If you’re a business owner or part of your business’s research and development team, you’ll know just how many tasks fall into your lap at any given moment. It’s not even about your job title or qualifications, you often just get assigned tasks that involve the use of your project management skills from anywhere, at any time.
These project management tasks can be extremely difficult to accomplish, especially when you’re not in touch with the latest tricks and tools that you can use to make your life simpler. In this article, we’ll reveal the top 5 trending tools (using online reviews, social media buzz, producthunt votes, and a few other sources) that will help you get your tasks done in no time. These tools will help do the major work for you and will save you from the frustration and stress that is so often experienced with project management tasks.
This is one of the top trending tools that are currently in use. Asana allows you to make use of existing templates to add new workflows quickly. With Asana, you can create lists of tasks for yourself or for your team members and you can easily convert a task into a project should it become too big for you to handle. Team members can make modifications and also comment on the tasks. They can also sign up for email updates on the progress of the task. This is an ideal tool to use when starting one task depends on the completion of another.
This is a visual, online project tool that makes tasks simple by turning them into easy-to-navigate workflows. It is one of the better tools for those without a project management background. It has an intuitive interface which makes it easy to jump in and get started on your first project as soon as you want to. Creating new tasks, categorizing tasks together, and adding new branches onto your project can be done in just a few minutes. This is a simple tool, with great functionality. You can even track tasks that have been assigned to you. This tool is well integrated with Dropbox, Google Drive. Users also have the option of using the app on Android and Apple IOS.
Project management can be a daunting task for newbies who aren’t yet familiar with Gantt Charts or project management jargon. Fortunately, there is a tool that is designed specifically for newbies. It’s called Trello. It’s highly visual and intuitive, making it ideal for the non-project manager. Many of it’s millions of users were afraid that the freemium model and some of the best features were going to be killed when the company and technology was purchased by Atlassian, but the new parent company seems to be allowing the product to flourish and it’s original founder Michael Pryor is still in charge leading the business.
If you’re a big fan of Apple products, this tool will excite you. It’s arguably the best project management tool for iOS. It integrates perfectly well with other tools that already exist on your Mac and iOS, is simple to use, and the interface arranges all of the need-to-know information about your project in a single place. It’s so simple that even new users can quickly figure out how to use this tool to create, modify, and track projects. The tool also includes a place to attach important files to each project, and a calendar for scheduling meetings and establishing deadlines. Another cool feature of Omniplan is the ability to create and update cards via e-mail. When a project is created, an email address is assigned to it. All you have to do is send an email to that project’s address to make changes to it.
This is an incredible tool that covers all the basics of project management. It is simple enough for beginners and is available via apps and extensions on 10 different platforms. You can easily organize your workflow and establish a project hierarchy in no time. Todolist works well on both Android and Apple IOS and is a freely available app that you can download and use. They’ll even let you use it to plan grocery lists with your significant other, if your relationship is that coordinated!
We also heard from many project managers who are heavily using Slack, Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Teams and even our own internal feedback platform BigTeam.
With the aforementioned tools, your project management tasks will become less stressful and more efficient—leaving you with more time to create and refine the best product or service possible.