Basecamp makes collaboration and project management simple and productive with a wide variety of different tools: to-do lists, file sharing, web-based text documents, time tracking, milestone management and a live messaging system.
Basecamp operates on the cloud and is also available in mobile form for Android and iOS.
The trial period lasts for 60 days (2 months). Basecamp has been used and trusted by some 15 million users around the world.
Basecamp concentrates its efforts on keeping collaboration and project management as simple as possible.
Teamwork without email, Asana is a cloud-based solution allowing teams to collaborate more effectively by keeping conversations and tasks in one place.
Asana’s main focus is to allows users to plan and manage projects online without the need for difficult-to-follow email threads. The Asana ‘workspace’ system provides a space where users can assign tasks, follow tasks, add notes, comments, attachments and related tags. If any changes take place, followers will receive updates straight to their inboxes.
Asana runs on both desktop and mobile devices, and is completely free for teams of up to 15 people.
HiveFlux is a web-based project management app that makes it easy for teams to see what everyone’s working on. HiveFlux stresses a 'people focused' approach to project management.
HiveFlux allows its users to share tasks that they’re working on in real-time so that everyone can see what the other team members are doing. This helps teams to better manage their workloads and spend more time doing rather than waiting.
HiveFlux also offers a range of other features including: file management, conversation tools, a central calendar and time-tracking.
To-do lists: Keep your to-do lists online and in one place. Basecamp allows you to add lists and assign people in your team to be responsible for each one. As tasks are completed, simply check off the item and it will move to the completed list.
Share files with ease: Basecamp’s built in file sharing makes it simple to share documents with team members or project clients. Upload anything from designs to invoices, categorise them, and download anytime, anywhere. Keep large files out of your emails!
Free for 60 days: Basecamp is completely free for two months and then operates on a pay-as-you-go service, starting at $20 / month.
Communicate effectively: The Basecamp message board makes communication more effective. Easily post messages, categorize them, attach necessary files, and allow anyone you choose to comment on your message(s). Find your conversations with ease with the built in search function.
Track progress: Keep track of important deadlines with Basecamp’s ‘milestones'. Assign milestones to team members, follow them in the dashboard, and subscribe them to iCal. You can also keep track of the time you spend on tasks or projects with the built in time tracking feature.
Keep everything in one place: No need to email team members — comment directly on tasks to keep conversations and tasks in one place. Stay updated on team progress with automatic status updates into your inbox.
Plan your day: Get organized and view your task list every time you open Asana.
Free, unlimited usage: Use Asana’s full functionality in a team of up to 15 people for completely free.
Keep track of your time: HiveFlux’s built in time tracking widget helps you keep an eye on the task at hand.
Keep files in one place: Drag and drop files into HiveFlux to keep everything in one handy, easy-to-find place.
Live task tracking: HiveFlux makes it easy to see what each teammate is working on with its live task tracking functionality.
Strong task management features: HiveFlux offers a range of task management tools to help its users set priorities and group tasks into projects.