Dreams make us humans, and drive us to better places. But it is not enough to picture them in your head; more importantly, you want to accomplish them in reality and sometimes, if not often, together with others like your colleagues or friends.
All in all it isn’t easy. This is when you start looking for solutions among a rich choice of productivity apps, project management softwares or task management tools on the market. To save you time and trouble, I have picked 5 solutions that can speed rocket your productivity to a whole new level.
What distinguishes Basecamp from its competitors is its all-in-one approach to project management. Everything from tasks, schedule, chat and files are organized in a single place so you and each of your team member will know where things are at without having to ask around or sniff through a bunch of stuff.
What is more, you can forget about third-party applications like Gmail, Slack or Dropbox. They are built right inside Basecamp so you do not need a separate tool to manage your emails, communication or files. Still struggling to organize your documents and work projects that are scattered between Evernote, Google Docs and whatever else your team members are using? You can put everything in Basecamp.
Simple, intuitive and quick, Quire is a fantastic choice for small to medium teams, teams who like to break down their big dreams into small pieces of actionable items. Siri and Camera on your iPhone also make it super easy to capture your ideas, notes or tasks wherever you want and once you jotted them down, you can divide them into unlimited nested tasks, subtasks, sub-subtasks and so on to help you tackle your goals.
Quire is easy to use, and it keep things simple and minimal. It gives you a clear, big picture of your project and at the same time, a detailed view of each of its tasks, including description, comments, assignees, start date and due date, etc., in a single workspace. In addition to seeing an overview of your projects and tasks, you can focus on the most important tasks at any given time via for example My Tasks and filter features.
A powerful and yet user-friendly solution, Wrike helps you track your projects from beginning and gives you end results with reports within one workspace, a single, shared workspace where you can save all of your work, notes files, discussions and feedback, perfect if you prefer to keep everything centralized.
There are some neat, and handy features of Wrike. For example, the timeline feature (Gantt charts) give you a bird’s-eye view of your projects, and also details of your projects such as milestones and task dependencies; the online document editing feature lets you edit your files online without downloading them, while auto-saves versions of your file when you make changes.
Asana is an excellent solution for people who need an end-to-end solution that includes a comprehensive range of features including tasks, subtasks inside tasks, assignee, due date, comments and notifications to help you manage your team’s projects, prioritize everyone’s tasks, and maintain focus on the tasks at hand.
Asana has integrated with tons of got integrations with apps you and your team might already be using, such as Everhour for time tracking, Slack for communications, MailChimp for marketing automation, Zapier for sales and more. It also offers an API for you to customize the app you are using to fit your needs.
Trello is a great choice for those of you focused on product development. Projects are visually displayed with tasks represented as cards in lists on a board, making it easy to see what is being worked on and by whom at a glance. You can drag and drop cards between lists as their category, assignee, or status changes.
With such a kanban-style board, you and your team members know exactly when, where and what you need to do at each and every stage of your project phase, while staying on top of new updates via card comments, and notifications.