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Best Task Management Software in 2018

The Task Management market is dominated by a high number of very similar Task Management solutions, nearly all of which focus on breaking down large projects into smaller units, as well as giving teams the ability to delegate tasks and collaborate on workloads.

As such, there is a high crossover with project management software, with many vendors adopting features that are associated with project management and vice versa. For example, some Task Management software may include functionality that provides additional support for projects as a whole, with resource management, team management and more.

The Task Management market is growing and will continue to grow for the next few years. The rising demand for business optimization is one of the primary catalysts for the success of this market as businesses are continuously looking for ways to reduce operational time and costs.

Products in the Task Management market generally have a low degree of differentiation. Some vendors specialize in team collaboration while others may specialize in individual to-do-lists. In addition, some vendors cater towards particular niches, such as software development. Lastly, some products also offer more advanced functionality such as dedicated workspaces for real-time idea brainstorming and in-depth audit trails.


A core component of project management with plenty of software options available is task management. Task management software often features the ability to assign work / tasks to users or whole teams, create subtasks and gives teams the ability to share the workload and collaborate. In most applications tasks can be viewed in a cascading fashion or in a timeline style with deadlines and progress tracking. Task management software can range from simple to-do-lists to highly functional tasks management platforms with multi-user capabilities and extensive custom-field items that enable advanced features like file attachments, tasks exporting and task categorization.  Read the full software guide...


Crozdesk Software Ranking 2017

Crozdesk Icon Top 15 Task Management Software in 2017 View All Products

Breaking down work projects into smaller and more manageable tasks can lead to a substantial increase in team productivity. Task Management software is highly execution driven and can help foster an environment of deliverables. Vendors can provide a myriad of different solutions that ensure that you and your teams stay on top of tasks and ahead of approaching deadlines. Features tend to include to-do lists, task tracking, workflows, chat functionality, tags and labels, and more. The following list is a run-down of the best software in the Task Management category.

This ranking was published on October 2, 2017. For the most up-to-date Crozscores, user reviews and other information please have a look at the full list of project management Solutions.

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Trello

Trello (133)

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A leading project and task management application, Trello is highly visualized and features an excellent roadmap that will let your teams collaborate effectively. In addition, Trello gives you a number of different options to organize projects so that you and your team can understand it, with boards, lists and cards at your disposable. More Information...

2
91%
JIRA

JIRA (50)

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Great for software developers, JIRA is powerful and highly customizable, and gives users the ability to easily track and resolve issues no matter what they are. In addition. JIRA also comes with extensive product integrations and micro management functionality. More Information...

3
90%
Basecamp

Basecamp (48)

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Ensure that your entire team will be on the same page with Basecamp, a task management software that is characterized by its responsive and attractive interface. It will provide a central location for calendars, file-sharing, to-do-lists, and message boards. More Information...

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90%
Freedcamp

Freedcamp (8)

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An excellent option for small businesses and startups, Freedcamp provides a free solution for project management. Despite being free, Freedcamp packs a punch as far as features go, with users being able to utilize Kanban boards, issue tracking, chat, time tracking and more. More Information...

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87%
Monday

Monday (15)

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DaPulse is an intuitive online application for project collaboration and task management. DaPulse is characterized by its highly visual,responsive and user-friendly interface that utilizes drag-and-drop functionality, which takes the complexity out of project management, ensuring anybody can use it. More Information...

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86%
Todoist

Todoist (5)

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A great solution for collaborating on tasks and projects, Todoist can be used on over 15 different platforms. It will ensure your team stays on task with its attractively designed interface that is completely free of clutter. Todoist has a myriad of different features that will enable you to prioritize and organize projects. More Information...

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86%
Wunderlist

Wunderlist (2)

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Wunderlist is an extensive to-do-list and task management application. Simple to use and navigate, but packed with functionality and solutions. Wunderlist will enable users to create lists and manage tasks on virtually any device. More Information...

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85%
PivotalTracker

PivotalTracker (2)

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PivitolTracker is a unique task management application that is great for software developers. It features an intuitive agile workflow that can change how teams build software by collaboration with increased efficiency. There are shared views, estimated difficulty and priority tags and even iteration planning which break down projects into smaller tasks. More Information...

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85%
Taskworld

Taskworld (13)

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Taskworld is an online collaboration platform that is highly visualized, ensuring you and your team can easily identify the tasks that need the most attention. With Taskworld, users can utilize an extensive messaging system, project analytics, burn up and burn down charts, in addition to the expected solutions of a task management software. More Information...

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85%
MeisterTask

MeisterTask (23)

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Simple, easy to use, and great for teams of any size, MeiserTask features an excellent dashboard that is highly customizable, ensuring you can get a quick overview of the day and focus on the tasks that are important to your team. It also fully integrates with MindMeister, a collaborative mind mapping tool that lets your team brainstorm in real-time. More Information...

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82%
Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool (30)

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Great for smaller businesses, Kanban Tool is an inexpensive task management platform that is widely used for its intuitive visualized workspace. Kanban Tool can help teams increase collaborative efforts through visualized workflows that enable users to manage projects, allocate tasks and track deadlines. More Information...

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76%
Kanbanize

Kanbanize (3)

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A simple-to-use software for visual project management, Kanbanize utilizes Japanese Kanban principles to let users keep track of tasks, bugs, and reports. As far as visual appeal goes, this is one of the best, made even better by its slick drag-and-drop functionality. Looking and searching for tasks is an easy process. More Information...

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73%
Producteev

Producteev (3)

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Producteev is a task tracking and collaboration solution with many advanced features. Functionalities include extensive labeling, the ability to receive task-specific updates, a customizable interface, and deadline and priority tags. More Information...

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65%
Kanbanery

Kanbanery (6)

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A kanban-based solution that packs a punch, with Kanbannery you’ll be able to easily manage tasks through its responsive and user friendly interface. More Information...

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65%
Yanado

Yanado (1)

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Yanado is an innovative task management extension for Gmail users, which greatly increases the utility of the email service by integrating it with some much-needed task management functionalities. Best of all, its incorporation into Google chrome is so seamless, you would think it was there the whole time. More Information...


This Software Ranking was published on October 02, 2017. All Crozscores are fixed as of that date.
Additional Notes: The composition of this list features a mix of Task Management software and project management software, due to the high crossover in features that both of these categories share. However, this list places an emphasis on vendors that provide solutions for tasks on a micro-level, as opposed to strategic project planning on a macro-level.

Task Management Software Guide

What is Task Management Software?

Task management software is any digital solution that helps manage and track a particular task throughout its lifecycle. The key software features of task management often focus on task creation, assignment, reassignment, prioritization, tracking, and report generation.

Unlike project management software, task management solutions usually focus on handling smaller, independent tasks. However, products more suitable for handling interdependent tasks within larger projects comprising of multiple team members are also available. Depending on your task management goals, you may need a simple to-do list application or an all-encompassing solution that helps handle more complex tasks.

Task management software often features the ability to create, assign and schedule tasks and subtasks, track progress, share files, change priorities, and determine time taken on a task. More advanced products allow you to manage remote teams, send notifications and reminders to team members, and add notes and comments to a task. By keeping all conversations in one place, task management software also helps improve collaboration between internal teams.


Common Features of Task Management

API Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are programmatic intersections with external products or platforms that allow for custom integrations with your own solutions or other solutions you are using.
Data Export Exporting functionality can be used to streamline the migration of data sets and information across systems, platforms or applications.
Data Import Importing functionality allows you to use data sets from other systems or platforms to cut down on data entry requirements or to more easily migrate records from similar applications you have used in the past.
External Integrations Integrations with other software products or platforms to improve efficiency and compatibility across systems.
Multi-User Supports more than just one user account and generally allows for collaboration with colleagues.
Notifications Includes notification support and sends you alerts with information on important events and other time sensitive instances. For example through push notifications on mobile phones or email notifications.
Project Management Manage projects from conception through the planning stage to delivery and post-project reporting phases. This allows organisation teams to organise resources, plan budgets and improve efficiency in the delivery of project objectives.

Latest User Reviews of Task Management

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German Magallanes, General Manager - Costa Vida
"Great product"

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