What are the best project management tools?
The project management tools space is highly competitive, and there are a plethora of options on the market for startups and any organisation size. I've had deep experience with all of the platforms that I've talked about in this post. Key factors for me is great UX, value for the monthly investment, team/role management and available integrations and these are my top 5 recommendations: Notion, Asana, Airtable, Trello and Clickup. Each of these platforms also have a free-tier plan. Perfect for testing and deciding which is best for you and your team.
What is the easiest project management tool?
It comes down to what you define as 'easiest', but for me the project management tools that are minimalistic in nature in terms of features and have a great UX, are Notion and Trello. Notion has a lot of flexibility and templates available for you to quickly build kanban boards, calendars, tables and more. Trello is the other easy option that focuses on the kanban view. Simple to create 'cards', and create to-do/task columns. Both have awesome mobile apps as well to view what's happening on the go.
What should you consider when looking for a project management tool?
For me personally, it comes down to testing all the tools I've listed. Each have a free-tier so it's essentially risk-free to try. Every startup or eCommerce company I've worked with normally chooses tools based on preference and whether or not other members can pick it up. I think the key things you need to look out for and top features are: Templates - do they have good examples? Inviting team members - what's the cost of every team member? Integrations - can you sync tools together for automation, communications and other custom purposes? Notifications - do they have email or desktop notifications? Even better, Slack integration? Roles/permissions - do you have the choice to choose who views what projects and not? This is my preliminary list. I do consider other factors, but factors above I get companies to think about.