The 5 Best Project Management Software in 2023

16th August, 2023
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Author: Adam

At Puddle, we use Productive for all our Project Management needs. But, we’ve been having a Google, and we’ve found the 5 tried-and-tested favourite software used by marketing agencies. 

Let’s get cracking!

monday seems to be incredibly popular with agencies, ranking first, if not top 5, in all the project management leaderboards.

It allows users to plan and manage duties all in one place, using a standard visual board where projects and tasks can be grouped and assigned. It’s easily customisable, super flexible and collaborative, and files, images, updates and feedback can be shared without effort.

Best bits: monday is a great option for individuals and small teams, especially considering the free pricing plan. 


Great for complex workloads and portfolio management, Wrike is easy to use and scalable, making it a good choice for growing teams with multiple projects on the go. It’s even used by Google, so you know it’s good!

Wrike connects tasks, discussions, and emails to the user’s project plans, and focuses on helping users create a structure to accelerate business impact. Their goal is ‘to define the next generation of work management worldwide’ – a big task made achievable with their built-in communication and editing tools that foster teamwork and productivity while reducing risks.

Best bits: Wrike’s visualisations of team and project portfolio performance facilitate faster and smarter data-driven decisions, with reports and dashboards keeping project expectations for stakeholders transparent.


Commonly heralded as being ‘best for freelancers’, ClickUp is incredibly user-friendly, with in-depth features for all user levels. As the app is multi-functional, users shouldn’t need to connect up other tools – but it’s easy to do, either way.

Best bits: ClickUp boasts an accessibility that will absolutely lessen any workload, both for individuals and a team.


With Asana, users can enjoy maximum control of project organisation and task management. There’s a whole load of features, including the ability to track bugs, plan and run campaigns, events, and product launches, as well as built-in messaging.

The workspace is effective, and accessible for users, with everything in one interface.

Best bits: Asana’s free plan is suspiciously great, allowing teams of up to 15 people to use plenty of features for an unlimited amount of time.


Trello is a highly visual, intuitive choice of project management software, with projects and phases organised into cards and boards. Kind of like sticky notes!

This makes it incredibly quick and easy to add, move around, and prioritise tasks or lists. Whilst maybe not the best move for larger teams or projects, as it’s easy to create too many boards, it’s the perfect software for smaller teams. 

Best bits: no matter your background or technical ability, Trello isn’t at all hard to get your head around. Convenient, comprehensible, and with all the list-making validation, it’s definitely worth a place on our top 5.

Which project management software do you use? Whether your business is large or small, we bet your marketing project management could use a refresh. Luckily for you, that’s where we come in! 

Give us an email at [email protected] and we’ll take it off your hands, giving you the opportunity to focus on what matters most – your own business.