Getting things done seems to be the goal of anyone at the start of a new year. There are several solutions that can provide anyone the chance to complete this goal. Hard work, dedication, and co-workers. But one area that often can go overlooked is project management tools.
As I continue to learn more about the communication world I am often reminded of the importance of keeping things on task, on time, and on priority. As I searched for a solution to help me accomplish these goals I had a hard time coming up with anything useful. I turned to twitter, google and anyone who would listen to compile a list of resources that could be useful for the team I work with and you.
Here are the 5 best project management tools from around the web:
I will start off with my favorite project management tool. Flow seems to be the most user friendly, intuitive, and interactive app out there. Not only does it provide a great task flow area, it allows you to assign task to team members, due dates, and upload files. These are a must in any project management system. But my favorite feature about flow is the ability to get it on your mac, iPhone, iPad, or browser. This is a huge feature that most project management systems do not possess. This fits the needs of the people who want an app in browser or on the go.
What I love about Kanbanpad is the ability to look at your projects on a storyboard. Not only does that allow you view your projects through the lens of start to finish but it also allows you to see the big picture as well as focusing on the littlest of details.
Another great feature is the ability to tag, assign, and schedule task. Simply type in your task, tag team members with the @ sign, and assign the task to a board by using the # sign. This makes kanbanpad a clear favorite for project management. The only downside of this tool is that there is not calendar feature to see all your projects at a glance.
Asana is another great tool that allows users to see a full picture of a project and then assign task to each project. Allowing team members to simply add task to the task bar for a full overview of what is left to do and what has been completed is as simple as typing in a few words and hitting enter. To expand more on the to-do items another slot opens up to allow you to assign team members, due dates, and comments for others to see.
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Producteev provides a “workspace” type of feel to your projects. Allowing you to view all your projects in your inbox Producteev has a great panel that lets you quickly get to each project. The real power of this tool is the ability to quickly create projects, assign dates and then provide information about each task all in the same space.
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Trello is another great tool out there that allows you to have a great overall glance at all your projects. Having a very pinterest feel to it, you can incorporate tabs and list out task. This does not seem to be the beefiest tool for project manangement but could be good for blog planning or event planning.