11 project management tools to streamline your work

It seems every enterprise today, small or big, is striving to maintain an organized professional working culture. Additionally organizations are also trying to encourage inter and intra-team production so that the entire workforce stays on the same page. From initiating, planning, executing, controlling to closing ideas, companies have turned towards workflow management, team collaboration, and project management tools to streamline the same. Here are 10 project/ workflow management and team collaboration tools that can help companies systematize assignments.

Active Collab

active-collab Active Collab initially developed by A51 in 2006, began as an open-source project, which later grew to be a successful commercial product. The tool helps users manage tasks, collaborate with teams, track time and issue invoicing. Based on the cloud, Active Collab can be also installed on a private server and adapts to the users’ workflow.


Asana was started in 2008 after Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein built an internal tool at Facebook that changed how the company coordinated work. Asana now is a web and mobile application designed to help teams track their work. From tasks, sub-tasks to project conversions, communications, team management and notifications, the tool claims to help teams to move work from start to finish.


basecamp Basecamp is a web-based project management and collaboration tool. Interestingly it has a designated discussion area where a user can go to ask questions or give opinion on a project. Basecamp brings everything the company is working on under one roof. Organized, centralized, and clear so all users know the to-dos and progress. It also features a message board for announcements, schedules for deadlines and automatic check-ins for insights.


FreedCamp Freedcamp is a cloud and web based project management tool for teams. It claims that its USP is being ‘Free’, with unlimited storage, unlimited users, unlimited projects and no trial limits. The tool lets users upload to their Google drive, lets them use sticky notes on Kanban Board or List them, sync with the calendar and extends to businesses, freelancers and designers. The Freedcamp for Work however has Pro plans and features, which is paid. Overall the tool provides issue trackers, invoices, and project templates.


Hivedesk HiveDesk is time tracking software designed to help manage remote and virtual employees. The tool helps users track productivity through screenshots and activity levels, and it compiles the data it collects into an easy-to-understand calendar-style overview. Since the idea was to manage a virtual team, assistant, or distributed workforce, HiveDesk tracks how much time they spend on each project, reports visual productivity data and lets employees check-in remotely as HiveDesk logs their work sessions.


Developed by Atlassian, Jira is a proprietary tool used by companies for bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management. It lets members of an IT company’s software team plan, track, report and release software and is equipped to support the users in every stage of the software development process. Jira is a commercial software product that can be licensed for running on-premises or available as a hosted application. Users can create an out-of-the-box workflow or integrate the tool with the existing one.


LiquidPlanner LiquidPlanner claims to be the only online project management suite built for technology teams. It is an online tool that is used for managing projects, work, workers, and their time. It also extends a priority-based, predictive online project management software that can focus on priorities, automatically predict reliable finish dates and visualizes the impact of resource availability to shift priorities to the bottom line.


podio Podio is a cloud-based collaboration service that was founded in 2009 and acquired by Citrix in 2012. From projects, tasks, CRM, and team collaboration, Podio claims to consolidate content and communications into one searchable tool, that’s available on the cloud. Its features include automated workflows, meeting scheduling, data visualization, social collaboration, task management, personal dashboards and integrated chat among others. The company also claims to provide unlimited storage and is available on both web and mobile.


projectmanager.com ProjectManager.com is an online project management software that offers more than just project management. With collaborative features like workload management, task management, timesheets, and team chat, team members are able to adapt to one another’s workflow and stay productive. Plus, with over 400 integrations available, ProjectManager.com is flexible enough to meet the requirements of any team.


ProofHub is a saas based project management software that states to fit perfectly in every work culture. It claims to solve the four major challenges that every team faces in their projects – Planning, Collaboration, Organization and Delivering them on time. From Gnatt charts to white labeling, the tool lets users add people and assign different roles to them and lets admins defining who’s who of the project, keeping an overview of the important events, progress and discussions.


Wrike is an online work management and collaboration platform that works closely with enterprise and SMB customers and their globally distributed teams to increase productivity and collaboration. Apart from helping users to collaborate, the tool assists in managing tasks, their deadlines, schedules and keeping all the information safe at one place. The SaaS based project management tool also claims to have users in 10,000 organizations around the globe and has been translated into 10 languages in 120 countries.

Abhinav Mohapatra

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