When you’re trying to execute several large projects with multiple teams, things can get a little difficult to manage. There are a lot of great project management tools out there that help teams coordinate with one another, but most of them are lacking in one area or another. Still, others promise to somehow make you more productive but fail because they’re too complicated and hard to use. Deep down, we all know that productivity doesn’t come from an app, but when we find the right app, it gets out of our way and makes our work easier to accomplish.
If you’re still looking for that perfect app that will help you with project management and assist your team get things done, look no further! Wrike is an online project management software that helps you and your team work smarter, not harder — something we all struggle with at some point.
For years, teams of developers have tried to figure out exactly what features they need to make a killer productivity app, and when you start using Wrike, you’ll quickly notice that some of the most popular features of your favorite apps have all been added to a single app, but they’re not just haphazardly thrown together — these features are designed to work seamlessly, giving you an incredibly comprehensive productivity app that just gets out of your way and lets you work.
For a long time, I’ve worked with teams from all over the world to complete extended and complicated tasks, and no matter the project or the team, I’ve always thought that there must be some kind of smartphone app or project management software that could help streamline this process, and Wrike is just that app. Though Wrike is a very robust productivity tool, I chose to highlight a few of my favorite features here.
Okay, I know: adding email to any list of productivity features elicits an automatic eye roll, but when you’re working with a team, email is an essential evil, and Wrike turns it into something that you won’t even mind. Kind of.
With Wrike’s email integrations, you can assign tasks right out of your inbox. This makes it easy to send tasks to other team members, along with attached images, documents, or PDFs. All without leaving your familiar inbox — whether you’re use Gmail, Apple Mail, or Microsoft Outlook, you can very quickly send emails and attachments out, making it much easier for team collaboration.
While this should not be read as a ringing endorsement of using email for managing complicated projects (there are better tools), it is a way to finally make email useful again, and that’s something we truly appreciate.
Wrike’s gantt chart timeline feature might be my favorite thing about it. As your project moves forward, you can keep your entire team in the loop with real-time updates. The timeline really becomes a useful visual feature when it comes to scheduling or assigning tasks. By adding tasks to individual team members or groups of team numbers in the timeline, the entire team can see how the task is progressing, something that other members of the team may be patiently waiting for.
Because you can assign tasks, schedule meetings and due dates and other types of milestones right from the timeline, it totally eliminates the need for several different apps to keep your workflow moving smoothly. Wrike is the one app that can replace many of those other productivity apps you’ve been using, and it keeps all of your information in one place. Very convenient.
For those of us having a slight obsession with our mobile devices, Wrike fits right into our workflow. This project management tool has a great Android app as well as an iOS app for the iPhone and iPad!
Gone are the days where mobiles were thought to be specifically for communication or entertainment. Wrike’s mobile apps make it simple to complete your assignments and work collaboratively with your team straight out of your pocket. With just a few taps of your finger, you can add new tasks, browse your inbox and project streams, send feedback to your teammates and more!
The Wrike mobile apps are well designed and aesthetically attractive. The easy-to-use interface makes it simple to take your work with you and actually complete some of that work while you’re on the go.
If you’re in the market for a great productivity app for you and your team, give Wrike a test drive. While this app is definitely ideal for teams that don’t physically see one another very often, it is also a great option for teams that work in the same building as well. Wrike’s awesome functionality makes it a good option for team leaders who want to make their teams work smarter, not harder.
What are some of your favorite productivity apps? Let us know in the comments below.