only
Give it a try here.
This mention is special. As much as I love Trello there is only one thing I desired It had: GitHub integration.
Guess what? HuBoard = Trello + GitHub.
Furthermore it has other integrations possibilities like Slack and HipChat.
The down side: $7/month for users or $24/month for companies. Good things are not always free right? And it’s really cheap.
Kudos to my friend Serradura which presented me this one.
The internet is the house for a myriad of services and tools, payed and free, you just have to know what you’re really looking for.
I’ll leave some finals mentions here I think worth checking:
Also two blog posts I crossed by during my spare time: