Compare Asana, Basecamp, Trello, Task Manager Pro

Intelligently choose the best tool for your situation

There are many tools for managing workplace efficiency and it's often hard to choose between them. The truth is, the perfect tool depends on the situation. Below is a round-up of the most effective tools available, and the strengths and weaknesses of each.

As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble. Harrington Emerson

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Basecamp Trello Asana Task Mgr Pro
Tagline Chaos, organized Your entire project, in a single glance Teamwork without email Workplace productivity for Individuals
Best For Teams who need an online platform for collecting, discussing & tracking projects. Handles small projects very well Creative individuals & teams who need the flexibility to capture ideas, tasks and files of a dynamic nature. Very visual. Teams working on long life cycle development projects using Agile-like methodology. Productivity focused professionals who need an efficient method of managing their own workload. Great for managing tasks waiting on others.
Users per account Unlimited users Unlimited users Free plan: 15 users

Paid plans: Unlimited
1 user only
Limited introduction, no template

< 5 minutes

How-to-use, suggested template

< 5 minutes

No setup, no templates, interface hints

< 5 minutes

Guided setup, how-to-use, suggested template

< 5 minutes
Web based, Fairly intuitive, many features hard to get to

Web based, Intuitive, Click and drag, details hidden deeper

Web based, Intuitive, Somewhat complicated

Web based, Intuitive, Simple
SmartPhone Apps
Both iOS and Android

Full function

Both iOS and Android

Most functions

Both iOS and Android

Limited functionality

No app, web based (supports SmartPhone).
Built-in calendar (simple). No syncing.

No calendar.

Built-in calendar. Can sync to Outlook/Google calendar.

Can sync to Outlook/Google calendar.
By person
Overdue tasks

No views

Personal tasks
Project tasks
Team tasks

Overdue tasks
Urgent tasks
No reports

No reports

Limited reports

By project
By date range
Discussions, comments, assign tasks.

Comments, upvotes, assign tasks.

Comments, assign tasks.

Private task manager.
Users receive automatic reminders.

Efficient follow-up for delegated tasks.
Weaknesses Can't assign multiple users to one task. No visual reporting. Can get very complicated/busy quickly. Hard to keep track of user priorities. Can't assign multiple users to one story. No consolidated personal view. Doesn't accommodate teams.
Key Strength All-in-one team collaboration platform Visual, high-level overview Complex team projects Personal workload management

Clearly, the best tool for the job depends on the situation and your specific needs. We hope the above comparison table helps you match your specific productivity needs with the best tool available.

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