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  1.  
    My company is now the busiest it's ever been, I've got about 15 insurance jobs on the go at the moment.

    Any recommended software for keeping track of jobs and where they're at?

    The last company I was working for used Trello but I found it just an app for the sake of an app.

    I'm thinking something basic like Excel, GANTT charts etc etc
    • CommentAuthorMike1
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Microsoft Project is the obvious solution.

    There are some free / open source alternatives - such as GanttProject, but I've not used them.
    • CommentAuthorwookey
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    You don't say what platform (android, Windows, Linux, browser).
    Here a list of 12 with useful summaries of what they do:
    https://www.linuxlinks.com/projectmanagement/
    7 of them are online, and thus will work on any platform via the browser. A couple are linux-only, the rest work on windows, linux and macos.

    The online ones generally have a website setup running it where you can use a basic version for free but they'd like you to pay for extra bits (sometimes the paid version is non-free the so-called 'freemium' model, best avoided as you lose the benefits of open source - Mycollab seems to be like this). You can just run them locally for free if you don't need the 'online' aspect (or on your own server if you have one).

    Here is another list with reviews, quite a lot of overlap, but some new projects:
    https://www.goodfirms.co/blog/best-free-open-source-gantt-chart-software-solutions

    There is a quite a range of fuctionality there from fairly simple gannt tool to whole-company CRM/ERP systems.

    If you are happy with spreadsheets, then just use Libreoffice calc. Does just about everything excel does but freely available for Windows, Linux, Mac. It even has a gannt template that is handy for simple gannt charts in a spreadsheet: https://extensions.libreoffice.org/templates/gantt-chart-template

    These days doing everything online is very trendy, and you may find it convenient.
    There are lots of organisational tools. Kanban style:
    https://apps.nextcloud.com/apps/deck
    or https://framaboard.org/
    Mindmap style:
    https://framindmap.org/c/login
    Gannt style:
    https://www.agantty.com/en/

    So there is loads of decent project management software out there and you don't have to pay for any of it (but may choose to do so for online hosting).

    Try some and see what you like.
  2.  
    I'm using Windows but something that can be used on Android phone also be it via an app or a simple excel file that I can put in my Google Drive folder perhaps.

    It needs to have drag and drop functionality as found forumals and manual entering sometimes gets a bit tedious.

    I'll have a look at some of the links you've made note to above.

    Many thanks
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