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60 Best Project Management Software in 2022

Introduction

If you landed here, you’re most likely on the hunt for project management software, and the promise of 60 great options piqued your curiosity so much you just had to look. We know that deciding amongst 60 tools is an impossible mission for any human, but we did the tough work for you so you can get a sense of which one may be the right fit for your needs.

We also have a more in-depth review of the 15 best project management software in 2022 if you’d prefer a narrower field of contenders. And if you don’t like reading, here is an interactive tool search for you to tell us what you’re looking for. We will give you personalized recommendations, and also connect you directly with the tools to fast track demos and trials.

Of course, if you want to keep scrolling, no one is stopping you! There’s almost certainly a tool for everyone on this list. Good luck, detective 🕵️

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
ClickUp

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

14 days free trial

Free for 1 user + starts at $5/user/month Check out ClickUp
2
Microsoft Project

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

30 days free trial

Starts at $10/user/month Check out Microsoft Project
3
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 days free trial

From $49/month for up to 5 users Check out Breeze
4
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 Check out ProProfs Project
5
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 Check out Zenkit
6
Trello

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

14 days free trial

Free version + premium starts at $5/user/month Check out Trello
7
monday.com

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

14 days free trial

Free up to 2 seats + starts at $8/user/month Check out monday.com
8
Backlog

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

30 days free trial

Free up to 10 users + starts at $35/month (30 users) Check out Backlog
9
Freedcamp

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

14 days free trial

Free version + pro starts at $1.49/user/month Check out Freedcamp
10
Smartsheet

Collaborative task and project management app with mobile and desktop capabilities

30 days free trial

Starts at $7/user/month Check out Smartsheet
11
Paymo

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

15 days free trial

Free for 1 user + starts at $4.95/user/month Check out Paymo
12
Asana

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

30 days free trial

Free up to 15 users + starts at $10.99/user/month Check out Asana
13
VivifyScrum

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

7 days free trial

Starts at $96/year (unlimited users) Check out VivifyScrum
14
Toggl Plan

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

14 days free trial

Starts at $8/user/month Check out Toggl Plan
15
Instagantt

Asana integrated gantt chart software that manages your project timeline and team workload.

7 days free trial

Starts at $5/user/month Check out Instagantt
16
Zoho Projects

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

10 days free trial

Free up to 3 users + starts at $5/user/month Check out Zoho Projects
17
ProofHub

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

14 days free trial

Starts at $45/month Check out ProofHub
18
ActiveCollab

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

14 days free trial

Free up to 3 users + starts at $6.25/user/month Check out ActiveCollab
19
Screendragon

Work management software for marketing, agency & professional services teams

Not available

Available upon request Check out Screendragon
20
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 Check out Hubstaff Tasks
21
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 Check out Comindware Project
22
Zenhub

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

14 days free trial

Free for 1 user + starts at $8.33/user/month Check out Zenhub
23
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 Check out Replicon Time Bill
24
Wrike

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

14 days free trial

Free version + starts at $9.80/user/month Check out Wrike
25
Planview Clarizen

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

30 days free trial

Available upon request Visit Website
26
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 Check out SciNote
27
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 Check out Twproject
28
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 Check out Ora
29
Basecamp

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

30 days free trial

Free up to 20 users + starts at $99/month Check out Basecamp
30
Celoxis

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

30 days free trial

Starts at $22.50/user/month Check out Celoxis
31
Workfront

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

Not available

Available upon request Check out Workfront
32
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 Check out Teamhood
33
AchieveIt

Strategic planning software that has an entirely automated process. From email notifications to report compilation.

Not available

Starts at $70/user/month Check out AchieveIt
34
Scoro

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

14 days free trial

Starts at $26/user/month Check out Scoro
35
Easy Projects

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

14 days free trial

Starts at $24/user/month Check out Easy Projects
36
awork

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

14 days free trial

Starts at 10.99 euros/user/month Check out awork
37
Wimi

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

14 days free trial

Starts at 4.20 euros/user/month Check out Wimi
38
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 Check out Backlsh
39
nutcache

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

14 days free trial

Free up to 20 users + starts at $6/user/month Check out nutcache
40
ProWorkflow

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

14 days free trial

Starts at $20/user/month Check out ProWorkflow
41
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 Check out WP Project Manager
42
RationalPlan

Project management software that follows the PMBOK guidelines

14 days free trial

Free up to 2 users + starts at $4/user/month Check out RationalPlan
43
KeyedIn

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

Not available

Available upon request Check out KeyedIn
44
TouchBase

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

Not available

Available upon request Check out TouchBase
45
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 Check out Orangescrum
46
Miro

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

Not available

Free version + starts at $8/user/month Check out Miro
47
Intervals

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

30 days free trial

Starts at $29/month Check out Intervals
48
ProjectManager

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

30 days free trial

Starts at $11.50/user/month Check out ProjectManager
49
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 Check out AceProject
50
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 Check out Binfire
51
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 Check out Freelo
52
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
53
Quire

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

30 days free trial

Free version + starts at $8.50/user/month Check out Quire
54
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 Check out SpiraPlan
55
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 Check out Outplanr
56
OpenProject

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

14 days free trial

Free version + starts at $7.25/user/month Check out OpenProject
57
Podio

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

Not available

Free up to 5 users + $7.20/user/month Check out Podio
58
Ravetree

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

7 days free trial

Starts at $29/month Check out Ravetree
59
LiquidPlanner

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

14 days free trial

Starts at $15/user/month Check out LiquidPlanner
60
Avaza

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

Not available

Free version + starts at $11.95/mo (extra users are $7/usr/mo) Check out Avaza

Criteria

What did I look for when I selected the best project management software for this list?

  • Project management tools

    that have task management, Gantt charts, kanban, and list views.
  • Secondary tools

    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

    I wanted to include everything and anything. From the tools that have an elevated price and are intended for enterprises, to the free and low-cost tools that may have free plans and a few paid tiers.
  • Outstanding features

    I looked at each tool and tried to capture in a sentence what it’s all about. Hopefully to help you decide on which one would be a good fit for your organization, your team, or your kind of projects.

Project Management Software Main Features

  • Task management

    Being able to 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.
  • 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

    Feature that allows 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.

Not a fan of big lists?

Here’s 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.

What do you think about this list?

There are so many tools in the market that it’s difficult to keep track of them. This will be an ever growing list, but make sure you let us know of the tools you use that we should include! The whole point of the dpm is to improve our knowledge through our community.

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By Hermann Fink

Hi! I'm Hermann Fink Fuentes, a technology enthusiast and chronic researcher. I've been in project management for over a decade, both as a technical lead for global corporations like Hewlett Packard, and as an entrepreneur. I'm constantly looking for tools that can help improve productivity, boost efficiency, consume as little budget as possible, and help shorten project completion timelines. Join me as I search for the perfect tool and share some content along the journey!

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