Just a few years ago, in order for people to collaborate on projects, they had to sit together in the same office. Nowadays however, proximity is no longer an essential factor thanks to the Internet and project management software. The solution enables people working on different tasks within the same project to communicate efficiently and finish their tasks using any of their devices, and from any location.
In order for a project management software to increase productivity and efficiency, it must include a wide range of real-time communication options, a simple user interface, and cross-device support.
Wrike is already popular for providing these and many other features, being chosen by world-class businesses like PayPal, Stanford University, MTV, Adobe, and HTC, but what I personally like about it is its clean interface where you can communicate and access all the features in the shortest amount of time.
With Wrike’s work management tools, you can create and organize tasks, break goals into manageable pieces, set due dates, attach files, and track the progress of the entire project and of individual contributors. You can also @mention teammates just like in social media, share tasks with people outside the company, transform emails into tasks (which sends them back to Wrike), or create customizable views of projects by adding graphs, task statuses and real-time updates. You can get newsfeed updates on project activity, edit documents and see everyone’s updates in real-time, create custom user groups for sharing files selectively, and manage daily work by dragging tasks to the right date. By creating custom workflows, balancing resources and tracking performance, you can recalibrate workflows. You can track time spent on tasks, duplicate an older project so you hit the ground running the next time around, and synchronize tasks to any calendar (including Google Calendar, iCalendar and Outlook Calendar).
Tasks can be organized further on any tablet or smartphone running Android or iOS, plus Wrike integrates with various popular apps such as Gmail, Apple mail, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Zapier.
Another great thing about Wrike is that you can use it for free if you have a small team of 5 users. The freemium plan allows you to have an unlimited number of collaborators and provides 2GB of storage space, up to two levels of folder depth, and all the basic features and project management tools required for small projects. For more than 5 users, Wrike plans start at $49/month.