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Stay on Top of Your Projects with Apps for iOS

Successfully managing projects means having the right tools. From tracking tasks to sharing files, these iOS apps are handy and helpful for projects of any size.

Tackle Your Tasks

Staying on track with any project means tackling those tasks. With multiple list and reminder features, your to-dos will be complete in no time.

Clear Todos

When you want a super simple list to keep track of things.

Clear Todos

Clear

For anyone who doesn't need a complex system for lists, reminders, and to-dos.

Clear is the new darling of task managers, and it’s easy to see why. Clear is one of the few apps that would not work in another operating system. It was clearly designed for iOS and is only usable with a touchscreen. Clear is entirely controlled by gestures, and it is undeniably fun to swipe, pinch, and pull to add, modify, and reorder tasks and lists. As a task manager, however, Clear lacks many features that have become standard even for free apps, such as due dates, notifications, alerts, or even syncing, and its beautiful user interface makes the faux pas of obscuring the status bar. Syncs with: nothing. Additional fees: none. Reminders/Siri: no.

Why we love it

Clear is beautiful and features intuitive gestures that make it super easy to create and manage lists.

Swipes - To do & Task list. Plan & Achieve goals.

Swipes is a different approach to your typical to-do list.

Swipes - To do & Task list. Plan & Achieve goals.

A timeline of tasks

For those looking for a more intuitive way to manage their tasks.

Swipes features a gorgeous interface that is simple and clean. All of your tasks are on a timeline, and creating new ones is a snap. You are able to easily snooze items that aren't a top priority for now so you can get to them later, giving priority to the most important items. Swipes also has Evernote integration so you can attach notes to your tasks, keeping everything organized.

Why we love it

The interface design is beautiful and minimalistic. It is great for those who don't want an app that has unnecessary features, and want something that is easy to use and gets the job done.

Do Even More

When a simple task management app is not enough, check out one that offers more. These tools offer extra features for staying organized.

Things 3

Probably the best task manager you can find

Things 3

Things 3

If you’ve been a long-time user of Things, you will remember that the app has always had a rather simple and clean interface that did well at the time. It was simple, sure, but it certainly wasn’t seamless and still felt like a clunky task manager, and you couldn’t tell what your overall progress was on a project. That all changes with Things 3. The design in Things 3 has been rebuilt from the ground up to provide users with a more simple interface design that feels seamless and natural to use. The developers made the UI in Things 3 more “invisible” so that it never interferes with the focus on the task content of each user, while also adding rich new features and functionality that make your life easier. Previously, to-dos always just looked like that — a task item in a cell area, along with some tags and a due date. But now, a to-do item just appears as basic text, that is, until you open them. When a task is opened, it works like a piece of paper, empty, and ready for your thoughts. You can add as little or as much detail as you like for each task, and also pick a due date and time, throw in some tags, add a checklist, or include a deadline, but all of these items are tucked away until you actually need them. The developers made this “magic paper” so that each task item adapts to your needs, and not the other way around, so it doesn’t feel like a form that you must fill out each time you need to add a new task in. This is especially true when it comes to using the new checklists feature. I’ve always been a sucker for fantastic design, and while I always thought the old Things looked pretty, it didn’t have the features that I needed. However, Things 3 has amazing an amazing design and aesthetic, and a ton of powerful new features that tie it all together. It’s hard for me to resist when something looks this good yet still functions properly.

Todoist: Organize your life

Manage your life with this powerful to-do app

Todoist: Organize your life

Natural language input

For those who want a powerful yet flexible to-do app with fast cloud syncing.

Todoist is so powerful because it can be used for anything from the smallest to the largest task. It can be used for complicated team management all the way to little tasks you need to do. It also has a great Apple Watch app. Along with faster loading times, you can also use customizable Complications to see the number of tasks due today or the next upcoming task. With a Complication selected, you can Time Travel using the Digital Crown to view upcoming tasks along with due dates and times. Thanks to interactive notifications, you can dictate replies to comments. It's great for collaboration in an office environment, between family members, and more.

Why we love it

If you're looking to jump head-first into task management, this is a great choice. Along with being available on basically any platform imaginable, the app is powerful and easy to learn - a great combination.

Perfect Your Project

For apps that offer a full-featured project management system, these robust tools allow you to maintain your projects from start to finish.

OmniFocus 2

The quintessential GTD app for all projects, big or small.

OmniFocus 2

Create new tasks anywhere

For those who want the Swiss Army knife of task managers.

If you want to be super productive, then you need OmniFocus 2. This powerful task manager app follows the Getting Things Done (GTD) system, where users create projects, custom perspectives, location-based reminders, delegate, and review all of their tasks. While OmniFocus 2 is known to have a steep learning curve and can be quite costly for the entire suite, it is a powerful and fairly customizable solution for those who want the best task management software their money can buy. It's also the best choice if you want to go with the traditional GTD system.

Why we love it

The complexity of the app may scare us at first, but it is one of the most flexible and customizable options out there. There are not many limits with OmniFocus 2, and while it can be expensive for all the apps, it's well worth the cost for productivity nuts like us.

OmniPlan 3

OmniPlan 3

The Omni Group

For those who want a project management app with Gantt charts and resource leveling.

OmniPlan 3 is an all-encompassing project management tool for iPhone and iPad. Create Gantt charts, view a network diagram, and track changes to your project along the way. The app also offers resource and priority leveling, and multiple baselines along with critical path and unlinked duration and effort features.

Why we love it

If you need an app with all of the project management features you use to keep your projects on track, check out OmniPlan 3.

Collaborate on Tasks and Projects

When you are working with a team, whether in the office or remotely, these apps are idea. Collaborate on tasks and projects while keeping it all together.

Trello

With this full-featured, visual tool, you can manage your projects with ease.

Trello

Manage project lists and tasks

For those who like to use the Kanban method for managing their projects.

For an all-encompassing project app, Trello offers many useful features. Create a board, add a list, and then pop in cards that can contain tasks, files, photos, and checklists. You can assign items to others, receive notifications, comment on cards for collaboration, and much more. Trello can be accessed via the Web and is available across multiple devices and platforms, so you can keep up with projects from anywhere.

Why we love it

Trello is a wonderful project management app that uses the Kanban method. With the right features to create, maintain, assign, and keep track, you cannot go wrong with Trello.

MeisterTask (Task Management)

MeisterTask (Task Management)

MeisterLabs

For those who want a collaborative task and project app with time tracking and automated workflows.

MeisterTask is a terrific tool and broadly accessible, making it a flexible choice. Using the Kanban method, you can create unlimited projects, set up agile workflows, and view activity streams for all items. The app offers real-time collaboration across devices, notifications, commenting, linking, checklists, and time tracking. You can also automate your workflow with Section Actions.

Why we love it

For a tool you and your team can access from your mobile device as well as the web, MeisterTask offers great features and easy collaboration.

Talk to Your Team

Whether your team is around the world or across the aisle, there is no faster way to keep the conversation moving than with convenient team communication apps.

Slack

Talk with your team, share files and photos, and create custom chat channels.

Slack

All your team's messages, files, and services in one place

For those who need a team communication tool that offers file sharing.

For a great way to communicate with your team, check out Slack. With real-time messaging and file sharing, you can instantly collaborate with team members and coworkers. Slack syncs across devices and can be accessed via the Web. There are additional useful features including search and archive, integrations with Dropbox, Twitter, and Google Drive, and configurable notifications so you never miss a thing.

Why we love it

Slack is a vibrant team communication tool that allows for instant messaging and convenient collaboration.

Skype for Business (formerly Lync 2013)

Skype for Business (formerly Lync 2013)

Microsoft Corporation

For those who want a team communication app with chat, video, and meeting capabilities.

Skype for Business keeps you in touch with your team. Start a group chat or video conversation, create and control a business meeting, and invite participants easily. The app, formerly Lync 2013, lets anyone join a meeting by invitation. However, a Skype for Business or Lync account is necessary to enjoy all of the app’s features.

Why we love it

Skype for Business offers a nice set of features for holding meetings and communicating with your team when you are away from the office.

Track Your Time

Whether time recording is needed for billing or simply for tracking, there are terrific apps to help.

Store and Share Your Files

When you need quick and easy access to files for your project, these handy apps let you store and share your documents easily.