Do a little bit of research on project management apps and soon enough, you’re going to see the famed Monday.com bombard you with ads. Hey, we don’t blame them for wanting to shout about how great they are — but Hassl is the Monday.com alternative of your dreams.
Not that we’re biased or anything *shifty eyes* but Hassl is a better (and cheaper) project management tool for multiple reasons. Why? Well, Monday.com has a lot of features but their pricing model encourages you to upgrade consistently, until you end up paying up to $134 month for 10 users. With that price, comes a great deal of features that can often be overwhelming; you’ll need a task list just to learn how to use your task list!
6 reasons why Hassl is the best Monday.com alternative
1. Instant chat and group chats
Being able to easily communicate with your team is one of the most important features for a project management tool. Hence, why Slack has been so successful. Instead of an instant messenger chat feature, Monday.com allows you to make comments on tasks but it isn’t very efficient when you’re trying to ask a question or chat with your team. Monday.com does allow you to integrate with Slack but why have two tools when you could just use one? If you want to be able to easily communicate with your team and clients, Hassl is the obvious solution.
2. Time tracking
Time tracking is an incredibly useful tool to ensure you are staying within your budget and to track which tasks are consuming your day. Most project management apps offer integrations with apps like Harvest, that simply add more to your monthly bill. Monday.com offers it only to their highest paid plan or to Enterprises. At Hassl, we built in an easy, one-click time tracking feature on both our web and mobile app for all your resourcing needs. You can estimate the amount of time you think a task or project will take and then compare it with the actual time once completed. No extra costs, no additional integrations — it’s all part of our plan.
3. Lots of storage
With 100GB available on our plan, compared to 20GB on Monday.com’s cheapest plan (which is still nearly double the price of ours), there’s a clear winner here. Upload all the necessary files and documents needed under a project, all accessible in one place – no more Dropbox or Google Drive folders/links lost in email threads. Additionally, our files also automatically give you the option to control file versions i.e. the most updated version of the file will always be available to those accessing it. No more naming files “This is the final one V2 FINAL VERSION”. With Hassl available as a project management app on your mobile too, you can use the file upload to send files from your phone to your computer and visa-versa. Perfect for sending files on the go or posting photos on Instagram.
Got something to share? Send an announcement straight to your team’s dashboard. Let everyone in your team know about some recent news or updates with announcements. Maybe it’s a birthday, maybe it’s a new puppy, whatever it is, let the people know about it! No more yelling across the office or spamming your team’s inbox.
5. Private projects
Some projects don’t need to be seen by everyone in your team. Maybe it’s for boring accounting or maybe it’s for a classified project or even a surprise party plan. Whatever it is, you should have control of who can see and interact with your projects.
Create teams, assign projects and track productivity. If you have separate teams within your larger organisation, Hassl teams is the perfect solution. This is perfect for when you might be working on a project that only involves a certain department, such as designers, developers or managers. This will ensure that only the people that are directly involved with the project can work together without bothering the other departments.
Monday has a long list of features and integrations but it can be a little overwhelming – falling prey to feature bloat. Essential features like time tracking and file storage are only available to those on the more expensive plans. Monday.com also isn’t as intuitive as it could be which results in more time being spent trying to manage your project management tool than actually completing projects.