With time becoming an ever more sought after commodity, it’s no surprise that the interest in task and project management tools has grown exponentially. Here at Allthings, when they’re testing the water with task management, we’re asked by hundreds of trialists each year what other task management tools are out there and who are our competitors.
Never afraid to lay out all the facts and be completely honest with respect to competition, here’s a list of some alternative task management tools which have an established history in the world of productivity.
Trello has been around since 2011 and allows projects to be organised into a system of boards, lists and cards. Users and boards also can be grouped into organizations. Cards can be shared and moved between lists to mirror the progression of the evolution of a task. The company have a husky mascot called Taco.
Asana is a web and mobile application created with the goal to enable teamwork without email. It was founded in 2008 by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and ex-engineer Justin Rosenstein. Teams can work using Asana by creating a workspace which contains projects and then tasks. Users can organize tasks into shared projects for initiatives, meetings and lists.
Wunderlist, created in 2011, is a cloud-based task management application where users can create folders and add lists to help them get things done. These lists can be shared enabling teams to work on projects together with a view of who’s working on what. Earlier in 2015 it was announced that Microsoft had acquired 6Wunderkinder, the makers of Wunderlist.
Based in Chicago, Basecamp was released in 2004 and focuses on the idea of an ‘active project’ which people can work on together despite location. Every day, Basecamp sends a Daily Recap email detailing the status of projects and tasks. A new version was released in 2012.
Huddle, founded in London in 2006 is a piece of team collaboration software which allows users to work together on projects whilst sharing and assigning tasks. The service brings together the entire business network of partners, colleagues, clients and contractors into one online environment. The company is also co-headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in Washington D.C.
So there are 5 pieces of software to consider if you’re thinking about investing in a task management tool for either yourself or your team. When considering such software, we believe the key features to look out for are:
• The usability of the tool
• The accessibility of the tool
• The benefits of using the tool
• The support offered by the company
• Its comfortable placement in your working and personal life
Hopefully, in your case, all of these will be available and of the highest quality to allow your productivity to soar.