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There are way too many project managements apps in the market. In fact, project management web apps are one of the proud inventions of the Web 2.0 era. These apps come in all shapes and sizes, with most of them having almost identical featuresets. I often wonder if they all use the same code and use just a custom CSS!
That’s why it isn’t surprising to see that developers these days are coming up with innovative names for their apps dropping the word “project” from the description. Gantt charts are part and parcel of managing projects. These charts offer a bird’s eye view of how well the project is planned and how exactly the tasks are coming along.
Most modern day project management apps give this mission critical feature a miss. But not TeamGantt. TeamGantt is the fresh new easy way to use gantt chart software online. Is it simple enough to use?
With TeamGantt, you can now manage your projects with an easy to use Gantt chart. The web app gives you the ability to quickly and easily plan your projects through simple drag and drop. Besides offering a quick and easy way to communicate and share with your team, the app also make it easy for you to invite teammates and friends to view and edit the Gantt chart too!
Pricing is key for potential customers to zero in on a project management app and TeamGantt has subscription plans that suits the budget of every strata. Plans start from a very affordable $10 Starter plan to the $79 true Unlimited plan. The more projects and users you want to manage, the more you will have to pay. Now, for those who want to test the app out, a free 30 trial period with unlimited access should really be useful!
After logging in, you could either watch the video demos to learn the ropes or just start right away by creating a new project. One major highlight that grabbed my attention was Templates. Apparently you can create custom templates or blueprints (or use a couple of stock ones) depending upon the nature of the project. This could end up saving you a lot of time and enhance the productivity of the team as well.
It’s nice to have the option to import notes and comments from a template too. I chose a stock template and was stunned to see the level of attention the developers have put in after seeing it on the screen.
Working the Template
Tasks and milestones are neatly arranged in the left pane and the Gantt chart is to the right. Since this is a template, you might not find the tasks very relevant to yours. So, start double clicking on milestones and tasks and edit them to fit your needs.
Updating your progress as you go is equally simple. Simply edit your percent complete or have others in your project update their progress. These changes also reflect in the chart instantly and the bars will change their sizes accordingly.
The bars in the graph represent their respective task from the left pane. As soon as you add the completion percentage of a task, the bar is filled relatively too. Similarly, the length of each bar indicates the duration of each task and this can be changed effortlessly by elongating or shortening a bar by dragging its edges.
You can link tasks to create an ordered sequence by quickly linking the respective bars in the graph together. Could there be a much simpler of way of doing this? I don’t think so!
Comments and Sharing
Without doubt, TeamGantt comes with other standard features like commenting on tasks and file sharing. Look for the chat bubble icon beside each task and add your thoughts every step of the way. Email summary of what happened the day before and the tasks still in progress will be added to the app real soon.
Filters at the top of the screen are a powerful way to quickly drill down the various aspects of the project. I found this feature to be extremely useful and this is something that would take a longtime to figure out in other modern day PM web apps.
Graphs don’t stop at the individual project level. If you have multiple projects going, the dashboard is the fastest way to see the overall progress of all your projects at once.
In the past couple of years, I have reviewed a fair share of project management apps and at one point I stopped doing them just because there wasn’t anything interesting to say anymore about them. When I discovered TeamGantt, I liked their guts for diving right into Gantt charts, all the while managing to keep the app simple enough to understand and use.
It’s not just me that’s impressed with TeamGantt. My fellow reviewer Vasu has some nice things to say about their support. His bug submissions were promptly addressed and he even got a wonderful response from the Co founder too. I tried the app for a while, but surprisingly couldn’t find any serious shortcomings with TeamGantt. That’s something I don’t get to say often!
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