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What are the best apps for product managers?

What are your go-to tools for managing product development, feature ideas, analytics, etc?
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    Slack

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    Slack for communication within the team, create specific threads for specific topics.
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    Jill Scott
    Jill ScottArtist 2D Game · Written
    My company uses this for communication within the team, it really help, also has specific function such as search...
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    Carlos Villaumbrosia
    Carlos VillaumbrosiaFounder of Product School · Written
    Slack is awesome, and Product Managers love it! As evidence, we have 30,000 PMS actively exchanging ideas and tips on our Slack group here: https://www.productschool.com/sl...
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    • João Oliveira Simões
      João Oliveira SimõesDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.

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    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity at Product Hunt & Feathrd

      I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.

      Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.

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    Basecamp 3

    The best version of Basecamp ever made

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    I personally use Basecamp to help my team members stay on the same page, list down to-dos, collaborate on tasks.
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    Carlos Villaumbrosia
    Carlos VillaumbrosiaFounder of Product School · Edited
    Very handy tool!
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    • Johnathan Holland
      Johnathan HollandI truly obsess over helping others..

      Basecamp makes it much easier to manage the tasks your remote team is doing in a clean UI so that you get a good view of what is happening in the organizing. Amazing product!

    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt Pliszkaresearching SaaS software @ pickSaaS.com

      One of the more complex apps for managing projects, a good one for keeping your team updated about the activity on each project/task.

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    productboard 2.0

    The product management tool for makers who care.

    Winston
    Winston18Helping PMs prioritize @productboard · Written
    Winston made this product
    productboard is the product management solution of choice at renowned companies like Zendesk, Invision, and Envoy. Consolidate user inputs, prioritize what to build next, validate feature ideas with users, and rally everyone around your roadmap. It integrates with your existing customer touchpoints like Zendesk, Intercom, and email, as well as dev tools like JIRA, GitHub, Trello, and Pivotal.
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    Jeroen Corthout ☕
    Jeroen Corthout ☕6Co-Founder Salesflare · Written
    Awesome product! Beautiful and easy to use. Love it. Had coffee with the founder recently too: https://blog.salesflare.com/hube...
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    • Thomas Daly
      Thomas DalyChief Product Officer @spaciousnyc

      I've tried everything on the market and ProductBoard is the ONLY one that has stuck. I live in it every day. I've got Zapier zaps sucking in feedback from all over the place, and now with the Feedback Portal they unveiled, I'm able to provide transparency internally without frying non-dev non-designers minds with making them go into Jira (or even Trello I've found is TMI/confusing for people).

    • Kate Pljaskovova
      Kate PljaskovovaCo-founder & CPO

      We've been using productboard to build our MVP and it helped us to get everybody on the team on board with what we're building and kept us focused. I love that productboard helped us also gather feedback from different sources (Intercom, emails and various conversations) so now we're processing the user feedback and planning our next product improvements - all in one tool. That's just the best!

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    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    With Zenkit you can organize almost everything. We use it for all departments because of the many customization features we are able to create collections, tables, boards and so on like we really need it to work effectively with our team. Use different views for different stages of your product development, set up a database, implement a roadmap....
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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!

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    Winio

    The fastest way to sync your team with ongoing projects

    Pedro Lopes
    Pedro LopesFounder @ Infinitebook · Written
    I'm using winio.io and so far I've been very impressed with their simplistic design. I've been using Winio every day to manage the things I need to do across several different projects and it has helped my team to stick around one tool.
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    Aha!

    The World's #1 Product Roadmap Software

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    Aha! seems to be the top pick for product roadmap planning tools.
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    TMetric

    User-friendly timetracker for freelancers and teams

    An essential tool for product managers to keep tracking of employees working activity
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    • I have tried many time trackers before I started to use TMetric, but each of them has its own cons. TMetric combines user-frinedly interface and a wide range of useful functions and integrations. Integration with Asana was one of the essential points for me. Also I like that Tmetric has a mobile time tracking app, so you can keep tracking of your activity out of office too.

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    • I use Redmine + TMetric to manage my working activity and keep tracking of working hours and I am fully satisfied with these tools. TMetric helps me to stay productive and reduce the waste of time. Tmetric provides me with detailed time and tasks reports

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    Notion 1.0 Web + Mac App

    Docs, wikis, tasks – a minimal & unified workspace for teams

    John Ababseh
    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast · Written
    This a great product for organizing different docs and tasks amongst cross functional teams.
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    • Kiran Kunigiri
      Kiran KunigiriA guy who makes cool stuff.

      Overall, Notion is like a bunch of widgets and management apps combined into one awesome package. I've been using it for several months now, and it works really well. It's most useful for team projects, where you can make an entire directory of pages for the different types of tasks you need to handle, and keep all progress and information synced into one app.

      Being able to move content blocks and pages around makes it very easy to organize, and the comment feature makes it easy to start a new thread to discuss a topic. Integration is also great, since I can embed code, videos, and even Google Drive documents. You can also customize the look and feel of pages (I love being able to set icons and header images for each page) to make them easily recognizable, and create complex layouts. There is a huge list of features that makes it possible to do almost anything you would want to do in a management/organization app.

      It's still improving, and they have a list of new features coming soon (the one I'm excited for is being able to assign tasks to people). There's an iOS app beta (that doesn't work on my device currently). There are a few minor bugs that I come across, but it's nothing that distracts you from using it. It's a solid app that I'll continue to use for both group and individual projects.

    • Brad Dunn
      Brad DunnProduct guy at @Ohno

      I actually was just so sick of confluence and was asking someone at #Productboard about what they use and they told me about this. It's just pretty fun to use. Also the free trial is helpful if you're a small startup.

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    Recordit

    A faster way to take screencasts Free + GIF Support

    Matt Warcholinski
    Matt Warcholinski💻📈Building highly scalable JS apps · Written
    Record GIFs/Videos is easy like taking screenshots on your mac. It automatically generate a link with the GIF to send it.
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    Outplanr

    Turn your to-do list into a real work plan

    Filipa Nascimento made this product
    Outplanr was designed to makes manager life’s easier. By turning a to do list into a work plan, it’s easier to manage people time and balance their work-life.
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    Flock

    Real-time team messenger tool

    This is a great tool for a product manager. This has to-do, voice, video calls, integrated with drives, their interface is different than that of their competitor and tried to cover as much as possible to make it more productive tool.
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    • RJ Lewis Digital
      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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    Flow

    Beautiful team chat with tightly integrated task management

    A_Sky
    A_SkySearch & find the best · Written
    We have been using it for 2-3 years now and reduced email by 60% at least. Friendly interface but powerful features...
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    • Alex Heeton
      Alex HeetonProduct & Technology consultant

      My team switch to Flow a few months ago and we've been really enjoying it. Coming from Trello after it got a little bloated with all our process on top of the simple lists, this was just enough organisation on top to get things going again. I really recommend it for small teams.

    • Julian Dormon
      Julian DormonFounder of Proofpix.com and

      Can't live without this product. Managing my project and people has never been easier.

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    Bynder

    At the heart of your brand

    Ariel Long
    Ariel LongGrowth with tech · Written
    Keep all your product related files in one place and share with your colleagues with no hassle.
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    • Emily Ann Kolvitz
      Emily Ann KolvitzDAM librarian, consultant, remote worker

      It's like Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, and WeTransfer had a baby, with their best traits and some added bonuses. Basically, you get a free digital library that anyone you invite can access from anywhere with an internet connection. Upload is incredibly fast.

      Videos you upload convert and you can watch them/play them in your library. You can preview all sorts of file types, filter on tags and categories (multi-faceted search), and make your portal more unique through custom colors, tag and category list, and your logo. Best part is new features are being added every day.

    • Yvonne
      YvonneCMO at Unless.com

      It's a new product, so I believe they'll add more functionalities soon. Will keep an eye on it.

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  14. I'm really impressed with how craft has been developing. My favourite feature is the Storymap view. It gives a high level view of a Product, or sub-Product, which you can rapidly sketch out a series of high levels activities in a product. Under these you can add specific features or user stories, building up a grid view of your whole product. The kicker is that you can go from this strategic overview and those activities become epics and building blocks become user stories, which you can then use to execute and evolve the vision.
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    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    Julie Delanoy
    Julie Delanoy6Design at Product Hunt · Written
    A good organization is the key to building a good product. (Or so I've been told)
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    • Lindsey Winsemius
      Lindsey WinsemiusMarketing, Author, Supermom

      I just started using this with my marketing team at work, and so far it seems to be an efficient way to coordinate on projects. Now if I can just remember to log in and actually use the boards...

    • Nick Allen
      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.

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    Hotjar

    See how your visitors are really using your site – for free

    Matt Warcholinski
    Matt Warcholinski💻📈Building highly scalable JS apps · Written
    To get the heatmaps of the websites
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    • Emma Tiegan
      Emma TieganHead Of Operations

      Love HotJar! It's been pivotal for us to understand our customers, and learn how we can improve our product (SmarterQueue).

      The only thing I wish it had was team member assignment within HotJar. As there are hundreds of viewings, as a manger it's a bit of an admin task to assign viewings to individuals. There maybe a way of doing this within HotJar that I've missed, but couldn't easily see it.

      Great tool overall 👍🏽

    • Nick Schwaderer
      Nick SchwadererRuby on Rails Developer, OHQ

      This is a much-needed out-of-the-box product that gives us the heatmaps we want- all for a price and ease-of-use that isn't prohibitive! I was intrigued, and literally had this product spun up in a live web application and recording data in under five minutes. Really excited to see where this goes!

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    Indicative

    Behavioral analytics for marketing & product teams

    Esmeralda Martinez made this product
    Indicative is a robust behavioral analytics platform that is specifically designed for product managers to understand customer behavior and optimize customer engagement, conversion, and retention. It allows business users to analyze a single view of customer behavior across all their digital touchpoints, including web, app, email automation, support systems, databases and data warehouses, without requiring any involvement from BI specialists or engineers. Indicative also released a really helpful blog post on the 87 most essential tools for data-driven product management that they have used or explored internally: https://www.indicative.com/essen...
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  18. Mobile security is more and more important nowadays, that’s why I think no matter who you are, what you do. You will need an app to protect your phone! I am using this app called ‘AppLock’, which is amazing because it can lock all of my apps, images even videos. This app is always on my list when it comes to app recommendation. The one thing that I like the most about this app is that it can take photos of the person who’s trying to unlock your phone! This feature is really funny because I always got the intruder selfie notification from my kids. They are trying really hard to unlock my phone for video games. If you are a cautious people, you really do need one of this app.
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