What's a good tool for Project Management?

I work with multiple software teams and they're all using different tools for project management. I'm curious what project management tool people prefer, and why.
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    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    I love Trello. Kanban works well for me. It's also so simple anyone can figure out how to use it quickly. Plus very customizable + so it works for more advanced usecases as well.
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    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    Trello is really great. I'm currently using it to collaborate with a few freelancers on a project. Easy to setup and it's free for the basics, which is all we need!
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    I love Trello because it is so simple, yet effective. You can manage basically any project with Trello and share access to your boards with clients (with several different permission settings available).
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    • Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.

      As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.

    • chuchuDeveloper, Andela

      Trello has helped me organize my projects for a while now. Since I work as a software engineer. An example of my boards is sort of where I create tasks then I classify them according to their current position on the sprint. For example I have tasks in different cards such as Icebox, Backlog, Current Iteration and Done. I have set deadlines all ranging from 2 weeks to someday :(. Overall a great product!

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    Asana

    The task management tool, completely redesigned

    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    I love the design of Asana. This is definitely a strong contender and also comes with a free option. It makes me want to do a better job of managing projects, and people around me feel the same. I used to dread using JIRA, but came to like it more with Confluence tied directly. I'm leaning toward Asana for any new long-term projects I work on.
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    Dettrich Balázs3A productivity enthusiast · Written
    Though I recommended two other tools as well, Asana is my choice when it comes to task and project management. The free version comes with sharing with up to 15 people, unlimited tasks, sub-tasks, projects, some customization as well. With the premium you get a couple extra features, but I never missed them.
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    Asana is absolutely great! Been using it for the past couple of years and it does the job perfectly.
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    • Rita VianaGraphic Designer

      I recommend Asana to everyone who is trying to get a more organized life.

      It's good to everything, it's free (until 15 members) and you can choose from 2 different styles: list or board. You can create unlimited projects, you can share tasks between projects with a click, there are chat boxes in every task, it's user friendly and their help forum is ultra helpful even if you never payed a penny to them.

      I can't live without Asana. Just the most amazing thing ever.

    • VeronikaInbound Marketing Manager

      I've used a few project management tools in the past and Asana is the only one that makes me genuinely happy and more productive (at work and with my side hustles).

      I can't recommend this tool enough for its ease of use, features and user experience. As a cherry on top, Asana's vision to help teams collaborate and do their best work is one that I can personally identify with!

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    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Dettrich Balázs3A productivity enthusiast · Edited
    Zenkit is a great free option for individuals and small groups. It can represent your tasks in different views: list, kanban, calendar, mindmap... whatever works for you the best. And with custom fields you can do magical things.
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    Easy to switch between spreadsheet/row and trello/kanban view, even to mindmaps and (soon) Gantt charts. This is Trello's natural successor.
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    Eric Ang4Digital Marketing Manager, O&C Resources · Written
    Zenkit robust multiple view is especially useful when putting different people onto same platform with different usage behaviour.
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    • Using Zenkit for a few months now and can't see myself going back to my old tool. The team has done a phenominal job of building an application that addresses the need of power users, light users, and everything in between.

    • Edited my review to reflect the awesome response time to problem I encountered. Incredible, hard working team and their app reflects the care and dedication they have put into Zenkit. Keep up the great work, Zenkit!

  4. Caitlin BolnickStudent & Innovator · Written
    Its super robust and I know it sometimes gets a bad rap, but as a PM its by far the most flexible and familiar software for prod/dev teams.
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    Théo BlochetProduct Guy. Currently @GetQonto · Written
    JIRA's the worst, but also the best. I've tried Pivotal Tracker, and also had to use Trello/Git Issues in some teams - yet I keep coming back to JIRA. Once customized, it really saves a ton of time defining stories and planning sprints.
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    Basil AbbasFounder and CTO, https://clockit.io · Written
    Hand down the best for software development. Has a slight learning curve but is super powerful and effective in managing software projects.
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    Clubhouse

    Project management tools you’ll actually enjoy using.

    DonFounder, Cranial · Written
    An almost perfect mix of power and simplicity for agile product management and development teams.
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    Jeffrey FerminHead of Marketing at Butterfly.ai · Written
    Clubhouse puts all of your projects, teams, and tasks, in one place. It has a good UI, and its filtering makes it easy for you to focus and navigate through all the tasks you're working on.
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    Jeffrey FerminHead of Marketing at Butterfly.ai · Written
    From idea to implementation, Clubhouse helps software engineering teams plan, build, and deploy their products with ease.
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    • Mark BrogowiczLeading product at Portfolium

      I'm a huge fan. I've led two teams to switch to Clubhouse. The workflow is flexible, but constrained to keep things simple. The reporting is simple, but useful. The product addresses a hierarchy for software development, which helps to manage both short and long-term planning. This is done through User Stories, Epics and Milestones.

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    Basecamp

    Keeps people on the same page

    Antoine GadaudBusiness Developer, Symbiosys · Written
    Basecamp is a reference for small businesses. Our web and mobile development team uses it for projects, and we're very satisfied!
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    Sam HowatCTO @ Avelient, Inc · Written
    I can second this. We run our entire business through Basecamp now. The "Work Can Wait" mindset and features have been useful for helping our team slow down, think, and respond.
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    Jesse OrndorffArticly.me - Automated Blog Writing · Written
    We've lived off of Basecamp for the last six years, easy to use, and perfect for working with clients.
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    • Great and helpful app! I use Basecamp integration with TMetric in all my projects, for me this is the most convenient way to track my time for any activity in Basecamp

    • Agustin EsperonCo-Founder & Head of UX/Design at Wideo

      I'm a big fan not only of BaseCamp, but also their founders' books (Rework, Remote, Getting Real) and blog posts. Their work philosophy is amazing and it's reflected on the clean and concrete software.

      I really enjoy managing all aspects of my company with BaseCamp

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    Airtable

    Realtime spreadsheet-database hybrid

    Dettrich Balázs3A productivity enthusiast · Edited
    This is not explicitly a project management tool, however it's flexibility allows you to build your own - and with ease. Think of it as spreadsheet view of your tasks with database functionalities and a lot of flexibility.
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    • Matt BettiolDo what you love!

      This app is simply amazing! I have been using this as my replacement to Google Spreadsheets. The features inside of this amazing service are endless. If you have lots of data and want to organize it efficiently, this is the app for you :)

    • Danielle A. VincentGeneral Enthusiast, Rouser of Rabble

      We started using Airtable to manage our content projects at work. After using it for a month, I decided I liked it so much that I signed up for Zapier and Airtable to manage my personal projects as well. It has completely changed everything.

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    Evernote

    Note taking gets even simpler

    Rohit AsilCEO, Fracktal Works · Written
    quick and easy note taking, the existence of the app sometimes pushes the user to make notes and stay organised
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    • Emily Kellerttech lover & travel freak & tractive PM

      Absolutely love Evernote. Use it for work and personal use and that is easy with the ability to make notebooks. Tags are super helpful as is annotating a document or editing a picture with Skitch. Makes my life easier and more organized!

    • David NeiraChape Fitness - Online Personal Training

      Evernote is a platform that allows you to organize, store, share and then search your information. Evernote impacts a business's productivity by streamlining the collection and distribution of critical information by enhancing its retrieval. Evernote's gives your business enhanced control of the information you own or information already collected by your employees. It's your business. It's your information.

  9. Aleksandar OlicProduct Marketing · Written
    This tool has a ton of functionality, yet it's simple to use. You can manage your whole company from one place, from task management to invoicing based on tracked time. Also, great design. 🙌
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    Really love the way you're able to have multiple project views and a great overview of all the activities. Essential for tracking time, workload and expenses.
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    GitHub Projects

    GitHub takes on Trello with new project management tools

    Kevin SuttleProfessional nobody · Written
    It's no longer just for programmers. Product managers, legal teams, content strategists, UI designers—there's enough for everyone, without feeling overwhelming.
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    Works great for my team
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    Tkachenko Arthur 🇺🇦Building a tools for Food Tech projects · Written
    Because it's integrated with your code base. If you're developer or PM - it's a good place to manage tasks, issues, deadlines, releases.
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  11. Andres GutierrezFullStack developer at FactorialHR · Written
    Our company uses Redbooth every day to plan projects in our marketing and product development teams. It fits perfect in our stack and keeps all of our work organised and on track.
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    Màxim CollsProduct Manager @ Redbooth · Written
    Redbooth is an intuitive task and project management software that gets teams organized and keeps projects on track.
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    Planyway

    Google Calendar inside your Trello

    Roman Annenkov5Product manager · Written
    There's no need for PM tool to be huge and monstrous. What makes Planyway useful is its easy-to-use UI, in combination with all known Trello benefits. It pushes the boundaries of any already used calendar and makes easier their integration with each other through the Trello UI. Dragging inside calendar is pretty handy, though it's full of hidden opportunities. PM has a plenty of tools and views to make the team be focused at work, not at spending the valuable time in studying complex apps.
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    • Kyrie Tompkins-OverlockWeb Developer. Nerd. Dog Mom.

      I've been using Planyway for most of December and I love it. It shows me all of my cards from multiple boards in one clean, concise view. No more bouncing between board calendars (or sloppy IFTTT formulas) to keep my calendars & tasks in sync. (:

    • I spent over a year looking for an app that could do this. I had settled on Trello and been scheduling blocks of time on paper, when I found Planyway. The ease of drag and drop (re)scheduling and custom blocks of time was exactly what I wanted, and two-way sync with Google Calendar made those blocks of time visible and editable anywhere. Fantastic tool

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    Archmule

    Connect and collaborate in a perfect flow

    Avro DogeWeb Developer @home · Written
    Easiest project management I've found so far! Nice set of features, highly recommended for small teams.
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    Teamwork Projects

    Project management software for professionals.

    Scope CGNSr. Productmanager, Cologne Germany · Written
    Offers good task based project management functions but also trello style kanban boards if preferred. Gantt view when needed. collabo tools like seamless office document integration with full subversion and a great granular rights & roles management if you want to invite clients to projects.
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    Teamwork PM - where Project Management meets with User-friendly UI in easily customization yet powerful way
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    Valerio NeriIT & Processes · Written
    Teamwork allows for several ways of managing projects, from a simple checklist, up to a Gantt chart with deadlines and dependencies (or have it kanban-style). You get nested subtasks, start dates, time budgeting and controlling, can manage project risks, have a messaging section for keeping everyone updated. I’ve heavily “exploited” the API for extended usage and we were able to use Teamwork as a workflow management system. There is a free tier for giving it a try...
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    • Valerio NeriIT & Processes

      This tool has the best deal in combining several ways of managing projects, initiatives or tasklists. Either you like and need gantt charts or want to start with a simple checklist: you’re covered. Nested subtasks support every detail-freak. The API let‘s you do everything; combined with web hooks: endless power. Customer support has always been great!

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    Podio

    Manage, share, and get your work done smarter

    Dominik KugelmannI show CEOs how to work form their phone · Written
    It's a great tool for project management w/ Kanban and Scrum.
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    Pascal BriodHead of Product & Co-Founder, Monito · Written
    Very complete and flexible solution for project management.
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    Lasse LumiahoGrowth Hacker, callstats.io #WebRTC · Written
    Highly customizable tool that can run anything from a CRM to a bug tracker. It also replaces your Slack!
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    • One of my favourite must have tools. I've used it in many non-for-profit orgs as an alternative to disconnected and messy spreadsheets. I've seen it used in Film Festivals, Vounteer Rostering and Event Planning. It can also be an awesome Intranet alternative.

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    Flock

    Real-time team messenger tool

    Chat and share info with your team instantly. Channels serve as data repositories so that's a plus. Also you can integrate PM tools like Trello, Asana. Covers all bases.
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    The best I've used so far. Packed with features and yet still easy to use. Using it with their help desk software is s great combo
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    • RJ Lewis DigitalRJ Lewis, Digital Consultant

      I love that flock is stable, easy to use and has a good base of application integrations. I typically miss flowdock, but the overall collaborative experience is better than slack. Been using a little over 6 mos.- couldn't pick that though

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    InVision

    Prototyping and collaboration for design teams

    InVision has some great inbuilt Kannan project management tools for creative projects.
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    • Dennis WeinhardtDigital Designer (UI/UX/Web)

      I love everything about InVision.

      Since I started using it 3-4 years ago they improved so many things and added really useful features. They collaborate with so many top designers of the industry that they always know what we want. I really appreciate the effort, time and love they put into their products and it's always fun to use them.

      The tools I use on a weekly basis are:

      InVision (Webapp); Freehand; Craft; Designbetter.co

    • Elena AvramenkoCo-Founder at PopAppFactory

      All my designers loves the service, but I am struggling to use it, I find its UI/UX uncomfortable and not obvious. The most terrible is a mobile version of the web-site, extremely slow.

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    Sendtask

    The world's most open collaborative task manager

    Sendtask is our team's task manager. It's super clean and easy to use. At the same time, you can customize it and track large projects with hundreds of tasks. I like the "no accounts" feature meaning you can work with anyone in Sendtask - even if they don't register. Also, I send notes from Evernote and email all the time and Sendtask turns them into actionable tasks with due dates, projects, comments, the ability to assign them etc.
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    Hygger

    The All-in-one Product Management Platform

    Iryna Maniuk6Marketing manager · Written
    Kind of Jira-Trello combo but with a broader functionality and muuuuch easier to use. Love it for managing multiple teams and projects! It's also budget-friendly: free for individuals and teams up to 5 people (+ a free trial for everyone)
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    Kate MakovskayaMarketing Lead, Growth Hacker · Written
    Kate Makovskaya made this product
    Atlaz is the complete project management platform for Agile teams. From dashboards, tasks and checklists to communication, reporting, time and progress tracking, Atlaz has everything a team needs to move the project forward.
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    Torben Simon MeierFounder & CMO, RAIDBOXES · Written
    Its still after beta but much better as just Trello to manage your projects in teams. We use it in our startup (RAIDBOXES) to make 14-day sprints and Kanban. Just perfect with some little bugs but they fixed every time from the makers very fast!
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    • Yarikloliful.io | yaraslav.com

      Nice tool. Was amazed how easy it is to migrate from existing Trello/Jira board.

      Imported everything correctly, so the transition can be really smooth and painful.

    • Beth FiedlerHappy Entrepreneur w a PH product 🙌

      This tool will definitely work well for PM and non-PM team members. Easy to follow and very cool!

      Would be great if I could still sign up for a free plan up to 10 members .. please 🙏🙏

  20. Workstreams is a great solution, especially for teams living in Slack, with very-easy-to-adopt Kanban principles. The unique and thought-through integration with Slack ensures your team never misses a great idea. Would consider Workstreams for sure, if you're looking for a no-fuss, no overhead project management solution
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