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This category of software is used to get everyone on the same page and they have a lot of features that keep teams humming. A well-known leader is Basecamp, but other alternatives are also listed.
Note: This software is for teams (including solos using freelancers). Genuine solos and busy executives would probably be better served by the apps in our to-do and tasks category unless they’re working on a years-long project.
- Basecamp: The remote work software gurus. They offer a nice free version for very small businesses (Basecamp Personal), and then one plan for everyone else, which is nice. No paying extra if your company gets bigger (unlimited users). How it works.
- Taskade: a YC company, we like it because the free plan has almost every single feature of the paid plans, allowing a small team to get the most out of it as they grow into a paid plan. How it works.
- Zoho Projects: We like Zoho, as we’ve used them for other things like email. They have an always free plan and a cost per user pricing structure.
- Jira: Owned by big tech company Atlassian, it has a free plan for up to 10 users. It is focused on software development companies and moving software milestones forward.
- Trello: also owned by Atlassian, it’s the option for non-software shops (see the differences here). They also have a free plan.
- Monday.com: They concentrate on remote work and project management. They have some nice features for creative teams (ad agencies, design shops), like asset management and built-in client feedback and approvals, and also software development team roadmaps and dashboards.
- Asana: They have a free plan for up to 15 people and a lot of people find that their workflow fits how they work.
- Wrike: another option, they have a few add-ons for creative teams that might be useful. Also has a free plan. Pricing
- Notion: Has workspaces, road maps, and to-do lists. It can also create wikis and they have desktop and mobile apps, for people that love running things on the desktop and hate doing everything in the cloud (you know who you are). How it works.
Clients and Profits: project management for ad agencies, creative shops and marketing companies. Integrates signing off on proofs and billing.
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