3 Killer Project Management Apps You Can Use for Free
As a business owner, you know that managing your projects efficiently may be the difference between making a profit or ending up in the red. But if project management just isn’t your thing, one of the following free project management apps may be your saving grace.
Used by millions of people around the globe, Asana is one of the most popular project management apps that you can use for free. With its clean, user-friendly interface, reporting features and the ability to automate mundane and/or repeating tasks, it’s no wonder it’s a popular choice.
Other features include the capability to collaborate with and send information to team members, security controls and admin designation, 100+ integrations for added efficiency, and different visual options to help you track projects in the way that works best for you.
Asana is free for teams up to 15 people. Paid plans start at $10.99 per month.
If to-do lists are your thing, check out Todoist, the app that allows you to create interactive to-do lists. Items on your to-do lists can be assigned to people, and/or a priority level. You may also categorize action items into different projects, and create understandable structures for lists, projects, and action items.
Other features include templates, the ability to create recurring tasks, productivity visualizations, labels, notifications, and discussion feeds to help you stay organized.
Todoist is free, however, there is a premium version with added features starting at $3 per user, per month.
Using the popular Kanban board format to tackle project management and work visualization, Trello is an intuitive tool that anyone can use. Users start with a handful of task lists and may designate them as to-do, doing or done, as well as parts of different steps in the project—development, design, and distribution, for example.
Other features include the ability to add attachments, templates for different types of projects, workflow customizations, and the ability to simply drag and drop cards through the stages of your process.
Trello is free for unlimited personal boards, cards and lists, as well as 10 team boards. Paid plans start at $9.99 per user, per month.
All three of these apps allow you to add and manage an unlimited number of projects, which is key to successfully juggling multiple projects over a long period of time.
Using a free project management app is an easy way for you to stay on top of projects—both large and small—and run your business successfully, even if you don’t yet have the need, or the budget for a project manager, or full suite of tools. Let us know which one you choose!