The 7 Most Popular Online Project Management Tools

Project management tools can be highly effective. There is a large number of project management tools you can choose from. The majority are general purpose applications that do not target any specific industry. However, more and more project management tools are targeting specific industries. Below are 7 popular online project management tools.

Updated: I just came across one additional online project management tool that I thought I should include it here.


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GanttPRO is an online project management app based on Gantt charts with a short learning curve. It offers a wide range of cool features directly associated with Gantt diagrams: task management, progress tracking, critical path, baseline, etc. However, GanttPRO is far more than that. With this tool, you can efficiently manage resources, cost, deadlines, and time, collaborate with team members, clients, or stakeholders. This software easily becomes an all-in-one project management app for single users as well as for teams. There is a free fully featured 14-day trial.


1.      Apptivo



If you are an entrepreneur, freelancer, professional, or small business owner Apptivo is a project management tool that you should explore. Basically, it is a web based project management app that allows you to take your business and projects anywhere. You can access over 50 business applications through Apptivo, so there is not much you can’t do with this project management app, with excellent security. Apptivo is a jam packed with functionality, and best of all it’s free! There is no need to buy expensive software or worry about software updates with this web based software.

2.       Lighthouse



If you need to track bugs and issues, Lighthouse is exactly what you need. Track milestones and timelines, and integrate seamlessly with your email client. You can update your tickets through your email inbox, integrate with subversions, manage and prioritize tickets, and more. It’s simple to use but costs, and it starts at $10 and goes up to $120 per month depending on the plan.

3.       Springloops



Springloops has a very intuitive interface, so it’s fairly easy to use with the tab navigation. Add users via email. It’s simple to create new projects using a few different templates. If you use Basecamp, Springloops integrates smoothly, leaving you with one less thing to worry about. There are a number of paid plans to choose from.

4.       Creative Pro Office


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This is a complete project management tool, and it’s free, which makes it worth looking at. The tab navigation allows you to quickly access projects, clients, finances, and time sheets. Client tracking is fully integrated, which makes it extremely handy if you work with lots of clients.

5.       Jumpchart



This is planning app is a little more than a project management app. Keep track of your tasks relating to web designs, along with enjoying all the project management functionality you’ll need. There’s a free version, but it limits you. From there, you can get plans ranging from $5 per month to $50 per month.

6.       No Kahuna


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This simple project management app is also an issue tracking platform. It’s easy to use, and has a strong interface. Enjoy the task and activity tracking, along with the collaborative tools. This is a good choice for a basic project management.

7.       Basecamp



This is a good choice in a project management app, with excellent features including file sharing, to-do lists, milestones, message boards, and time tracking. It’s no surprise that this is a popular choice in project management apps. There are few project management features that Basecamp doesn’t have. It’s reasonable priced starting at $24 per month for the basic version ranging up to $149 per month.

There you have 7 of the most popular project management tools to choose from. One thing is for sure there’s no reason to live without the power of a project management app.

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  1. Luisa says:

    Hey thanks for sharing! would like to add Teambox to this list. This project management and collaboration software is helping companies to increase their productivity and improve their communication to get things done. Check it out:

  2. Hi!

    I’d like to recommend Doolphy (

    Doolphy is an easy and intuitive project management tool. Some days ago we launched the new Doolphy mobile web app! We hope you like it!

    Up With Your Projects!

  3. Sal says:

    If you are a digital agency or a marketing team then do check out – simple, powerful and intuitive.

  4. Avi Kaye says:

    Another good project management tool is HappyTodos ( It gives you a bird’s eye view of how your project is doing, and, at the moment, is completely free.

  5. Kevin says:

    I’ve had good luck with Workgroups in the past. It has built-in workflow, scheduling, proofing, job trafficking and financial tools built right in.

    Here’s the link:

  6. Mary says:

    I would add an suggest Feng Office:

    Great tool, excellent support!

  7. Sü Smith says:

    A really great app for SCRUM Project Management is OnTime by Axosoft

  8. Tibi says:

    RationalPlan is a project management suite targeting novice or accidental project managers:

  9. Ana says:

    Thanks for sharing this list! We currently use DeskAway due its simplicity & affordability, but will surely take a look at few of those recommended ones.

  10. Isabelle says:

    Thanks for this list, and if someone is looking for a desktop one, there is onepmo (

  11. Nithin says:

    Would like to mention another popular project management tool, online.

  12. Those of you interested in project management software for Windows may like to try TaskMerlin. It provides GTD-friendly project management for personal users and teams over a PC office network. See our online tour at for more information.

  13. I would never use a foreign hosted project management, where a lot of sensible data of my customers are stored. This is the reason, why we use a self hosted solution with

  14. PM Hut says:

    Basecamp is by far the most popular, I think it should be moved to the top of the list.