I find it incredibly difficult to settle on the “right” project management tool for my independent development – I’m forever changing my mind and can’t seem to settle on one for very long. You may already know that I’m in the process of building my own PM tool but the problem I have is that I don’t have enough time to progress it as fast I’d like. Until I have a little more time, I need a stopgap solution (flying in the face of the “Eat your own dog food” school of thought).
I decided to post my question on Twitter and as usual got a brilliant and varied response. In the interests of sharing, I’m going to post the suggestions here.
- Trac (one person is also using ProjectLocker to host this which includes SVN/GIT integration)
- Simplenote and Moleskine combo
- Google Docs Spreadsheets
- Email & SVN
- FogBugz (This offers a free startup account)
- Redmine (locally hosted via Bitnami RubyStack)
(Note: These are tools that indie developers are actually using, as apposed to tools they’ve tried and discarded)
Thats a lot of tools to try. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.