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Looking for a Workfront alternative?
Here’s a list of the 10 best Workfront alternatives for successful team collaboration in 2021:
Let’s take a look at each of these tools to help you get client feedback faster and deliver better work to your clients.
Oroson is a tool that’s designed to help creative teams get feedback on their content and collaborate with their colleagues seamlessly.
It can also be used to get feedback from your clients on different content types you’re working on.
Unlike other tools in this list, Oroson isn’t a project management software.
This means that you can use it primarily for online proofing and reviewing as well for getting and sharing your feedback easily.
If you’re looking for a tool like ours, keep reading.
We’ve created Oroson to help freelancers, creative agencies, and brands share any content of any size and in any format, and get quality feedback in one place with no downloads or reviewer sign up required.
Some of the verticals that get the most value out of our product are:
The good thing is that Oroson supports all content in all sizes from simple PDFs and JPEGs, through to MP3, MP4, HTML5 banners, and complex design files.
One of the main differences between Oroson and other similar tools is the ability to download Oroson’s desktop app and use our awesome tool direct from your desktop.
Another important difference between Oroson and other feedback and review tools is the fact that Oroson doesn’t require a reviewer to sign up.
This gives users freedom in terms of sharing their files while giving them instant access with the simple sharing of a link.
You may wonder, how does Oroson work exactly?
Let’s use an example to illustrate how Oroson helps you share and receive feedback and streamline your creative workflows.
Say that you’ve created a new version of our homepage and want to get feedback from our team.
After signing up for an account, we’ll have to upload our file to Oroson.
Next, we have to choose the file we want to upload or drop the piece of content by using the drag and drop function.
As you can see below, Oroson supports all sorts of different files and content types:
We’re going to choose File/Image as the type of file we want to upload.
Then, we have to locate the file that we want to upload and click Open.
As you can see below, our file is now ready for sharing. We can share it with anyone we want—colleagues, clients and partners.
From there, we can click on the little gear icon to get the item’s link.
Just click “Copy item link” and share the file with anyone you want.
Without having to login or sign up for Oroson — as we mentioned earlier — people can now comment on your design and share their feedback seamlessly.
For example, let’s say that we want to leave a comment on the CTA and ask our team member to make it a bit bigger.
All we need to do is move our mouse over that specific area and “Click to comment”.
We can write our comment and click on “Post comment”.
From there, our comment is visible to all the people who have access to this item and anyone can comment back.
This makes collaboration and reviewing in real time seamless and easy.
Let’s take a look at our tool’s pricing.
At Oroson, we offer three different types of plans that you can consider using depending on your individual or team needs.
Let’s have a look at the three different plans:
These pricing plans have been created to cover different business needs.
What do our pricing plans include?
All pricing plans include some main features such as:
The plans differentiate from one another in terms of the number of items and the storage space.
More specifically, the Starter plan gives users the opportunity to work on 1000 items while having a 50GB storage capacity.
In addition to this, the Pro plan offers more than double the items, 2200 to be precise, and as you’d expect, it has a higher storage limit of 125GB.
Last but not least, the Business pricing plan is tailored for companies with bigger storage and project creation needs.
For that reason, this paid plan gives users access to 5000 items and 250GB of storage.
To sum up, there are different paid plans according to an individual or company’s specific business needs.
You can decide what your needs are by requesting a demo and take advantage of the Oroson features for yourself.
We’re now moving on to the second tool we have for you.
Asana is one of the most popular project management softwares in the world.
It’s used by thousands of companies worldwide.
This project management tool takes work management to a whole new level.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tool, its functionalities, and how much it costs for teams to start using it.
As you can see in the screenshot below, Asana is an online collaboration Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that can help different types of teams of different sizes become more efficient and productive.
In its dedicated page on Teams, Asana lists the following as the most prominent ones:
For each of these teams/categories, Asana lists a number of use cases and ways of getting the most out of the product.
Of course, even though the infamous collaboration tool lists only the above teams, Asana is actually a tool that can be used company-wide.
It can be an excellent tool for teams of all sizes to control their projects, stay on deadline, give feedback in real time, and enjoy advanced automation features.
Asana’s features and capabilities are practically endless.
From basic project planning to resource management and resource planning, task management, and even advanced automation, Asana has everything you need to run your business, regardless of how small or large it may be.
As you can see in the screenshot below, Asana lists some of the solutions it offers, categorized by workflow.
The total list of workflows provided by Asana are:
All of the workflows are powered through unique features such as Gantt charts, timesheets, customizable kanban boards, time tracking through Harvest, stellar customer support, and even an API for exporting data.
What’s more, Asana has amazing templates for project managers to use right away.
Each category includes templates that anyone can edit and use to save time and speed up their processes.
For example, the category Operations includes templates like “All company meeting”, “Board meeting agenda”, “Business strategy plan”, and many more.
In general, we’d say that there’s nothing you can’t do with Asana.
Let’s see the tool’s pricing.
Asana has four different pricing plans, all with different capabilities and features.
As you can see from the screenshots above, the pricing that Asana offers is flexible and can cover the needs of every company, regardless of its size.
Asana also has a plan for enterprise-level companies with more advanced features.
The plans Premium and Business are also great depending on the needs and the size of your business.
There’s also a Basic plan that’s free for individuals and teams with up to 15 users.
Billing — apart from the different features, e.g. portfolio management — is also affected by the number of users.
Let’s move on to the second alternative to Workfront in our list.
Here’s the second tool in our list of the best Workfront alternatives for team collaboration.
Wrike is a work management solution with a user-friendly interface that can help you improve your teamwork and communication.
Wrike credits itself as a “versatile & robust project management software”.
Similar to other tools in this list — and others that we haven’t included like Clarizen, Zoho Projects, or Smartsheet — Wrike is trusted by thousands of companies worldwide for running their operations on a daily basis.
Let’s see who this collaboration platform is for.
As you can see in the screenshot below, Wrike, just like Asana, has a section that’s dedicated to the teams that mostly use the tool for collaborative work management.
These teams are:
And, of course, company-wide teams.
That’s not to say that teams outside of the above list can’t use the tool.
Similar to Asana, Wrike is a tool that can be used literally by anyone who wants to optimize their operations and run a better and more efficient business.
In its features page, Wrike lists all the different features that the tool has for covering needs within an organization.
Some of the features mentioned by Wrike are:
And plenty more.
Last but not least, both through its own website and through Zapier, Wrike integrates with hundreds of apps and other SaaS – e.g. Slack and Salesforce – to help you create a complete agile project management system for your organization.
Moving on to the tool’s pricing.
Similar to other project management tools for team collaboration, Wrike offers different plans for companies with a) different sizes and b) different needs.
An important distinction between Wrike and other tools in this list is the fact that it includes a different pricing structure that’s not visible on the website for marketing and creative teams as well as for services delivery teams.
There, teams can find additional features, on top of the ones included in the plans above, that are dedicated to their specific needs.
For example, Wrike for Marketers, includes Wrike Proof, which is the tool’s feature for online proofing.
With this customization on its pricing options, Wrike shows that it knows very well what the different needs that companies have are, and thus is capable of tailoring a plan so that it covers those needs.
Moving on to the next Workfront alternative.
Monday.com is another extremely popular tool when it comes to project management.
Right from the website’s homepage, you can see who can use the tool and get value out of it – more on that in the section that follows.
If you’re managing multiple projects and want to get your team collaboration to the next level, then Monday.com is one of the best solutions for doing so.
Let’s see who the tool is built for.
As mentioned above, Monday.com explains who can use the product and get value out of it right away.
Here are the categories noted on the company’s homepage:
Along with many more.
The fact that Monday.com highlights the above solutions doesn’t mean that other teams or departments can’t use or can’t get value out of the product.
It just means that these are the categories that the company has identified as the most prominent ones.
The truth is that anyone can use the tool to streamline their processes and build custom workflows for their operations.
Let’s move on to the next section where we’ll discuss the tool’s features.
The tool has all the usual features that other software in this list have.
Kanban boards, calendars, project timelines, Gantt charts, and maps are just a fraction of what you can do with Monday.com.
Also, Monday.com offers a variety of automations that can help you streamline your processes even further.
At the same time, the tool has its own app store, that’s the Monday Apps Marketplace, to help you connect your project management tool with other actions, such as invoicing.
Last but not least, Monday.com has a mobile app for both Android and iOS.
This means that you can use the tool right from your mobile device without having to use the desktop app.
As you can see, the tool looks great on different devices.
Moving on to pricing.
The tool’s pricing is as simple and straightforward as the rest of the website.
Pricing is adjusted both based on product capabilities, such as automations, and on the number of users needed.
What’s really useful is that Monday.com offers you the chance to adjust the number of users in your team and see what the cost is for your organization.
All in all, Monday.com is a great solution for team collaboration.
Moving on to the next tool in our list.
Jira is one of the most popular tools when it comes to online collaboration and project management.
It belongs to Atlassian, the infamous Australian company that develops products for software developers and project managers.
The tool credits itself as, “The #1 software development tool used by agile teams”.
It’s a fact that Jira is used by thousands of developers, project managers and teams all over the world to manage projects and deliver better work, faster.
As you can see below, Jira divides its target audience into two categories.
The first category is the size of the team, while the second category is the team’s function.
Like other tools in this list, Jira serves a variety of companies of different sizes and functions.
Jira for Marketing teams — which is what we’re mostly interested in — is a tool that helps marketing teams become more efficient and streamline their processes.
With the help of different apps, Jira is a powerhouse of team collaboration for teams of all sizes and functions.
Thus, we wouldn’t say that the tool’s capabilities are limited to the ones of just one industry or vertical.
Let’s take a look at the features of this amazing Workfront alternative.
With Jira, you can use both scrum and kanban boards and everything else that will help you streamline your workflows.
You can also use the tool for online proofing purposes, to get client feedback, and deliver better work faster.
Jira also has a marketplace, with apps that can help you add customized functionalities and capabilities to your workflows.
There, you can search and find apps for all sorts of things you can do within Jira.
For example, since Jira is a suite of tools, you can search for apps based on the Jira product you’re using.
In general, together with its apps, Jira is a one-stop-shop for all your team collaboration needs.
From editing and online proofing, to project management and automation, there’s literally nothing you can’t do with Jira.
On Jira’s pricing page, you can adjust the number of users in your organization to see how much Jira will cost you.
As you can see, for ten users, Jira is free with limited product capabilities.
The billing cycle can be both monthly and yearly.
The tool also has an enterprise plan with advanced capabilities that can cover the needs of large organizations.
Let’s move on to the next alternative to Workfront that we have in our list.
Trello is — once again — a tool by Atlassian.
The parent company acquired Trello back in 2017.
Trello is the perfect tool for online collaboration for remote teams who want to move fast.
Let’s take a better look at the company’s audience.
From Google to Squarespace, Fender, and even Costco and Pinterest, teams of all sizes all over the world are using Trello to “work smarter”.
This isn’t to say that smaller companies in terms of both size and revenue can’t use Trello as a project management software.
After all, the tool has a forever-free plan with limited product capabilities for smaller teams, as we’ll see later.
Work management becomes easier with Trello.
Trello can also be used as a tool for online proofing for various content formats.
With Trello Business Class, businesses with up to 100 employees can run their operations smoothly and efficiently.
There are really endless possibilities when it comes to what you can do with Trello.
Let’s see how much the tool costs.
Trello’s pricing is easy and straightforward.
The tool offers three different plans; the main difference is the number of users in each of the plans.
As you can see above, there’s a forever-free plan and there is also a Business Class – for businesses who need advanced capabilities – and Enterprise.
The Business Class pricing plan has monthly and yearly billing cycles, while the Enterprise one has only monthly billing cycles.
In general, we’d say that the pricing is fair and representative of what the tool offers.
Moving on the next tool in our list.
ClickUp is the seventh tool in our list.
What is it?
It’s a powerful suite of tools that’ll help you save time on your day-to-day activities and streamline your processes.
Let’s see who the tool is built for.
In the screenshot below, you can see some of the most prominent use cases for ClickUp:
As you can see, like other Workfront alternatives in this list, ClickUp can be used in several ways and by different teams within an organization.
From marketing to design and even sales and business operations, all teams can use the tool to manage their business and streamline the workflows.
ClickUp is among the most complete toolsets in this list.
Here’s an overview of the tool’s features:
One of the tool’s capabilities is something we also offer here at Oroson – online proofing and markup.
On top of that, ClickUp integrates with several other applications and software tools such as Slack, Evenhour for time tracking, Toggl, and many more.
Let’s take a look at ClickUp’s pricing.
ClickUp’s pricing is among the easiest and most straightforward in the industry.
The tool has one free plan for freelancers and small teams and three paid plans for teams of different sizes and with different needs.
The Unlimited plan comes with a competitive price and really good capabilities, but for growing businesses it seems that the Business plan is the best option.
There’s also an Enterprise plan where you have to contact sales to learn more about the product.
With that, we’re ready to move forward with the next tool on our list.
Microsoft Project is a project management tool by Microsoft.
As shown in the screenshot above, the tool is all about managing projects in a cloud environment and making sure that you stay on track with your project.
Let’s see who can use the product.
The tool is built for agile teams who want to move fast and have better control over their projects.
From small projects to large initiatives, this work management software is ideal for teams who want to create efficient workflows.
As you can see in the screenshot below, Project has four main business solutions.
These solutions are:
Thus, it’s evident that — like similar tools in this list — Project can cover the project management and team collaboration needs of every team, no matter the size.
Each of these solutions has different capabilities and features included.
For example, the first one, “Simple project management” – AKA “Project Plan 1” – has basic capabilities for managing projects online and making sure you stay on deadline.
Likewise, each of the four solutions we just mentioned focuses on different aspects of managing work online.
Let’s see how the pricing is structured.
When it comes to pricing options for Project’s cloud-based solutions, we have the following:
The pricing is simple and flexible.
Based on your business needs, you should consider one of the plans above — the amount of money you’ll be paying each month is determined by the number of users within your organization.
Let’s move on to the second to last Workfront alternative in our list.
LiquidPlanner is the second to last tool in our list of Workfront alternatives.
According to its website, the tool “is the only Dynamic Project Management solution designed for fast moving teams”.
The tool is for mid-to-enterprise businesses that want complete management of their workflows as well as advanced forecasting and resource management capabilities.
From dashboards to timesheets, and even personal boards, LiquidPlanner is a complete solution for project management.
The tool also has interesting graphs and charts for getting a visual overview of your projects and work in general.
From planning to tracking and analyzing, there’s nothing you can’t do with LiquidPlanner.
We’d say that the tool is a bit more focused on forecasting, managing revenue and risk, managing resources, and planning projects, which makes it a bit different from other tools in our list.
In general though, LiquidPlanner is a great tool with many of the traditional capabilities a team collaboration and project management software has.
An interesting feature is the tool’s integration with cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box.com.
These are integrations our own tool has, for teams to share professional documents seamlessly between different applications they’re using.
As you can see below, the tool has two plans, along with a 14-day free trial for the Professional plan.
The Professional plan starts at $45 per month, which is on the higher end, but is fair based on the product’s capabilities.
There’s also an Enterprise plan for large organizations who manage hundreds of projects.
To learn more about that plan, you can visit the website and contact LiquidPlanner’s team.
Moving on to the last tool in our list.
Mavenlink is the last tool in our list of Workfront alternatives.
It’s an “award-winning software for professional services organizations”.
The tool is a true powerhouse when it comes to project management.
Let’s see who’s using it.
It seems that Mavenlink’s customers are mostly large enterprises with hundreds if not thousands of employees and hundreds or possibly thousands of active projects.
This is also evident by the fact that the pricing of the product isn’t displayed on the company’s website.
The tool’s main features can be shown below:
Let’s focus on the Team Collaboration one, which is also closely related to what our own tool, Oroson, offers.
From collaborating in real time with your team members to a built-in chat feature and even online proofing and version control for creative agencies, Mavenlink offers unlimited capabilities for team collaboration and client communications.
Mavenlink proofing, their online proofing tool, allows you to review your online assets, compare different versions side by side, and get clear client feedback on your work.
You can annotate anything from PDF files, to Adobe files, and even videos.
Pricing isn’t publicly available.
You can visit the company’s website and contact sales in case you’re interested in learning more about this tool.
Let’s wrap this up and close with some final thoughts.
As you can see, there are many great project management tools out there.
Most of them can help you streamline your review and feedback processes and have better workflows.
If you’re interested in a tool that will help you with annotations on videos and screenshots, receive feedback from your clients, and collaborate with your team members, then you should use Oroson.
We’ve created one of the best tools out there for creative agencies and companies who need to collaborate effectively on the cloud.
Just request a demo and we’ll show you what Oroson can do for you.
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