- Hello folks, welcome back
to the Keep Productive YouTube channel.
On today's feature, we're diving into the top 17
project management softwares on the market right now.
I wanted to give you guys all of the solutions
so let's dive into today's video.
So as you can imagine, project management applications
can help teams to get things done.
And there are so many solutions,
it's really actually quite daunting when you look at them.
And sometimes, whether you're someone that is looking
at another project manager for you and your team,
or you're looking at a brand new one for a new team,
maybe you've been assigned some of the research,
it's important to find the right suggestion for your team.
So one of my biggest suggestions before we begin
is to make sure you look at your team's workflow
and how your team work
before you necessarily jump in with a project manager.
If your team works well with agile,
they're a great agile project managers,
if they've previously worked with Gantt charts very well,
then Gantt charts are a great recommendation
inside a project manager, if they are the core feature.
So folks, I've hand selected 17 so let's dive into them.
Okay, so just before we begin,
there's no particular order to this
so if we start from one, it doesn't mean they're the best,
there are more suitable ones as we go throughout this.
So the first on our list is Flow.
Flow is a project manager designed
for startups and small teams.
It was created back in 2010.
Apparently it has two and a half thousand teams
using it currently.
Relatively priced, about $7.50 per user,
which is fairly reasonable.
Now the special features of Flow include a task list view
which is something that a lot of people
like in the application,
they also do have the kanban view as well.
And it is also very popular with agile teams.
Now what I think is people who like Flow
because of its simple design,
and also very intuitive user interface.
Okay, so number two, it's Aha!
And Aha! is spelt A-H-A with an exclamation mark.
Now this tool is recommended for those
who wanna specialist experience for road mapping.
Now, inside of Aha!, you can build these roadmaps
that are very similar to Gantt charts,
but allows you to see a project
from start to finish in a very visual fashion.
This software was launched back in 2013
and it's priced on the much higher side
at $74 per user per month.
Apparently they have 5000 teams using this application,
and the features that jump out are the resource allocation,
allowing you to have a list of your resources
and allocate them to specific individuals
or different areas or projects
or roadmaps that you have built.
It also doesn't just have the roadmap ability,
there are a different viewing options
so that you and your team can change
the way a certain roadmap looks like
and also change it to a different style of view.
So if you're someone that's used roadmaps before,
maybe a product manager or even someone in marketing
that wants to visually plot everything out,
this might be the application for you.
Okay, so number three, and that is Wrike.
Now Wrike is spelled with a W at the start
and it is a very popular solution for mid-sized teams,
they recommend it for teams that are bigger than 20 plus.
It has fantastic viewing options
that allow you to change the view
of any of the projects you're working on,
and I would say it's a great all rounder.
Now they have 44 integrations,
which a lot of people like to have,
especially if they connect up
with existing apps they already use.
It has some great commenting abilities
so that you and your team
can leave highlights on images and pictures,
even videos of things that need to be edited or improved.
Now, Wrike was founded back in 2007
and it has a very reasonable price tag
of roughly $10 per user per month,
which seems pretty reasonable.
So number four is something that I wasn't really 100%
sure of including and that is Notion.
Now Notion isn't say a project manager traditionally,
it's a wiki-style application.
It's really designed for midsize teams
and personal users as well,
a lot of freelancers using this to help plan
and organize their life, different aspects of their life.
And the killer features are definitely the databases,
you can create different types of databases,
different types of views,
and you can create it from tables to galleries to calendars,
and there's even a timeline view planned.
Now what's cool inside of Notion
or what differs it from others
is you build the tool you want to use.
So you can use templates
or you can actually build from scratch,
which a lot of people like to do.
Now Notion was founded more in a sort of bracket
of 2016/2017 and it's about $10 a month per user,
but a lot of people are liking it
for that wiki style project management type experience.
Okay, so number five is Teamwork
and definitely a very strong sounding name
for project management application.
This is great for midsize teams as well as freelancers,
and it's very similar to Wrike and Taskworld,
two other project management applications.
Apparently they have 20,000 companies using it,
and it was created back in 2007.
Now, I would say some of its features are grief around use
but they do have this work load allocation view,
where for example,
if you have a bit of workload that is overwhelming you
or overwhelming some of your team
and you want to unblock people in your team or yourself,
you can allocate it to other people,
but it does it in a very different fashion
to some of the other project managers.
And perfect for teams that are looking to spread out
some of their work and utilize this tool.
It's also part of a suite of applications,
you can also get a Chat, a CRM
and other tools along with it.
They also have this portfolio view
where you can see all of your projects in a glance
which apparently is very helpful for project managers
to see the progress of each project.
So number six, one that you've probably
already heard of and that is Asana.
Created by an ex-Facebook employee,
it has grown really rapidly since 2008 when it launched.
It has 70,000 companies using it
and roughly priced, it's about $11 per user per month,
but there is a free experience along with it too.
So it has some great features,
it's got the board features which comes with all plans,
timeline which is a premium feature
but allows you to see stuff in linearly, which is lovely.
But if you're looking for a more
traditional project manager,
this is gonna fit your bill
better than some of the other ones.
Number seven, you've probably already heard of it
and it is Trello, very popular for its kanban abilities.
It has a great range of tools and a fairly reasonable price,
it's $12.50 for the business class plan
which is fairly reasonable,
but you can get started for free.
It has some great features like Power-Up
so you can connect all these wild integrations,
it's got a great library of integrations.
Its actually developed and owned
by a company called Atlassian
who create other software called JIRA and Confluence.
It was created back in 2011,
and has over 20 million users worldwide,
which is a fantastic size and definitely a great community
especially when it comes to templates.
Okay, so number eight, you've probably heard of it,
it's called Monday.com
and it is being put out all over the web,
especially in the advertising, many of you will have notice.
It was previously called Dapulse
but it's been around since 2012.
Now, this is much more suitable
for sort of mid to large sized teams
and they have a free trial
but the pricing starts from about $39 per month per user.
Just a note on the pricing,
it definitely is something to look at
because their ricing varies per the amount of user
you're planning to use it with so do check that out.
Now, one of the things that it touts us out for
is the dashboards and flexibility.
The dashboards allow you to see a glance of your projects
and is very popular.
I was very lucky to go over to Israel to meet the team,
and they were showcasing some of their dashboards
that they actually use in their departments,
which was very impressive being able to see that data,
especially if you and your team
want to sort of pinpoint what the focus is.
And also, they're doing a lot more work
on the automations and workflows so that you and your team
can connect these automatic actions
whether it's emailing out to MailChimp, et cetera,
and being able to connect up
with other applications that you already use.
Number nine is Favro.
It's more for startups and small teams
but it is a rising star for entrepreneurial types.
It has the ability to create these little boards
allowing you to create these collections,
but it allows you to sort of plan
the way you use these applications,
giving you backlogs and Jaya,
and the collections on the left hand side
so you can monitor.
It's a lot more reasonable, about $6.50 per user
which makes it to $12 for every two users
which is so reasonable.
It was created back in 2016 in Sweden
if you need to know that.
Number 10, it is Nozbe.
Nozbe have been around for absolutely donkeys.
Founded by Michael Slowinski in 2007 over in Poland,
the application has been growing really rapidly
with lots of testimonials from the folks like Michael Hyatt.
Now, Nozbe is more of a basic application,
it takes advantages of lists and basic project management
but it's become a big and popular
experience for many people.
They do have a planned release of Nozbe teams
allowing more and more teams to work
in a more of a project management setting.
But it does also have a Linux application
which many project managers don't have.
So number 11 is MeisterTask.
Now, this is much more suited for task management lovers,
those who like kanban and also solo users as well.
A lot of people call this the very attractive Trello
because of the kanban use
and all of the colors that this application
throws into the mix.
It does have a few features that a lot of people like
like task relationship allowing you
connect up tasks that you've created
so that it doesn't block anyone in your team.
Also time tracking which is something
that some project managers have
but it's also a very big bonus,
especially if you don't wanna pay
for time tracking software on top of that
and automations as well.
Now, this application is priced a lot lower
than some of the other ones
and is a great all rounder at $9.50,
there is a free plan as well.
And they even have a sister company called MindMeister.
Okay, so number 12 and that is Hive.
Now this is more suitable
for smaller size teams to medium sized teams,
but a lot of people like it because it blends
a project manager with an application like Slack,
allowing you to have real time chat function
with you and your team,
allowing you to create channels per department,
which you can then have conversations in,
as well as all the project management abilities,
there's even a Gantt chart and over 1000 integrations,
which is very high
and something that I know a lot of people like
if they're very into their integrations,
connecting to their project management software.
Now, it was founded back in 2015,
and Intel's 19 may actually close
a $10 million series A funding which is great news.
It's priced really reasonable as well
at about $12 per user per month.
So number 13, it is Zoho Projects.
Now this is much more of a traditional
project management application,
and is quite popular with construction
and security firms for its reliability,
and also the ability to access on mobile devices
as well as the fact that if you pay for the Zoho suite,
this can be an application that is included.
It also has two other features
that a lot of people like using
and that's timesheets and feeds.
Feeds allows you to see updates from you and your team
and timesheet allows you to see
where your team has been spending their time,
utilizing the time tracking tool, and also completed tasks.
Now Zoho Projects or Zoho suite was founded back in 1996
so they've been doing software for a fair while.
I know many of the community here on Keep Productive
are actually big fans of their software.
And it's priced fairly reasonably,
if you wanted to get this outside of the suite,
it's gonna cost you $15 per user per month
so, in a sort of medium bracket pricing.
So, number 14, and that is Basecamp.
Now Basecamp's talked about a lot
and I always refer to it
as the Patagonia of project management applications.
And the main reason behind that
is because it's very values driven.
Their founder and their team are Very much advocators
of less work and more productive time.
Now Jason Fried's written a fair amount of books
as well on this topic.
This application doesn't let down,
allowing you to have this Basecamp-like experience
in having everything together.
You can essentially get your chat,
your schedule, your task manager,
your calendar application all in one application.
And they do stay on their website,
they dislike combining many of these inside one.
So you don't necessarily have to pay for site per user
and their pricing is fairly high.
But again, it's a flat rate for every single team
at $99 per month for using this application,
and that's however size team you want.
There is also a personal plan which may get you started
which you can use up to 20 users.
There are some limitations on it,
but at the same time it might get you the feel
and experience for your Basecamp layout.
Now Basecamp was founded back in 1997
and has over 5000 companies using it right now.
Now, number 15, it's TeamGantt.
Now, I always thought this was gonna be quite expensive,
it's actually $8 per month,
which is a lot lower than I thought.
And it actually allows you to create these Gantt charts.
But it's a specialist in Gantt charts.
So it's got a lot of abilities
that some of the other Gantt charts may not have.
It has also got time tracking abilities,
as well as planning tools,
like planning estimations of your work
and also time to complete.
As I said, this is more of a specialist applications
and I see medium to large teams getting to use this one.
So number 16,
I don't know why I put this that far down the list,
but ClickUp is a fantastic all rounder.
It's actually one that always comes up in conversation
whenever I typically recommend
a all round project management application.
It's great for freelancers, large teams,
and also medium sized teams as well.
It allows you to do a range of different things
and one of its things that people love is its flexibility.
You can add all types of documents to it in their pro plan
which is priced really reasonably as well.
And also you get to create these dashboards
allowing you to see your project progress
and all that you need to know
about the project in one glance,
which is very similar to Monday.com.
They've recently added docs,
allows you to create this wiki-like experience
inside of your projects,
which is very popular with those who are looking to,
I guess plan and coordinate information around their work.
Now, it is priced at $5 per month which is so reasonable
and that's for unlimited per user which is good.
And they even have this deal feature
where if you were to say make them a deal
on a certain price, then that's definitely good,
and you can check that one out in the link in description.
Number 17, and my voice is probably gonna go, is Freedcamp.
Now this is another great all rounder,
definitely recommended for medium to larger teams.
And it has similar abilities to Wrike
in allowing you to plan your project
in multiple different views.
But also has a wiki, a CRM, and also task abilities too.
You can create an issue tracker within it,
and its pricing is really reasonable guys,
it's something like $7.49 per month.
And they also have this pricing
for minimalist, solo users at $1.49,
which is really reasonable,
especially if you and your team
probably are looking to get started on it
before necessarily jumping in the deep end.
So folks, those were my top 17
project management applications.
As I said, I probably will do more
specialist applications soon so maybe Gantts,
all rounders, et cetera,
and more and more project management experiences.
But I hope you enjoyed this,
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