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awork as a ClickUp alternative: Olympic Games of project management tools

awork as a ClickUp alternative: Olympic Games of project management tools
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February 2024

"Welcome to the Olympic Games of project management tools!" shouts the presenter and his loudspeaker voice echoes through the stadium. The spectators cheer as awork and ClickUp run in throwing kisses in the air. Both tools are ready to show their strengths in sporting disciplines: Design & UX, onboarding, support, time booking, project planning and capacity planning.

The excitement is almost palpable as the moderator lights the Olympic torch of productivity and officially opens the games. The crowd applauds, the screens light up and the first discipline is about to begin. "May the best features win!"πŸ₯‡

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Discipline 1: UX figure skating

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awork and clickup UI in comparison
The intuitive design is one of the reasons why awork is the leader in the OMR Reviews category Project Management.

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The two tools lace up their skates and step onto the ice.

πŸ’œ awork focuses on a beautiful design and user-friendliness. With a smooth pirouette, it shows how easy it is to use. It's all about uncomplicated project management with a clear and intuitive user interface. Users quickly find their way around because everything in awork is logical and easy to understand. And everything also looks really good. The tool knows how to deliver a top user experience with its beautiful design and smart simplicity.

[.b-important-block]The tool shines with its feel-good design and easy operation. Plus a clear user interface and intuitive navigation - professional and user-friendly.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ awork[$tag]

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🩢 ClickUp, on the other hand, enters the "Project Management Ice" with the promise of an extensive range of functions. The tool claims to be an "all-in-one" solution, but then gets tangled up in its own variety of functions. The jury takes a critical view of this: "Lots of cool features, no question, but it often becomes too much for users and they feel overwhelmed. Although the tool offers a wide variety of features, it has problems presenting them in a user-friendly and clear way.  
[.b-important-block]The big amount of functions is often overwhelming for users. The focus and making work easier seems difficult.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ ClickUp[$tag]

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Why customers love awork

[.b-testimonial]We tested Monday, Asana and ClickUp and the team unanimously found awork to be the most intuitive. Steepest learning curve. All functions are where you intuitively look for them and every new feature makes sense. We are fans![.b-testimonial]

Arian Ruß, CEO, swinx GmbH

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Discipline 2: Onboarding hurdle race

The tools take up their positions at the starting line with a focused gaze.

πŸ’œ awork sprints off and jumps over every onboarding hurdle with ease. Integrating new team members quickly? No problem, awork overcomes this hurdle effortlessly thanks to its intuitive operation and clear structure. Want to get into projects quickly and work effectively in a team? Here too, awork shows its strength and overcomes this hurdle effortlessly. The tool doesn't even break a sweat in this discipline - and makes onboarding a simple process for all team members.

[.b-important-block]Onboarding like a walk in the park. New team members work on projects right from the start - thanks to intuitive operation and a clear structure.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ awork[$tag]‍

β€πŸ©Ά ClickUp steps up to the starting line with determination. It soon becomes clear that it does not have the ease of awork. The mass of its functions feels like tons of ballast in this discipline. They make it difficult for new team members to find their way around the tool. This leads to a slower onboarding process. Newcomers need more time and support from the team to understand all the functions and use them correctly. In this discipline, viewers notice that ClickUp has to catch up on one or two to-dos.

[.b-important-block]Feature complexity makes it difficult for new team members to get started. Onboarding team members is recommended to prevent confusion.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ ClickUp[$tag]

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Discipline 3: Support relay race

The tools warm up and focus on the upcoming to-do.

πŸ’œ The awork relay team is ready to provide personal support from 09:00 to 18:00. With every exchange - be it via live chat or email - awork demonstrates its speed and reliability. Handovers are smooth and seamless, so support works like a well-oiled machine. awork sprints across the support track without leaving a single user behind - bringing effective and direct customer support across the finish line.

[.b-important-block]The personal customer support is available for the customers from 09:00 to 18:00 and gets all requests across the finish line smoothly.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ awork[$tag]

β€πŸ©Ά Unlike awork, which boasts a real team, ClickUp offers no personal support. The route is only run with a chatbot and standardized support from the help center. This works, but without human interaction, clickup's handovers feel bumpy and impersonal. Despite an extensive help center and an active community, ClickUp does not manage to achieve the same reaction speed and understanding of the ClickUp alternative awork.

[.b-important-block]The tool has no personal support. Users can find help in the chatbot or the help center.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ ClickUp[$tag]

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Happy customers reward awork with top marks.

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[.b-button-primary] Curious? Try awork for free! [.b-button-primary]

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Discipline 4: Time trial biking

The tools grab their bikes and line up at the starting line.‍

πŸ’œ With awork, it's all about efficiency and speed. The tool pedals hard and uses its user-friendly stopwatch - a simple click and the timekeeping begins. Its ability to seamlessly convert calendar entries into working hours means it wastes no time and adds no extra effort. awork keeps the pace high, integrating times directly into projects and ensuring smooth time booking, without unnecessary stops or delays. Reports are downloaded in seconds.

[.b-important-block]When awork is pedaling, there is only smooth time booking including seamless conversion of calendar entries into working times.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ awork[$tag]

β€πŸ©Ά ClickUp is ready to demonstrate its time tracking capabilities. From detailed time tracking to complex reports, ClickUp has a lot to offer. But in this race, it's all about speed and ease of use. The abundance of ClickUp functions is a hindrance. The complexity slows down the speed of time booking and ClickUp does not take the most efficient route. In a race where every second counts, the tool obviously struggles to maintain a balance between functionality and speed.

[.b-important-block]Time tracking is possible in ClickUp, here it is important to provide the right settings and know-how in advance so that everyone can track their times independently and not get lost in the feature-jungle.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ ClickUp[$tag]

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Why customers love awork

[.b-testimonial]The familiarization with awork is super easy. The tool is not overpowered like other tools (e.g. ClickUp). For us, awork works really well - everyone finds their way around quickly!"[.b-testimonial]

Yannik Moll, CEO, Growably

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Discipline 5: Archery in project planning

The tools take up their arrows with a steady hand and a focused gaze.

πŸ’œ awork lines up with a quiver full of functions and demonstrates masterful precision. The first arrow represents the versatile views: Timeline, Lists or Kanban - each format makes project planning effective and smooth. The next arrow, check off tasks, stands for transparent project progress. This allows teams to check the current status at a glance. Then comes the individual dashboard and filter system, an arrow that enables targeted reporting and views for customized overviews. Not forgetting the arrow for the templates, which save time and allow teams to work more efficiently. Each of these arrows is carefully selected and precisely aimed at project success. When it comes to planning and managing projects with precision, every arrow in awork is on target.

[.b-important-block]Versatile views, transparent project progress tracking, individual dashboards and time-saving templates - all for precise project management.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ awork[$tag]

Timeline Planning in clickup and awork
The project management timelines in ClickUp and awork.

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🩢 ClickUp is also ready. It has various arrows at the ready - from task management to reporting tools. These features demonstrate the tool's adaptability in project planning. While the variety is impressive, the abundance of arrows often obscures the actual goal - and thus jeopardizes the success of the project. ClickUp does its best to master the complex requirements. However, the jury and users have noticed that the tool has difficulty hitting the target precisely and effectively.

[.b-important-block]The tool has implemented features for all project management systems. Due to the variety, however, the focus and detailed elaboration that an easy user experience needs is often missing.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ ClickUp[$tag]

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Discipline 6: Weightlifting in capacity planning

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Capacity planning for team members in a overview in awork and clickup
Capacity planning at a glance. The clean design helps to get a real overview in aworks capacity planning.

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The software tools rub their hands with magnesium and tense their muscles.

πŸ’œ In this discipline, awork lifts the weights with impressive ease. With a clear view of resources and capacities, awork makes vacations, further training and projects transparent. Each weight is carefully lifted and precisely placed so that planning is precise and without unexpected surprises. "No more overloaded teams, just well-planned projects," proclaims the ClickUp alternative awork and shows that it can handle capacity planning with ease.

[.b-important-block]awork makes capacity planning easier, makes resources transparent and ensures well-planned projects without team overload.Β [.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ awork[$tag]

β€πŸ©Ά Now ClickUp steps up to the plate. It quickly becomes clear that capacity planning is not its strongest discipline. ClickUp tries to lift the weights of resource planning, but without specialized functions for it, it has to improvise. While ClickUp tries feverishly, it lacks the fine-tuning and depth that awork offers so effortlessly in capacity planning. ClickUp has no solid foundation for resource planning and has to give up in the end.

[.b-important-block]ClickUp does not offer classic capacity planning. Workloads can be tracked, but an easy overview is missing.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ ClickUp[$tag]

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Project Management Olympics: The closing ceremony

After an exciting competition, everyone gathers in the stadium for the closing ceremony. awork and ClickUp have proven that they are excellent software tools for project management - each with their own strengths. However, if you count the jury points, awork has the edge - and if you listen to the fan choirs in the stadium, there is a clear tendency here too.Β 

After a final points count, the presenter awards awork the gold medal of the Olympic Project Management Games. πŸ’œ

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Project management tool for your team: awork as a ClickUp alternative

Looking for "one of the best ClickUp alternatives"? We got you. Our software is suitable for teams of all sizes - from creative agencies and smart consultancies to innovative tech companies. If you manage multiple projects, juggle tasks and want to get the best out of your team, our all-in-one solution is your match. The tool is flexible, easy to use and also really eye-candy.

awork relieves you and your team members of work by removing time wasters from project planning. This makes it a feel-good project management tool that makes your projects simple and straightforward. If something does get stuck, we are there for you in real life - real people for real support.Β Β 

Would you like to try it out and see if awork is the right software for your team? You can test the ClickUp alternative here.

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