Nifty is a flexible project management tool that can be used for workflows of all types. Nifty’s emphasis on ease of use makes it a viable candidate for all sorts of industries. We’ll discuss what Nifty excels at, where it could use improvement, and other solutions you might compare Nifty to.
Built with ease of use, Nifty’s features allow companies of all types to manage a wide array of projects. Available on a Free plan, Nifty is easy to get started on and is priced competitively compared to many of its contemporaries.
While Nifty’s goal of making project management simple is achieved in the product, more advanced teams who place a high value on metric-driven project management might find themselves wishing Nifty offered more in the way of reporting, budget, or resource tracking.
When looking at Nifty competitors, Asana, Basecamp, and Trello are often mentioned since they too are considered easy-to-use project management solutions. Ultimately, the solution you’ll choose will be based on what your team loves to use and maximizes your team’s efforts and productivity, as it is unimportant what software can do if it does not have team buy-in. This team buy-in is where Nifty places its emphasis.
Nifty Pricing Plans
Nifty offers multiple pricing plans based on a team’s needs: Free, Starter, Pro, Business, and Unlimited. The different plan’s impact how many projects, what features you have access to, and how much storage space your workspace offers. All plans offer Unlimited team members, and each plan is built off of the features of the previous plan. Below is what Nifty’s plans include.
- 2 Projects
- 100Mb storage space
- All Core features
- 40 Projects
- 100Gb storage space
- Guests (license-free project collaborators, often used for clients)
- Time Tracking & Reporting
- Custom Fields
- Budget Tracking
- $5/mo/annually or $9/mo/monthly
- 100 Projects
- 250Gb storage space
- Workflow Automations
- File Proofing
- Cross-Project Overviews
- Google SSO
- Priority Support
- $10/mo/annually or $16/mo/monthly
- Unlimited Projects
- Unlimited storage space
- Team Workloads
- Custom Roles & Permissions
- Microsoft SSO
- Open API
- $16/mo/annually or $25/mo/monthly
- Unlimited Projects
- Unlimited storage space
- Dedicated Success Manager
- Workspace Customization
- Contact for price
Nifty’s Most Exciting Uses
- Project and Product Management
- Portfolio Management and Time Tracking
- Team Communication
- Document Collaboration
- Custom Embeds
Project and Product Management
Nifty’s projects include a Roadmap that is populated with Milestones. Milestones are groupings of Tasks whose completion progress is tracked in real-time. Milestones are used as project phases, client deliverables, developer sprints, content calendars, and more.
Nifty’s Overview tool allows project managers and organizational leaders to view the progress of every project within the workspace based on the completion percentage of these Milestones. From this view, projects can be observed as a high-level single completion percentage or as drilled-down as viewing the subtasks still open within tasks.
Portfolio Management and Time Tracking
Portfolios group Projects together and allow for bulk access control; by assigning a team member to a Portfolio, they automatically have access to all of the projects within it. Projects can be grouped and reported on by Portfolio in Overviews and All Tasks to make clustering projects by client, team, or initiative easy.
Workspace members can track time on Tasks and report on tracked time on Task, Project, or Personnel levels to get big-picture insights as to where your team’s efforts are being dedicated.
With built-in Direct Messages and Project Discussion channels, your team has multiple avenues of communication outside of just Task Comments. Integrate Zoom or Webex to enable one-tap video calls across your entire Workspace.
Nifty Docs enable native collaborative content creation, which interacts with Project Tasks. Additionally, two-way collaborative Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides bring the editing power of Google directly into your Workspace. Nifty also offers File Proofing which automatically creates action items out of on-screen feedback markers on Project Files.
Automate the nitty-gritty of project management within Nifty. Set due dates, reminders, assignees, tags, and more based on Task triggers. You can even send messages directly to team members or into the Project’s Discussion channel to create a de-facto action log.
Embed other products and weblinks into your project to complete your Project’s lifecycle. Whether its a design board within a Task, a two-way Miro embed within a Nifty Doc, or your favorite form tool as a Custom View, embeds allow you to customize every Project to its exact needs.
Nifty’s customers are its biggest advocates, and most of them are eager to tell you just how nifty this solution really is for them and their team.
Automated milestone progress, amazing customer support, beautiful UX/UI. Nifty is a robust product that is super easy to use; focused on eliminating complexity.
When we got Nifty, everyone had clear visibility of their tasks, deadlines, and what needed to be done. Department heads and partners could plan efficiently. It was like everything just started working like it was supposed to.
Nifty is giving us increased transparency, effectiveness, communication, and efficiency between and within departments.
That said, there’s plenty of feedback around Nifty as well:
One thing I wish this had was a dashboard for analytics. I would like to be able to see the hours tracked and filter them by person, project, and milestone.
The milestone feature takes a while to get used to, and recurring tasks are not dynamic in terms of dates automatically changing.
If you’re looking for a simple solution to robust project management at a competitive price, Nifty is an attractive candidate for you and your team. It’s easy to set up, offers a lot of collaboration potential, and is a scalable solution for your organization.
You might find some of its reporting and analytics a bit lackluster to some of the other solutions on the market, so be sure to check out a Free plan of Nifty before jumping right in if your search is orienting around metrics-based project management.
That said if you’re focused on getting your team working together quickly and seamlessly, be sure to give Nifty a look.