Your Android device can be a powerful project management tool if you make sure you select the right apps for it. But it’s important to avoid complicated, clunky Android project management software, as there’s nothing worse than fumbling around in an app trying to find the right features.
When looking for the best project management apps for Android it’s important to make sure that the app helps you assign and allocate work in the correct way. You should also look out for analytical tools that help you stay on top of your project goals. This sounds easy but can be a tricky to get right because many Android project management apps simply don’t give you enough solutions to do both effectively.
Fortunately project management apps for Android are improving all the time with better user interfaces, simpler, streamlined processing and powerful functions that give you the ability to manage projects effortlessly on the hop.
Here are 5 Android project management apps that get it right when it comes to managing projects on the move on your Android device. All of these Android project management apps are free to download although you’ll need to pay for an account with the cloud project management software vendor in order to access all the features.
Zoho Projects for Android is a powerful online project management app that’s used by organizations large and small to plan projects.
Zoho is suitable for managers of all types, whether you have hundreds of employees to organize and manage or just a small team of colleagues. Zoho Projects has a powerful set of tracking, charting, reporting and collaboration features that help you coordinate projects with maximum control and efficiency.
Zoho Projects for Android allows you to stay connected and manage your tasks from anywhere. It comes with a number of useful features that help you keep on top of projects and automate much of the process of project management.
Wrike takes a bit of a different approach to project management by mixing social collaboration and task management features into one powerful package for Android.
The standout feature of Wrike is its real-time collaboration tools which deliver regular updates to users with updates on projects as changes are made. However, there’s no way to work offline on Android and things such as hierarchical tasking are missing from it compared to Wrike’s iOS project management app.
There’s a useful smart activity stream though which makes it easy for team members and managers to see everything that’s happening within the team and you get individual live updates delivered to your Android via user profiles. When you add this the powerful analytics tools that are included in Wrike to get an instant visual overview of a project’s progress, it packs a powerful project management punch on the move.
AtTask has now changed its name to Workfront View, but the Android and iPhone app still go under the old name so it’s definitely due for an update. AtTask is a powerful web project management solution that’s integrated with Salesforce.com. AtTask gives you a holistic view of your projects by integrating internal and external views so you can see things from all angles.
AtTask on desktop features powerful management features such as customizable reports & dashboards, time & resource management, Helpdesk support & issue tracking. The Android app is still a little way behind the desktop app. It doesn’t include time sheet view and reports are limited compared to the iPad version of Workfront View, for example.
Insightly is better known as a CRM for businesses to capture information about customers, sales leads and tasks, but it can also be used as a project management tool on your Android device.
Insightly is designed to help you process information fast on your mobile and is easy to use. Everything is controlled by the project overview screen which gives instant access to features such as creating tasks, milestones and pipelines for projects, tracking email correspondence, assigning roles to users and getting automatic email updates. Some Android users have complained of problems linking the calendar to the app though and there’s no way to send and and receive notes on tasks to members.
Insightly allows you to get a sample of its free project management tools with a free trial. The Android app is free but after the free trial ends you need to pay for a subscription.
Mavenlink is similar to Wrike in that it puts a big focus on collaboration when it comes to project management on Android. Although there’s no actual free Android project management app to download, Mavenlink has recently revamped an HTML5 version of the app which is optimized for Android and is completely free to use.
Mavenlink allows you to share documents and files with others easily and provides a complete cloud-based solution for managing the entire project delivery lifecycle. With it you can complete projects, track time, plan resources, and monitor financial performance, all from the comfort of your Android device with a user friendly, easy to use interface.
Mavenlink is available as a Team Plan, Professional Plan and Premier Plan and you can try it for free first both on desktop and mobile.
These are 5 of the best project management tools for Android for when you’re on the move but tell us what web based project management tools do you use on Android? Let us know in the comments below. Or if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, check out what project management apps other companies are using in GetApp’s user reviews section.