6 must-have project management tools

Aug. 31, 2018

Whether you're an NGO raising funds or an editor managing a group of journalists, nothing is more important than making sure your team is on the right track  Fortunately, the internet is full of online project management tools that promise just that. To help better manage your team, we have compiled a list of six great project management tools to work more efficiently. 

1. Asana - managing day to day business
A web and mobile based platform, Asana specialises in managing the workflow of your team by allowing team members to create tasks, set deadlines and track the progress of each task. Each task can have subtasks, followers, attachments, discussions and tags. Asana has several integrations including Dropbox and Google Drive. Best of all it’s free for up to 15 users.

 2. 10,000 ft - best for analytics and reporting
A visual collaboration software, this tool is great if you already have an established organisations with a growing team. With detailed schedules and tracking options you can easily see how your team is progressing and how your budget is being spent before the completion of a project. The site also offers in depth analytics and plans start at $49 per month depending on the number of users.

 3. Podio - suitable for managing complex projects
Podio is a very flexible and customisable platform that ensures transparency for your entire team. Podio is free for up to five users and then charges $5 per month for additional users.

4. ProofHub - easiest to use
No need for training tutorials with ProofHub, the platform is extremely easy to use and offers all of the collaboration tools your team needs. Plans start at $50 a month  after the free 30 day trial.

5. Kanban Tool - visualizing your workflow
A visual process management tool, Kanban Tool helps teams visualize their workflow in real time, improve their business processes and become more efficient. In addition to its several pricing plans starting at $5 per user per month, a free plan with limited features is available as well.

6. Trello - completely free
If money is an issue for you, consider Trello, a free online tool that offers the basic collaboration tools of a project management platform. Trello is ideal for small organisations that are just starting out. The site, however, does not offer advanced features such as reporting tools or billing and time tracking features that might be found in other tools.