Freedcamp Freedcamp offers one of the cleanest interfaces and smoothest interactions (only competitors in that area goes to ApolloHQ who also have a very visually pleasing interface and very good interactions smoothness). The application offers the regular tools like To-Do’s, Discussions, Milestones, Files, Time Tracking, and Invoices. Where it really stands out is its Basecamp Import and the Meebo Chat bar which enables you to chat with all your existing messengers with your colleagues who may use Gtalk, ICQ, Facebook Chat, and many more. The application is young but it has a rapid growing feature list. The very best thing actually is not the features, or the beautiful interface, it’s the applications’ price tag… FREE! That’s right, this application launched a little over a month ago and has announced that it will remain completely free forever with unlimited users and projects! Something the rest of this list won’t offer.
BasecampHQ Basecamp is the oldest and most trustworthy in this list. They have been around for a long time and have proven to maintain their application as simple as possible. Some find this quite annoying as they want a lot more functionality out of the system, others find it pleasing as it never gets too complicated. I will remain impartial to this, but will say that I think there are ways to add more features without burdening the users. The application has a very primitive design, same argument stays. So if you are ready to spend a whopping $20-$150 a month for a project management application this should be your first choice.
ApolloHQ Apollo is a rather new project management application but it has quickly gained our respect with a decent set of features and a great interface. The biggest issue is they have blatantly offering the application for free, to soon release a set of payment plans that may kick their users out… who knows. Otherwise the application is worth a check, but personally i would wait until they annonce their plans. For a company to take months before releasing a price tag, it’s just scary to start using it.
GoPlanApp GoPlan is a nice simple application with a nice interface. Their pricing is pretty fair, seems like the only draw back is the simplicity of the app which actually has offers less than BasecampHQ. But the application is definitely worth a mention.
Huddle This application also holds a very special place in the PM world, I for one still find it hard to see the appeal. Especially at a price of $15/user/month, i find it almost slightly repulsive (not the website, but the actual application). It has some customization options that I can see are nicely setting them apart. But otherwise the time it takes you to learn to use this software is a cost i find much more gruesome than the $15 for every team member that joins.