If you're willing to put in the time to learn what Smartsheet can do and customize it to your needs, it can be your go-to tool not only for project management but for other collaborative business, too.
Project management app ProofHub aims for simplicity without skimping on core features. It's strong at getting teams to collaborate on visual materials and has a competitive price for small businesses.
Paymo is a midrange project management app that focuses more than others on accurate time tracking. It includes invoicing, expenses, and billing features, too.
ProjectManager.com is a collaborative project management app that anyone can set up quickly. It isn't the most powerful service you'll find, but it offers a lot of functionality for mid-sized organizations.
With an extensive set of features and intuitive interface, Teamwork is one of the best services for managing projects.
If your teams juggle deadlines, resources, and deliverables, you need a dedicated project management tool. We test and compare the best project management software for helping keep it all on track.
Hubstaff Tasks is a kanban app for managing workflows and tasks. It integrates with Hubstaff's namesake app, which may be the primary reason to choose it over other similar tools.
Wrike really sets itself apart when it comes to ease of use and setup. If you need a solid solution that your team can pick up quickly, this one is well worth checking out.
Teams using agile development should consider Zoho Sprints for managing their work, because it's feature rich and doesn't cost much money.
GanttPro is an excellent project management tool for small teams that just need the basics, such as Gantt charts. It lacks the reports, timers, customizable dashboards, and other tools found in more mature services, however.
LiquidPlanner is an impressive online tool for managing projects, tasks, workers, and their time. Though expensive, it's one of the best project management apps on the market.
Highly intuitive for beginners, TeamGantt is an excellent project management app for small businesses. It could use improved communication tools, however.
Volerro is an app for collaboratively managing work using the kanban method. It comes with a few neat features, but has room to grow.
For medium or large organizations, project management app Celoxis offers plenty of helpful tools for tracking projects, time spent on task, and financial resources.
Redmine is a free open-source project management app focused on issue- and bug-tracking challenges. It's a great tool if you have someone on hand who can install and maintain it.
Backlog is a project management app that's well suited for programmers, but for more general use, it lacks a few features and integrations.
More of a task-management app for software developers than anything else, Pivotal Tracker is average in what it accomplishes, but unique in its methodology.
While almost all software and services can be used to run a business, few are as focused at project management tools to keep a handle on a staff's tasks, and the collaboration tools that keep them talking. Here are the top picks from PCMag readers.
It takes specific conditions for Microsoft Project to be a team's best option for project management, but when all the stars align, it's a powerful tool.