Project management software helps individuals and companies organize tasks, projects and sets of projects. These tools increase visibility for all team members and stakeholders and ensure tasks don’t get neglected in the shuffle.

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While project managers and IT professionals use project management apps most frequently, the software should be accessible and easy to use for all team members of different tech backgrounds.

Top project management software

Native time tracking Gantt charts Email integration Free plan available Starting cost Yes Yes Yes Yes $0
Smartsheet No Yes Yes No $7 per user per month
ClickUp No Yes Yes Yes $0
Teamwork Yes Yes Yes Yes $0
Wrike Yes Yes Yes Yes $0
Asana No No Yes Yes $0
Airtable Yes Yes Yes Yes $0
Zoho Projects Yes Yes Yes Yes $0
Zenhub No No No Yes $0
Jira Work Management No No Yes Yes $0

I’ve reviewed each of these 10 project management platforms to understand their capabilities and ease of use for an IT project. TechRepublic’s top picks for project management software are listed below. You’ll also find a link to the full review accompanying each of the overviews listed here.

Jump to: Best for teams of all technical levels

Image: is a reputable project management brand with a flexible platform for teams of all flavors. While initially intimidating, the monday work management interface is packed with features and offers extensive configuration management capabilities. While other solutions lean into a few views of project data, monday work management gives users the most flexibility in adding and configuring valuable visualizations.

Though I ran into hiccups using monday work management, the project management software excels in configurability, giving teams the expected control to optimize workflows.

A dashboard.
On, users can optimize their teams’ workflows. pricing

  • Individual: $0 for up to two seats.
  • Basic: $8 per seat per month billed annually, or $10 per seat per month billed monthly. A free trial is available.
  • Standard: $10 per seat per month billed annually, or $12 per seat per month billed monthly. A free trial is available.
  • Pro: $16 per seat per month billed annually, or $20 per seat per month billed monthly. A free trial is available.
  • Enterprise: Quotes available upon request.

Features of monday work management:

  • Visualize project data through multiple table, kanban and dashboard views.
  • Personalize colorful interfaces that bring project data to life.
  • Customize and share surveys for data collection via the WorkForms tool.
  • Access integrations for developers, marketing, CRM and project management.
  • Utilize prebuilt automations and a long list of options for creating automation rules.

Pros of

  • Clean user interface not bogged down by the platform’s extensive features.
  • Robust configurability for setting the workspace and tools to team specifications.
  • Designed for a multitude of use cases across industries and functions.

Cons of

  • An evident learning curve for new users and implementing advanced features.
  • Import engine failed to pull most existing data into the platform.
  • Manually inputting data to reconcile import was the biggest pain point.

See how compares to Asana and Jira .