We love Clarizen, glad to see it being improved. All of our project managers & engineers have used it for years - its the best project development software we have heard of, so we will continue to use for a long time.
The Daptiv platform does Project, Portfolio and Time & Expense Management extremely well and is easy to configure. Resource and Demand Management remains a challenge for this as well as with other tools.
My introduction to Basecamp was through my position as a web developer at a university. My small unit decided to use it to help manage our tasks and it was extremely helpful, though we didn't use it to its full potential. Fast forward a few years I took on a freelance client who was in another city. I suggested we use Basecamp so we could better track the tasks he wanted me to work on and we could converse about each item and have a clear record to refer to. Now I am using Basecamp with another organization that has a very robust system the relies on Basecamp. We log each task that needs attention and it helps our engineers and developers focus on what needs to be done, ask questions, get answers and log time. I actually can't imagine any successful organization being able to function without this kind of tool.
The whole organization uses Workfront to track client engagements, hours, and profitability. It's our project management software as well as a landing page for all time off requests, travel requests, and time sheets. Everything basically goes through Workfront.
Asana is used by our organization to keep track of tasks and to manage product features to be implemented in the software. It is also used to assign tasks to other people and maintain a monthly task calendar. It is used across the whole organization. It solves the business program of managing people and the product at the same time i.e. project management.
I think the flexibility of Wrike makes it suitable for almost anything you can imagine and I can not think of a problem we could not solve with Wrike when it comes to managing, documenting and timing. If you want to achieve more than just queuing tasks, Wrike is the best way to go.
Smartsheet was used for pure project management, to make traditional Project Plans with Gantt charts, dependencies, resources, and attached documents. It was able to replace traditional Microsoft Project needs, in addition to more sophisticated workflow needs like email reminders, document management, and team discussions. As a low-cost, lightweight, portable replacement for Microsoft Project, is it without peer.
I think it's great for varied organizations. We're working with a lot of different use scenarios and it's been great to consolidate our communication into one app instead of 5.
I'm using MindJet MindManager in my department to capture meeting notes and assign action items and keep track of tasks. I also use it to create team structures and assign roles and responsibilities. It helps us keep the focus on items to discuss and is also useful for requirements gathering.