The best project management tools

Project management tools used to be reserved for larger organisations, but are now much more accessible to all SMEs. Some offer free plans, and the subscription model avoids prohibitive heavy investments.

But while these project management software tools can generate a great deal of value, they also quickly become a gimmick when poorly implemented and integrated into the working environment.

We have benchmarked in depth some thirty software products on the market to draw up our 2022 selection of the best project tools. We detail the methodology at the end of the article.

Solution Ideal for Highlights Rates Website
Ideal for all SMEs looking for a complete project and document management tool
  • Automation & integrations
  • Model gallery
  • Ease of use and adoption
  • Free trial: Free plan for up to 2 users
  • Entrance fee: 30€ / month (3 users)
  • Maximum price: 20€ / user / month
Ideal for managing complex projects
  • Functional depth
  • Security and data storage options
  • Access management
  • Free trial: 14 days
  • Entry fee: $49 / month (5 users)
  • Maximum price: $24,80/ user / month
Ideal for small teams wishing to structure themselves
  • Very light and easy to set up
  • Many integrations
  • Open API
  • Free trial: 14 days
  • Entry fee: $9 / user / month
  • Maximum price: $29 / user / month
Ideal for highly flexible management of all types of projects
  • Very light and simple
  • Many models available
  • Very generous free plan
  • Free trial: Free plan up to 10 paintings
  • Entry fee: $6 / user / month
  • Maximum price: $17.5 / user / month
Ideal for gathering all company knowledge in a single tool
  • Editing and sharing documents
  • Many models available
  • Many integrations
  • Free trial: Free plan for up to 5 guests
  • Entry fee: $5 / user / month
  • Maximum price: $10 / user / month
Ideal for agile project management
  • Lots of good practice and very active agile community
  • Highly efficient on complex projects
  • Many integrations
  • Free trial: Free plan for up to 10 users
  • Entry fee: $7.5 / user / month
  • Maximum price: $14.5 / user / month
Ideal for those looking for an all-in-one solution for documents and communication
  • Single and transparent price
  • Very complete solution
  • Suitable for full-remote organisations
  • Free trial: Free plan for up to 20 users
  • Entry fee: $99 / month (unlimited users)
  • Maximum price: $99 / month (unlimited users)
Ideal for those who want a lightweight solution for managing tasks and to-do lists
  • Very light and flexible
  • Very affordable rates
  • Many successful integrations
  • Free trial: Free plan for up to 5 users
  • Entrance fee: 5€ / month / user
  • Maximum price: 8€ / month / user
Ideal for managing complex projects
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Effective project management features
  • Good automation features
  • Free trial: Free plan for up to 2 users
  • Entry fee: $16 / user / month
  • Maximum price: $16 / user / month
Ideal for marketing teams organised by campaign
  • Excellent planning features
  • Marketing features and integrations
  • Excellent collaboration features
  • Free trial: Free plan for up to one user
  • Entry fee: $39 / user / month
  • Maximum price: $39 / user / month
Ideal for those looking for an advanced version of Excel with lots of connectivity
  • Very powerful spreadsheet
  • Very flexible and easy to use
  • Many successful integrations
  • Free trial: Free plan for up to 5 users
  • Entry fee: $12 / user / month
  • Maximum price: $24 / user / month
Ideal for agencies and service companies
  • Monitoring and invoicing of working hours
  • Good sharing features
  • Good value for money
  • Free trial: Free plan for up to 5 users
  • Entrance fee: 12.5€ / user / month
  • Maximum price: 22.5€ / user / month
Ideal for those looking for a flexible and affordable solution
  • Excellent value for money
  • Zoho Ecosystem
  • Many very good integrations
  • Free trial: Free plan for up to 3 users
  • Entrance fee: 5€ / user / month
  • Maximum price: 10€ / user / month