Having trouble communicating with your team? Shared the wrong file, and it takes another hour to resend it to them one by one? It never feels good to have these conflicts while bearing the stress of getting the project done, but you can actually eliminate these issues by using the online project management software.

Online project management software not only breaks the barrier of distance by providing instant communication to collaborators, but also provides them a sharing environment which every teammate can get the same update, same file and same documentation. Check out this 10 online project management softwares that can alleviate your management problems.

Active Collab

ActiveCollab is a web-based project management utility that helps collaborators through its time saving and easy-to-usesmooth integration with virtually every aspect of the program. Project leaders can set milestones for the team, add team members, assign tasks and get notified via e-mail for updates on the project. Replying or posting a comment can be done via email so you don’t have to worry about logging in the system.

The interface is really simple and, unlike some project management programs which overwhelm the user, ActiveCollab manages to hit the nail on the head with the balance between straightforwardness and compelling features.

ActiveCollab’s pricing strategy is also commendable you only pay a one-off flat fee which saves you from lengthy contracts with monthly payments – simply shell out the dough and you’re off.

Assembla

 Assembla has a ticketing system where teams in remote places are given tasks via tickets. There are built-in wiki to help new users navigate their way through, and Assembla encourages its users to actually read and follow instructions.

Assembla offers an integrated method to connect to various repositories while offering a platform for communication in order to develop a project. Many code hosting sites do not offer such embellishments when it comes to sharing information.

Basecamp

Basecamp makes it easy for people in different roles with different responsibilities to communicate and work together. It’s a place to share files, have discussions, collaborate on documents, assign tasks, and check due dates.

Basecamp stores everything securely and can be accessed at anytime from anywhere.Instead of sending e-mail to several people, users can post directly to Basecamp and let people engaged in the post, eliminating messy e-mail threads on everybody’s inbox.

When it comes to file sharing, Basecamp supports every popular file formats, ranging from word documents to images to any file type. When it comes to revisions, uploaded files with the same file name will not overwrite existing files, and the older file will be archived so that people can see what changes have been made. For uploaded images, users get to preview it first before downloading the file.

Central Desktop

  Central Desktop is a software-as-a-service provider that offers a social collaboration platform called SocialBridge that will enable you to work anywhere as long as there’s an internet connection. It is a good thing to have a cloud-based platform to work on, eliminating clutter on your client thus keeping yourself organized.

Central Desktop also has a sleek Twitter-like feature where users can post status updates about their task. It also features a discussion forum for teams to discuss their ideas.

Confluence

Confluence connects teams to the content and co-workers they need to get the job done, faster.

If you’re a wiki user then Confluence will be easy for you to use. Although it is not your usual wiki, it still incorporates many similar features like content creation for all users, intelligent search, discussion and many more. File sharing is made via drag and drop. Confluence is, unlike other project management software, more focused on documentation and information sharing. For big projects, proper documentation is definitely the key to a more organized execution of things.

Like WordPress, there are also several plugins that users can install for the system, each having their own purpose. And as people say, the best feature is its ability to integrate with Microsoft Office. It’s a collaborative wiki with a lot of functionality.

Kapost

Kapost is a content management platform with planning and workflow tools built in to create and market branded content, a publishing system to push content to 50 other platforms and reporting/analytics to measure and track the content’s performance.

It is basically a virtual news room where users can present a concept and have it approved by an editor. There are three types of users here, the editors, contributors, and subscribers. Editors can approve, assign, and reject ideas to contributors.

Kapost also has a built-in feature for payments per post, which is necessary especially when working with a very diverse team on an output-based payment. The thing about Kapost, is that it makes its users focus more on the concepts, increasing the quality of content. It’s like a real news room where people brainstorm together.

Producteev

Producteev’s philosophy is simple: it doesn’t do everything, but it does it well. It doesn’t have a lot of the features that the others provide (interactive timers, time tracking, and so on). However, the features it has are really well polished.

It works like an online to-do list which alerts you in real-time of what’s happening via e-mail, IM, or iPhone. Team leaders can create a virtual workspace and place collaborators there, create tasks and assign them to people, add deadlines and generate productivity report.

Producteev is really easy to use and to learn: there are several options, and yet the software doesn’t feel crowded. The UI designers did an excellent job making sure they are in the right spot.

Teambox

Is your inbox getting out of hand? Teambox actually solves this problem by smartly organizing projects, telling you which conversation to look at, which to prioritize, etc.

The fun part I see here is that users can post status updates, just like Facebook, except that they are telling project members about their progress. Unlike other systems, Teambox is probably one of the few softwares out there that won’t make you go searching for the help file because things are so simple and easy to understand intuitively.

The main screen is simple, and yet immensely functional and it will satisfy the needs of a small group of people who trust each other and want to get something done

TeamLab

TeamLab is a multifunctional SaaS (software-as-a-service) solution that offers project management, document management, CRM and business collaboration. Targeted squarely at small and mid-sized businesses, the service includes collaboration tools that range from an integrated blogging platform to forums, as well as a Web-based corporate instant messaging (IM) service for communication between team members.

One powerful aspect of TeamLab resides in its project management tools, which are found in the Projects module. Multiple projects can be created, and they can be viewed from an individually-customizable dashboard or filtered by individual projects. Central to the creation of a project is the allocation of a project leader and team members; larger companies will appreciate its support for allocating tags to the project for ease of search and the ability to mark projects as “private.”

Time Doctor

Time Doctor is a time-management software that guarantees your staff are actually working. Manage remote staff from anywhere in the world with this unique productivity suite.

Its main features include an optional screenshot monitoring for remote employees (which is a little invasive, so totally optional), automatic generation of daily reports, keeping track of what websites and applications are used, and many other features that track every possible action of a user on his computer.

The strong part of Time Doctor is that it holds your hand every step of the way and explains your options clearly, especially when you start using the program.