Free Project Management software

Updated: June 03, 2019

2019. Trello limits free version to 10 boards



Trello, Atlassian’s project management tool, is launching thirteen new features. Most of these new features are for paying users, but even Trello’s free users are getting access to a few new goodies. In return, though, Trello is taking away the ability to create an unlimited number of boards for free Teams users (not regular users outside of a team). They can only have 10 boards open in Trello at any given time. Power-Up Butler (the automation extension for Trello) is now available for free, for both paying and free users. It makes it easier to automate workflows and other repetitive tasks in Trello — and that’s clearly something the service’s enterprise users were asking for. Trello is also now getting a new board setting beyond private, team and public.


2018. Evernote adds project management Spaces



The new feature - Spaces - in Evernote Business helps teams more effectively turn their ideas into action and move projects forward. Spaces allows each team member to see the bigger picture by using the “What’s new” and “Pinned notes” tiles to help them stay on top of changes happening in a space and highlight what’s important in the activity. Teams can tap into business knowledge by making their spaces discoverable, as well as discover new ones in the Space Directory. Spaces is currently only available in Evernote Business plan that costs $14.99 / User / Month.


2017. Atlassian acquired Trello



Atlassian has acquired project management service Trello for $425 million. Just like with many of Atlassian’s other acquisitions, the company plans to keep both the Trello service and brand alive and current users shouldn’t see any immediate changes. With Trello, Atlassian is acquiring one of the fastest growing project management services. It now has about 19 million users. Trello brings more productivity to individual and team projects. It shows all of the projects from the entire team in a single glance. Assigning projects is easy, just put them in the assigned person’s or team’s list and when completed drag it to the completed list. Each “card” or task can be commented on and links can be added. Trello works across multiple devices and uploads files from Dropbox or Google Drive.


2016. Project management app Asana raised $50M



Asana, the app that lets teams track projects at a $600M valuation led by YC’s Sam Altman. Asana today has 13,000 paying businesses as customers and over 140,000 businesses using the product overall adding some 10,000 every month. The company has both free and premium tiers, with the latter charged at $8.33 per member per month for groups above 15, and for more features. As more businesses move their work processes online, the productivity apps are having a moment right now. Just last week, BetterWorks — another platform that helps workers set and manage tasks and goals — announced a Series B of $20 million. In addition to BetterWorks and Asana itself, there are others like Basecamp, Wrike and Trello all offering ways to boost productivity and help organize so-called knowledge workers.


2011. Wrike launches free project management tool for Google Apps


Wrike is one of the best project management services. It provides really simple and effective task collaboration tools and is closely integrated with email. 2,000+ new companies sign up for Wrike every month. And it's used even by Salesforce, which has recently launched the own similar service - Do.com. But Wrike had one drawback compared to other popular tools like Basecamp, Teamlab or already mentioned Do.com - it didn't provide a free version. But now this drawback is fixed. Wrike has launched the free version for 5 users (and 2Gb) for Google Apps Marketplace. So besides the free plan, now you can use Wrike in combination with Google tools: create tasks directly in GMail, sync projects with Google Calendar and attach Google Docs to Wrike's tasks. And of course, you can log into Wrike using your Google Apps account. By the way, the 5-user limitation applies only for employees of your company. You can invite an unlimited number of users to collaborate on tasks.