What are the best resources for product managers?

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    #1Evernote

    Evernote

    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Terry Coleman
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "If you are on a team and are looking for a tool to help you manage notes with Evernote is a great option. Another option to look at if you don't end up liking Evernote is onenote."
  2. 31

    #2Asana

    Asana

    Asana helps teams keep track of their work by organizing projects with different workflows and solutions. It's a collaboration tool available as a web and mobile app.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Christian Hicks
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "Asana has helped my company to become organized and to be able to efficiently identify the tasks we need to take in order to achieve our goals. When trying to reach a goal things can get disorganized and chaotic but Asana helps to maintain structure and organization so your efforts can be focused on the goal."
  3. 29

    #3Trello

    Trello

    Trello is an effective task management system that lets you customize your list of items, so it's easier to drag, drop, modify or assign tasks. This is ideal if you are involved in projects with other people.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Randy Pearson
    Written on March 23, 2017
    "Great tool for communicating between workers who are trying to complete a task. Very organized layout, tons of customization, I would highly recommend this for others who work in teams."
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    #4Slack

    Slack

    Slack organizes team conversations in open channels. It allows users to create a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything in between. It also gives everyone a transparent view of all that's going on.

    Apps

    Web, Windows, Android, iOS, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Austin Peterson
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "Wow! Very helpful. If you don't have all the people you need for your project, try using this app. I was a bit skeptical but ended up willing to give it a try when I found myself in a pickle. And it worked! I was able to find a few extra designers who ended up being really good, and fun to work with. It's worth trying on a small project first, and get to know the platform better, but I suspect it can also work for bigger projects."
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    #5productboard

    productboard
    Helping product leaders discover and make products people really want.
    Websites

    $24- per user per month billed annually or $29 billed monthly.

    Peter Barrett
    Written on April 1, 2017
    "A fun product for sure, but a bit daunting to start with. It might be because there is actually so much in this app, or it might be that it could have been designed in a way that makes it more intuitive, but to me, it meant that I was a bit confused by the goal of the app and by how I could use it to really benefit from it. That being said, after about 10 minutes spent exploring the app and trying things, I realized it was actually pretty powerful and flexible. And for something that looks a bit hard to crack at first, it ended up being quite intuitive and fun to use, and most importantly, very useful in helping me define what was important, the aspects I should prioritize etc. Definitely worth trying and playing with."
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    #6Aha! Blog - PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

    Aha! Blog - PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
    A great blog where to find interesting articles for product managers.
    Websites

    Free- 30-Day Trial, varies by plan.

    Joseph Hernandez
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "This blog has helped me somewhat in improving my effectiveness as a product manager. The ideas are good and do help me to think in different ways about what I am trying to do. For addressing a specific need, I have to do additional research, but this blog has in some ways helped me to become better at my work."
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    #7Roadmap

    Roadmap
    A Community of Product Managers. Inspired innovators connect here to build better products.
    Websites

    Free

    Donald Lawrence
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "Not exactly the kind of "resources" you may be looking for, but it's a community for product managers. The different points can give you an increasing potential source of resources. People are good resources for all kinds of things."
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    #8One Week PM

    One Week PM
    Learn Fundamentals of Product Management and Land a Product Manager Job.
    Course

    $197- varies by plan

    Jason Lucas
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "The website starts with an clickbait article titled : the struggle and why YOU should take this course. One week PM is a course designed to teach product managers the basics of their field. The article is litered with personal testimonies on how the course is good, but there is no formal rating from an audience. The class curriculum is all out there, however, and the website does a good job at explaining everything you need to know. A concept that is designed for teaching, that doesn't skimp on educating it's audience on what it is and how it operates, is a pretty good sign to a good course. One Week PM seems to be relatively good if you need an online option. "
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    #9Product Management Course - PRODUCT SCHOOL

    Product Management Course - PRODUCT SCHOOL
    Learn the skills you need to land a product manager job.
    Course

    $3995- with payment plans

    Victoria Delgado
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "As a Product Manager, this resource will help me tremendously. To be able to take courses, to gain the skills I need to succeed, is incredible. The list of instructors come from a variety of prominent businesses, which excites me to be able to 'pick their brains' and maximize my own expertise."
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    #10The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback

    The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback
    The Lean Product Playbook is a practical guide to building products that customers love.
    Books

    Check price

    Jordan Watkins
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "If you are a manager like me, you know how hard things can be, specially when you are just starting. "The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback" was my best friend and helped me through the hardest parts of learning about products, how to manage them and of course, how to help the costumer. I think every manager out there should own this"
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    #11Skillsets to Shift Your Career to Product Management

    Skillsets to Shift Your Career to Product Management
    You want to be a product manager but hiring manager says you don't have PM experience. You can do this course for that.
    Course

    $47.76

    Howard Hanson
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "This is a Udemy course, plain and simple, you get what you put into it out of it. If you take it seriously you will learn exactly what you need to know in a well managed manner but if you don't then you won't. But specifically to this course, it breaks down everything you need to know into managed chunks and with a big focus on why so you can actually use your skills in the ways you'll be expected to in the real world."
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    #12Thinkfield

    Thinkfield

    Thinkfield is an app for iOS devices that allows you to create ideas and take as many notes as you want. This app lets you insert text, images and websites links, drag & drop external information, preview pictures and websites, and more.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Sebastian Hermes
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "The great things about thinkfield are its infinite canvas, the abstraction of information when zooming out, the integration of various data types and the possibility to work with multiple users on one project. Currently it is just a basic version, I am looking forward to what is coming next.."
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    #13The Product Manager's Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed as a Product Manager

    The Product Manager's Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed as a Product Manager
    The Product Manager's Survival Guide provides best practices, practical on-the-job advice, and a step-by-step blueprint for succeeding in Product Management.
    Books

    Check price

    Ethan Harper
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "I've been struggling to keep up as a product manager and was looking for resources to study. I came across this survival guide and things really started to seem manageable for me. I can recommend this to any new or old dog who wants to learn some new tricks."
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    #14Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

    Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
    Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.
    Books

    Check price

    Jack Patel
    Written on September 21, 2017
    "For a book about forming habits, you'd think the cover wouldn't be so bland and gaudy, but it is. I was suckered in by the great reviews, but this book is without any substance. It's basically a hodge-podge of common sense suggestions and a bit of new age drivel dumped in. I struggled to stay awake, and that was just in the first chapter!"
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    #15Product Management Churros

    Product Management Churros
    Personal blog including weekly Product Management compilation and curation of relevant articles appearing in relevant Product Management sources, and also covering growth, UX, startups and other related topics.
    Websites

    Free

    Gregory McCoy
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "These Product Management-related blogs/posts seem to have a lot of valuable information and insights, but they are presented in a sub-optimal way, I think. The formatting choices used makes them seem a bit boring, not incredibly readable, and a little overwhelming to take in at once. Maybe it's just the fact that the source material/topic is not incredibly exciting for the layperson."
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    #16Product Hunt

    Product Hunt

    Product Hunt is a website that has a great curated selection of great new Products, updated every day. It serves as a great marketplace to reach early adopters for your flashy new products.

    Websites

    Free

    Ethan Scott
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "I started using Product Hunt recently after a colleague mentioned it to me. Every day, I get a list of new products to check out based on my preferences. Some of them are not great, but I have some across a few that I have downloaded and have enjoyed them. I would recommend at least checking this out if you are a fellow product manager. "
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    #17Timely

    Timely

    Timely is a time tracking app specially developed for companies and enterprises to get an auto tracking of their workers. Its simple and clean interface allows you to focus on what really matters: the time tracking of your company. 

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jennifer Wheeler
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "Timely is an effective business tool for managers to track their employees time sheets.The easy to use interface is effective at keeping employees up to date on their work hours and manages their time sheets for you. No more paperwork, lost sheets, "I forgot to fill out my sheet" moments and incorrect entries. Timely is not just available available via a web based system but also for the iPhone, Apple Watch and Android platforms as well as Mac and PC."
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    #18Mind The Product

    Mind The Product
    Mind The Product is a great hub for Product Managers, including conferences, Product Tanks, training and a great newsletter that includes all type of valuable insights and takeaways in the Product Management space.
    Websites

    Free

    Theresa Lane
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "I had heard good things about Mind The Product as a great resource for product managers. As a product manager, I found the site just a conglomerate of information thrown together in one unorganized website. I couldn't find useful information without some deep digging. I would be better off utilizing a site that had a more narrowed, focus information than this site offering every string of information available."
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    #19Be Focused Pro

    Be Focused Pro

    Be Focused is a Focus Timer App that allows you to perform your activities by dividing individual tasks into discrete intervals, separated by brief pauses. Organize your work and track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period.

    Apps

    Mac, iOS

    $4.99

    Lin Hao
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "If you're one of those people that like to work out like me and you like the time your workout this app is perfect for u"
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    #20Trillian

    Trillian

    Trillian is an instant messaging software for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, tablets and mobile devices which keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them.

    Software

    Windows, Android, iOS, Mac

    Free- month. Varies by plan. Free Trial Available

    Amy Peters
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "Trillian looks like an awesome office tool for product managers. You can separate people working on a project and place them in separate groups. You can then start a group chat within specific groups. Trillian will also keep those chats for you and if you stop a chat you can get right back into it later and all the posts will still remain. You can use it on multiple devices so if you have your smartphone and not computer you still have access to it and can still contact the groups."
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    #21The Amazon MTurk Playbook

    The Amazon MTurk Playbook

    The Amazon MTurk Playbook is a program written by Gerry Marrs for getting started making additional money using Amazon Mechanical Turk in the privacy of your own home.

    Books

    Check price

    Megan Thompson
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "This book has a lot of great information. However, it has nothing to do with the topic and offers no solution to the problem at hand,"
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    #22Microsoft Excel

    Microsoft Excel
    Microsoft Excel lets you create, view, edit and share your files in and quick and easy way. Work anywhere and customize your spreadsheet making notes, highlighting portions or writing math equations.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

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    #23Magnet

    Magnet
    Magnet is a productivity Mac app for keeping your workspace organized. With multiple combinations of displaying windows aligned for multitasking.
    Software

    Mac

    $0.99

    Jacqueline Jacobs
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "When my boss recommended that we use Magnet to keep things organized at work, I was pretty skeptical. However, this product has been the perfect solution to a crazy workplace. Magnet takes your screen and organizes it in tiles so that you can see what you're working on all at once instead of scrolling through different apps and moving in one at a time. This is a great productivity app, and I highly recommend it!"

Summary

Best What are the best resources for product managers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1EvernoteApps 36 Free
2AsanaWebsites 31 Free
3TrelloApps 29 Free
4SlackApps 28 Free
5productboardWebsites 25 Paid
6Aha! Blog - PRODUCT MANAGEMENTWebsites 24 Free
7RoadmapWebsites 21 Free
8One Week PMCourse 21 Paid
9Product Management Course - PRODUCT SCHOOLCourse 16 Paid
10The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer FeedbackBooks 14 Paid
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