7 Simple Project Management Tools to Help Your Growing Team
Project management software’s purpose is to make it easier to run your small business.
What’s the point in complicated, confusing tools that take months of learning? Everyone loses if no one in your team uses it or wants to learn how.
There is a place for advanced project management software that can scale up to thousands of people. But it is not your small business.
It’s like a baseball cap that protects your eyes from the sun, but you discover when you put it on that you have to read a 100-page manual, complete online training and then install three patches.
Sometimes all you need to be comfortable is a hat.
Sometimes all you need is a simple project management tool that allows your team to communicate and plan. Nearly 25% of project management software purchasers stated that ease-of-use was the most important factor in their decision.
We have compiled some tools to help you if you need something simple that can be implemented immediately and will get buy-in from your entire team.
Simple project management tools
We searched Capterra’s extensive project management software directory to find established options that had received a perfect 5/5 “Ease-of-Use” rating based at least 50 reviews. They are listed alphabetically.
These tools not only make it easy to use but also offer free options. If cost is a major concern and you are okay with minimal or no support, then check out our Top Free and Open Source Project Management Software List.
Have you tried dapulse before? Leave a review
Dapulse was launched in Tel Aviv in 2012. It has seen explosive growth over the past few years and shows no signs of slowing.
It’s designed to be versatile, allowing for teams of all sizes and shapes. It also uses a simple visual interface that is colorful. “The game’s name is trying to turn all things green,” Nicolas Ramirez, East of Normal founder, said in a testimonial posted on dapulse.
Dapulse integrates to G Suite and Google Calendar and starts at $25/month for five people.
Have you tried Freedcamp before? Leave a review
Freedcamp is the only tool in this list to be included on our Top 20 Most Popular Project Management Software List. It also has a perfect 5/5 rating regarding ease of use. Freedcamp, like Basecamp, places team collaboration first and is a comprehensive project management package.
However, unlike Basecamp, the Santa Barbara-based company offers their product free of charge for unlimited users, storage, projects, and more.
It’s free as in, absolutely free. Users can add Google Drive integration or subtasks for $4 per month.
Freedcamp’s advanced features are available to growing businesses. Schools and non-profits have the option of applying for discounts.
Have you tried Paymo before? Leave a review
Paymo may sound like a knockoff of a mobile payment service but don’t be deceived.
The app, which was founded in Romania about 10 years ago, is designed for project-based SMBs like creative agencies, web services, and architecture/construction firms. Paymo is a project management platform that combines all aspects of task management, planning and scheduling, time tracking, collaboration, invoicing, invoicing, and other useful features. Paymo’s interface is intuitive and balances many features, according to reviewers.
Paymo offers three plans: Basic (upto five users, 10GB storage), Business (five users or more), $11.95/user/month, and Professional (five users or more, 50GB storage) at $24.95/user/month. Professional includes unlimited storage and Gantt charts.
Have you tried Samepage before? Leave a review
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