14 Applications for Project Management and Collaboration | Webdesigner Depot


14 Applications for Project Management and Collaboration | Webdesigner Depot

In this article, we list several great applications for project and time management as well as collaboration between you and your clients. There are free and commercial options available.

These project management apps are here to save you time, but they can also be very time consuming and unintuitive. If you have a team who works with you remotely, then this is an ideal choice.
If you are a freelancer however, you will have to spend some time
learning these as well as teaching your clients how to use and interact
with the application.

Let’s keep the cons aside and give the apps a chance, you can then see for yourself which ones will suit your needs best.

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Free Mac To-do List Managers


Free Mac To-do List Managers: “

There are numbers of To-do List Managers available for your Mac: from to-do list managers that adopt minimalism to those that provide feature-rich services, from those with expensive pricing tags to those set as donation wares.

Though many prefer commercial apps that are assumed to be complete in feature, I personally feel like to explore free apps that sometimes can be used to substitute those commercial ones.

Some free to-do list managers listed below will help you in saving your pocket money as well as getting things done…

EtreTask

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With EtreTask, we can save as many tasks as we want and along with that, we can also add Description and link to Resources. Even though we have short memory loss, we still can figure out things to be done by reading the details.

Anxiety

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Anxiety is a to-do list application that has sleek interface and always floats over anything else (which I feel a bit distracting). With Anxiety, you can directly map your tasks with iCal, adding additional time detail for you.

TaskMate

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If simple to-do list is your preference, you will want to have a free copy of TaskMate. TaskMate helps you keep track of your tasks and activities whether it’s on waiting queue or already done.

CheckOff

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CheckOff, which runs on background, helps you seamlessly keep track of your tasks. Hanging on your menu bar, CheckOff with least distraction provides you with simple checklist interface to capture tasks and categorize them.

iGTD 2 (Alpha)

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If you’re the type of person that like to arrange things in an organized manners, iGTD 2 will be the most suitable choice for you. iGTD 2, as shown on the screenshot, helps you capture as much information as you need, especially the most important time information to determine deadline of your tasks.

Do It

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As simple to-do list application, Do It manages your categorized to-do lists, where each item can be linked to a file on your Mac. Apart from its minimalistic interface, Do It is also integrated with other Mac applications, such as Address Book, Quicksilver and iCal.

DeskBox

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Lastly…

There is a high chance that you’ve known some amazing to-do lists that you love, you can share it with others, perhaps. If I’ve missed any or you’ve any suggestions, please inform me with the comment box provided below.

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An A-Z (Atlassian & Zoho) of Enterprise Web Working


An A-Z (Atlassian & Zoho) of Enterprise Web Working: “

Written by Imran Ali.

Back in October, I had the pleasure of attending O’Reilly Media’s Web 2.0 Expo Europe, at the Berliner Congress Centre in the heart of East Berlin. One of the more interesting conversations I had was with Jeffrey Walker and Laura Khalil of Atlassian, creators of the Confluence enterprise wiki software.

In describing the company and product’s history, Walker and Khalil indicated a corporate culture that was very much based around the notion of web working. While this isn’t completely unheard of for a large corporate, web working is a style that’s more closely associated with freelancers, startups and smaller organisations.

Khalil pointed me to a post on the company’s blog that discusses some of the cultural and technological adjustments the organisation has made as it needed to manage offices in Sydney and San Francisco:

  • Internal communication is oriented around the Confluence wiki product: bringing together product management, HR, marketing, business metrics, template emails and PR.
  • Task and project management, such as customer requests and bug reports, are tracked and managed using the company’s own JIRA product.
  • Email is discouraged as a collaboration tool, being displaced by Confluence and JIRA, but still employed for 1-to-1 and ‘broadcast’ communication.
  • Lightweight tools such as Flickr and, notably, Delicious bring other collaboration and knowledge-sharing capabilities.

Interestingly, the company’s internal and external blog authors number around 160: an extraordinarily high figure for a 200-person company, with 80 percent of its staff publishing and sharing their work.

Also at the Web 2.0 Expo, I ran into Rodrigo Vaca, Zoho’s director of marketing, responsible for leading efforts to promote the popular web-based office suite.

Like Atlassian, Zoho’s  solution to geographically distributed staff in many different timezones is to employ its own products and services as a component of the company’s culture. More so perhaps, with a thousand staff in offices from India and the U.S. to Japan and China, the web-based foundation of the company is critical. Vaca related how even the company’s COO works from home in order to minimize time wasted in physically commuting.

What both Atlassian and Zoho’s utilization of web working indicate is that it’s a working pattern that’s very much suited to large, mainstream, multinational organization – something we discussed a while back in Telecommuting Trends and our coverage of the emergence of Smart Work Centres.

Read more about Atlassian’s web worker culture and tools in An Insiders Look: Part 1 of 2 on how we (Atlassian) collaborate.






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a great GTD app and services review !


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If you’re like me you’re a huge fan of GTD here you will find an exhaustive review of GTP app and services

Getting Things Done, also abbreviated as GTD, is a popular time management productivity method created by David Allen.

The method is just as popular today as it was back in 2007 when we ran our GTD Ninja
post featuring more than 50 apps to help you be more productive and
organized. But there are a host of new applications out there to help
you be even more productive this year. Below are more than 100 of them.

GTD Toolbox: 100+ Resources for Getting Things Done

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