What Is ActiveCollab?

Project management software that gives you complete control over your work. Equipped with just the right set of features to help you organize your work and keep you free from distractions: workload management, time tracking, project profitability, task dependencies, invoicing, collaborative options, third-party integrations, in-app chat.
ActiveCollab is used by teams of all backgrounds - from large international corporations to small startups and everything in between.

Who Uses ActiveCollab?

Start your trial today, free for 14 days. Onboard your team, plan, collaborate, organize your work, and get paid.

Where can ActiveCollab be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Windows (On-Premise), Linux (On-Premise), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • by Active Collab
  • Founded in 2007
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China and 20 others

Languages

Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French and 10 others

ActiveCollab pricing

Starting Price:

US$7.50/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

ActiveCollab has a free version and offers a free trial. ActiveCollab paid version starts at US$7.50/month.

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About the vendor

  • by Active Collab
  • Founded in 2007
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China and 20 others

Languages

Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French and 10 others

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Visualisation
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Metrics
  • Prioritisation
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • Billing & Invoicing
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  • Client Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
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  • Assignment Management
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  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
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  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Access
  • Prioritisation
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  • Real-time Updates
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  • SSL Security
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  • Single Sign On
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  • Tagging
  • Task Management
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  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Workflow Management

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  • Heatmaps
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Reviews of ActiveCollab

Read all 375 reviews

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Aleksandar I.
Aleksandar I.
C# Developer in North Macedonia
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Perfect Project management tool.

5 2 years ago

Comments: ActiveCollab is one of the best, if not the best project management tool that I have ever used and I have jumped from one to another tool for different projects and project types. If offers so many features, perfect dashboard, milestone preview, calendar, planner, contact details, time tracking and much more. While it is perfect for managing many different types of projects, this is still not the perfect tool for managing software development projects. The only reason for that would be, there is no (or that was not back then) an integration with Git or other version of control system. It was simply a missing feature back then.
I truly hope that nowadays the ActiveCollab team managed to improve and integrate such feature, but talking 6-7 years ago, that was the only downside that I can say about it. If for some reason that is still not available and you are into software development business, look for something else like Asana or Bitbucket.

Pros:

Great dashboard, different types of reports, milestone preview, calendars, time tracking tool are just a few of the features that make this software irreplaceable tool when it comes to project management.

Cons:

Lack of integration with Git or another version of control system.

Jolie H.
Jolie H.
Visual Space & Training Manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Consumer Goods, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Active Collab makes working together simple

4 2 years ago

Comments: My team is spread across the country and Active Collab allows us to work together on projects seamlessly. Our outside partners are also able to work with us easily.

Pros:

Great tool for managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders Pretty robust feature set Simple to access and easy to invite collaborators in & out of my company

Cons:

Upgrades have been a bit buggy and while the team are responsive, they don't always believe that they've broken something

Alternatives Considered: Slack and Trello

Reasons for Choosing ActiveCollab: Better features competitive pricing All around, Active Collab is a more flexible tool that is easier to use

Switched From: Basecamp

Reasons for Switching to ActiveCollab: Pricing and features

Mari-nella B.
Owner in Namibia
Design, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

It is a beautiful app but not that useful

2 4 months ago

Comments: It was nice in the beginning but I just soon realised I needed something with easier to use features and no hidden costs. Onces a app like this becomes too complicated to navigate or customise - you will not use it as you need to daily because of that hassle.

Pros:

It is beautifully designed so initially it seemed easier to use and navigate. It had a client portal and I could track my jobs and invoice/do estimates all from one place.

Cons:

It has hidden fees. Everywhere it advertises itself as only 7.50 a month. - But using the MAIN FEATURES OF WHY I WANTED THIS APP is extra, like invoicing, time tracking and using the client portal. This was not made clear initially. The client service is terrible. I would ask questions but there response was really terrible english language - not what I would expect from an international app that everyone should be able to understand. Especially a client service person called Darla. Terrible and rude manners and unhelpful.!

Alternatives Considered: Pluto LMS, monday.com and ClickUp

Reasons for Choosing ActiveCollab: I wanted a app that I could use to track my projects, my daily tasks, and has a timer. Plus I can send out cost estimates and invoices from and my clients can log into to track and make note of project progress and timeline.

Switched From: Asana and Todoist

Reasons for Switching to ActiveCollab: Activecollab seems to be the cheapest option where I could managment my projects, finances and clients from one place.

Active Collab Response

4 months ago

We appreciate your honest feedback, and we are sorry to hear you had this experience with ActiveCollab. As for the pricing, additional features such as Invoicing, Time Estimates, Workload, Availability, etc., are listed in the GePaid bundle section, which is charged additionally and is not a part of the basic paid plan. You can check out our pricing on the official site here: https://activecollab.com/pricing

Verified Reviewer
CTO in Brazil
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Simple and extensive

4 last year

Comments: It was very good to us during 6 years.

Pros:

Web used Active Collab during several years in our servers. The database structure is very simple and allow us to create dashboards with user data.

Cons:

Lack of features like kanban and of user interface improvements during updates

Alternatives Considered: Basecamp, Jira and Redmine

Reasons for Choosing ActiveCollab: Jira was so complicated and hard do mantain. I'm talking about 2009

Switched From: Basecamp, Jira and Redmine

Reasons for Switching to ActiveCollab: Price and simples maintenance

Uroš Z.
Uroš Z.
Owner in Serbia
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Very easy to use but packs a big punch

5 2 years ago

Comments: Our overall experience is absolutely positive. We get to plan out our projects, go through them daily, track everything, and at the end exactly know what to invoice the client. It really covers all the basis that we need in our process and we love it for that.

Pros:

I really appreciate the simplicity and the power behind the features it delivers. On the surface, it offers just a list of tasks me and my team manage throughout our design and development process, but under the hood it offers task dependencies, estimates, time tracking and many other cool things that make it deceptively powerful.

Cons:

Probably the speed of the app on some larger projects. It's lightning fast for everything small to medium, but on larger projects it can take a while to load everything.

Alternatives Considered: Jira, Asana and Teamwork

Reasons for Switching to ActiveCollab: Asana is a bit confusing to get into, and it can really get expensive really fast when you need more powerful features. Teamwork was probably our second pick, bit it can be all over the place, not as elegant as ActiveCollab. JIRA is just a beast and we don't need that much complexity (and power) for our everyday development.