It’s hard to make a decision between different project management tools – there’s just so many of them.
Right from the beginning, I fell in love with Monday.com.
So did my team. Zero training.
As far as Project Management, Reminder Lists and Time Tracking goes, there’s a lot of software out there.
In my career, I’ve spent a bit of time trying different software, because I do a lot of things professionally and personally, working both alone and managing teams. When exploring software-as-a-service, I’ve tried a lot, and been disappointed a lot.
Right from the outset, I compared Monday with Asana and Trello. The reason I wanted to try out Asana and Trello, is because these are the apps that all my friends were boasting about. But I was disappointed.
I’ve spent a bit of time looking through all the features, and become familiar with the tools. Monday by far is still my favourite. Back when Monday was called “DaPulse” I definitely wasn’t. But something changed.
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They invested a lot in their platform, and they made work fun.
One of the things I love most about Monday is the fact you can tell instantly when you use it, that they’ve designed it to be scalable. All the features you’d expect out of the box are there, built-in. And it has automations too.
The shortlist – top 5 picks
Monday.com — Highly effective teams choose monday.com to manage their work.
Nutshell — Nutshell is an easy-to-use CRM that helps small businesses build relationships, track sales, and grow. It’s designed to be simple and intuitive, so you can focus on what matters most: your customers.
Rock.so — Create a space for 1:1s, group conversations or projects.
Add anyone, inside or outside your organization, to a space so they can participate in a conversation, work on tasks, read notes and access any file they need.
Redbooth — Redbooth helps teams manage tasks and communication so projects get completed faster and easier.
CobbleStone Systems — Cobblestone Systems is a software development company that specializes in creating custom software solutions for businesses. They provide services such as web and mobile app development, software integration, and cloud computing. Their team of experienced developers and designers work together to create innovative solutions that meet the needs of their clients.
Basecamp — Trusted by millions, Basecamp puts everything you need to get work done in one place.
HubSpot — HubSpot’s free CRM powers your customer support, sales, and marketing with easy-to-use features like live chat, meeting scheduling, and email tracking.
Vendasta — From agency to enterprise, the Vendasta platform is the only end-to-end management software for selling digital solutions to local businesses.
Slack — Slack is a new way to communicate with your team. It’s faster, better organised, and more secure than email.
VeriClock — Get employee time tracking anytime, anywhere with VeriClock. Easily integrate with your accounting, bookkeeping or payroll software.
Adam.ai — One place for teams to run efficient meetings, create collaborative agendas, record decisions, and assign tasks.
ContractZen — ContractZen corporate governance software is ideal for contract management, board meeting management, entity management, e-signature & virtual data room (VDR).
Todoist — Join 25 million people and teams that organize, plan, and collaborate on tasks and projects with Todoist.
ClickUp™ — ClickUp’s mission is to make the world more productive – Tasks, Docs, Goals, and Chat.
Monday.com is the most versatile and easy solution to get any job done, especially for small businesses with less than 500 team members working together everyday.
Marketing and social media content calendars
Sales funnels and lead opportunity management
Product build and go-to-market plans
Software design and development, and bug tracking
Staff and employee management
Issue tracking and ticketing system
Gantt charts and progress reports
Risk management and mitigation plans
One of the best features of Monday.com (with the Standard plan), is the ability to add Guests to your account, so you can collaborate with people or teams outside your organisation or business – perfect for marketing agencies.
Why Monday wins
Monday.com has a lot of flexibility, some of my favourite features include the following.
Kanban by Monday
Turn any board into a Kanban cards using the status column, then drag-and-drop the cards through stages.
Forms by Monday
Easily create Forms so that your customers can submit requests which automatically populate the board.
It’s easy to create a Form from any board.
You can then customise the form to suit the audience.
Automations by Monday
Monday.com has an Automations feature, which helps you save time and helps teams do things consistently.
When a task is completed, move it to a different group
When a new task is created, email someone to notify them
In fact Monday’s implementation of the Automations feature probably has to be the easiest I’ve ever seen.
And for advanced users, you can customise Automations to suit your workflows.
Monday.com has the best design, simplicity, scalability and security.
With its consistent User Interface, everyday language and customisable fields, I fell instantly in love with Monday. So did my team. Zero training, zero convincing.
But remember, different niche have different needs.
Monday.com is the best tool for teams to collaborate on anything that needs to get done, and occasionally share with externals, executives. Anyone in any business can use it and instantly feel familiar with it. As they say, they’ve built “Work OS”. It’s the right balance between basic list tracking, collaboration and project management. It’s for EVERYONE.
Asana is great for agencies or software developers who want all the flexibility to integrate with all the different connectors. It’s for people or teams who already have deep and complex project management, who need all the customisation and integrations they can get. In my opinion, it’s for those types of people who would rather get a Samsung Android or a Microsoft Windows and customise everything.
If you need a solution that is simple and just works, then you’ll love Monday.com.
If you want to have more control over project management, you might find Asana is the best.