Top 5 Project Management Apps
Project management programs improve processes in various companies, corporations and even school projects from a small to large scale. We scoured the sea of applications, and came up with a small comprehensive list of what we think are the top 5 project management applications.
Number One: Basecamp
Topping this list is Basecamp project management, which offers great flexibility with functions and is effective in any setting. Basecamp project management is very easy to learn, user friendly, and accessible. Perhaps the only flaw with the system is that it is web based, which means that there is no offline server version available. Other than that, Basecamp project management is highly recommended due to its great price at a range of $49 to $149 monthly. There is a free 30-day trial and availability in many languages.
Number Two: Zimbra
Our second pick, Zimbra also performs well from installation and design to functionality. It is compatible with almost every OS, has a hosted, self-hosted and offline version, and it may be used free with most of the basic functions or as a closer-source software with complete functionality. Zimbra is easy to install and very user-friendly. It is offered plain and straightforward for its purpose and it fits any type of organization.
Number Three: Cyn.in
Our number three pick is Cyn.in, it’s another competitor among project management applications. It has many versions including the free, open-source and self-hosted, but it may also be purchased at $99 monthly with unlimited users. Cyn.in includes mind-mapping, instant messaging and even blogging, or it may be used with the company’s cloud storage systems . It is a very secure software that can run under the company’s firewall. However, what makes this difficult to use is the need for a VM ware (Virtual machine software).
Number Four: Confluence
As Number four, Confluence is not the average project management application because it is also a wiki, which functions as a way to share files, documents, notes and ideas among team members online. It is expensive at a starting price of $600 for the self-hosted version, and up to $1,200 for other versions. The worst part about Confluence is that organization may be difficult to achieve and there are no locally peered servers for the hosted version.
Number Five: Product Planner
Lastly, there is Product Planner. It is not open source, but it does great with creating workflow layouts, and embedding on wikis, websites or blogs to share for the whole team. It is basic for organizing and mind-mapping, which means it is also easy to operate yet has a professional design. However, it only works best for visual work and presentation.