We're tried Asana, Wrike, Basecamp, Airtable etc.
Presently quite happy with Monday.com
but it's not just a matter of what software tool you use, but how your company communications. You have to get people communicating in the right place to make it work. Great article on how tools like Slack can fuck things up https://basecamp.com/guides/group-chat-problems
It's not really an "app" as your question asks, it's a web application. After using many (simplistic) project management tools we always ended up at the same place: initial euphoria when discovering a nice clean simple PM tool - a period of learning and mastery of the new tool - then a final phase feeling frustrated that the once simple tool became kludgey and not powerful enough for our needs. Finally, we found LiquidPlanner, which does so many things differently, it was refreshing (albeit a little daunting at first). The BIG benefit is the sheer power of the tool. You can use it simply or embrace more of it as you learn and become a power-user. The prediction engine that determines when your project is likely to finish is fantastic. But warning, it's only as good as the data you capture - like updating task completion status as well as remaining hours on a task. One thing it could improve is their phone apps.
We've been trying different productivity tools for years and while most tools start off simple enough, they tend to become more and more complex. The thing is: Most people working on projects are not professional project managers. So simplicity always beats pure functionality when it comes to tool adoption (we're around 35, partly remote, very project oriented, both client projects and internal ones).
We found awork.io to be beautifully simple but still comprehensive enough to manage a larger number of projects across different parts of our business.
Looking for a better way to plan remote meetings across time zones, and keep up with events. What software is doing that best today?