Top Project Management Tools for Startups at a Low Price
Startups are often cash-strapped and want to be economically efficient. You tend to seek out tools that are free or, in the worst-case scenario, inexpensive when you are losing money every day. Project Management is an essential job in any startup. A project manager will want to organize his house in a systematic manner with easy-to-use software. These features are available in a variety of applications that are affordable for startups.
Basecamp is a well-known name in project management software. The first version of Basecamp received rave reviews. With a simple interface, the newer versions of Basecamp are easier to use than their predecessors. The software has many main features, including the ability to create to-do lists and have discussions on it, uploading and sharing files (text-only documents are a limitation) as well as calendar management. Basecamp’s new updates are not meant to be an improvement on the older versions. The new updates don’t offer a holistic solution to project management problems and Basecamp must be partnered with 2-3 additional applications to complete the task. Collabtive is available, so don’t be alarmed.
Collabtive is not a typo. It is a free project management software. It is free to use and has all the features startups need. It is a great alternative to Basecamp, which is still a poor product. This software is a great choice for high-intelligence startups, especially those who are tech-savvy. It is open-sourced and can be easily modified to meet your company’s specific needs. Although it is not as intuitive as Basecamp, you will soon get the hang of it. You can also purchase additional plugins for a one-time charge that allow you to comment on tasks, Gantt charts, and project templates.
GQueues, a project management app, is on the rise. This could be because it complements companies using Google apps, which most startups use. The app costs between $0 and $25 per year, making it a very affordable expense for companies. It is particularly useful for scheduling tasks, deadlines, and organizing calendars down to the minute. However, it is not as comprehensive as Collabtive.
QuickBase makes it easy to share data among project managers so that everyone can track the status of their projects. Additional features include customizable dashboards and task management, milestones, and bug-tracking capabilities. This software is expensive at $299, and I think it’s not the best tool for a start up.
Author : Lisa Findlay