The List of Top 20+ Project Management Software

  • September 20, 2016
  • by Jakub Szyszka
  • 13 comments

These days it is pretty much impossible not to have any project management software in a company. That is because the outcome of our project depends mostly on initial planning and team communication. Without it, mistakes may be made during the particular stages and the manager may not notice them because he or she won’t be able to monitor the progress of each step. What is more, many companies do not have an office – they are 100% web-based. And a team that works for such a company has to collaborate somehow – phone calls and emails are not sufficient enough, to efficiently work on a project. Team collaboration software or auto PM software is a must.

Hundreds or even thousands of businesses use time tracking project management software. They maximize the productivity, provide a more effective communication and track the progress of any task or project so that everyone in the team is up to date with even the slightest changes. Those tools offer a variety of features that every manager, as well as regular employee, will find indispensable.

👉 Check also our article top project management metrics

In this article, we are presenting the list of 20 most popular project management software – their features, pricing, and other important information. Take a look and decide whether your work could not get a lot easier with the help of some of them.

1.  ASANA

Asana is probably the most well-known web-based software designed to improve team collaboration. Without the use of email, users can track projects and tasks, and if anything changes, they are being informed right away.

Each team can create a workspace. Workspaces contain projects, and projects contain tasks. In each task, users can add notes, comments, attachments, and tags. The creator of the project/task can attach members to it, and give them permission to freely manage them. Once the project is completed, a user can mark it as finished, the history of conversation and attachments will be kept, a project will be moved to “finished” category and everyone involved in it will be notified.

👉 Asana can be integrated with TimeCamp – with TimeCamp’s time tracking software, the productivity of a team will drastically increase.

Pricing:

  • Free for a team up to 15 people
  • Premium: $8.33 per member per month (billed annually)
     
Asana

Source: asana.com

2.  Basecamp

Basecamp facilitates the communication between team members – every user can contribute to the overall performance of the team. This software makes the working on a project easier, faster, and if the team has a positive attitude, it can even be fun to everyone!  It is used by freelancers as much as by big corporation teams.

Among Basecamp’s features are customizable to-do lists, a message board with a set of options for the better team collaboration, reports, schedules, and much more. Users can set deadlines in their to-do lists, attach files to them and send notifications to their team members. Everything is intuitive and easy.

TimeCamp is one of the most popular Basecamp integrations, so integrate these two tools for for an even better performance.

Pricing:

  • $29/month for internal team
  • $79/month
  • $3000 is a starting price for enterprises

3.  activeCollab

Active Collab is an application for managing projects, especially with the help of a team. Working with clients, organizing tasks, and issuing invoices get much less complicated with the use of this software. It gives the user a full control over files and messages and also provides features such as team’s dashboard, task filtering, calendar, payment tracking, email notifications, and more.

It  features a kanban column view and a Gantt-like timeline to help users stay on top of their deadlines. Active Collab can be hosted on one’s own server, or be used in the cloud. ActiveCollab time tracking.

A client can choose from a wide variety of plans, the cheapest one for up to five users is $25 per month, and the prices rise gradually as the number of users gets higher – up to $499 for a self-hosted plan that is permanently installed on a client’s server.

4.  Teamwork PM

Teamwork Project Manager is an online teamwork and project management application designed to support high-performance teams. It is intuitive and noticeably boosts the performance of a team – managers can assign particular tasks to team members and monitor the progress of the work.

Among its components are to-do lists, milestone management (keeping everyone involved in the project up to date), the creation of web-based text documents, file sharing, and a messaging system. Teamwork’s software is used by 260 thousand companies worldwide which gives an idea of how popular it is.

For an even better performance and accurate tracking of project’s time, we can integrate it with TimeCamp.

Pricing

  • Small Office: $49/month
  • Professional: $149/month
  • Business: $249/month

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5.  Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects is a web-based online office suite with a set of features like word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, note-taking, bug tracking, milestones, web conferencing, customer relationship management, project management, and invoicing.

Zoho Projects makes planning a project much easier. Users can set milestones to organize projects, customize tasks, assign ownership, and priorities. The bug tracker has an elegant and intuitive interface, making bug tracking painless and simple. Users are able to export data and generate reports. Without having to install any additional software files can be created directly from the browser and tagged with labels to keep track of them.

 Looking for Zoho time tracking solution? 👉 Check out our integration with Zoho!

Pricing:

  • A free version for one project.
  • Express: $25/month – 20 projects
  • Premium: $50/month – 50 projects
  • Enterprise: $80/month – unlimited projects

Kanban View

6.  Producteev

Note: as of as of June 18, 2018, Producteev has been discontinued and is no longer available for use.

Producteev produces a cloud-based task management application. It equips users with means to manage multiple teams, they can create team projects, assign and schedule tasks, and track the progress of the work.

It offers features that allow users to set priority and deadlines, create subtasks, attach files, filter the project, export tasks, receive notifications and more. Producteev is integrable with TimeCamp.

Available in versions Free and Pro ($99/month).

7.  Podio

Podio is an online platform designed to increase sharing and peer-recognition to foster great team cultures.  It creates the focus and clarity that a team needs to better perform. Podio is used by a variety of teams and organizations for a wide range of purposes. Its unique interface allows users to create customize their work tools and shape the way they work.

This software offer features like:

  • Elegant and intuitive interface with all the projects, tasks and actions displayed in one place
  • Customizable view of work – from simple tables to dynamic card boards
  • The open-plan online office and live, qualified support
  • Set of integrations including integration with TimeCamp

Pricing:

  • Basic – $9
  • Plus – $14
  • Premium – $24

Podio

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8.  Campfire

Campfire is a web-based messaging application designed for team collaboration. Users can easily set the chat rooms and protect them with a password. They can invite there everyone they need –   clients, colleagues, or vendors.

It makes communication simple and flawless and all it needs is an internet connection. Campfire offers features like:

  • Live image previews – upload a GIF, JPG, or PNG, and it shows up right in the chat room.
  • Conference calling – with a possibility to invite whole chat room to join a conference.
  • Chat history – saving past chat transcripts for the users to browse them anytime they need to.

Pricing:

  • Basic: $12/month
  • Plus: $24/month
  • Premium: $49/month
  • Max: $99/month

9.  Projecturf

Projecturf is the Web-based project management app that helps individuals and businesses manage projects, people, and tasks. It increases team’s productivity, makes the collaboration more efficient, and helps with project management. Members of our team get access to the project from the web – there they can create and manage tasks, add events to a calendar, participate in discussions.

We can also add files to our project, upload and store documents, and analyze project data using the Dashboard activity history and reporting. Everything is well-secured and backed-up. Users pay only for the consumption – the number of users and storage is unlimited, prices are basing on the number of projects.

Pricing

  • Basic -$20 for 5 projects
  • Team – $50 for 30 projects
  • Business – $100 for 80 projects
  • Enterprise – $200 for 100+ projects

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10.  Apollo

Apollo is a project management software that keeps all our data and important information safely stored and easily accessible. It is very easy to navigate and sort out projects in Apollo.

It offers features like:

  • Creating a project, setting optional due dates, and adding our team members or clients to it (only then they will be able to see it)
  • Organizing projects in categories and customize them – to keep our workspace elegant and tidy
  • Setting projects to active, silent or archived – silent do not send notifications and archived are stored shall anyone need to check them
  • Turning a project into a template or starting a project temple from scratch

Just as in the case of Projecturf, pricing is based on the number of plans:

  • Basic – $23 for 18 projectsonstr
  • Plus – $48 for 40 projects
  • Premium – $98 for 115 projects
  • Max – $148 for unlimited number of projects

11.  Huddle

Huddle is one of the most popular web-based team collaboration platforms – it makes teamwork simple and secure. It manages files, tasks, and team communication in one place; reducing the time spent organizing documents and tasks, and searching through email. Some of its features are:

  • Online file storage – Huddle encrypts all data exchanged with the server and archives it.
  • Customized workspaces – Branded, cloud-based workspaces synchronize all of your project content and tasks.
  • Intelligent content – All the content and tasks that are important to you and your project are displayed on Huddle’s dashboard.
  • Clear communication –  With comment streams and document activity delivered through a mobile device we can keep track of the progress our team is making.

There are four plans in offer:

  • Essential – Starts at 15 users, $20 per user
  • Plus – Starts at 100 users, $40 per user
  • Premier & Public Sector – These two are personalized depending on customer’s need

12.  Lighthouse

This project management tool simplifies the workflow, allowing teams to collaborate effortlessly on the project. It is a good solution for small teams as well as big companies. Among its features are:

  • Automatic task organization – they can be tagged and categorized
  • E-mail integration – create tasks and reply to tickets directly from the inbox
  • Share documents & images – they can be attached directly to tasks
  • Set goals – using milestones to plan features and establish release dates

Pricing based on the number of projects:

  • Bronze – $25 for 10 projects
  • Silver – $50 for 20 projects
  • Gold – $100 for unlimited number of projects

Lighthouse

13. LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner is an easy-to-use project management tool that helps teams plan, prioritize, and track their work. With its intuitive drag-and-drop interface, LiquidPlanner makes it easy to create and manage project schedules, assign tasks, and monitor progress. The app is a powerful scheduling engine that automatically takes into account dependencies, resource availability, and other constraints to provide accurate project timelines. The app also offers robust reporting and analytics capabilities, giving managers visibility into team performance and enabling them to make data-driven decisions. Among its features are:

  • predictive scheduling based on forecasting engine
  • workload management
  • project and task prioritization
  • time management 

LiquidPlanner offers 3 plans:

  • Essentials with basic functions for $15/user/month
  • Professional with more advanced planning features for $25/user/month
  • Ultimate with API access for $35/user/month

👉 Check also LiquidPlanner time tracking integration with TimeCamp

LiquidPlanner project management

14.  Goplan

Goplan lets you keep track of your projects and collaborate with your colleagues securely through an intuitive user interface. It is flexible (it is constantly being improved to be even more accessible to its users), reliable (back up all the data every hour and automatically scales with usage, which means fast page loading), and secure (all plans, even the free one, include enterprise-grade 2048-bit encryption).

Pricing:

  • Startup: $10/month for 10 projects
  • Professional: $35/month for 40 projects
  • Unlimited: $80/month for an unlimited number of projects

Goplan

15.  BrixHQ

This one is a flexible and adaptable online project management system that makes online agile project management and collaboration easy and effective.

Features:

  • Dashboard – gives you a visual snapshot of where your projects are
  • The wall – where you can visualize all your projects and tasks
  • Gantt Chart – a graphical representation of your tasks and where they are all at
  • Reports – available for all users to give the total picture on the Projects

Pricing:

  • 1 project: $10
  • Up to 10 projects: $20/month
  • Up to 40 projects: $50/month
  • Up to 100 projects: $100/month
  • 100 Plus: $199.99/month

16.  Freedcamp

Freedcamp is a web-based project management tool and organization system for single or multiple users collaboration. It offers unlimited users, unlimited projects and 200mb of storage for free. If the features offered for free are not enough, users can upgrade Freedcamp, for example adding issue tracker ($10.99/month), Google Drive ($2.99), or invoices ($6.99). There are much more options to choose from. And for free we can make use of such features as task lists, sticky notes, milestones, and calendar.

Freedcamp

17.  Onehub Workspaces

This is a project management software designed to securely store, sync and share business files. Users can manage projects, customize who they send their information to, how they receive information back, and whether everyone has visibility into everyone else’s activity.

Among Onehub’s many features are:

  • Online Workspaces – allowing users to organize files by team, project, client or file type
  • Drag & drop uploading
  • Real-time chat – the ideal way to collaborate with the team in real-time
  • Notifications – Instantly notifies users when someone uploads a new file, posts a comment/message, or assigns them a task
  • File Support – Onehub supports the file types that user work in and makes those files previewable from a browser or mobile device

Pricing:

  • Team: $29/month
  • Business: $99/month
  • Enterprise: on a contact

Onehub Workspace

18.  So1o

A project management software that keeps users up-to-date with the workload, review their performance, analyse percentage of deadlines met and manage the time and tasks. It has a very elegant and intuitive interface, analyzing the beautifully designed graphs can change from a duty into enjoyment.

It offers features like:

  • Expense tracking – keep an eye on what’s coming in and going out with simple visual metrics
  • Workload prioritizing – milestones and tasks are brought together in one place so you can focus on what to tackle next
  • Managing clients – lets you store all your contacts’ details and organise clients, prospects, and suppliers so you can keep track of who’s who

Pricing: There is only one plan that can be billed monthly ($15) or annually ($150)

So1o

19.  Worketc

Worketc offers one place for the team to collaborate, support customers,  sell, and deliver. And with Worketc’s cloud-based web and mobile apps, the business can be managed at work, at home or on the road.

With integrated CRM, projects, billing, helpdesk, reporting, and collaboration, WORK[etc] is the single cloud computing platform. This means just one software solution for the entire business.

It offers:

  • All the tools you need to manage your team
  • Consolidate multiple apps into the one platform
  • CRM, Projects, Invoicing, Help Desk & more
  • iPhone, Android, and Web Apps
  • Inbox, Outlook & Gmail Add–ins
  • Open API and integration tool set

Pricing:

  • Starter: $78/month for max 2 users
  • Team: $195/month for 3 users (each extra – $49)
  • Foundations: $395/month for 3 users (each extra – $59)

Worketc

20.  ProWorkflow

This software helps users by facilitating communication, workflow, resource allocation, and milestone tracking. It has a vast variety of features and renowned customer support.

Features:

  • Dashboard – An overview of your workload and priorities
  • Timeline – Review and reschedule projects with one click
  • Mobile – Track time, complete tasks and communicate on the move
  • Collaborate – Staff, clients, and contractors interact with ease
  • Timesheet – Track time in a way that suits your business

Pricing:

  • Solo: $10/month
  • Professional: $20/month
  • Advanced: $30/month

Flowdock

21.  Flowdock

Flowdock is a team collaboration app for desktop, mobile & web.  It provides much swifter communication between team members by integrating team’s workflows and granting one place to discuss it all. Users can react, decide and solve problems faster than ever.

Among its features are:

  • Drag ‘n Drop Uploads
  • Sound, Desktop And Mobile Notifications
  • File Uploads & Storage
  • 1-on-1 Private Chat and Team chats (with history stored forever)
  • A Shared Inbox For the Team

Pricing:

  • only 3$ per user/month

22. OpenProject

OpenProject is a dynamic web-based software for traditional, agile or hybrid project management. It can be used for the comprehensive management of a project as well as for its implementation.

OpenProject also have tools to monitor the budget and time-consumption of a task/project. It is a useful tool designed to record all activities related to corporate projects, and to make communication between users convienent. 

Features:

  • project management- the app allows you to visualize your project plan by creating shared timelines
  • project portfolio- enables you to create a project structure with hierarchies
  • task management– easily assign a task to a specific person, change a status of a project and set a priority of a task/project
  • team collaboration- for more effective communication between team members
  • API enabling an easy integration with other software used by the company

Pricing:

  • Basic $7.25 per user/ month 
  • Professional $13.50 per user/ month
  • Premium $19.50 per user/ month

👉 Check also our article about Effective Team Collaboration in New Reality-  best tips

openproject screenshot

Source – https://www.openproject.org/

👉 Check also OpenProject time tracking integration!

23. YouTrack

YouTrack is a project management and team collaboration tool. Its aim is to boost productivity of a workflow. The app makes communication between teams more efortless and intuitive. It allows to keep everybody in the loop by using conversations, mentions and reactions. It is available on a web platform as well as on mobile for iOS and Android. 

Here are the some main features of YouTrack:

  • Task management- easy task prioritization 
  • Workflows- a great reminder about upcoming deadlines
  • Agile boards—Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban
  • Knowledge base to organize everything in one place—texts, tables, checklists, videos, images, documents, etc. 
  • A variety of reports- help you analyze and manage projects, teams activities, and performance
  • Time tracking with time tracking reports
  • Gantt charts for planning

Pricing:

  • free for up to 10 users
  • for 11+ users pricing starts at $4.40 per user/month
  • also the free 14-day trial is available

👉 Read also our article about Productivity in the Workplace: How Does Communication Affect it?

YouTrack team management software

👉 Check YouTrack time tracking integration!

24. Odoo

Odoo is a suite of open-source business applications that includes a range of apps for various business functions, such as customer relationship management (CRM), eCommerce, accounting, inventory management, project management, and more.

The specific apps included in the Odoo suite depend on the edition you choose. There are several editions available, including the Community Edition, the Enterprise Edition, and the Online Edition.

In general, Odoo is considered a business management software or an enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. Odoo has a mobile app that allows you to access and manage your business data on the go.

Features:

  • Customization- customize each application to fit your business needs
  • Integration- integrate with other business applications, one of them is Odoo time tracking integration with TimeCamp
  • Reporting- advanced reporting and analysis capabilities
  • Scalability- designed to scale with your business
  • Workflows- helps you streamline business processes and workflows, improving efficiency and productivity
  • Multiple language support

Pricing:

  • Free for one app only (unlimited users)
  • Standard 14.90€ per user/month
  • Custom 22.40€ per user/month

odoo app screenshot

25. Unfuddle

Unfuddle is a project management and collaboration platform that is designed to help teams plan, track, and collaborate on projects. The app is primarily geared towards software development teams, but can be used by any team or organization that needs a tool to help manage and track projects. Unfuddle integrate with many apps like GitHub, Slack or Zendesk. One of them is Unfuddle time tracking integration. It is available on web and mobile app (iOS and Android).

Some key features of Unfuddle include:

  • Task management- create, assign, and track tasks for your team
  • Version control- track and manage changes to your codebase
  • Ticket tracking-  create, assign, and track issues or support requests
  • Collaboration- communicate and share files between team members

Pricing: 

  • Always free for personal projects
  • $19 per month (5 people)
  • $59 per month (10 people)
  • $99 per month (15 people)
  • $199 per month (25 people)
  • $349 per month (50 people)

unfuddle app screenshot

26. Redbooth

Redbooth is a project management and collaboration tool to improve productivity of a workflow. Redbooth is available on web and on mobile app (iOS and Android). This tool integrates with many types of business apps such as Slack, Google Calendar, Asana and one of them is Redbooth time tracking integration.

Features:

  • Dashboards- manage tasks, track updates, keep an eye on deadlines
  • Visual project timelines- use Gantt charts
  • Detailed productivity reports
  • Task Management- create, assign and track tasks, set a status and priority of a task
  • Kanban Boards- plan and track projects 
  • File sharing- store and share files with team members
  • Team collaboration- share comments and assignment capabilities
  • Customization- customize the platform to fit the specific needs, create custom fields and forms

Pricing:

  • Free (up to 2 users)
  • Pro $9 per user/month (no user limit)
  • Business $15 per user/month (no user limit)
  • Enterprise custom user price

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27. Phabricator

Phabricator is a software development platform. It is a web- based software that provides a range of tools to help teams manage software development projects. It is designed to improve collaboration, code quality, and productivity. It includes applications for code review, repository hosting, bug tracking, project management, and more.

It is widely used by development teams in companies and organizations of all sizes. It also comes with a bunch od integrations and one of them is Phabricator time tracking integration.

Features:

  • Code review- allows developers to review and discuss code changes
  • Task management- helps track the progress of development tasks
  • Project management- use timelines, milestones, and roadmaps
  • Differential- a feature that allows developers to view code changes side-by-side and make comments on specific lines of code
  • Maniphest- a tool that allows developers to create, track and view tasks, bugs, and other work items
  • Search and reporting- includes built-in search and reporting capabilities, view detailed reports on the progress of a project

Pricing: Phabricator is an open-source software that you can download and install it on your own hardware for free.

Jakub Szyszka

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  1. Atif Shahab
    April 14, 2017 at 13:00
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    No doubt the tools above mentioned are pretty awesome but they have their own pros and cons. These pros and cons are being covered in new emerging task management tools such as TaskQue. I would recommend to give it a try.

    1. Ola Rybacka
      April 18, 2017 at 07:49
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      Great, thanks!

  2. Paul Towers
    September 7, 2017 at 05:51
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    Hi Pawel,

    You have put together a solid list of task management and project management tools for people to consider.

    I know you wrote this article about a year ago now so if you do, do an update I thought I would let you know about Task Pigeon (https://www.taskpigeon.co). Full disclosure, I am the founder of Task Pigeon but when I couldn’t find a task management tool that worked just the way I wanted to I decided to build my own.

    Since launching we have seen some solid growth which is hopefully an indication that other people agree.

    Talk soon

    Paul

  3. Livetecs Software
    October 3, 2017 at 12:44
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    These days it is pretty much impossible not to have any project management software in a company. Thank you so much for this post.

  4. Tatiana Watson
    October 23, 2017 at 12:50
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    Everyone has a preference when it comes to project management software. Some like to use kanban boards, some like simple to-do lists. I recommend you to take a look at Hitask as it has improved our workflow more than any other tool you’ve specified.

  5. Vishal
    December 5, 2017 at 14:51
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    Awesome article!! Thanks for sharing this Great list.

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    January 22, 2018 at 07:29
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    Amazing post you have shared with us and mention informative topics here. I could take a look at? It’s a very neat concept.

  7. David Van Bike
    February 1, 2018 at 10:00
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    After testing dozens of different tools I ended up with Proggio, a new tool that save me time and add great visuals for my project plan. Also, it’s free now for days.

  8. Matthew Dion
    February 2, 2018 at 09:53
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    Wonderful article. I really think these blog help people to stay motivated…Though i really like your list and thanks for the information. Thank you for taking the time to provide a very detail post. You helped me with your helpful information doing my project work appreciate.

  9. Project Management Scheduling Software
    February 6, 2018 at 10:02
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    Thanks for sharing this informative information. Project management is not rocket science, yet it often gets dressed up that way. At its foundation lies bedrock of basic organizational skills, which – come to think of it – might as well be rocket science the way some managers grapple with the concept. Now that we’ve laid out the ground-rules, it’s a lot easier to visualize what some of the benefits of project management are. I have put a list of the benefits of project management. Your personal mileage with these benefits may vary: Enhanced Customer Satisfaction, Enhanced Effectiveness in Delivering Services, Development Within your Team, Greater Standing and Competitive Edge, Better Flexibility, Increased Risk Assessment, Increase in Quantity, Increase in Quality.

  10. Vishnu
    May 1, 2018 at 13:52
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    Hi Pawel,
    This list is quite comprehensive! With people at the heart of your projects, the key to its success is how effectively teams collaborate. Project managers would certainly benefit from an accurate view of the right experience and skills.

  11. Shrutika
    September 11, 2018 at 11:42
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    I liked all the project management software is features and pricing is given is one place. there is one more PM tool in the market, flexible project management, time and expense tracking, budgeting and work collaboration. Using Celoxis, businesses can get rid of multiple applications and spreadsheets to manage schedules, resources, budgets, approvals, risks, issues, change requests and other work items.

  12. Andrew
    November 6, 2018 at 10:49
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    The first seven projects are ok, at least, they may be familiar to the majority of people who deal with projects. But I never heard or saw none of the products that are below the green line that is absolutely surprising for me as I am engaged in PM. However, I would also recommend everyone to pay more attention to Gantt chart apps – I found them efficient in building, tracking, and planning projects. My top tool is GanttPRO. It is a powerful solution with the intuitive interface.

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