More employees are bringing their mobile devices to work than ever before. So, it's inevitable that popular project management tools are developing and integrating an Android (or iPad and iPhone)-friendly version of their software.
It's a no-brainer: Business often isn't conducted in an office, BYOD is now the norm, and a cell phone is more often than not close at (if not directly in) hand. As such, here are some of the best project management apps for Android that provide an easy way to keep on top of projects while out of the office.
Wrike includes many of its most beloved features in its mobile Android counterpart. Aside from the standard task management options, detailed Gantt charts, and dynamic to-do lists, Wrike for Android incorporates device options such as a camera and photo-attachment function, and simplified file management. Its Android mobile app also does the nitty gritty, such as using Gantt Charts, with ease. Another plus? Wrike's app is optimized for tablets as well.
Price: Five plans ranging from free for five users to custom pricing for the Enterprise plan.
Known for its ability to perfectly balance project management with team collaboration, Asana is well-loved by Android users. Its task management features let you organize, add, and complete tasks from your Android device. Likewise, the tool's project management features are perfect for collaborating with team members on shared tasks or projects. The ability to add photos and files to each task ensures that everyone is on the same page. If that's not the case, then the comment, announcement, and question features keep lines of communication open.
Price: Three plans range from free for a basic version to custom enterprise pricing.
Basecamp's collaboration features are a hit among GetApp readers and Android users alike. The app's dashboard shows your team's discussions, to-do lists, events, and more in the same place. Elsewhere in the app, you can embed images into messages, comment directly on lists and tasks, attach code samples, and more. You can even forward important emails into Basecamp so you can share them with your team. Google Play reviews caution that Basecamp isn't the best tool for software projects that are built using specific methods like Scrum or Kanban. But as an app for (nearly) all-purpose collaboration, it gets the job done.
Price: $99 per month, which is all-inclusive pricing rather than by seat.
Trello's popular card/board solution is on Android to help you organize all of your tasks and teams. Among other options, you can access all of your Trello boards, move cards around to prioritize tasks, and add to-do lists that let you check off when complete. You can even attach files from file storage systems like Google Drive and Dropbox. If you're using Android Wear, Trello has an app to help you get the work done even faster. It includes options to create cards or reply to comments from your Android-compatible smartwatch.
Price: Three plans range from free to $20.83 per user per month on the Enterprise plan.
monday.com (formerly known as dapulse) lets users plan and work on projects in the same space. Its goal is to help you manage projects of all sorts, from ad campaigns to bug tracking. Best of all, you can do this from your laptop or Android app- monday.com gets great reviews in the Google Play store. Users love its simple UI, task synchronization, vendor tracking, and more. You can also manage, plan, schedule, and track tasks, alongside tracking time per project.
Price: Four plans are offered and pricing depends on how many users you'll have.
If you're a traditionalist who prefers using spreadsheets to organize your projects, then Smartsheet for Android is the app for you. Smartsheet's UX will feel familiar to those who use spreadsheets to track or manage projects. With different views for lists, spreadsheets, or Gantt charts, its flexibility gives you a great overview of each project you work on. You can create a new sheet within the app using a predefined project template, task sheet, or blank sheet. Then, you can grant access to anyone on your team.
Price: Four plans range from Individual ($14 per user per month) to custom Enterprise pricing.
Teamwork Projects has a short learning curve with user-friendly features- at least, that's what GetApp users say. They add that Teamwork Projects helps them manage several large projects at once with features like time tracking, task management, Gantt charts, and more. Among other features, its Android app lets you answer messages, share notes and ideas, assign tasks to users, and check project milestones.
Price: Three plans range from Free Forever to an Enterprise plan with custom pricing.
When it comes to full-on project management apps for Android, more native mobile apps seem to pop up each day. As great as it is to have so many choices, this makes it harder to find the right one. If you need project management software with a mobile app for Android, this list will help you get organized with your projects on the go.
If you're looking to switch to iOS, check out the top project management and collaborations apps for iOS.
GetApp's project management software scorecard will show you the best tools for your team's budget, must-have features, operating system, and more.