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Oct 24, 2019
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5 Best Project Management iOS Apps

Project management software need to be accessible from almost anywhere. We break down the best PM apps for iPhone and iPads.

A.S.
Ankita SinghSpecialist Analyst

Are your project team members working remotely? Do you frequently visit clients' site and don't have enough time to view project timelines on the go? If the answer to these questions is “yes," you should pick a project management solution that offers an iOS app. 

We've curated a list of five project management apps for iPhone and iPad. These apps have been favorably rated by GetApp users for their iOs apps and have a 4+ recommended rating.

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Asana

Asana is a cloud-based work management tool that offers features to support project management, team collaboration and communication. Users can create projects and tasks, add deadlines and assignees of the tasks. They can add team members to projects, upload attachments to tasks and tag people in comments. Users can view tasks on a calendar, which provides a view of due dates.

Asana offers iOS users with iOS offline, which allows them to check their task notifications, comment on tasks, add or delete comments, archive stories, invite teammates, and change due dates and assignees when they are offline.

In order to help you make the right choice, we analyzed Asana users' reviews on GetApp to provide you information about what users liked and would like to improve.

User feedback trends

  • GetApp users like that Asana's iOS app integrates with many third party apps such as DropboxSlack and Google Drive.

  • Users also like the ability to organize priorities and to-do lists on iOS devices. They like that they can create and edit tasks, set due dates, have conversations, set automatic reminders for tasks

  • GetApp users would like an inbuilt time tracking feature.

  • Users said that the app sometimes crashes if there are too many things happening at once.

Who should consider Asana?

Asana is suitable for businesses of all sizes. The tool is suitable for global and inter-departmental projects.

Asana on iOS (Source)

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Basecamp

Basecamp is a cloud-based project management tool that offers features such as task management and team communication. Users can create tasks, assign them to team members and set deadlines. They can view all the tasks at one place in a to-do list on Basecamp and receive notification whenever things change. Users can communicate on a single page in message groups.

Basecamp 3 is a version of Basecamp that offers an iOS app and enables users to manage their projects on the go via iPad and iPhones. It offers five tab sections including “Home" which includes all the projects and teams, “Hey!" which includes whatever is new for the user, “Activity" which includes everything that has happened in the past, “Find" which offers a search bar, and “Me" which lets users access personalized info and settings in their iOS app.

In order to help you make the right choice, we analyzed Basecamp users' reviews on GetApp to provide you information about what users liked and would like to improve.

User feedback trends

  • GetApp users feel that the iOS app is easy to use and secure.

  • Users like that they can manage projects on-the-go and receive timely automatic notifications/real-time alerts from the app.

  • Users would like it to be a little easier to duplicate execution steps for a new project and create a recurring to-do activity list.

  • Users would like to have Gantt charts.

Who should consider Basecamp?

Basecamp is suitable for freelancers and small businesses. It is suitable for users that are not tech savvy: It doesn't require much training and has a comfortable learning curve.

Basecamp for iOS (Source)

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JIRA

JIRA is a project management solution that offers collaboration tools, progress tracking, agile reporting, and activity tracking. Users can use Kanban boards and scrum boards to plan and see project progress. They can create roadmaps to communicate project plans to stakeholders.

JIRA iOS users can view issues, comments and attachments on their app. They can also apply their favorite filters and check issue links. However, in order to modify or create new issues in the iOS app, the users need to switch to the desktop interface within the app.

In order to help you make the right choice, we analyzed JIRA users' reviews on GetApp to provide you information about what users liked and would like to see improved.

User feedback trends

  • GetApp users said that the iOS app is user-friendly and allows them to track projects on the go.

  • Users like that they can collaborate with the team members globally using the app and can retrieve ticket information from anywhere.

  • GetApp users reported some instances of the app crashing.

  • Users would like to see an inbuilt time tracking feature.

Who should consider JIRA?

JIRA is suitable for mid and large size businesses. It is useful for software development teams and IT teams as it offers project management and issue management functionalities.

JIRA on iOS (Source)

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MeisterTask

MeisterTask is a cloud-based online project and team collaboration tool. It lets users create a project, add team members to it, assign tasks and follow the task/project's progress. Users can create customized project boards as per their existing workflows, add files, and set due dates and checklist items to keep their teams updated.

MeisterTask allows iOS users to add predefined checklists to the tasks. Users can create checklists in the project info dialog and add them onto any task. This saves time for the users as they do not have to create workflow manually every time. MeisterTask also allows users to work in an offline mode.

In order to help you make the right choice, we analyzed MeisterTask users' reviews on GetApp to provide you information about what users liked and would like to see improved.

User feedback trends

  • GetApp users like that the iOS app is flexible and allows them to customize checklists embedded within tasks and color code multiple boards.

  • Users like to be able to organize projects and workstreams, add comments, and go back to previous archived tasks.

  • Users would prefer to have a “light" version of the iOS app which is less resource intensive.

  • Some users said that they'd like if it took a few less clicks to complete some actions.

Who should consider MindMeister?

This tool integrates with MindMeister, the online mind mapping app and allows users to brainstorm to create visual project plans. This feature makes it suitable for creative teams in small and mid-size businesses.

MindMeister on iOS (Source)

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Trello

Trello is a cloud-based software that offers visual collaboration features. Some of the features that the tool offers are task management, task planning and tracking, commenting and activity tracking.

Trello iOS users can connect Trello board to Google Calendar via desktop or in the phone browser. However, the users won't see the changes that are made in Trello app synced with Google Calendar immediately. The sync between the iOS app and third party applications happens once a day.

In order to help you make the right choice, we analyzed Trello users' reviews on GetApp to provide you information about what users liked and would like to see improved.

User feedback trends

  • GetApp users feel that Trello's iOS platform is secure and has an intuitive interface.

  • Users like that the iOS app is easy to use and allows them to create groups, projects, and assign timelines.

  • Users would prefer to be able to archive and delete boards with a little more ease. Currently, they can archive on app but must use a computer to unarchive the board.

  • Users reported that the iOS app can be a little "buggy" while syncing board updates in boards in real-time.

Who should consider Trello?

Trello is suitable for small and mid-sized businesses. The tool is suited for sales and marketing teams who are short on time but want complete visibility of all activity at one glance.

Trello on iOS (Source)

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Next steps for finding PM software for iOS

Now that you have read about the features and functionalities of project management software providing iOS apps, here's what you can do next:

  • If you're using a project management software that doesn't offer an iOS app, then discuss with your team and get them onboard about the transition first.

  • Once your team is onboard, do some research about the vendors available. Study reviews on GetApp. Shortlist two-three options based on your needs and budget.

  • Get your team to try out the demos and free trials (if available). Collect their feedback about the apps and select the one they find most useful.


Methodology

The solutions highlighted in this article are the project management software systems that offer iOS application and had 4+ overall user recommended rating alongwith 100+ reviews from among the most reviewed products at the time of writing (the last week of July, 2019). Here's an overview of our method for choosing this list of top-rated apps:

  • We filtered project management products that offered iOS apps. The list of 20 products was then arranged in descending order, with those having the highest average customer reviews and ratings at the top. From among the top 10 products with the highest number of iOS specific reviews, the five having the highest user ratings were shortlisted.

  • The “User feedback trends" section for each product is based on the analysis of feedback for the iOS app discussed, from users who left reviews on GetApp.

  • Additional information in the article is compiled from vendor websites and other secondary sources, wherever mentioned.

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