Top 5 Free Project Management Apps For Small Businesses

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Business growth is amazing and one of the goals most strive for. With this growth comes a few new challenges, the additional work takes time and resources that you may not have available. The best way to handle this healthy business sign is to use a project management app.

Project management apps allow users to create lists and assign tasks to different people. You can manage the progress of tasks and communication between employees in real-time. Needless to say, these apps come at a cost, so let’s take a look at free and freemium project management apps.

  1. Trello

There are plenty of things to love about Trello. The drag and drop feature makes it incredibly easy for everyone to use. You can drag and drop your sticky notes onto a whiteboard providing a visual method for task organization. A whiteboard can be created for different projects and tasks within the project have their own cards, which can then be arranged by priority or by their label. You can even upload attachments to labels and comments too.

The free version offers 10 team bards, 1 powerup board, unlimited personal boards, cards, and lists plus 10MB per file attachment. 2-factor authentication means your project is secure.

  • Asana

Asana combines task allegation, communication, and more. Tasks can be created, assigned and due dates can be set. Everyone on the team knows what needs to be done and for when. There is a visual timeline to see which tasks are overlapping, so it is easier to understand the team’s workload. Boards can be created for to-do, in progress, and ready to review. Users can get summaries of tasks that are at risk and off track.

The free app offers the same as Trello with a few extra features. For example, there are more than 100 free integrations with your favorite apps to enhance the user experience.

  • Wrike

With Wrike you also have the option to create tasks and boards to easily manage your project. There are some pre-built templates that will help with more than just project management or you can customize your own. It comes with drag and drop to quickly update and manage workloads and there is a massive range of options to keep team members informed of the progress like new, in the queue, testing, technical review, ready for deploy, etc.

Up to 5 users can take advantage of the free version which also includes 2 GB of cloud storage and some of your most basic integrations.

  • ClickUp

ClickUp is another excellent choice for visually managing your projects. You can view your projects in different styles like Kanban, gnat charts, and mind maps. There is also a list creator and a calendar. With the different pages, you can chat with colleagues, and create documents. Users can also add apps and websites to their tasks. There are over 20 widgets for you to customize the dashboard and there are also a good number of ClickUp integrations.

With the free plan, you have an unlimited number of tasks and users, plus 100GB of storage. You also have up to 10 uses of the different style charts, maps, and timeline.

  • 24Stack

If your company has an app for everything, it might be time to consider 24Stack! This solution has apps for everything all under one roof. There are three categories, Sales, Operations, and Productivity, each with 4 to 8 apps. Operations, for example, has an app for accounting, recruitment, expenses, and of course, project management. The project management app gives you a great overview of what needs to be done and the deadlines for each task.

What’s even better is that you can choose one of the 24Stack apps for free, forever. If you are interested in more of the services, it costs just $99 a month for an unlimited number of apps.