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ClickUp is the new PM tool on the block, with a bold slogan: “One app to replace them all“. Sounds like a dream come for most project managers tired of tabbing between gsuite, slack, and asana hundreds of times per day. Unfortunately, as this
ClickUp is the new PM tool on the block, with a bold slogan: “One app to replace them all“.
Sounds like a dream come for most project managers tired of tabbing between gsuite, slack, and asana hundreds of times per day.
Unfortunately, as this review will reveal, ClickUp still needs some kinks worked out to become the only app you need, but still does a better job streamlining workflow than similar tools we’ve reviewed like Asana and Wrike.
As a cloud-based platform, information and file sharing are easy, with streamlined in-app team assignments. The software is also customizable, allowing users to change their dashboard to suit their organizational needs and preferences.
But, where ClickUp excels it also has pitfalls, namely its plethora of functions. While I was excited by the multitude of possibilities, I found them overwhelming.
Score: 4.5 / 5
So what features make ClickUp so amazing? As I mentioned, it’s a cloud-based platform, making the software ideal for unconventional or remote teams. In the past year, we’ve seen an increased need to work outside of the office, so it’s wise to consider a software with this capability.
The “Cloud” also allows for large teams to work together on documents with reduced fear of internal hiccups seen with smaller servers.
In addition, ClickUp prides itself on task management. To combat the organizational struggles of PM, the software allows users to create recurring checklists, reminders, Wikis, and Docs.
Need a visual breakdown of labor division? You can create a workload chart right in the software. It offers just about everything you’ll need right at your fingertips.
Depending on your requirements though, it may not have sufficient UI Design capabilities.
Score: 3 / 5
Now, all those features I mentioned may sound wonderful in theory, but they can make ClickUp difficult to use. Some users agree that the software has too many features, which can hinder productivity.
The uptick in telecommuting relies on people’s ability to learn software they are unfamiliar with. If it’s not intuitive, teams can run into problems. But ClickUp does provide a customizable interface, which may ease trepidations.
ClickUp has a mobile app available for both Android and iOS.
Score: 5 / 5
ClickUp is affordable with free, monthly, and annual subscription tiers. The free tier provides 100MB of storage and an unlimited number of tasks and members, which could make it perfect for a large or small team, even for a single entrepreneur.
Paid tiers are divided into Unlimited and Business, each with their own breakdowns of permissions for guests and custom fields.
The major difference between them being Business at the monthly rate, which is $19/member while the others range from $5-$9/member respectively.
Which tier you use depends on the size of your team, present and future, as well as the features that you believe will benefit your team’s projects.
ClickUp will not suit everyone. In that case, I would suggest alternatives:
Final Score: 4.2 / 5
ClickUp is a well-liked and definitely one of the best project management tools. The plethora of features and customizable interface leaves little to be desired from an organizational standpoint. But with all that makes it special, it may be difficult for new users to grasp on their own.