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60 Best Project Management Software List In 2023

Projects require A LOT of decisions. You define who are your stakeholders, what are the due dates, tasks, subtasks and dependencies, if you need to hire freelancers or other external contributors, and so much more! However, complex projects won’t make your life easy, you can’t just use spreadsheets and email clients for file sharing and hope for the best. That’s why this project management software list gives you options you can use for accurate project tracking, messaging, and reporting in one place.

This list of project management solutions has details on paid plans, trial information, and what makes each tool special.

How To Use This Project Management Software List

This is a collection of tools we have reviewed at some point that make up some of the most popular project management systems in the market. Use this list to check if the tool you’ve been hearing about is here and what makes it special, quickly compare between two tools and their initial pricing, and navigate to the vendors website to check out the user interface and if that’s what you are looking for.

We also have a more in-depth review of the 15 best project management software in 2023 if you’d prefer a narrower field of contenders and detailed descriptions of what makes them great.

Best Project Management Software List

Here’s the list of the best tools that I’ll cover in this article.

Tool Free Option Price
1
monday.com

A robust and popular project management platform that can be customized for almost any workflow.

14-day free trial + free plan available

From $8/user/month (billed annually, min 3 seats) Visit Website
2
Wrike

Customizable, cloud-based project management software that has over 400 integrations and enterprise-level security.

Free plan available

From $9.80/user/month Visit Website
3
Smartsheet

Collaborative task and project management app with mobile and desktop capabilities

Freemium version available

From $7/user/month Visit Website
4
ClickUp

Hyper customization that will help substitute some of your project management and productivity tools. In their words... one app to replace them all

Freemium plan available

From $9/user/month Visit Website
5
Celoxis

Project portfolio management and collaboration solution for teams of all sizes.

30-day free trial

From $25/user/month Visit Website
6
Hub Planner

Powerful project management platform with an advanced resource scheduling tool for organization-wide resource allocation.

30-day free trial

From $7/user/month (billed annually) Visit Website
7
Zoho Projects

Low price point pm software with a user friendly interface and mobile version of their tool.

Free trial available

From $5/user/month Visit Website
8
Confluence

Confluence is a collaboration and project management software that allows teams to share information; manage retrospectives; and track tasks in a centralized location.

Free plan available

From $5.75/user/month Visit Website
9
Microsoft Project

Most popular project management platform with a licencing option for offline work.

30-day free trial

From $10/user/month Visit Website
10
Freelo

European Project Management tool with a drag-and-drop calendar view so you can set task deadlines with ease.

14 days free trial

Free up to 3 users + starts at 33.3 euros/user/month Visit Website
11
Paymo

Planning, resource scheduling, file proofing, time tracking, and invoicing in one.

15-day free trial

From $5.95/user/month Visit Website
12
Zenkit

Collaborative modular SaaS platform for project management with diverse products and bundle pricing options.

Not available

Free for 1 user + starts at $9/user/month Visit Website
13
Breeze

A project management app designed for your team to love and quickly learn. Track your projects, get reports and chat in 'rooms' to align work.

14-day free trial

From $29/user/month Visit Website
14
ProProfs Project

Platform focused on helping you keep track of your team's tasks and to-do lists, and at a low price point.

15 days free trial

Starts at $2/user/month Visit Website
15
Scoro

Work management software for agencies, consultancies, and professional services firms.

14-day free trial

From $28/user/month Visit Website
16
Trello

Kanban-style project collaboration tool that is great for project workflows with defined stages and handled best through cards.

Free trial + free plan available

From $6/user/month Visit Website
17
Freedcamp

PM software with billing capabilities, a mobile version of the platform, and ulimited tasks, project, and storage in all plans.

14-day free trial

Free version + pro starts at $1.49/user/month Visit Website
18
Backlog

Project management tool, bug tracker, and version control system all rolled into one.

30-day free trial

From $30/month Visit Website
19
Quire

Free collaboration platform to handle tasks, timelines, and workflows with a mobile app for on the go work.

Free trial available

From $10.95 /member/month Visit Website
20
Avaza

Work management software that lets you collaborate on projects, track time, manage expenses and invoice your customers in one place.

Free plan available

Plans start at $11.95/month Visit Website
21
Asana

Task management and team communication in one place to help your team be more productive.

Free plan available

From $10.99/user/month Visit Website
22
Toggl Plan

Work management platform for creative agencies, consultancies, and implementation small teams.

14-day free trial

From $8/user/month Visit Website
23
ProjectManager.com

Award-winning work management software for hybrid teams and with 1000+ integrations to business and project management apps.

30-day free trial

From $16/user/month Visit Website
24
Comindware Project

Project planning solution with timeline snapshot so you can track how your project has been changing over time.

Not available

Available upon request Visit Website
25
VivifyScrum

Web-based project management tool for agile teams of all sizes.Scrum and Kanban compatible.

7 days free trial as well as a 30-day refund policy upon purchase

From $96 as a one-time fee for 10 users Visit Website
26
ActiveCollab

Easy to learn project management software with time, invoicing, and resource management.

14-day free trial + free plan

From $6.25/user/month Visit Website
27
ProofHub

PM software with proofing capabilities, workflow management, task management, and fixed pricing plans.

14-day free trial

From $50/month Visit Website
28
Planview Clarizen

Customizable, cloud-based project management software that has over 400 integrations and enterprise-level security.

Free trial + free demo available

Pricing upon request Visit Website
29
ZenHub

Agile project management and product roadmapping solution built on top of GitHub.

14 days free trial

From $12.50/user/month Visit Website
30
Replicon Time Bill

Time tracking software that can help you streamline client billing, resource allocation, workloads, and more.

14 days free trial

Starts at $18/user/month Visit Website
31
Adobe Workfront

Web-based enterprise work management and project management software; part of the Adobe Experience Cloud portfolio.

Free demo available

Pricing upon request Visit Website
32
Podio

Citrix freemium cloud-based project management and collaboration service with 99.99% uptime and a fully exposed front-end API.

Free plan for up to five employees

From $7.20 per user/month Visit Website
33
SciNote

Scientific research and academia research oriented project management tool in accordance with GLP, CFR21 part 11 etc.

14 days free trial

Available upon request Visit Website
34
Hubstaff Tasks

Agile based project management software with weekly sprint planning and management capabilities.

14 days free trial

Free for 1 user + starts at $5.83/user/month Visit Website
35
Basecamp

Toolkit for projects, teams and company-wide communication. Built with remote teams in mind.

30-day free trial

From $15/user/month (billed annually) Visit Website
36
Wimi

French collaboration platform hosted in a SecNumCloud (pending) infrastructure.

14 days free trial

Starts at 4.20 euros/user/month Visit Website
37
Ora

Team collaboration software that handles projects, from simple to-do list to running sprints according to scrum methodology.

30 days free trial

Free up to 10 users + starts at $5.99/user/month Visit Website
38
KeyedIn

Agile and Project Portfolio Management software that combines top-down portfolio decision-making with bottom-up project execution.

Free interactive product tour available

Available upon request Visit Website
39
LiquidPlanner

Automated scheduling and forecasting software, helping teams to plan intelligently through smart estimation and predictive scheduling.

14-day free trial

From $15/user/month (billed annually) Visit Website
40
Twproject

Project management, time tracking and cost management platform with enterprise capabilities and on-premise installation options.

15 days free trial

Starts at 75 euros/month Visit Website
41
awork

German project management software offering automations and Slack & Teams integrations to enhance communication.

14 days free trial + 30 day money back guarantee

From $11.76/user/month Visit Website
42
Easy Projects

Project and work management platform with a customizable environment depending on your project management methodology.

Free trial available

From $24/user/month Visit Website
43
ProWorkflow

Project planning and workflow platform that helps you assign staff, track time or reschedule projects, quote and invoice your clients.

14-day free trial

From $20/user/month Visit Website
44
nutcache

Project management tool with mobile time tracking functionality and capable of processing invoices.

Free trial, no credit required

From $12.49/user/month on a yearly basis Visit Website
45
Backlsh

Time tracking and project management platform that analyzes the non-productive hours of your team through real-time monitoring.

7 days free trial

Starts at $5/user/month Visit Website
46
Projectworks

Project, resource, and budget management in a single platform. Use employee timesheets and expenses to generate client invoices.

Free trial available

From $370 /month (for up to 10 users) Visit Website
47
WP Project Manager

Project Management Plugin for WordPress with the capacity to invoice your clients and process payments through premium modules.

Not available

Starts at $79/year Visit Website
48
Intervals

Time tracking and task management for small teams with a mobile app to work on the go.

30 day free trial

From $2.5/project/month Visit Website
49
Binfire

Project management software which supports traditional (WBS), Agile and Hybrid project management methodologies.

Not available

Free up to 3 users + starts at $6.50/user/month Visit Website
50
Teamhood

Project management and agile software development platform with time tracking capabilities.

7 days free trial

Free up to 5 users + starts at $11/user/month Visit Website
51
Outplanr

Task management platform designed to turn your to-do list into a clear work plan without effort.

30 days free trial

Starts at $15/month Visit Website
52
OpenProject

Open source project management software combining classic, agile and hybrid project management in a secure environment.

14-day free trial

From $7.25/user/month (billed annually) Visit Website
53
TouchBase

Out-of-the-box tool with pre-configured, industry specific business processes.

Not available

Available upon request Visit Website
54
AceProject

Web-based project management app with integrated time management, a new (beta) visual interface, and mobile collaboration capabilities.

Not available

Free up to 3 users + starts at $24/user/month Visit Website
55
SpiraPlan

Enterprise agile program management platform with test, requirements, risk and resource management features, bug tracking and release planning.

Not available

Starts at $56/user/month Visit Website
56
Ravetree

Award-winning work management solution with multi-tiered file approval workflows, time, and expense tracking.

7-day free trial

From $29/user/month Visit Website
57
Office Timeline Online

Microsoft Powerpoint add-in timeline and Gantt chart builder so you can visually impress in your next presentation.

Not available

Free plugin + $99 one year licence Visit Website
58
RAIDLOG.com

Best for risk management following the RAID (Risks, Action items, Issues and Decisions) project management framework.

30-day free trial

$99/year (special: $57/year) Visit Website
59
Orangescrum

Project management & Collaboration tool with billable hours tracker to get clarity on your resource allocation & utilization.

14 days free trial

Free up to 3 users + starts at $8/month Visit Website
60
Miro

Collaborative whiteboard platform that enables teams to brainstorm, plan & manage agile workflows.

Free plan available

From $10/user/month Visit Website

How I Picked The Best Project Management Software List

This list has been curated from a selection of tools we have reviewed as a collective and informed by our ranking score which takes into account user reviews, ratings, and the overall perception of each tool on the market. This list of software tools includes:

  • Project management tools that have task management, Gantt charts, Kanban boards, and list views.
  • Secondary tools that help project managers with other activities required in their projects such as workload management, time tracking, or resource allocation. These tools, if not a module in a project management platform, are normally integrated with other PM tools.
  • Pricing for each tool based on its monthly price (not annual). There is everything, from the free and low-cost tools that may have free plans and a few paid tiers to the enterprise solutions that have custom pricing.
  • Outstanding features that I identified for each tool and tried to capture in a sentence. Hopefully, this helps you decide which tool would be a good fit for your organization, your team, or your kind of projects.

Project Management Software Key Features

Here are some of the project management features you cannot miss in a PM tool.

Task Management

Being able to build list tasks, move, edit, and delete them are some of the basic components for organizing your team’s work. Task management is the basic feature in any project management tool.

Time tracking

The ability to keep track of the time spent by your team members in different tasks. This will be important especially for those projects where we need to report to the client the number of hours worked per WBS, or activity so they can match it to our project estimate.

Timeline

A visual representation of the task sequence as it will happen during our project. Usually shown in a Gantt chart. The timeline is a great way to check overall project progress at a glance and track progress at an individual task level with a couple of clicks.

Workflows

Series of steps required to complete a job. PM software usually has features developed to help with our workflows such as task scheduling, notifications, and automations to make the software do some of the heavy lifting.

Proofing

Collaboration features that allow different team members and sometimes the client to interact with each other. The purpose of proofing is to streamline approvals and move faster through the project. Proofing may include shared docs and deliverables, approval checklists, and messaging.

Not a fan of big lists?

Here are a few of our other lists (10 to 15 tools each) in case you got a little bit overwhelmed or would like to select tools for a specific use case.

Read more about the different use cases of project management software here.

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By Galen Low

I am a digital project management nerd, a cultivator of highly collaborative teams, and an impulsive sharer of knowledge. For the past decade, I've been shaping and delivering human-centered digital transformation initiatives in government, healthcare, transit, and retail. I'm also the co-founder of The Digital Project Manager and host of The DPM Podcast.

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