There are many of project management tools that attempt to do multiple things at once. It does have its attractive for some customers that have a business encompassing multiple different areas. Some of the most popular project management tools are ClickUp, Asana, Basecamp, or Monday. However, some focus on specific verticals, like development, and have tailored their workflow and tools for this vertical.
Let’s check 5 project management tools that focus on doing one thing right for specific types of projects: software development, art, education, photography, and design.
Project Management Tools for Software Engineering: ZenHub
If you’re managing a software engineering project that lives on GitHub, ZenHub is a fantastic solution to manage it. Other project management tools integrate with GitHub, but ZenHub takes things further in its integration by creating the boards straight inside GitHub, allowing you to be 100% in touch with your project code. Pull requests can be linked to issues and they can be made automatically move, for example, from column Ready to Review to QA/QC together, once the PR is merged.
Project Management Tools for Photography: Táve
Táve is a project management tool specifically designed for photographers to efficiently run their businesses. It has many tools for client contact, bookings, sending questionnaires and contracts to clients, keep track of leads and much more. Definitely an integral solution to run a photography business.
Project Management Tools for Art: Filestage
Filestage fosters communication between designers, illustrators, or motion artists in the same team, and end clients in different organizations. It allows to annotate images or videos to receive feedback and discuss it in a single place, have an overview of request statuses, upload files with version tracking for both images and videos, and more. It also works for sound designers, since the visual annotation tool allows you to even annotate audio files.
Project Management Tools for Education: Notion
While Notion might not have Gantt charts yet, you can create kanban boards, todo lists, and more. But that’s a given with most project management tools nowadays. What separates Notion from others is that it provides a flexible way to document every process going on in your organization. You can even create database tables in a visual way and store any amount of data you can enter. Notion is a valuable tool to keep everyone on the same page and document every decision.
Project Management Tools for Design: Ora
I’d normally put Trello here, since it’s also like a kanban board, and they’re both a much more visual tool than others. From the beginning, the ability to show images in cards it’s a differentiator against other tools and allows to identify visual assets faster. But it’s marginally better than Trello thanks to its UI and small details. For example, while you can paste code in Trello and format it with markdown, Ora goes one step further and highlights the syntax of your code. In general, the UX is more polished in Ora and that gives it a clear edge.
What’s that one project management tool you can’t live without? Let us know in the comments!