We thought we might try something a bit different this year and kick off 2016 with a new addition to our site: Project Management Software.

As of right now, we are trialing our new Web Apps section to see what our users make of it. So far, the response and the number of our visitors using the new section has been really positive.

Project Management Software

There’s a chance some of you have already found our new Web Apps section and are already using it. If this is you, then great and thanks, a lot! But don’t worry if you haven’t though, that’s what I’m here to tell you about today.

Everyone is doing more stuff online

It’s a fact of life. As a result, the web app market has really taken off in the last few years. There’s new web based services being launched across the world every day, and a lot of them, like the ones you’ll find here on Filehippo.com are completely FREE.

Web app advantages

There are a lot of advantages to using web apps, and the benefits outweigh the downsides in the main.  Perhaps the best reason to start using a web based app however is the fact that you can access them anywhere, and anytime, as long as you have access to the internet. There’s also no downloading or updating required, because web apps live in the ‘cloud.’  And finally, and the one I’m happiest about, is the fact you can use web apps on a $100 second hand laptop and have them work just as well as a PC that cost a $1000.

Business web apps

At the moment because we’re still trialing the new web apps section, we’ve restricted the apps available to business, but we’ll have more soon, as we’ll be updating and adding new apps all the time. But until then, here are some of the web apps I’ve enjoyed using myself.

My top 5 web apps on Filehippo.com

Zoho CRM

Working on both mobile or desktop, Zoho is a robust CRM package that is free for up to 10 users that can help manage sales, marketing, and inventory management all in one place. It can be used to turn web hits into sales, and is a useful tool for helping get your priorities right.  Best of all though is the fact that Zoho lets write your own rules and will let you customize the way it works to suit you.

Workflow Max

I like this one, no really I do. I trialed it last week to see what it was all about, and I’m still using it. Workflow Max is a piece of project management software, that has been designed with looking after all your business management needs, and includes project tracking, timesheets, invoicing and job monitoring.

Workable

An all in one web based app that can take the stress out of recruitment? Yep, and it works. Workable’s main advantage is that it is incredibly intuitive to use with literally no learning curve to speak of, and can help you post your jobs to all the free boards and then help you manage the candidates that apply, making sure you hire the right person.

Zendesk

I really like Zendesk, and not just because of the name.  Zendesk is a helpdesk solution, and one of the most popular ones available today. Take a brief visit and you’ll understand why. As well as being effective, it’s easy to use and flexible. The best thing though is the scalability it offers. It can grow with you, and your company, no matter how small or how big your enterprise gets.

Jira

This was actually the first web app I looked at when we opened this new section at Filehippo. If my old company had used something like this I’d have probably gotten a lot more sleep, instead of spending my nights worrying. Jira is a bug tracking solution that actually works. And when several different Open Source projects pick Jira as their bug reporter, you know you’re onto a good value piece of software. The best thing about Jira is just the sheer ease with which bugs and issues can be tracked and found.

Well that’s my top 5 web apps here on Filehippo.com, but if any one of them didn’t do it for you, there’s a whole lot more in there just waiting to be looked at and used. Remember, there’s nothing to download or install, so you can look and play around with any one of them in just a few seconds, and you can find them all here.