Navigating the number of tools out there for managing your work can be overwhelming. Let us make it simple for you! Read on to learn a bit about how monday.com compares to some of the biggest names.
What is Airtable?
Airtable is a task management app that merges spreadsheets, datastores, and templates to help organizations structure their workflow.
Who uses it?
According to the Airtable website, the tool is used by teams at over 200,000 organizations.
How does monday.com compare to Airtable?
If you’re used to planning your tasks on spreadsheets but are ready to take it to the next level, Airtable could be the solution for you.
Airtable has lots of similar features to monday.com including different views to help you look at your work from alternative perspectives, spreadsheet features for complex task tracking, automations to facilitate repetitive tasks, and collaborative databases that allow your whole team to work together.
However, Airtable can be a pretty complex platform that requires team training. It has a steep learning curve. On the other side of the coin, monday.com is an intuitive and easy-to-use Work OS. We pride ourselves on making your workflow ideal within reach.
What is Asana?
Asana was founded in 2008 in San Francisco, CA by a Facebook co-founder and a former Facebook engineer (and ex-Google employee).
Asana was built to help teams manage projects and tasks. The software empowers teams to track their work and to produce great results.
Who uses it?
Asana is used by small businesses and large enterprises. On Asana's website, it says that more than a million people in 190 countries use Asana.
How does Asana compare to monday.com?
Asana has a clean and minimalistic interface that can be really friendly to those who aren't tech-savvy. This is similar to monday.com, which prioritizes ease of use. Unlike monday.com, less emphasis is placed on managing your work visually with Asana. Asana also has fewer views than other popular tools, though it does have a workload view (just like monday.com) that helps teams to avoid burnout.
The main difference worth mentioning is that Asana helps you to manage projects and tasks, whereas monday.com is a WorkOS. That means that monday.com is a work operating system, allowing you to build and customize according to your workflow and needs.
What is Basecamp?
Basecamp was founded in 1999, before Gmail, Facebook, or the first iPhone came on the scene. It started as a tool to control email chaos but eventually became a project management tool. Basecamp’s main point of differentiation is its commitment to unifying all the elements of a project into one central location.
Who uses it?
According to Basecamp's website, in their lifetime, the company has had 3.5 million accounts sign up. The website also says that tens of thousands of companies rely on Basecamp every day.
How does monday.com compare to Basecamp?
Within Basecamp you’ll find tools for messaging, real-time chat, to-do lists, schedules, and ‘check-ins’. You'll also find a clean visual interface and intuitive controls.
Larger organizations highly regard the ‘scheduling’ tool in the resource management function of Basecamp, suggesting that it’s easy to manage time efficiently on Basecamp in big, multi-level businesses.
If you’re a fan of stripped-back dashboards and ‘plug-in and play’ simplicity, Basecamp will probably be a good choice due to its lack of customization options. If you're looking for customization or technical depth made easy to use, monday.com is the platform for you!
What is Jira?
Developed by Atlassian, Jira is designed to help teams using agile project management—meaning, it’s also a project management tool.
Who uses it?
According to Jira's website, the tool is trusted by over 65,000 customers worldwide.
How does monday.com compare to Jira?
Jira was designed specifically for software teams. It mainly targets software developers, teams, and project managers working on software-related products and projects. On the other hand, monday.com is used by a variety of teams across industries and projects. While monday.com has features such as sharable forms, Gantt, and strong automations, Jira does not offer much in the way of customization. Even with the level of customization that monday.com offers, monday.com is still stronger in terms of ease of use and a cleaner interface.
What is Smartsheet?
Smartsheet was founded in 2005 in San Francisco, CA. According to its about page, Smartsheet is “the enterprise platform for dynamic work that aligns people and technology.”
Who uses it?
The Smartsheet audience tends to cater a bit more to a mid-market clientele. According to its website, Smartsheet serves over 83,000 brands in 190 countries.
How does monday.com compare to Smartsheet?
Smartsheet is a work management platform that employs a self-proclaimed “tabular user interface” with built-in collaboration tools. Its look and feel are most similar to Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. All projects in Smartsheet start in a spreadsheet. Within each, you can assign work, visualize projects as Gantt charts, Kanban-style boards, or as a calendar, and create reports.
While the basic monday.com board, a core component of the platform, is similar to a table or sheet in structure, monday.com offers a more complex set of features that makes for a dynamic experience. On Smartsheet, teams can collaborate, track progress, and provide feedback. They also have unique automated workflows for processes such as mergers and acquisitions and client onboarding. It’s more powerful automation features are reserved for Enterprise users, at an added cost. This includes custom integrations for construction, engineering, sales, and IT.
At monday.com, the equivalent to Smarthsheet's automated workflows can be found in templates and specialized solutions built to help you jumpstart your introduction to the platform and supercharge your workflow. On monday.com, automations and integrations are available from the Standard plan and up.
What is Trello?
Trello is a project management tool under software giant Atlassian. Atlassian also created JIRA (which you can learn a bit about next).
Who uses it?
According to Trello's website, the tool is used by over 1,000,000 teams worldwide.
How does Trello compare to monday.com?
Trello's goal is to help you move your work forward. Trello prioritizes management via the Kanban method. Kanban is a methodology in which individual tasks are drafted as cards so that every part of a project’s workflow is easy to visualize. Team members are then assigned to cards that are easy to track. If you aim to become a Kanban aficionado, then you might be successful with Trello.
While Trello specializes in Kanban, monday.com has a Kanban view, plenty of other robust views, automations, and integrations, too! Not to mention, comprehensive reporting capabilities.
What is Wrike?
Wrike is a cloud-based project management app designed to simplify communication between teammates. Wrike helps teams organize projects and manage tasks. You can visualize a project’s progress using different views, like Gantt charts.
Who uses it?
According to the Wrike website, the tool is trusted by more than 20,000 customers worldwide. Wrike is suitable for different industries, including marketing, creative, and product development.
How does monday.com compare to Wrike?
Wrike, like monday.com, provides the flexibility and collaborative tools necessary to deliver timely projects. You can use dashboards to monitor the volume of projects you’re working on and easily spot new requests that come in. The dashboards are fully customizable and it comes with reporting features and project templates. In short, Wrike is a simple system with a few nice features — like visual analytics, time tracking, and more.
Organization ninjas may find Wrike very appealing. Others might find it a tad complicated. It is true that monday.com has all of these features. However, monday.com makes building out your workflow and keeping up as simple as can be.
Wrike has solid offerings for small to mid-sized teams. But, if you’re really looking for automation and flexibility for teams of all sizes and kinds, we suggest you give monday.com a try.
What is monday.com?
monday.com is a Work OS that allows you to create and customize your PERFECT project management tool.
Who uses it?
Over 100,000 teams trust monday.com for their work.
Many people who use monday.com use it to manage all of their projects. It can be used as a CRM, to manage your ad campaigns, to track bugs, to manage customer projects, to manage video production, or just about anything, no matter how complex, really.
We’ve found teams use monday.com for a wide variety of workflows: from teachers planning their lessons to governments running efficient control centers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tell me about monday.com.
We offer a visual, user-friendly, and intuitive interface. You can create any tool to manage and organize everything you do at work – from projects to workflows and everything in between. It’s simple but intuitive and helps teams of all sizes shape workflows, adjust to shifting needs, create transparency, collaborate with ease, and stop doing manual grunt work.
Because monday.com allows you to build any tool on top of it, it has A LOT of features that are simple to use, set up, and master. We’ve narrowed down some of our favorites here:
- Visual dashboards to make more data-driven decisions – Easily create summaries, reports, and get a high-level view of everything that is important to you and that your team is working on! You can read more here about the limitless reporting capabilities on monday.com: What are Dashboards?
- Save time with Automations – Automate the repetitive work and mundane tasks in seconds so you can avoid human error and focus on the work that really makes an impact.
- Easy collaborating all in one place – monday.com eliminates the need for painfully long email threads and unnecessary meetings. All communication and files are centralized in one place and kept within the context of your work, so you never miss any key information.
- Integrate the tools you’re already using – Keep all your data in the same place and continue using the tools you love. We offer more than 40 integrations that you can set up in a few clicks.
- View your data however you want to – Just like Trello, monday.com offers Kanban views, as we’ve mentioned above! But we also believe that flexibility is the name of the game, and therefore also include other views like Timeline, Gantt, Calendar, and more!
To put it simply, we think monday.com is the best out there. If you have any questions about the features we offer, feel free to reach out to our team for assistance by using our contact form. We're available 24/7 and happy to help!