Project managers are valuable specialists of IT organizations of all sizes. With workforces becoming really mobile, project managers also require powerful project management mobile apps to simplify processes. With so many mobile apps in the market, it’s difficult to choose which one will fit the best your IT project. Check the blog post below with some impressive project management mobile apps that you should be aware of and which can help to better organize the most complicated of your IT projects.
Asana is a project management and collaboration tool that can help to keep on top project’s to-dos, get updated from other people working on the project, and capture everything you and your team are doing in one place so everyone can refer to it quickly. It was founded by Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder of Facebook, and Justin Rosenstein, who worked both for Google and Facebook.
Asana is available on iOS and Android platforms, and features the capability for project managers to share project with different groups within a team, as well as unlimited number of clients, vendors and other third-parties. Asana’s software enables teamwork without any email, and provides communication infrastructure for such companies as Airbnb, Foursquare, Twitter, Uber and others. It could be integrated with various data management platforms, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Evernote, Mailchimp, WordPress, Github, Slack, Jira, Zendesk and many others.
Clarizen is an online collaboration tool designed to be used by large organizations. It has a dedicated iPhone app, as well as an Android app. Clarizen offers project portfolio and document management, project planning, templates, task and resource management, social collaboration, budget and expanse management, risk management. It also offers an interesting solution for outside collaborators to be a part of a project. It’s called an email-only license that allows receiving updates by emails without even logging into the platform.
Clarizen could be integrated with such leading platforms as Salesforce, Google Docs, MS Excel, Box, Chrome Extension, Google Maps, Outlook, Box, Jira, iCal Calendar, Lotus Notes and others. For the ambitious teams, Clarizen has an open API, letting to build any custom integrations and apps that a team needs.
LiquidPlanner is a priority-based and unique predictive project management tool for mid-size IT and technology companies. It has mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Its propriety scheduling engine automates portfolio project management and predicts project completion based on three primary inputs – your availability, vacations and priorities. It allows project managers to estimate best and worst-case scenarios for how much time a task or project will take to be completed. LiquidPlanner also has a number of excellent reporting tools.
More than 1,500 teams in over 50 countries rely on LiquidPlanner to overcome the complexity of their projects. LiquidPlanner integrates with Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Jira and Salesforce. It also has an open API, so it could be easily connected to other Web-based systems.
Mavenlink provides teams with a cloud-based solution for managing the entire project delivery lifecycle. Its project management software offers resource planning, team collaboration and financial management. It’s also available via Android and iOS platforms. The free Mavenlink plan lets project managers to manage an unlimited number of projects with unlimited number of teammates. Mavenlink provides PMs with an ability to use templates to replicate and visualize project progress using various timeline charting tools; it can track any task changes effectively and in a timely manner.
Mavenlink integrations include Salesforce, MS Office, Jira, Netsuite, Quickbooks and Google Apps. Also it offers customized integrations through their open API.
As an online project management application, Podio is flexible and open. It works with Android and iOS platforms. It is highly customizable, allowing companies to choose the features that they need. Podio is like a social network, where different people have their own accounts with a project management platform layered into it. Every user has the power to assign tasks and responsibilities to other users. Podio is a good choice for small companies or teams with few IT projects. Podio targets the project-oriented businesses that want to improve their working environment at a low cost.
Podio could be integrated with Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Evernote, Microsoft Exchange, Zendesk, Sharefile, GoToMetting, Fresh books, OneDrive, and others.
Trello is a collaboration software tool that uses the concept of boards (which correspond to projects). Within the boards, there are cards (which correspond to tasks). The cards have the lists that can be utilized to categorize things and to monitor progress of a project. Trello allows users to discuss a project in real time. Its features include agile project management, budgeting, collaboration, issue tracking, learning and support, notifications, task management.
Trello could be integrated with Zapier, Slack, Pivotal Tracker, Marketo, Dropbox, Desk.com, SupportBee and others.
Zoho Project simplifies project planning, bugs tracking and collaboration with lots of other features. The interface allows the project manager to assign easily tasks to resources, set start and end dates, priorities and reminders. Documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more can be easily shared among team members. With Zoho, project managers can create custom reports and share resources across multiple projects.
Zoho integrates with Google Apps, Evernote, Dropbox, GitHub and other management apps.
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