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Find the Best Project Management Tool For Your Company

A plethora of choices exist in project management software packages. Solutions are available suitable for individuals as well as teams of all sizes. What works best depends on your team’s specific needs. Here’s a selection of some of the most popular.

Zoho Projects

PC Magazine Editor’s Choice, December 2020
Zoho Projects sets the standard for project management services.

PROS CONS Price
Rich communication features Resource data displayed in an unusual way Free version, 10-day free trial, prices start at $3/user/month
Easy to set up and use Not ideal for large teams  
Responsive Steep learning curve  
Deep configuration options    
Time-management tools allows users to clock multiple tasks at once    

Asana

#2 at project-management.com.
Asana offers an emphasis on teams and tracking.

PROS CONS Price
Tracking functions Steep learning curve Free version, prices start at $10.99/user/month
Cloud-based No built-in time tracking  
Team-oriented Number of features can be overwhelming for small teams  

Trello

Trello is a cross-platform solution, available for MacOS, Windows, iOS, Android and on the web.

PROS CONS Price
Cross-platform support Limited storage Free version, prices start at $9.99/user/month
Cloud-based Cannot edit comments  
Team supported    

Liquid Planner

PC Magazine Editor’s Choice, December 2020
Liquid Planner is regarded as one of the best PM apps on the market

PROS CONS Price
Rich tracking and resource management Expensive 14-day free trial, prices start at $45/user/month
Unique dynamic features Time-intensive to learn  
Drag-and-drop simplicity Old interface design  
Responsive site No invoicing or billing included  

Smartsheet

#4 at project-management.com.
Smartsheet offers a familiar spreadsheet-like interface.

PROS CONS Price
Sheet-to-sheet linking Jira, Salesforce, Dynamics connector limited to Premier plan 30-day free trial, prices start at $14/user/month
Features many project templates and resources Changes don’t update in real-time  
Ease of sharing Can’t customize chart colors  
Customizable Dashboards    

About Hans Cummings

Hans Cummings
Born in Indiana and raised in Indiana, Germany and Virginia, Hans has worked for NRHA since 2001. He has a B.A. in English from Indiana University and is a published fantasy and science-fiction author. His hobbies include cooking, especially smoking meats, tabletop and video games and supporting space sciences and science education.

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