Today is not enough to be productive and go running a specific list of tasks in a project. There are many project management tools are available. Here I listed few free management tools to organize the team and tasks through online and offline based on a check-list approach or timeless distribution activities. To do this, you need to have powerful tools capable of managing complex schedules and adapt to uncertainty in projects.
Some tools like Trello or Asana are very good to manage simple projects. They are very popular and known in the field of Project Management. However and fortunately, the project managers have the option of choosing software that meets their needs in a broad market of professional tools. It is, therefore, appropriate to mention some very interesting applications, designed for more professional environments.
Free Project Management Tools:
If you have worked with different applications and none of them meets your expectations. Here I listed a smart list of free project management tools by after my personal testing with my projects. Check the list and pick one tool for your project management purpose.
Trello is a personal project management tool developed by former vice president of Toyota, Taiichi Ohno. This is having both free and paid tool. In free service, 10MB of storage will be active. Here every task is represented as a card (like Post-it notes).
You can create a visual representation with your project updates.
The trello helps you to provide a simple means of creating checklists and assigning tasks to different team members in real time.
The Trello is also available as an app for iOS and Android users.
You can share projects and attach documents to the task cards.
The software stores your all activity on their allotted cloud storage space.
Asana is one of the awesome free and best project management tools. It is developed by two Facebook experts. In those experts Dustin Moskovitz, he is Mark Zuckerberg’s college roommate and co-founder of most popular social networking site FACEBOOK.
At the time of starting Facebook, this tool used to manage office projects and tasks. After leaving the facebook team, Dustin announced their new company with another fellow-Facebook Justin Rosenstein. They made this tool as an Open project, i.e., anyone can access this platform.
You can assign tasks to your developers, writers, and business partners
It shows the mark after completion of the task, you will get the mail notification.
This tool comes with tons of advanced features
It is also available as Apps in for iOS and Android users.
Asana offers its services for free with unlimited projects with 15 members or less.
It is a free project scheduling and management desktop application for Windows, OSX, and Linux users. This is the platform for programming, project management and very similar to Microsoft Project. It is a tool that includes Gantt charts and assigning people to the project. One of the peculiarities of this application is that it automatically generates a PERT diagram and a diagram of people assigned to each activity.
However, Gantt Project has limited functionality and is not the best application for complex projects as Gantt charts are not very clear and not so effectively illustrate the dependence of a task in relation to another. Although they do PERT charts, depending on the complexity of the project may turn out to be too confusing for the user.
GanttProject does not offer features such as cost accounting, messaging service or document control, but certainly plays a lot in its favor the fact that it is fully downloadable at free of cost.
TaskJuggler is a modern and powerful, Free and Open Source Software project management tool. Its new approach to project planning and tracking is more flexible and superior to the commonly used Gantt chart editing tools.
TaskJuggler is project management software for serious project managers. It covers the complete spectrum of project management tasks from the first idea to the completion of the project. It assists you during project scoping, resource assignment, cost and revenue planning, risk and communication management. This is a free application and works on platforms Linux, UNIX, Mac OS, and Windows.
Manages tasks, resources, and accounts of your project
Powerful to-do list management
Detailed reference manual
Runs on all Linux, Unix, Windows, MacOS and several other operating systems
Collabtive provides a web-based platform to bring the project management process and online documentation. Collabtive is an open source solution with features and functionality similar to proprietary software such as BaseCamp.
It is an open software and installable on servers of the user. It offers good usability and easy management feature.
It measures the time spent on tasks, issue reports in PDF and Excel format and has several plugins to extend its functions. It allows the user to perform an unlimited management milestones, projects, and tasks. It also has simple control permits and offers instant chat tools, communication and offline. It offers the possibility of charging hours and contains an internal document management system.
Jira software is one of the good management Tools. It is a software based on methodologies of Scrum. With a flexible and highly customizable approach is geared to be manager incidents. Sets and follow flows predefined user work, making it very useful for managing sprints and to manage the quality of tasks.
One drawback is that you cannot change the objectives or requirements of the current iteration. Therefore, it is advisable to projects where the probability of changes, once started iteration is minimal short duration.
Like most of the incident management tools, its interface is less friendly and intuitive than others and its adaptability requires an initial learning curve. Moreover, Jira is free software.
It is a very visual and intuitive tool; integrates mail, spreadsheets to display tasks, project management, file management, online documents, etc. It is also suited for mobile and one of its main purposes is to order the work process and allow companies to prioritize the most important activities.
Wrike allows the creation of diagrams Giants and workload among team members and has a fairly extensive business social network, like others in the software, commented.
This is a very perceptive and easy to use, ideal for collaborative application environments.
Its free version allows up to five users in the design and management of basic tasks. The use of Gantt, subtasks, and shared panels are relegated to the plan price of about $ 10 / user / month.
Evernote is a very good Cloud-based tool and one of the best project management tools. This is available on your Windows computer, iPhone, Android, iPad or Mac machine. I am using Evernote personally, to collect an idea in the form of text, Videos, and image. This is note-taking software formatted into different notebooks. This is one of my favorite project management tools in blogging and personal usage.
Everyone have 24 hours. In blogging, you need more productivity. Most of the new bloggers fail in blogging without planning. Time management is very important in blogging and marketing. So the above free project management tools are very helpful for planning your tasks.
Satish Kumar Ithamsetty is a full-time blogger since 2009. This blog is to support every blogger & Marketer. He helps 100+ new bloggers and 3000+ readers by this blog. He writes on Blogging, SEO, SMO etc.
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