The work has shifted from offline mode to online. Even in the same office, employees prefer digital communication methods. nTask and ClickUp are two of the many collaboration tools to help your team stay focused. What are the differences? This is the nTask vs. ClickUp comparison to help you decide.
The main difference
nTask is a task and issue monitoring application to create, share, and complete tasks. It helps you track the task’s progress as it follows from start to finish. ClickUp is a many-in-one tool for tasks, documents, events, chat, reminders, and goals to track the business’s overall performance. Both are suitable for small to large teams.
How both work
nTask takes a complex path as it offers teams and workspaces. The teams are the top-level spaces in which you add workspaces. For example, a team can be for the hardware department, and under this team, you can have workspaces for hardware parts.
ClickUp also takes a complicated route, but on each step, you get video tutorials from ClickUp to get the most out of this program. ClickUp is opposite to nTask. The top-level space is your workspace, and under the workspace, you can have teams and stuff.
nTask shows the tasks in a list view with task ID, priority, and progress columns. The left side has navigation, while the customization options are down the bottom.
ClickUp’s interface has a few faces: Simple, Intermediate, and Advanced. The simple mode comes with three views to help you learn to use it.
The intermediate mode has a handful of views for those using similar software. The advanced interface has all that ClickUp offers, and it is for those who use similar or ClickUp regularly. You can add or remove views in any mode.
nTask vs. ClickUp: Creating tasks
Both support the task title, description, sub-tasks, attachments, and priorities. nTask comes with task start and end times when you create a task for the first time. You can click on the created task and modify inputs, and comment on it. The task menu has documents, meetings, and issues sections.
ClickUp shows the list option to select the project for the task. You find dependencies, watchers, templates, and tag features.
ClickUp supports task due dates with reminders, whereas nTask only offers task start and end times. Like nTask, you can open the created task to comment and mention users.
Note: nTask corresponds to Todoist as well. If you are interested, I have covered their comparison.
ClickUp takes the cake in this round as, along with the browser support, it is available on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS devices. It also works with Google Assistant and Siri, while you can download the Chrome extension if you don’t want the desktop application. Finally, it is available for Gmail and Outlook.
nTask is only available on Android and iOS devices. You can access the app in your favorite browser, but a native desktop app has yet to be released.
Issue tracking: Project issues can be added and tracked with the team.
Events and meetings: You can add meetings and invite attendees.
Timesheet: Timesheet is a separate view to see and track time spent on tasks.
Here is the massive list of options that ClickUp offers. It has several views, which are covered in the above video.
Kanban-style view: ClickUp supports a kanban board view to see and manage tasks.
Gantt view: Unlike nTask, ClickUp supports viewing tasks in the Gantt view.
Doc view: The document view is to see the whole team’s documents.
Whiteboards: Whiteboards are spaces where members get text, drawing, and shape tools to discuss and brainstorm ideas.
Timeline view: You get to see the timeline view for free.
Dependencies: Here is a great way to connect tasks. For example, you can block a task until another task is incomplete. There are multiple dependencies to manage your workflow.
Fields: In the list view, you have columns, and ClickUp supports adding different columns with data. For example, you can create a dropdown field and add difficulty levels to show members the difficulty level of the task. Each new task in the same list will have this option.
Embeds: ClickUp has an embed view for YouTube videos, tweets, and other embeddable content.
Automation: ClickUp supports automating tasks. Automation is supported for moving tasks, changing priorities, assignees, etc. Those are helpful in minor forgettable operations.
Goals: You can set and track goals to stay on top.
Dashboard: Dashboard is a complex view where you add widgets and populate it with the data you want to see.
Just a reminder: Unlike nTask, you can set just a reminder with a few details.
Notepad: The notepad is your notes section for personal notes.
Document: You can create new documents and attach those to tasks. The document editor supports rich text editing, so creating Google Docs-style pages is possible.
Templates: From tasks to the dashboard, ClickUp has many great templates.
Reoccurring due dates: ClickUp comes with an option for reoccurring due dates.
Here are the features that you find in both.
Calendar view: Both support a calendar view to see upcoming tasks.
Duplicate tasks: Both allow duplicating tasks.
Priority: Set priorities to organize tasks.
Start and end times: Both can track time and show the total time spent on a task.
This is specific to nTask as ClickUp supports teams, and collaboration is only offered on the premium plans. nTask supports five users per team, and you can have unlimited free teams, so as long as there are five users per team, you can have unlimited users.
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Both support third-party apps for productive working. nTask’s website suggests that the app supports hundreds of apps, but under account settings, you find a handful, including:
- Microsoft Teams
- Google Calendar
- Apple Calendar
- Microsoft Calendar
The automation program called Zapier supports pairing nTask with other productivity apps to automate tasks.
ClickUp can also be integrated with many popular productivity services. Some of those are:
- Google Calendar
According to the official post, thousands of apps can be integrated with ClickUp.
nTask has a free plan and two paid plans: Premium and Business. Both are available on monthly and yearly subscriptions.
The Premium plan comes with a 5 GB file upload limit, advanced filters, Gantt and Kanban board views, and other options. The plan costs $3 monthly (billed yearly) or $4 monthly.
The Business subscription comes with:
- 10 GB file upload limit
- Business-focused options
It costs $8 per month (billed yearly) or $12 per month if you want the flexibility to cancel anytime.
ClickUp’s free plan is for personal use because it does not support adding users. The free plan comes with:
- 100 MB cloud storage
- Unlimited tasks
- In-App video recording
- Kanban view and other views
- 100 lists per space
The Unlimited plan for small teams costs $5 per member monthly or $9 per month. The company gets:
- Unlimited storage
- premium dashboard
- Guests with permissions
- Custom fields
- 400 lists per space
- Box view
You can negotiate with the ClickUp team if you can’t pay $5 per user monthly.
The Business plan is an upper-hand option for medium-sized businesses. Along with the Unlimited team plans, you get:
- Google Single-Sign-On option
- Unlimited teams
- Advanced automation
- Advanced time tracking
- Workload management
Each user pays $12 per member per month on the yearly plan. The final Business Plus costs $19 per user per month, giving you access to:
- Team sharing options
- Subtasks in multiple lists
- Custom permissions
- Admin training
- Increased automation and API
The plan is for large teams with hundreds of employees who require a management program.
Which one do you need?
ClickUp is much more than nTask. If you look closely at the above differences section, you will see many ClickUp options compared to nTask Manager.
It is a whole package for your team if you need one. nTask can benefit small teams who don’t have many tasks, but for bigger teams, I suggest using ClickUp right now.
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