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Slogan Is everyone's favorite project management app Teamwork without email Coordinate projects
from any part of the world
Helping modern companies to organize Simple, collaborative project management from the experts in agile software development. Trello makes it easy to organize anything with anyone There's a better way to work;
Date of last known update April 16, 2015 May 21, 2015 April 20, 2015 Jule 6, 2015 May 14, 2015 May 19, 2015 May 18, 2015
The average price
min-max
$50
$20-$150
Basecamp price
$125 for 25 users
$21- $750+
Asana price users
$300
$25-∞
Onlyoffice price
$29
$0 - $99
Worksection price
$75
$15-$300
PivotalTracker price
$8.33 per user
$0 - ∞
Trello price
$14 per user
from $9 per user
Podio price
pricing
  • users unlimited
  • depends on number of projects and files size
  • for PRO plans - premium support
  • depends on number of users and files size
  • depends on number of users and files size
  • users unlimited
  • depends on number of projects and files size
  • users unlimited
  • depends on number of projects and files size
  • support only "PRO" plans
  • 5 $ / user or $ 45 per month / year, user
  • additionally sell Emoji
  • depends on number of users and files size
free plan
Premium plan available as free for teachers

free for teams up to 15 people, restricted to premium features in a Workspace or Team
  • 2 projects
  • 500 mb
  • Premium plan available as free for social/educational projects
  • restricted to premium features
  • up to 3 users
  • 2GB
  • 2 private projects
  • restricted to premium features
  • upload limited to 10 mb
  • restricted to premium features
  • up to 5 users
  • restricted to premium features
Trial duration 2 months 1 month 1 month 1 month there's no free trial but refund for 3 months is guaranteed if you aren't satisfied
Localization
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • Greek
  • Polish
  • Norwegian
  • Danish
  • Swedish
  • English
  • English
  • Deutsch(in progress)
  • Русский
  • Français
  • Español(in progress)
  • Italiano,Português,Türkçe,Bahasa Indonesia
  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Українська
  • Русский
  • English
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French(in progress)
  • German(in progress)
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • Italiano,Dansk,Português Brasileiro,Nederlands,Svenska, Russian
Functional
Projects
  • Project Templates
  • Archive Projects
  • Export Project (HTML)
Screenshot "New project"
Basecamp new project screenshot

Screenshot "Export"
Basecamp data export screenshot
  • Project start/finish date
  • Project Templates
  • Archive Projects
  • Statuses
  • Export projects (JSON, CSV)
Screenshot "New project"
Asana new project screenshot

Screenshot "Export"
Asana data export screenshot
  • Project Templates
  • Archive Projects
  • Milestones
  • Tags, status, projects folders
Screenshot "New project"
Onlyoffice new project screenshot
  • Project start/finish date
  • Archive Projects
  • Estimated and actual Expenses
  • Project Templates
  • Status, projects folders
  • Export projects (XML)
Screenshot "New project"
Worksection new project screenshot

Screenshot "Export"
Worksection data export screenshot
  • Project Templates
  • Archive Projects
  • Export projects (CSV)
Screenshot "New project"
Pivotaltracker new project screenshot

Screenshot "Export"
Pivotaltracker data export screenshot
  • Archive Projects
  • Tags
  • Export projects (JSON or CSV (in PRO plans))
Screenshot "New project"
Trello new project screenshot

Screenshot "Export"
Trello data export screenshot
  • Project start/finish date
  • Estimated Expenses
  • Project Templates
  • Tags, statuses
  • Archive Projects
  • Export projects (XLSX)
Screenshot "New project"
Podio new project screenshot

Screenshot "Export"
Podio data export screenshot
Tasks
  • To-do lists, events
  • Recurring events, but there is no regular tasks
  • Executive (only one allowed), the change of executive
  • Date of completion of the task
  • Moves task from one list to another via drag-n-drop
  • Commenting, attach files to tasks
  • Notification of events by e-mail, you can assign tasks via e-mail
Screenshot "New task"
Basecamp new task screenshot

Screenshot "Task list"
Basecamp task list screenshot
  • Tasks, subtasks,> 5 levels deep
  • Regular tasks
  • Date and time of completion of the task
  • Executive (only one), the change of executive
  • Tags (customizable)
  • Private tasks
  • Move tasks via drag-and-drop
  • Commenting, attach files to tasks
  • Alert by e-mail, you can assign tasks via e-mail
Screenshot "New task"
Asana new task screenshot

Screenshot "Task list"
Asana task list screenshot
  • Tasks and subtasks
  • Regular tasks
  • Date of start / finish
  • Executive (only one allowed)
  • Priority (there is only one level)
  • Status,
  • Tasks dependancy
  • Milestones
  • Commenting, attach files to the task
  • Tracking time (manual / timer)
  • Notification by e-mail
  • View / edit documents on the fly
Screenshot "New task"
Onlyfoffice new task screenshot

Screenshot "Task list"
Onlyfoffice task list screenshot
  • Tasks and subtasks
  • Date of start / finish
  • Executive (only one allowed), the chain change of executive
  • Tags and statuses (customizable)
  • Priorities (1-10)
  • Bulk copy / move tasks via drag-and-drop
  • Private tasks and subtasks
  • Commenting, attach files to the task
  • Tasks dependancy
  • Checklist
  • Task templates
  • Alert by e-mail, you can assign tasks via e-mail
Screenshot "New task"
Worksection new task screenshot

Screenshot "Task list"
Worksection task list screenshot
  • Stories and Tasks
  • Executive (only one), the change of executive
  • Statuses & tags (customizable)
  • The level of complexity of the tasks (1-3)
  • Grouping of tasks
  • Bulk copy / move
  • Commenting, attach files to the task
Screenshot "New task"
Pivotaltracker new task screenshot

Screenshot "Task list"
Pivotaltracker task list screenshot
  • Task List (To-do lists, Checklist)
  • Date and time of completion of the task
  • Tags (customizable)
  • Moving tasks from one list to another using drag-and-drop
  • Commenting, attach files to tasks
  • Alert by e-mail, you can assign tasks via e-mail
Screenshot "New task"
Trello new task screenshot

Screenshot "Task list"
Trello task list screenshot
  • Boards&Cards( Kanban principle)
  • Tasks
  • Executive (a few, you can assign entire departments)
  • Date and time of completion of the task
  • Regular tasks
  • Tags
  • Private tasks
  • Commenting, attach files to tasks
  • Alert by e-mail, you can assign tasks through the mail.
Screenshot "New task"
Podio new task screenshot

Screenshot "Task list"
Podio task list screenshot
People
  • Company
  • Departments
  • Administrator
  • Staff
  • Clients
Screenshot "Manage people"
Basecamp manage people screenshot
  • Staff
  • Guests
Screenshot "Manage people"
Asana manage people screenshot
  • Departments
  • Staff
  • Clients
  • Guests
  • Customers' contacts list
  • Import contacts (CSV)
Screenshot "Manage people"
Onlyoffice manage people screenshot
  • Company
  • Departments
  • Staff
  • Clients
  • Guests
  • Administrators (customizable).
  • Contacts database
  • Import, export contacts (CSV / vCard)
Screenshot "Manage people"
Worksection manage people screenshot

  • Staff
  • Guests
Screenshot "Manage people"
Pivotaltracker manage people screenshot
  • Company
  • Administrator
  • Staff
Screenshot "Manage people"
Trello manage people screenshot
  • Departments
  • Staff
  • Guests
  • Export contacts (vCard)
Screenshot "Manage people"
Podio manage people screenshot
Teamwork calendar
  • Start and finish dates for tasks
  • Change dates through drag-n-drop
  • Export to iCal
Screenshot "Calendar"
Basecamp calendar screenshot
  • Integration with Google Calendar
  • Change dates through drag-n-drop
  • Export to iCal
Screenshot "Calendar"
Asana calendar screenshot
  • Change dates through drag-n-drop
  • Create new tasks quickly in the calendar
  • Import / Export to/from iCal format
Screenshot "Calendar"
Onlyoffice calendar screenshot
  • Start and finish dates for tasks, birthdays
  • Change dates through drag-n-drop
  • Google Calendar sync
  • Export to iCal
Screenshot "Calendar"
Worksection calendar screenshot
  • Integration with Google Calendar (Beta-Version)
  • Change dates through drag-n-drop
  • Integration with Google Calendar, Sunrise Calendar.
Screenshot "Calendar"
Trello calendar screenshot
  • Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange, Hotmail sync
  • Export to iCal
Screenshot "Calendar"
Podio calendar screenshot
 
Gantt chart
  • via 3rd-party-app GanttChart (free)
  • via 3rd-party-app InstaGantt (while in Beta-version, free of charge)
  • Grouping of tasks
  • Ability to create tasks in the chart
  • Ability to create milestones
  • The transfer of tasks from one milestone to another
  • Creation of task dependencies
Screenshot "Gantt chart"
Gantt screenshot
  • Grouping of tasks
  • Ability to create tasks in the chart
  • Changing the timing of tasks via drag-n-drop
  • Creation of task dependencies
Screenshot "Gantt chart"
Worksection screenshot
  • via Tom'sPlanner (has paid and free versions)
  • via 3rd-party-app GanttChart (free)
  • via 3rd-party-app GanttChart (free)
Reports
  • Reports with plugins EasyInsight, ESS, EasyBI (all have 30-day Trial, then - charge)
  • Daily project updates by e-mail
  • Statements using the 3rd-party-app Harvest (free with limited number of users and projects )
  • Report templates
  • Reports on people, tasks, projects
  • Reports on people, tasks and days
  • Reports on the used resources (time / money) - estimate vs actual expenses
  • There are reports by category: progress (on tasks within a certain time period), points breakdown (daily progress of the tasks implementation) for participants
  • Statements using the 3rd-party-app Harvest (free with limited number of users and projects )
  • Reports using the 3rd-party-application (installed separately) or a filter (filter can be by date,author, tags, etc.)
Progress control
  • Event log
  • Alerts by e-mail about new tasks
  • Overdue tasks reminder
  • Daily reminders of upcoming events
  • Alerts by e-mail or within the system
  • Reminders of the overdue tasks
  • Event Log (freezes sometimes)
  • Alerts by e-mail about new tasks
  • Reminders of the overdue tasks
  • Event log
  • Alerts by e-mail or within the system
  • Daily reminders about tasks
  • Reminders of the overdue tasks
  • Event log
  • Alerts by e-mail or within the system
  • Event log
  • Alerts by e-mail and within the system (customizable)
  • Notifications of new tasks
  • Reminders of the overdue tasks
  • Event log
  • Alerts by e-mail or within the system
  • Reminders of the overdue tasks
 
Resources&time-tracking:
planning and control
  • Time tracking via 3rd-party-app Tick Time Tracking (there is a 30-day Trial, then - charge)
  • Time tracking (timer or manually)
  • Expenses report
  • Time tracking (timer or manually)
  • Custom resource type (eg. Time + Money)
  • Expenses: estimate vs actual
  • Hourly rates
  • Time tracking via 3rd-party-app Tick Time Tracking (there is a 30-day Trial, then - charge)
  • Managing expenses by installing 3rd-party-app TimeSheets
  • Time tracking (timer or manually)
  • Hourly rates
Access control
  • Private Projects (restricted access for "guests" and " customer")
  • Private projects
  • Private tasks
  • (only for premium plans)
  • Private projects
  • Private files
  • You can hide part of the text in preview
  • Private projects
  • Private tasks
  • Private files and comments
    (you can restrict access for companies, departments or specific people)
  • Private projects
  • Private Boards
  • Share tasks with external link(only task will be visible)
  • Private workspaces (access by invitation only)
  • Private tasks
Files
  • Preview pictures, adding audio, video files, documents
  • Adding files via drag-n-drop
  • Integration with GoogleDocs
Screenshot "File view"
Basecamp file viewer screenshot
  • Preview pictures, adding audio, video files, documents
  • Integration with Google Drive, Dropbox, Box
Screenshot "File view"
Asana file viewer screenshot
  • Preview pictures, adding audio, video files, documents
  • Editing documents online
  • Creating folders
  • Integration withGoogle Drive, Dropbox, Box and OneDrive
Screenshot "File view"
Onlyoffice file viewer screenshot

Screenshot "Edit docs"
Onlyoffice document editor screenshot
  • Preview documents via GoogleDocs
  • Preview images, video
  • Adding files via drag-n-drop
  • Integration with Google Drive
Screenshot "File view"
Worksection file viewer screenshot

Screenshot "Edit docs"
Worksection document editor screenshot
  • Preview pictures, adding audio, video files, documents.
  • Adding files via drag-n-drop
  • Integration with Google Drive
  • Preview pictures, adding audio, video files, documents.
  • Adding files via drag-n-drop
  • Integration with Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, One Drive
  • Preview pictures, adding audio, video files, documents.
  • Adding files via drag-n-drop
  • Integration with Hightail, Box, Google Drive, Evernote, ShareFile, OneDrive, SugarSync, Dropbox
Screenshot "File view"
Podio file viewer screenshot
Communication between participants
  • Comments
  • Comments
  • Comments
  • Chat within the system
  • Calls
  • Video calling
  • Comments
  • Comments
  • Comments
  • Comments
  • Chat within the system
Wiki
Security
SSL certificates
Incidents of data leakage
Customer Reviews
Other              
Mobile applications ***check if works offline ?? App iOS, Android App iOS, App iOS, Android App iOS, Android App iOS, Android (third-party ) App Android App iOS, Android
Mobile Web version
Blog basecamp.com/announcements blog.asana.com onlyoffice.com/blog/ worksection.com/blog.html pivotaltracker.com/community/tracker-blog blog.trello.com blog.podio.com
Boxed version
Easy start
  • Training mode
  • Demo project
  • Guide
  • FAQ
  • On-line training (free)
  • Guide
  • Training mode
  • Video-guide
  • Support online
  • Consultation by phone
  • Skype support
  • Guide
  • Training mode
  • Support online
Support Fast support. The first letter was responded in 6 minutes.
the second letter - 4 minutes. And you can just tweet them
Mail with promise to get in touch soon comes in 2 minutes. Owing to the different time zones all the questions sent in the night (in their time zone) were answered by 9am (their time zone). Response time: from 1 to 3 days. The first response came in 2 minutes, the second - in 5 minutes. Support answers all day long including early morning and late evening. Hours of support service are 8am-6pm (in their time zone) from Monday through Friday. Email sent in the night (in their time zone) was answered at 3:15pm (in their time zone). The answer in the first case took 3.5 hours in the second - 20 hours. Response support on average takes about 50 minutes.
API *** link
Authentication OpenID authentication (Google) OpenID authentication (Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) OpenID authentication (facebook.com and google.com) OpenID authentication (Google) OpenID authentication (Google) OpenID authentication (Google, Facebook, Live, GoToMeeting)
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