5 Best Freelance Project Management Software

Typically, Project management involves teamwork. But often, a project is managed by one person and it’s not easy to follow everything. If the project is simple enough, then management is not difficult, but if it has a lot of secondary tasks, then without tools for Project management you won’t do anything.

GanttPro – an application that allows you to plan projects and monitor the process of their implementation. At the heart of the product is the popular principle of the Gantt chart. The two axes are used: on the vertical is the list of tasks, the horizontal is assigned to the calendar. It turns out a clear and intuitive schedule. Tasks can be grouped and divided into sub-tasks, forecast terms and monitor statuses. Service is most useful to companies that develop complex products with a large amount of work: for example, technological.

Bitrix24 is a product that is positioned as a service of automation and optimization of business processes. It is possible to schedule tasks for several projects simultaneously, assign performers, measure elapsed time, exchange messages, communicate through the live chat. Includes CRM. The service is popular among non-tech companies.

Timely – in addition to time tracking there are planning and billing functions. Very user-friendly interface: you can see at a glance at what time tasks are scheduled and how many hours (or minutes) has left. One minus – from the recent time the service only works for a fee. Version for the team – from $14 dollars per user per month.

MindMup 2 is one of the most popular services for building associative maps. Clean and intuitive interface. There is a possibility of teamwork. In a free version of the map, you can save only publicly. Private cards are available in the Gold version. The service is convenient for beginners, also suitable for not too complicated, but regular tasks.

Casual is a visual tool from Ukrainian developers for project management with an interesting approach: it allows you to draw your task lists using visual schemes. It’s very similar to how we plan our ideas and tasks in the mind, and planning with Casual is as easy as drawing a flowchart. The product is ideal for those who need to monitor the performance of secondary tasks: visualization is great to not forget about the affairs and monitor their implementation. Pros: a new visual approach to Project Management. Cons: there is no application for Android.


Igor Grigorenko

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