Project Management Tools… Again!

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.

(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.


  1. Josh Jones says:

    I use Trac only because it’s free as part of my web host and it integrates with SVN as well.

  2. Brian H says:

    I’m in the process of looking for some PM solutions myself, so I appreciate this list. I feel like I want to use a Gantt chart software like Viewpath, but every time I try to use it, I never want to invest all the time it takes to create and manage. I’ll be looking through this list to find some other options. Thanks!

  3. EMILY says:

    All conveniences related to project management tool: gannt chart, timesheet, tasks, issues, project integration with calendar…. WorkforceTrack has all of it! I used its trial demo and then started to use it.

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