November 26, 2014
Managing team members and communicating with stakeholders is a challenge to many project managers.
While there are a lot of apps in the market that promise to make your team management easy and productive. We have narrowed down the list to the most
popular team management apps among the project managers. We didn’t attach any screenshots so as to not mess with the first time experience of the apps and
all of these apps function great. It’s just a matter of taste and budget.
Go ahead, download them on your phone or browse them on your PC. Check them out and let us know what you think.
Asana is a team management app founded in 2011 by Dustin Moscovitz, co-founder of Facebook.
Using Asana, You can create multiple projects, divide each project into tasks and sub tasks and assign it to the corresponding team members. Besides
project management, you can use it for goal setting, brainstorming and meeting agendas. You can customize your views by due date or project. Tasks can be
made visible either to the entire team or just to the assignee.
The app is very user-friendly, and has many how-to videos to help you with getting around if you’re a first time user. It can be integrated with numerous
other useful apps such as Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive, WordPress etc.
It is also pocket friendly. You can have unlimited number of teams upto 15 members per team. For teams with greater than 15 members, the prices start at
$50/mo and go up to $800/mo for 100 members.
Trello is visually appealing and very much user friendly app, you can use it to create tasks anfd assign it your team members. There is an option of
attaching files to the tasks and have discussions with the team members.
You can drag the cards around from one team member to another and manage tasks accordingly. Color code the tasks, vote on them so that the most important
ones are bumped up. Untouched cards fade over the time.
Trello is free. Business class price is $5/mo per user or $45/yr per user.
If Trello is too visual for you, you can use smart sheet. People working with spreadsheets regularly find smart sheet to have a very homely feel to it. You
organize projects into sheets which can be formatted using the predefined templates or outlines present in smart sheet. You can share the sheet easily with
unlimited number of users but can control the editing rights.
You can also create timeline view for your project, attach files and much more. You don’t need to have the knowledge of a spreadsheet to use this app. The
user interface is intuitive.
Smartsheet is free for the first month and then plans start at $14 a month.
Do you use any of these apps? What do you think of it/them?