Top 5 Project Management Tools

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Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation you are going to need the right tools to help you with project management. Here are arguably the top 5 project management tools that will get the job done. Most of these are free to use while some are paid.


What’s great about Basecamp is that it does not have a steep learning curve. If it’s your first time to use it all you need is 10 minutes to familiarize yourself with it and you are ready to use it. This is probably the reason why there are more than 3 million people using it today. You can use the free trial version for 60 days while the paid version starts at $20 a month. Some of its best features include easy configuration and seamless integration into your existing technology. It is browser based so you don’t have anything to install.

What we liked

  • No more confusing email threads
  • Easy sharing of files and documents
  • Availability of templates


Teambox is one of the best project management tools available that is open source and focuses heavily on collaboration. It is aimed at small to medium sized organizations that want undertake projects without the use of complex tools. It is very simple to use and quick to setup. It has all the features you can expect from a solid project management tools such as time tracker, document sharing, to do list, communications and more.

What we liked

  • Simple
  • Easy to use
  • Permission levels can be fine tuned


InLoox PM is the reliable and flexible solution for professional project management. Plan, organize, and communicate directly in Microsoft Outlook and on the web. The software facilitates the combined management of projects, documents, resources, Mind Maps and budgets. Everyday project management is made easy with InLoox PM.

The realization of projects becomes faster, safer and more efficient. Usability and practicality are two of the main focuses of InLoox PM.

It is easy to set things straight with InLoox PM: it can be mastered quickly, it is easy to handle and structured concisely. In short, it is the best way to clean up your desk and clear your brain.

What we liked

  • User Friendly
  • Fast and responsive
  • Excellent task management tools
  • Excellent synch features

These are 5 of our top choices for project management tools that you can use in your organization. Try to check them out and see which ones are best suited for your needs.


Clarizen is a project management tool that is hosted in the clouds making it perfect for organizations with tight IT resources. Most of the major organizations today prefer to use this tool since it is easy to implement in their organization and comes with a lot of useful features.

What we liked

  • Easy to use
  • Excellent collaboration features
  • Excellent list of project management tools

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is really aimed for large organizations or those who have the budget to spend. It’s almost $1000 price tag will not be attractive to small organizations on a tight budget. One great thing about this tool is that it is compatible with other Microsoft products. This makes it very attractive to use.

What we liked

  • Intuitive interface
  • Excellent compatibility with Microsoft products
  • Excellent resource management and team collaboration tools

About Author

JP is a fanatic blogger who writes on interesting topics like Technology , Software, Travel. JP has written this article on behalf of Inloox. Clients like Siemens, US Airways are using   project management software by