More and more organizations are jumping into Google Apps for Work.
This suite of productivity software is starting to become the gold standard especially for those companies that collaborate and do their work online.
But, even with its speed and simplicity businesses still continue to use project management tools to help organize their day to day operations. These tools are way more powerful and comprehensive if backed up with different project methodologies.
The good thing is project management tools are now integrating with Google Apps.
If you use and integrate both tools, it could mean a whole lot to increasing productivity.
Comindwork is an extensive collaboration platform that aims to have everything you need to manage projects.
Deskaway provides a central place for teams to organize, manage and track work.
Freshbooks is the most popular invoicing tool. It lets you organize expenses and track time on the go.
Glasscubes focuses on simplicity and clarity in managing projects, people and information. It has a friendly and intuitive interface.
Harvest focuses more on simple time tracking as well as managing invoices and tracking expenses.
JIRA is a tool for bug tracking and subversion control. It is used more for software development.
ProofHub gives better control over projects & team communication. It is an all-in-one place to reduce your project delivery time. You can easily plan, collaborate, and organize tasks.
Redbooth is both a workplace collaboration and communication platform.
Smartsheet brings online project management in the familiar spreadsheet format.
Solve Client Manager manages both projects and clients. A very simple mobile app keeps staff on top of their priorities.
Teamwork Projects is project management software that reduces the complexity of collaboration and lets you own the big picture.
Wrike is for real-time work management and team collaboration. It gives you full visibility and control over your tasks.
Zoho Projects has multiple apps in the Google Apps Marketplace including CRM, Customer Support, Surveys, Expense Reporting and more.
|Create tasks from a button on Gmail||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Attach Google Docs to tasks||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|One click sign in||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Exporting to Google Docs||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Importing Google Contacts||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Google Calendar integration||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Cost for 5 users (per month)||$10||$25||$65||$40||$60||$10||$19|
|Create tasks from a button on Gmail||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Attach Google Docs to tasks||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|One click sign in||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Exporting to Google Docs||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Importing Google Contacts||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Google Calendar integration||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Cost for 5 users (per month)||$45||$25||$50||$125||$0||$50||$60|
It really depends on the way that you work and the type of tool you are looking for.
The best choice would have to be the platform that would make the use of Google Apps in your organization more efficient.
Feel free to use the tables above to compare. Then, start using the one that would have the most impact to your productivity.
For a more comprehensive list of project management software solutions, check our article here: The Best Project Management Software and Tools Compared
Rob Rawson is a co-founder of Time Doctor which is software to improve work productivity and help keep track of what your team is working on, even when working remotely.