Best Project Management Tools Comparison

There are a lot of project management tools on the market. Before choosing the right project management software for your business, it’s important to know what each tool provides.

How the best project management tools compare

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Task Management

Organize tasks into task lists that fit your workflow.


Team Collaboration

Collaborate with your team by discussing work on tasks.


Time Tracking

Track time you spend working on tasks.



Create invoices in under a minute using tracked time.


Project Budgeting

Track project budget on projects and control your costs.


Resource Management

See who has too much work and how much time you have.


Gantt-like Timeline

See how task dates interact on a Gantt-like timeline.


Kanban Board

Move tasks across columns like cards on a Kanban board.


Flexible Task Views

Switch between Kanban and Gantt, even mid-project.


Advanced Reports

Get all the data you need using filters.



Host software on your own server and pay only once.


All Projects in One View

See all your projects on one timeline so you can plan better.


Client Permissions

Control what your clients can do.

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How Active Collab compares with other top project management tools

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Why choose Active Collab

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Time Tracking

Track time on tasks so you always know how much time and money you're putting in a project.


Invoice your billable hours in under a minute and send professional-looking PDFs that clients can pay on-line.

Flexible Task Management

Plan projects using a Gantt-like timeline and then switch mid-project to a Kanban board for easier task management.

Resource Planning

See all your projects on one timeline so you can better plan projects and manage resources.

Team Collaboration

Collaborate with your team from one place using comments and discussions so everyone can stay up-to-date.

Client Permissions

Give your favorite clients extra permissions so they can assign tasks and be an assignee.

Active Collab saves you money

Active Collab has a built-in time tracker and invoicing system so you don't have to pay for several tools when you can solve all your needs with just Active Collab.

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Active Collab ($49/month for 15 users)

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  • To-do lists
  • Discussions
  • Time tracking
  • Invoicing
  • Online payments
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  • Documents
  • Calendar
  • Notes
  • Budgets and estimates
  • Integrations
  • Reports

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What Active Collab customers are saying

For more than 10 years, we've been trusted by over 200,000 people

★★★★★ The most comprehensive tool so far

by Michel Müller, CEO & Creative Director at Sergeant

“Over the past 10 years I worked with several online project management, collaboration and accounting tools, including Basecamp, Harvest/Forecast, Freshbooks, Trello, Asana, Teamwork, Podio, Wrike, etc. Two years ago we started working with Active Collab, and it is the most comprehensive tool so far. Compared to all other tools out there, it does the best job.”

★★★★★ Active Collab came up trumps in everything

by Alice Jakins, Digital Traffic Manager at New Media Publishing

“I put together a feature matrix for all the different tools to compare things like monthly cost, accessibility, timesheeting, task assignments, template creation, calendar timings, recurring tasks, moving and reordering tasks, multiple assignees... Active Collab came up trumps.”

★★★★★ It saved us so much time, it's insane

by Médéric Beaunier, CEO & Founder at aparticula

“In the beginning, we only used Active Collab to manage tasks and to-dos. But soon, we started storing information and files in it. But the greatest breakthrough was when we started using the invoicing section - it saved us so much time, it's insane.”

★★★★★ We centralize all work with just one tool

by David Robertson, Owner & Project Manager at Premium IT Solutions

“Active Collab has everything we need to manage projects and collaborate - we can even track time and invoice billable time with it. It was exciting when we discovered Active Collab as we could centralize so much work with just one tool.”