Vignesh StackProduct Evangelist

What are the must have tools for product managers?

I am consolidating a list of tools which help product managers
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  1. 151
    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    I'd suggest Trello over Asana if you prefer a Kanban style view of tasks that you need to manage across your team.
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    Michael NguyenCustomer Success, Asana · Written
    Asana has boards view and allows you to have a tasks in multiple projects making it very easy to always have a single source of truth.
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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

    Lisa Dziuba3FlawlessApp.io Founder · Written
    Perfect for tasks management in a startup team!
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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

    I have experimented with many different tools over the years, but I must say that Zenkit simply tops everything. It´s really easy to use and has great teamwork features which just make it really easy to get work done. Just amazing. Keep it up guys!
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    Eric Ang4Digital Marketing Manager, O&C Resources · Written
    I would recommend Zenkit. As a product manager, you will need different tools to accomplish your task - todo, project management, gantt chart, mind map, excel spreadsheets... zenkit provides you everything under one roof and you can easily link up between these tools.
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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. 41
    Slack

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

    $rikanth.¥.$.Engineer, Product & Program · Written
    I have used Slack at my current org. It’s truly a cross-functional team collaboration tool.! 🔝⚒ 2️⃣ 🚢
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    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    The best tool for team communication, threaded communication, and chat.
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    Matthias KentziaProduct manager at Project A Ventures · Written
    Lots of great little benefits, but what really makes Slack stand out is the almost limitless integrations you can out together.
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    • 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 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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    Airtable 2.0

    Beyond the spreadsheet

    You can organize everythig!
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    AskarChief Everything Officer, ARSHtec · Written
    I was blown away by the versatility of this tool. It can be tailored to fit many needs and is pretty much an open database with an Excel kind of UI to it, that's out on the cloud.
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    • Seeing how Airtable has progressed since it first launched is quite impressive. My only qualm with the application is the level of effort one has to put in to get a project setup. After spending a couple hours trying to set something up I ended up giving up and setting up someting in sheets using formulas in 30 minutes.

    • Mina ZivkovicBrand & Content Marketing, Canvas

      I have just started using it, so I'm still getting proficient at it. So far, I'm in love. I had been digging for a tool to help me with content management and strategy, and I couldn't be happier with what Airtable lets me do.

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    NomNom

    The place where better product decisions happen

    Christoph JanzPartner at Point Nine Capital · Written
    Lets you search and organize all your customer feedback in one place.
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    Allows you to make better product decisions. Centralize and organize all your customers' feedback in one single place. Prioritize feature requests and improve product roadmap.
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  7. Kavir KayceeCo-founder, Quantum Careers · Written
    Google Sheets and Google Docs - great for collaborative document editing!
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  8. 10
    Toggl

    insanely simple free time tracking

    Lisa Dziuba3FlawlessApp.io Founder · Written
    For time tracking.
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    • Eduard DolocFront-End Programmer

      The product is great, it's flexible, dynamic, you can use it on almost any device (as app, not just web), but the pricing is pretty bad, I mean there is alot of cool features, but paying more for a user than the user's email hosting (google) is not ok.

  9. Matt HamiltonHead of Product, Ense · Written
    Gotta have a tool for wireframing if you work on anything with a UI.
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  10. 9
    Loom

    Seamless screen, mic, and camera recording for Chrome

    Joe ThomasHead of Product, Loom · Written
    Joe Thomas made this product
    Record analytic dashboard insights to record with team, design feedback, and bug reporting.
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    • Adelaida Diaz-RoaCo-founder @ Nomo FOMO

      Best thing ever. I use it a lot when product testing, it's so much easier to explain when I find a bug to our developers, also works great for recording calls and doing demos or tutorials.

    • Patrick BarnesCofounder and CEO of Advocately

      I use loom to create screen recordings to send to customers who use our software. It is the best way to answer customers questions about how to do something with a software product. Far superior to explaining via email or with support articles. Not only is it better, it is faster! Yes, it is faster to use Loom's chrome for a screen recording walking the customer through the process than it is to type an email instructing them. Love Loom.

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    GitHub Projects

    GitHub takes on Trello with new project management tools

    Alex BarreraFounder at The Aleph Report & Tech.eu · Written
    Pretty obvious for any developer, but it also works well for docs and other share resources of a team
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    Sendtask

    The world's most open collaborative task manager

    Trifon Tsvetkov made this product
    Good overview of what the whole team is doing. Lets you include freelancers and contractors into your team without creating accounts for them. Also integrates with email and slack so you don't have to switch between apps all the time. Simple and free.
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    Julius ŠakalysWeb application engineer · Written
    I've been using this daily to manage the work of others and my own. Pretty happy with the simplicity of it.
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  13. 6
    Workflowy

    Turn your entire life into a list.

    Tamas AbrahamHuge fan of the Indie Maker movement · Written
    As submitted before: Asana and Google sheets are the true essentials IMO but I find Workflowy also to be an invaluable tool for planning.
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    • Pedro ParedesFullstack developer

      Usually my thoght process goes from general idea to multiple sub-ideas until I get to doable tasks. No other app that I've tried allows you to do this the way Workflowy does. They all let you group by tag, or notebooks or whatever but they are usually one level grups.

    • Artem UshanovPM at Adeptik

      Best outline and note-taking app for me.

      Using WF for:

      - projects list

      - clients list

      - "inbox", "tasks" and "later" lists in kinda GTDish style

      - quick note taking during meetings and

      Using WF everyday for two years, happy with it's simple efficiency. No automation at all, but you can invent any kind of workflow using tags and search. Lately company significantly improved their Android app, but it still need more.

  14. 6
    productboard 2.0

    The product management tool for makers who care.

    Jeroen Corthout ☕6Co-Founder Salesflare · Written
    Great product. Easy to use and beautiful. Love it. Had coffee with the founder recently too: https://blog.salesflare.com/hube...
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    Perfect for product and Feedback !
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    Constant market discovery - i.e., talking to customers and the market - is one of the most valuable things product managers can do. But we've never had a good tool for gathering and making use of all the data we collect. Productboard provides that tool. Finally, we have an assistant for helping detect the weak signal of important market problems, for which we can create successful solutions.
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    • 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 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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    Roadmap

    Customer Feedback & Product Roadmaps

    Another Roadmap product which helps you gather customer feedback and share publicly or privately. This one is more like Uservoice which imho has become an over-priced mess of features and UI. Fave features: - Ability to gather all customer feedback in one place, then convert it into stories, and share the releases - Public sharing which enables voting - Dashboard view to keep track of everything at a glance - Nice UI
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    • Sam RyeFounder

      I only found Roadmap in the last week, but I've instantly seen it's potential, and have really enjoyed getting set up and starting to build out a backlog.

      I could see this being used for a variety of things, not just technology product management. I'm setting up a new impact studio, and we often take a participatory approach to developing ideas, so this could work as a really neat solution for us to centralise research and ideas.

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    TMetric

    User-friendly timetracker for freelancers and teams

    I suppose TMetric is a must-have tool for product managers, as it helps to track time during the working progress and estimate time for tasks.
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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.

    • 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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    Tonkean

    AI powered dashboard with automatic insights from your team

    Hannah White10Marketing Manager · Written
    I would recommend trying out a platform like Tonkean. It pulls all of your favorite business tools into once place (like most dashboards), PLUS adds your teams context to it (unlike other dashboards). The most appealing factor is that your team doesn't even need to change their workflow. Tonkean's AI-powered chatbot reaches out to the owners you've assigned for status updates through their favorite communication tools (Slack, Teams or email). Then, based on their response, either updates the information in your dashboard (and by association your other tools) or just publishes the context that you need for the initiative you're tracking. There's a few examples of how product/project teams have been using the platform, available here: https://tonkean.com/templates/
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    • Kelly MillerProduct Marketing at Salesforce

      As we all know, it’s very rare to find a product that makes you stop and be like “This is awesome. Where has this been all my life!?” I’ve been using Tonkean daily for the the past 6 months, and am addicted. As a product marketing manager I work very cross-functionally and have always struggled with where and how to track and organize all the different things I work on. I’ve tried lots of task management, project management, and collaboration tools, but always ended up back in sticky notes, docs, spreadsheet, and calendar reminders to follow up. Tonkean changed this. While docs and spreadsheets are still useful for somethings of course, I now manage everything in Tonkean — my “worklist” of projects and action items, 1-1s with my boss, cross-functional campaigns, and success of key customers I’m working with. Tonkean allows me to pull in data from all different sources (which used to be manual) so I have a view of the key metrics I care about. It also automatically gathers the status of items at the right time from the relevant owner, and provides visibility of all updates and changes in Slack or via email. Oh! And did I mention it reminds me of things I wrote down but may have forgotten about? I could go on and on, but moral of the story is: get it, play with it, and I promise you’ll love it!

    • Wes GoldsteinVP, Client Engagement

      We have been using Tonkean since before it was in Beta. It has shortened our Weekly Delivery Meetings by providing an easy way to bring in Data from Jira and Salesforce and review instead of transposing data into a new format.

      The ability to integrate into Slack and gather updates where our Delivery Team already is has been a game changer. It keeps everyone from asking status and allows people to just work and provide updates when prompted. If I need an update out of cycle, I can use Tonkean to prompt for it.

      Tonkean has been critical for our team to grow. It has provided insight to our leadership at the right level as needed.

  18. 4
    Aha!

    The World's #1 Product Roadmap Software

    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    Possibly THE tool a product manager would need. The best tool to manage and view your product roadmap.
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  19. Matt LovatoMarketing team leader · Written
    Matt Lovato made this product
    It combines Trello, Asana, Slack, and your team file-sharing tool of choice all under one roof. Dead simple to get started, super powerful, and actually fun to use.
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  20. arina_kayeaMarketing Manager · Written
    For time tracking and task management
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