11 Favorite Project Management Tools for Distributed Teams

11 Favorite Project Management Tools for Distributed Teams

By: Laurel Farrer

Choosing the right project management software can make or break a distributed company. These tools are nice-to-have tools for co-located teams, but they are the lifeblood of a virtual team. It’s the all-knowing source of updates, account information, workforce communication, and project status. Trust me when I say that whether your virtual team is 1 or 100,000, you need a project management system.

Wondering what tools you should know about before applying to remote jobs? Looking to strengthen your task management workflow within your distributed team?

Check out this list of the most popular project management tools for remote work. (Bonus: Many of these were developed by remote workers and know exactly what virtual teams need and want!)  

  1. Airtable Airtable makes it easy to organize stuff,  people, ideas, and anything else you can imagine with your team.

  2. Asana - Asana is the easiest way for you and your team to track your work to get results, .

  3. Basecamp - Basecamp organizes your communication, projects, and client work together so you have a central source of truth.

  4. Monday - Monday simplifies the way your team works helping you manage your workload, communicate with your team, and celebrate success.

  5. Jira - Jira is built for every member of your software team to plan, track, and release great software.

  6. Sococo - Sococo is an online workplace that adds the magic of co-location back into the day to day life of distributed Agile teams.

  7. Smartsheet - Smartsheet is the best way to plan, track, automate, and report on work, enabling you to move from idea to impact — fast.

  8. Teamwork - Accelerate your team's performance by assigning tasks, communicating and tracking progress in one place.

  9. Trello - Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.

  10. Workfront - Workfront empowers teams to do the right work, their best work, and deliver that work faster.

  11. Wrike - Wrike is cloud-based collaboration and project management software that scales across teams in any business.

And, here are some additional tools suggested by our community on Twitter.

  • Outplanr - Outplanr turns to-do lists into daily work plans.

  • ProofHub - ProofHub is the one place for all your projects, teams, and communication. 

  • Paymo - Paymo is a modern and intuitive online project management app that bundles planning, scheduling, time tracking, and invoicing.


Are there any other project management tools you think we should know about? Tweet us @yonder_io to chat about your favorite tool!