Casual Features

Casual

Visual online project management for non-professional PMs

4.84/5 (37 reviews)

Casual Feature Summary

  • Create project plans
  • Create tasks
  • Assign tasks to team mates
  • Define project timelines
  • Set project workflows
  • Add people and teams
  • Upload and share files
  • Send messages
  • Create project milestones
  • Create sub-processes
  • List of task view
  • Board/ graph view
  • Colour-coded project chart
  • Team notifications of tasks
  • Set deadlines
  • See user details
  • Invite new users
  • Mobile app
  • Re-use processes for new projects
  • Visual project summaries

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Charting
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
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Document Storage
Email Notifications
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Milestone Tracking
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Planning Tools
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Mobile apps

iOS App


9 reviews

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


29 reviews

Casual Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Casual's features:

Katherine Stepkowicz

Verified Reviewer

Casual helps the Starfinder Foundation do what it does best - help Philly youth succeed

2017-01-25

The emails that automatically update staff every day on the critical tasks and dates that are looming, makes it easy to integrate our everyday work on behalf of kids with the project work needed to execute a successful event as well.

Pros

Starfinder needed a tool that everyone could use and understand organically, while also providing us with the robustness of features that would make teamwork and collaboration possible; such as, easy to download project plans, task notifications via email, and the ability to visualize the project as a visual mapping.

Cons

Complex projects might be difficult to setup in Casual.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Casual

I would highly recommend Casual as a project management tool. I would encourage nonprofits to try and adopt this tool as well. Many nonprofits are scared off by project management concepts or tools; Casual is great because it won't blow the budget or require a dedicated resource to manage. Starfinder is able to concentrate on its mission - Casual helps us do that.

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
IT Project Manager (Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Simple Project Management

2017-01-30

We were looking for a simple way to track the workflows in our projects without the massive overhead many software solutions currently have.

Pros

Simple interface Easy to integrate with multiple users Near zero learning curve Inexpensive

Cons

Lacks detailed reporting (although some is available after speaking with support)

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Casual

If you are looking for an easy to use and no frills project or task management software, this is it.

Source: GetApp
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Mike Sargent

Verified Reviewer

Useful, Intuitive App

2017-01-23

It keeps processes on-task and allows me to monitor activity and status.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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David Alward

Love the name "Casual PM" This is great software for Project tracking.

2018-02-06

This software shows the tasks in a list view or a graphical view.

Pros

I also like the fact that this software has a mobile app.

Cons

This software does not have a module r portion for risk tracking or risk management. that would be helpful.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jennifer Ann McGetrick

Verified Reviewer

Casual is for Academic Research Teams, too!

2018-04-01

Pros

Casual is perfect for academic research teams needing to coordinate complex projects with multiple streams of activity and deadlines, but without the extensive project management resources of a corporate team.

Cons

I am looking forward to a few more features that I think would be helpful and are in the pipeline- for example, the ability to PDF the workflows captured in groups would be really helpful (currently I just copy and paste those into a top level project as a workaround, but the functionality would be nice) :-)

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Cheryl-Lynn Schaefer

Verified Reviewer

Great App for staying on task

2018-05-25

Pros

Great way to stay on task. Lays everything out so it's easy to see what is top, medium and low priority.

Cons

Color coding of projects would be nice so you can tell who the tasks belong to at a glance.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Leon Kim

Verified Reviewer

Great workflow organizer

2017-01-27

I'm using casual for an aerospace design challenge with a team of 15 engineers.

Pros

Easy to use Visual workflow Can push deadlines to google calendar Upload files to project

Cons

A bit troublesome to make sub-tasks

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Casual

Definitely, recommend this for those who are new to project management as it is so easy to use.

Source: GetApp
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kang kyu choi

Verified Reviewer

The Power of visualization

2017-11-29

Pros

It is huge advantage when you manage multiple projects.

Cons

Need more formatting functions(bold or coloring box). Casual.pm respond me they will soon delivery formatting functions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Senior Publicist/Digital Content Specialist (Public Relations and Communications company, 1-10 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Very Useful App

2017-03-13

It helps me stay on top of my most important projects and helps me manage the workflow when I have others assisting on a project

Pros

visual, great for time & project management, affordable

Cons

A few items could be a little more intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Casual

Give it a try!

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David Zhang

Verified Reviewer

A simple project tracking app

2017-01-20

I'm using Casual to track my tasks for multiple projects.

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Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Hannable McGarity

Verified Reviewer

Helpful for me (I'm not very organized)

2019-02-27

Very good for helping me stay on track - have recommended to many people.

Pros

I quickly liked how easy to manipulate and adjust the project pages were.

Cons

I do not like visually ow the cells appear when being used a group - There may be a way to enhance their appearance and I have not figured it out yet, but if not, that.s a tweak I'd enjoy seeing. As it is its "bland".

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Martijn Bloemen

Verified Reviewer

Great project management tool!

2017-10-26

Pros

The way task dependencies are made visual makes it really easy to communicate with others on the project progress and keep the project flow going.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Don O'Neill

Verified Reviewer

One month in

2017-12-01

Pros

It ticks off a bunch of features that have been on my "wish list" for a team task manager for a long time.

Cons

It may not be the right choice for a business where every project is completely different.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Agency Owner (Public Relations and Communications company, 1-10 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Visually appealing, but nothing new

2020-04-21

For the short amount of time I was able to use, it was an effective project management tool.

Pros

To be very honest, I liked the software because it was new and visually appealing, however, I didn't find anything intuitive about it that would make me stop using any of the platforms I use now. I only got on board because a friend of mine stumbled across.

Cons

I don't have any major cons since I haven't used Casual to its fullest extent. I would recommend to someone who is looking for something different to use.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Edward W. Lui

Verified Reviewer

Great project management software for collaboratoin

2017-09-20

Pros

Great tool to collaborate with my team of around 10 people.

Cons

Would be nice to have more options when designing projects

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Kaushal Arwal

It is very helpful when you are managing tasks between multiple teams.

2018-03-14

Pros

The best thing I like is graphic layout of tasks. You can assign an executor and also set start date and end date This is the best tool to manage tasks between small teams.

Cons

I use this tool for tasks management only and it has all the features I need to do that work.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ken Tyborski

Verified Reviewer

Great Visual Project Planner!

2017-01-30

You can see your project at a glance, and make changes quickly and easily.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Claudia Suiffet

Used in projects that required many task to be perfomed by many ressources following an strict order

2018-03-08

It helped us get organized and make sure we didn't forget a step of the process.

Pros

that we can plan in advance the sequence of tasks to be done and that all ressources receive email notifications when the tasks are completed

Cons

that we are not informed when the perso that is responsible to execute a task starts working on it, we are only notified when it's completed

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dmitry Harapko

Verified Reviewer

Great alternative to expensive over-featured solutions

2017-01-23

However, inside metrics and statistics highly demanded =) Wish you guys prosperity!

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Gourav Arora

This tool is very helpful when you are working with multiple teams.

2018-03-25

It helps in managing my offshore team.

Pros

I use this tool for tasks management only and it has all the features which are required to manage the tasks.

Cons

I am totally satisfied with the performance of the system. I liked it very much. No cons from my side.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kachina Gosselin

Verified Reviewer

This is the best project management software for my business (high-value software consulting)

2017-01-25

I've tried all forms of project management software, but as a solo entrepreneur, their enterprise layout and focus means the form and function don't meet my needs.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Daniel Beckel

Verified Reviewer

This is an amazing app

2018-01-02

Pros

- Visual tasks and hierarchy setting up - Support team - Cooperation - Reminder by email and visually

Cons

- A bit hard to understand basic functionalities - Some kind of stuffs is not intuitive - Ungrouping tasks is awful

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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celine maurin

Verified Reviewer

Easy to use and great for team work

2017-09-13

Pros

I like how I can easily set dependencies between tasks and have my colleagues (or me) informed when a task is available for execution.

Cons

I don't use dead-lines, I would rather have a duration to set for each task. Multi-selection works very bad, I would like to be able to draw a rectangle around tasks to select them all

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Nikolas Gauvreau

Verified Reviewer

I very much prefer this tool over Trello and many other task tracking software

2017-12-11

Pros

The ease of use and the simplicity in creating and managing tasks is incredible.

Cons

The lack of an indefinite free tier I found a bit disappointing but understandable. Other software out there like Trello have a great free offering and they are trying to solve the same problems. In the end it was worth it for me to buy the software however.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Ruchi Sharma

Perfect tool for process management

2018-12-30

Overall experience is very good!

Pros

The best thing I like about this software is the layout for tasks and you can easily set a start date and end date along with assigning an executor to a task.

Cons

I found all the options which I need to manage the processes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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