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Top 5 Project Management Apps Businesses Are Using in 2017

By Kartik Dulloo on in New features, Orgzit News, Productivity
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The productivity app market is saturated with tools that have stellar features, which can help amp up your workforce productivity. If you are among those ardent seekers of agile project management methodologies who want to implement it in your organization to combine stellar performance with improved productivity, you might want to read this article till the very end.

Let’s dive deep into some platforms, which are being used by leading businesses right now for project management purposes –

Trello

Trello Board

The Kanban view of Trello

Trello is a well-known cross-platform project management solution. It works great for Web, Android, iOS. It can be used for task management, project management and other tracking-specific tasks where a check-list is an essential part of the project being worked upon. Here is a list of things we think you might be interested in knowing about Trello –

  • Ease of use and intutive
  • Cross-platform support
  • Cloud-based
  • Not security-focused
  • May be too consumer-oriented for some

Over the last few years, Trello has emerged as one of the most popular task management applications. It lets you organize all of your work-based and personal tasks through a computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You’re able to set up boards to organize everything you’re working on in intuitive Kanban (drag & drop) boards, delegate tasks among colleagues, get customized workflows, add to-do lists within task cards, attach files and comment on item.

Top Pro – Works great for quick tasks management

Top Con – Handling large projects with multiple tasks and boards can get difficult

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Asana

Asana board

The plain architecture of Asana

This is a project management tool that lays more emphasis on teams and tracking. It is available for both iOS and Android and provides certain premium features that are usually used in everyday engineering. Here are a few features you might be interested in knowing about Asana –

  • Handy tracking functions
  • Cloud-based
  • No clear security features
  • Team-oriented product

It is another project management solution you may have heard of – even if you haven’t used the service in the past. While it offers a ton of handy features to boost productivity, there’s a bigger emphasis placed on tracking as gantt charts come in handy.

Asana doesn’t only let you create to-do lists and reminders so that you are aware of your deadlines at all times, it allows you to add due dates, instructions to tasks, colleagues, and comment on items. What’s more? You can even share images from other apps directly to Asana. The extra emphasis laid on tracking gives it an edge over other tools of its kind (which aren’t many).

Top Pro – Extra productivity boost with support hot keys

Top Con – Maximum desired features are paid

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Podio

Podio Board

The clean architecture of Podio

It is a flexible and highly customizable online hub for work and team communication. It is also available for both Android and iOS platforms. A few features that might catch your interest are –

  • Assign tasks, attach files and discuss details within the solution
  • Share large encrypted files
  • Automate the sales pipelines, project budget tracking
  • Get an overview of the company with visual dashboards
  • Automate your workflows

What’s special about this tool: Podio’s workflows feature enables you to add if-this-then-that logic to Podio apps. For example, instruct your app to create a task or comment, when an item is created or when a particular update is made to an item.

Top Pro – Works great for creating business-specific custom solutions

Top Con – Comes off complex for novice users

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Orgzit

Orgzit board

The unified architecture of Orgzit

While other solutions offer use-case specific solutions, Orgzit brings in all the above use-cases into a single basket and tells people – ‘come and build your own apps’. It is a great tool if you are small and medium business looking to start up your own CRM. Some features that might interest you –

  • Low/No code solution
  • Create and assign tasks, collaborate with team members, track projects
  • Create workflows and customized reports
  • Integrate with APIs
  • Collect feedback via webforms
  • And much more

Top Pro – Allows a one-in-all platform to do everything

Top Con – Might come off complex for beginners

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Basecamp

Basecamp Board

The compact architecture of Basecamp

It is an effective tool for collaborating on projects. It also works great cross-platform and can integrate with your legacy systems. Some features you might like to know –

  • The ability to create group chats
  • A weighty veteran solution
  • Expensive
  • Doesn’t quite cover every base

Basecamp prides itself being one of America’s top small companies. It has been round the block for more than ten years, which makes it a highly responsible tool for doing project management for growing startups and small & medium businesses around the world.

You will find few functions, which deal with including the client in the conversation too but nothing concrete. For example, you can easily store and track client feedbacks. Moreover, when you want to collaborate with others, you can create group chats. While the app is free to download, business subscriptions can become a bit pricey.

Top Pro – Works great for several use cases

Top Con – Task management integrations can become an issue

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Project management comes with a lot of features that might be useful for you and your team, but very few tools which can perform them all. So choose wisely and hope you are able to join the league of businesses who are using these top tools for project management.

About the Author

Kartik DullooView all posts by Kartik Dulloo

Growth Hacker | E&C Engineer | Spell-Bee Runner-up | Part Grammar Nazi, Part Grammar Hippy | Failing Anglophile

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