Best Project Management Software and Tools – 2018

Are you deciding on implementing a project management software for your business? This comparison will really help you to choose the best one out there.

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Listed popular ranked Project Management Software based on Alexa rankings:

  • Basecamp –  simple to use and very popular. One of many popular product developed by 37 Signals. Basecamp allows managers to accurately track time spent on projects & other tasks, as well as monitoring individual team member’s productivity.
  • ProjectManager.com – ProjectManager.com helps you manage people, time and money to deliver projects from start to finish. Whether you’re at the project planning, tracking or reporting phase, the simple intuitive interface will help you deliver the results you need in minutes. As it’s online, you can login from anywhere, anytime to update your project status. It’s also available on mobile devices, so you can keep an eye on your projects remotely. The great thing over traditional software packages is that your team can login at the same time and update the status of their tasks and as they are doing so – your dashboard, roadmap and reports update real-time.
  • Zoho Projects – a wide range of applications available on top of project management including CRM, calendar, chat and a wiki. Over 3 million users.
  • Freshbooks – a very popular invoicing application that includes time tracking, task and project management. Over 2 million users.
  • Central Desktop – 425,000 users, includes real time integration between Microsoft office and the central workspace.
  • Deskaway – includes timesheets, calendar, contacts and a micro-blogging status update feature.
  • Smartsheet – project management, CRM and other features based around using online spreadsheets.
  • 5pm – very colorful interface, and lots of features including time tracking, contacts and an iPhone app.
  • CloudBooks – invoicing and time tracking
  • TeamworkPM – includes project tracking, contacts and calendar,  track time spent on projects & other tasks, as well as monitoring individual team member’s productivity.
  • activeCollab – includes invoicing, time tracking and email reports.
  • Ace Project – some HR and expense management features.
  • Redbooth – includes a twitter style updates feature.
  • Feng office – includes time tracking, calendar and contacts.
  • Huddle – integrates with Microsoft Office so you can save Microsoft files directly to a shared workspace.
  • Comindwork – includes Gantt charts, and a wiki.
  • Nozbe – project management
  • Harvest – invoicing and time tracking
  • Wrike – some unique features such as the ability to create and update tasks via email and timeline view of project plans.
  • Goplan – includes a twitter like activity stream.
  • EGroupware –  includes a calendar app, address book, eMail, project management, timesheet and others.
  • Clarizen – many features including budgeting, billing, Gantt charts.
  • Hyperoffice – hosted email service and contact management.
  • LiquidPlanner – project scheduling, time tracking and lots of graphs and analysis.
  • Visma Severa – includes CRM and invoicing.
  • Xtrant – is a cloud-based project platform that lets you share files, tasks and conversations in one secure online space to reduce email noise, increase accountability, and keep everyone on the same page.

Plus a few more hopefuls:

TeamWork Live, Nirvana, Intervals, ProWorkflow, Teamly, Glasscubes,Copper, Workspace, Tenrox, Journyx, Clientspot, Vertabase, Celoxis,24sevenoffice, PlanDone, Teameffect, Attask, Workzone and Proofhub.

Some notes about this list

Above listed software are SaaS online project management software.

There are dozens other open source platforms, which we didn’t include in this list

 

Here are the contenders:

Listed from most popular to least popular based on Alexa rankings:

  • Basecamp –  simple to use and very popular. One of many popular products that fly under the 37 Signals banner. We currently have a Time Doctor integration for Basecamp, which allows managers to accurately track time spent on projects & other tasks, as well as monitoring individual team member’s productivity.
  • Zoho Projects – a wide range of applications available on top of project management including CRM, calendar, chat and a wiki. Over 3 million users.
  • Freshbooks – a very popular invoicing application that includes time tracking, task and project management. Over 2 million users.
  • Central Desktop – 425,000 users, includes real time integration between Microsoft office and the central workspace.
  • Deskaway – includes timesheets, calendar, contacts and a micro-blogging status update feature.
  • Smartsheet – project management, CRM and other features based around using online spreadsheets.
  • 5pm – very colorful interface, and lots of features including time tracking, contacts and an iPhone app.
  • TeamworkPM – includes project tracking, contacts and calendar. We currently have a Time Doctor integration for TeamworkPM users, which allows managers to accurately track time spent on projects & other tasks, as well as monitoring individual team member’s productivity.
  • activeCollab – includes invoicing, time tracking and email reports.
  • Ace Project – some HR and expense management features.
  • Redbooth – includes a twitter style updates feature.
  • Feng office – includes time tracking, calendar and contacts.
  • Huddle – integrates with Microsoft Office so you can save Microsoft files directly to a shared workspace.
  • Comindwork – includes Gantt charts, and a business wiki.
  • Nozbe – project management based around the David Allen “Getting Things Done” methodology.
  • Harvest – focused on invoicing and time tracking, a competitor to Freshbooks.
  • Wrike – some unique features such as the ability to create and update tasks via email and timeline view of project plans.
  • Goplan – includes a twitter like activity stream.
  • EGroupware – consists of multiple installable applications and includes a calendar app, address book, eMail, project management, timesheet and others.
  • Clarizen – many features including budgeting, billing, Gantt charts.
  • Hyperoffice – has a hosted email service and contact management.
  • LiquidPlanner – project scheduling, time tracking and lots of graphs and analysis.
  • Visma Severa – includes CRM and invoicing.
  • Xtrant – is a cloud-based project platform that lets you share files, tasks and conversations in one secure online space to reduce email noise, increase accountability, and keep everyone on the same page.

Plus a few more hopefuls:

TeamWork Live, Nirvana, Intervals, ProWorkflow, Teamly, Glasscubes, Copper, Workspace, Tenrox, Journyx, Clientspot, Vertabase, Celoxis, 24sevenoffice, PlanDone, Teameffect, Attask, Workzone and Proofhub.

Some notes about this list

This is only about hosted SaaS online project management software.

There are dozens other open source platforms which we didn’t include in this list, especially those that are not hosted (meaning, you have to install the software yourself).

We have also not included products that are more focused on CRM or products that are more of a bug tracker such as Jira. We also excluded sites that did not have their pricing listed on their sites.

We know that the ranking of sites is not completely accurate, but it’s the best we could find. Compete or Quantcast are other alternatives for ranking sites but we decided to use Alexa.

Finally, here are collaboration tools you can use to manage remote team.

– See more at: http://blog.timedoctor.com/2011/02/02/43-project-management-software-alternatives#sthash.2wisaxeY.dpuf

Here are the contenders:

Listed from most popular to least popular based on Alexa rankings:

  • Basecamp –  simple to use and very popular. One of many popular products that fly under the 37 Signals banner. We currently have a Time Doctor integration for Basecamp, which allows managers to accurately track time spent on projects & other tasks, as well as monitoring individual team member’s productivity.
  • Zoho Projects – a wide range of applications available on top of project management including CRM, calendar, chat and a wiki. Over 3 million users.
  • Freshbooks – a very popular invoicing application that includes time tracking, task and project management. Over 2 million users.
  • Central Desktop – 425,000 users, includes real time integration between Microsoft office and the central workspace.
  • Deskaway – includes timesheets, calendar, contacts and a micro-blogging status update feature.
  • Smartsheet – project management, CRM and other features based around using online spreadsheets.
  • 5pm – very colorful interface, and lots of features including time tracking, contacts and an iPhone app.
  • TeamworkPM – includes project tracking, contacts and calendar. We currently have a Time Doctor integration for TeamworkPM users, which allows managers to accurately track time spent on projects & other tasks, as well as monitoring individual team member’s productivity.
  • activeCollab – includes invoicing, time tracking and email reports.
  • Ace Project – some HR and expense management features.
  • Redbooth – includes a twitter style updates feature.
  • Feng office – includes time tracking, calendar and contacts.
  • Huddle – integrates with Microsoft Office so you can save Microsoft files directly to a shared workspace.
  • Comindwork – includes Gantt charts, and a business wiki.
  • Nozbe – project management based around the David Allen “Getting Things Done” methodology.
  • Harvest – focused on invoicing and time tracking, a competitor to Freshbooks.
  • Wrike – some unique features such as the ability to create and update tasks via email and timeline view of project plans.
  • Goplan – includes a twitter like activity stream.
  • EGroupware – consists of multiple installable applications and includes a calendar app, address book, eMail, project management, timesheet and others.
  • Clarizen – many features including budgeting, billing, Gantt charts.
  • Hyperoffice – has a hosted email service and contact management.
  • LiquidPlanner – project scheduling, time tracking and lots of graphs and analysis.
  • Visma Severa – includes CRM and invoicing.
  • Xtrant – is a cloud-based project platform that lets you share files, tasks and conversations in one secure online space to reduce email noise, increase accountability, and keep everyone on the same page.

Plus a few more hopefuls:

TeamWork Live, Nirvana, Intervals, ProWorkflow, Teamly, Glasscubes, Copper, Workspace, Tenrox, Journyx, Clientspot, Vertabase, Celoxis, 24sevenoffice, PlanDone, Teameffect, Attask, Workzone and Proofhub.

Some notes about this list

This is only about hosted SaaS online project management software.

There are dozens other open source platforms which we didn’t include in this list, especially those that are not hosted (meaning, you have to install the software yourself).

We have also not included products that are more focused on CRM or products that are more of a bug tracker such as Jira. We also excluded sites that did not have their pricing listed on their sites.

We know that the ranking of sites is not completely accurate, but it’s the best we could find. Compete or Quantcast are other alternatives for ranking sites but we decided to use Alexa.

– See more at: http://blog.timedoctor.com/2011/02/02/43-project-management-software-alternatives#sthash.2wisaxeY.dpuf

  • http://www.cloudbooksapp.com/ Scott

    very helpful

  • Colvin Warner

    After bashing our head on basecamp and wrike. We finally started using proofhub when one of my friend recommended me to try this tool. In my opinion this is the best tool for managing projects.