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Battle of the Project Management Tools – Asana vs. Trello vs. Basecamp


LogicalPlan is not the only tool you can use to improve your project management. There are lots of tools available online with different features and integrations designed to help you. Some of the most popular tools are Asana, Trello, and Basecamp. These don’t have all the same features as LogicalPlan, but they can each help you plan and communicate with your team in their own ways.

Let’s compare these three tools to see which might be right for your project management team.

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Asana

Asana is the most comprehensive of these three tools, which makes it a good choice for larger corporations as well as small teams and businesses. This also means that it’s a little more complex to use than the other two, so may require more time and effort to familiarize your team with it initially. It has plenty of features to help you with project management, task management, scheduling, and collaboration as a team.

Highlights:

  • Free to use for teams of 15 members or fewer
  • Can be integrated with Google Drive, and more
  • Great in-app communication tools
  • Customizable workspaces
  • Notifications about changes to projects/tasks

Limitations:

  • Can only assign one person per task
  • Steep learning curve
  • No time tracking function

Trello

Trello is a visual planning tool that can be used for project management, but it does not have the complexity of Asana. So, it’s generally better for small teams and businesses. Create boards to represent each project and then create cards on these boards to represent individual tasks. Trello is also a great productivity tool for individuals, as it can be used as a simple yet effective to-do list, for example.

Highlights:

  • Free to use (more advanced paid versions also available)
  • Create an unlimited number of boards and cards
  • Can be integrated with LogicalPlan and Slack
  • Power-Ups available for additional features
  • Easy to use and visualize projects

Limitations:

  • Many features only available through Power-Ups
  • Only one Power-Up allowed per board (free version)
  • Some users find the interface cluttered when many tasks are added

Basecamp

Basecamp is a simple and intuitive project management tool with a focus on communication. Its simplicity means that it’s easy to get the hang of, but that it also doesn’t have the sophistication and variety of features that Asana has, making it better suited to small teams or individuals. But if you can make it work for a larger team, then it’s an affordable option. You pay a flat rate of $99 per month rather than paying per user.

Highlights:

  • 30-day free trial available
  • Easy to set up use
  • Can assign multiple users to a task
  • Message boards and group chats for team communication
  • Automatic check-ins – keep up with what your team is doing

Limitations:

  • Too simple for larger teams and complex projects
  • Cannot create task dependencies
  • Cannot add subtasks to your tasks

So, which tool do you think is right for you? As you can see, each has its own advantages and disadvantages. If your project management needs are fairly basic, then Basecamp or Trello would both be good options. Larger teams with greater demands may be better off using Asana, although Trello integrated with LogicalPlan is another great option for comprehensive project management.

Learn more about our project management app and how you can get started with a free trial of LogicalPlan.

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