Best business tools

Best software and apps for running a business, team management, and increasing productivity.

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Best project management tools

Best for... Type Free plan Pricing starts at... What's unique
Todoist Individuals, freelancers, and small teams Task management cross-platform app 5 users and 80 active projects $3/user/month The simplest and most popular task manager
Trello Freelancers and teams who need simplicity Kanban-based app with basic project management features Unlimited projects and users $10 /user/month Very simple yet robust
Asana Teams who need to track to-dos, progress, and deadlines Kanban-based and list-based project management 15 users $13/user/month Kanban, to-do list, and calendar layout
JIRA Software development teams Kanban/Scrum project management app No free plan $7/user/month Templates and issue tracking
Basecamp Agencies who work with clients Project management with client collaboration No free plan $99 per monthly (flat) Client access
ClickUp Teams who need lots of features and customization Customizable project management app Unlimited projects and users $5/user/month Lots of features and customization
Teamwork Mid-to-large teams Full featured project management app 2 active projects $9/user/month A large number of features
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Best time trackers

Price (per month) Average price (for 20 users) Free plan limitation Ease of use Perfect for
Clockify Free (unlimited users)
Plus: $10/workspace
Premium: $30/workspace
Access to extra features Very easy Enterprises and big teams that need a good time tracker and timesheet
Toggl Starter: $10/user
Premium: $20/user
Enterprise: Custom
Up to 5 users, only basic time tracking features Very easy Freelancers and small teams that just need a simple time tracker
Harvest $12/user $240 1 user and 2 projects Difficult Small and mid-size businesses that need time and expense tracking, and invoicing
Hubstaff Basic: $5/user
Premium: $10/user
1 user, basic time tracking and limited monitoring features Very difficult Remote companies that need employee monitoring
TSheets Small business: $5/user+$20
1 user Very difficult Big and mid-size businesses that need time and attendance system
RescueTime $9 $180 3-month report history Very easy Individuals who want to track personal productivity
Time Doctor $9.99/user $200 No free plan Difficult Remote companies that need employee monitoring
Timecamp Basic: $7/user
Pro: $10/user
1 user, basic time tracking features Difficult Small businesses that need employee monitoring and invoicing
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Best HR tools

Purpose Usual features Best software Best for small business Starting price
Recruiting Manage recruitment tasks • Resume management
• Resume reviewing and storage
• Recruitment process management
• Zoho Recruit
• Firefish
• Smart Recrtuiters
JIRA SmartRecruiters free, and JIRA starts at $7/user/month
Applicant tracking Track applicants that applied to your vacant job positions • An index of career sites
• Interview tools
• Various analytic tools
• OpenCATS
• Jobscore
• OneRecruit
Asana OpenCATS and Asana free, Asana paid starts at $13/user/month
Employee engagement You handle a variety of employee engagement tasks • Reward-based system
• Progress tracking features
• Goal management
• Bitrix24
• Peakon
• UltiPro
Culture AMP Bitrix24 free, Peakon starts at $3.5/user/month
Performance management Track the performance of employees and give appraisals • Coaching tools
• Track mentoring and coaching activities
• Performance vault
• Monday
• BambooHR
• Namely
ClearCompany BambooHR $6.19/user/month
Learning management Provide employees with learning opportunities • Support for mobile learning
• Tests and assessments
• Course calendars
• Lynda
• Adobe Captivate Prime
• Docebo
TalentLMS Captivate Prime starts at $4/user/month
Payroll Handle payroll • Payroll processing
• Tax calculations
• Payroll compliance
• Gusto Payroll
• OnPay
Wave OnPay starts at $36+$4/user/month
Time clock Log employee work hours in compliance with timekeeping requirements • Time sheets
• Approved timesheets
• Project reporting
• Clockify Clockify Clockify is free
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