Managing projects for a team can be difficult to do, especially when employees are working remotely or otherwise not typically in the same location. Luckily there are companies capitalizing on this trend and have developed mobile apps to help out! There are so many to choose from, however, it’s hard to weed out the great apps from the not so great ones. We have checked them all out and have found our top 5!
If you typically use a white board or bulletin board to organize your projects, Trello just might be the answer for you. It has a drag and drop interface that allows you to move tasks and items to different stages. Each board can be populated with different lists to help you get organized. The lists could be anything from ideas, to things that are in progress. Inside each list is the actual tasks or items called cards. You can have conversations with other members of the board inside the card, add attachments, checklists, and any other number of things you want to keep track of.
Trello integrates with Zapier to help with automation and has several add-ons you can use to create recurring tasks or view your tasks in a calendar format and several other tools to help customize it.
There is a free version that has some limitations, or you can use the Business plan starting at $10/month per user.
This application is very similar to Trello, with its drag and drop interface. The user interface of Asana is much cleaner than Trello. Both offer a plethora of integrations with other applications as well such as Slack and Zapier. Unlike Trello though, Asana lacks add-ons to customize the application, so you are limited in the functions you can perform. You can create tasks and subtasks and assign them to users, and see a calendar view natively in the app.
Asana also has a free version that is great for teams just starting out, but you can customize the app better with the paid version available for about $6/month per user.
If you need to graduate from more than just simple task management, then Wrike might be a good solution for your company. The app has personal and broader dashboards, document version control, time & budget tracking, timeline views and great reporting tools. The free version is mostly for tasks, but for $10/month per user, you can get greater features and more customization options.
Basecamp brings everything your company is working on under one roof. Organized, centralized, and clear so everyone knows what to do, everyone knows where things stand, and everyone can get what they need without having to ask around all the time. Inside every HQ, team, and project you’ll find six core tools. To-dos for tracking work, a Message Board for posting announcements and updates, a Campfire chat room for quick casual chats with the team, a Schedule for posting deadlines and milestones, Docs & Files for organizing all the assets and notes everyone needs to do their work, and Automatic Check-ins to get insights from the team on a regular basis.
Basecamp is quite a bit pricier than the previous options at $100/month, but that is a flat rate with unlimited users. If you have 10 people or more on your team, it’s about the same, or even cheaper than some of the other apps out there.
The Casual application has a bit more of a unique layout than some of the other apps, and that may appeal to your team. With Casual you can set task dependencies so you know that certain tasks are completed prior to others. The visual workflow of the entire project can really help make sure tasks are completed in the correct order. This new visual approach shows you everything at a glance. With Casual, you should know how your project is going and who is doing what with a simple glance.
While Casual does have a free trial, they do not have a free version. After your trial is completed you will have to pay at least $7/month for 2 users, and the price increases from there.
As you check out these options, sign up for the free version, or free trial and try to enter your project data into a few different ones. As you enter the data, you will likely be drawn to one over the other.