In the “Project Management Software Review” -series I briefly reviewed the different project management software I’m currently using; Trello, Basecamp, Asana and Teamwork. The posts are nowhere near proper reviews, they are more my personal experiences using the software and things that I look for / would like to know before I even create a trial account. In this post I will briefly summarize and compare the different options.
Trello is a great tool for managing project (high-level) and personal tasks. I really like the design of Trello and it is easy to set up and easy to use. But if you want to manage bigger projects and you’re looking for something more than a to-do list and communication tool, you shouldn’t use Trello.
There’s a great free version of Trello that I think you can do a lot with, but if you want to upgrade you have the option to upgrade to “business class” for $8.33/month and “enterprise” for $20.83/month. Of course the upgrades gives you more value, e.g. different integrations and improved security, but in my opinion it doesn’t improve the project management side of the software enough.
To try Trello, click here.
To read the Trello review, click here.
Basecamp is a useful tool for managing projects on a lower level than Trello, but there are still some limitations to the software. I found Basecamp useful for communicating with teams that were physically distant and in different time zones. You can of course do that with all project management software (or at least you should be able to do it), but somehow I think Basecamp does it a bit better than some of their competitors.
Since I wrote the Basecamp review, they have released a new version with a new interface and a lot of new features (great ones) and new pricing plan. There’s a free plan, $29/month plan, $79/month plan and $3000/ year plan. Prices are not based on the amount of users.,
To try Basecamp, click here.
To read the Basecamp reveiew, click here. I will update the review when I’ve tested the new version since the current review isn’t accurate anymore.
Asana is quite similar to Basecamp, but has a cleaner interface and more features. As I wrote in the review, I don’t really have anything negative to say about the software but I think there are better options out there (cheaper/more features) depending on what you’re looking for. There’s a free version of Asana available for teams up to 15, premium versions varies from $21/month to $750/month based on the amount of users.
To try Asana click here.
To read the Asana review, click here.
Teamwork is my personal favorite. If you have a lot of projects and need to manage them properly, Teamwork is the software you need. It is easy to learn/use and there are a lot of useful features that none of the other software have. Also, Teamwork is affordable. The price range for the software is between $12/month and $249/moth, depending mainly on how many projects and how much file storage you want. The most popular plan is the “small office” with 40 projects and 20GB space for $49/month.
To try Teamwork, click here.
To read the Teamwork review, click here.
- Posted by Andreas Westerlund
- On November 30, 2015