“But I thought YOU did the backups …”
Many people work collaboratively while never trained to do so. Collaborative task management — who does what, who does how much, what are the next steps, etc. usually becomes a nightmare. Working in an interdisciplinary, multinational EU project I can only say that a good tool would have helped. We tried using a Wiki (at least internally), but that didn’t cut it.
I talked to a colleague of mine about it and, having the same problem, she searched around to at least coordinate the work tasks within her workgroup. She recommended Asana. Looking at the video:
it really looks like the kind of tool we could have used — and should have used. Seems to do exactly what is needed and on multiple devices …
If you work in a team, perhaps Asana is something for you …
Wow – looks like a great tool. Thanks for getting this on my radar – might have to consider it for the collaborative writing project I’m working on!
thank you for the comment — I hope the program helps. Usually people are placed on these projects without knowing these helpful tools, so I hope this will make work easier for some 🙂
All the best
This is very nice, good interface, not too complext. So how do they make any money providing a free online applications
good question — and a very important one, next to ‘where will my data be if the company crashes?’. I had a quick look — there’s a rant in the customer questions section and (strangely hidden) a pricing page. Judging by the info, apparently “Asana is free for up to 30 users in a workspace”.
How they make money? Apparently they plan to finance themselves via income via large groups (> 30 users) while the basic services are free. Whether this works out long-term (when the start capital is gone), we’ll see.
All the best
Asana is a good option! But I have a better choice to recommend i.e ProofHub. Take a look at http://www.proofhub.com
Thanks for the tip. It’s always good to compare offers and see which one suits you(r project team) best. Although I’m a bit skeptical when improved security costs extra.
Asana is a good option but to manage tasks and to dos for your team or your project, I would consider RowShare. RowShare exposes a wide range of templates as Team Action plan, a kind of collaborative to-dos. You can customize it to match perfectly your expectations. Just have a look, I’m sure RowShare can be useful for you!
I feel I need to let you know that I work for the company that develops RowShare. I just wrote an article that gives you an idea of how it can help for team task management:
I know it’s been a while since you asked the question. But since I just found this page, others will follow, so I try my luck.
thank you for the comment. No problem with recommending something you have developed or work for — it would be rather strange if you did not. Then again, I feel the same when I talk about OC (which I rarely do outside this blog). In any case I totally I agree it’s a conflict of interest but everything’s fine if this is explicitly mentioned. So that feeling led to the right choice. 🙂
Thank you Daniel! Really appreciate your comment and feedback.