I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.
Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.
As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.
When working across MENA setting up innovation programmes, I need to be able to communicate with my team across the region. Some areas do not have reliable or speedy internet connections and the time difference across regions mean that video calls are out. Having Standuply connected through Slack, I can ensure that all my team is aligned in what they are doing day to day and any issues are flagged up in a timely manner.
this app has let me conduct my teams huddle with ease. would love if I could use the input from the response posted against each question to trigger another activity, e.g schedule calendar invite, etc.
- Alexey Pikurov made this productMyChat has Kanban board - a tool for project management. Tasks have different stages (for example, "to-do", "in progress", "done"), types of priorities, deadlines. You can attach files/images. Any changes are visible in the chat (you receive notification about them). You can assign tasks to your teammates directly from the chat without opening Kanban.
- Jon Maximus made this productIf you have field team who always work in different location and out of the office premises then you should try FeetPort. This app is developed to resolve field team reporting issues.
Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.
As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.
If you aren't an organized person Trello allows for easy to see visuals that help keep projects on track. The team at Curexe has specifically used it to organize our bugs, new features, staging and production stages of our development.
- Farzad Ban made this productYou can visually track your team's true progress at just a glance. Instead of counting the number of completed tasks, Roadmap focuses on how much closer your team got to their next milestones. Give it a try and let me what you think.
We've been using Slite for a few months and it finally solved our long research for the perfect knowledge sharing app :)
The adoption by our team was impressive, and Slite makes our knowledge management a breeze
We've been using Slite for few months, and we can't be more happy. Best benefit is that it's a perfect way to improve transparency inside our team and to onboard new teammates!
I switched to Gmelius from a competitor earlier this year and I could not be happier with that. I rediscovered some CRM features that I have missed before. Highly recommend.
I'm a huge fan of Gmelius. Ever since I discovered it, it has made my emailing sane. The Snooze feature that then resurfaces emails automatically that didn't get a response means I can send it and forget it. I've used the mail merge feature to survey clients and it was amazing.
- Slack is great for team communication, but Notion is better for handling and collaborating on tasks with your team. It's the first tool I've found that combines task management + communication in app. It's also super intuitive to use and easy to set up.Slack is great for team communication, but Notion is better for handling and collaborating on tasks with your team. It's the first tool I've found that combines task management + communication in app. It's also super intuitive to use and easy to set up.
HANDS DOWN 🙌🏼 THE BEST PRODUCTIVITY, ORGANISATION AND RESOURCE WORKSPACE myself or my team have ever touched 💯
We're huge advocates of Trello, power-users of Slack, data-hungry Google Sheet/Doc fanatics and unloyal downloaders of many productivity, Wiki, task management and organisation apps. With my CTO I often mused the idea of building an all-in-one workspace for internal use that sat as our Pandora's box of goodies ranging from development wiki's, onboarding information and branding resources all the way to task management, meeting notes and even time tracking - lo and behold I stumbled across this gem of an app.
We decided to run Notion for a week in tandem with Trello (for our highly-granular level project management) starting by spending an hour in the evening porting over info to populate a few spreadsheets, wikis etc. I also went ahead and threw personal pages up to trial it on an individual level. 📝Note: if you have a super high turnover of to-do's and an active team you won't find switching over from another app to be a lengthy process. After 6 years of managing a creative agency I reckon I have seen enough task management and organisation apps to last a lifetime, so take my thoughts here with that consideration.
After a week we drew the following conclusions:
⏱ We worked faster with Notion than we did with Trello, Evernote or even a physical whiteboard.
📦 Today I solely used Notion for the entire workday. This time last week I would have used Trello, Slack (sending meeting notes and memos), Google Sheets, Google Docs, the native OSX notes app and GithubWiki just to get my day ORGANISED!
📚 Managing client editorials, project budgets, to-do lists and even basic memos and planning has been a breeze. It's great as a lightweight CRM too.
🛠 We were more organised than ever before. It's great to have a knowledge base for our products, plans and company sitting right amongst our task management tools.
We have also been left wanting for nothing (👏🏼 Congrats, Notion team) but dreaming of a few things:
💵 Beefier finance organisation/support. Integrations with Quickbooks, Xero maybe? Make it easier to build budgets and organise our money plans!
🗣 Room to annotate and collaborate on images/PDF's etc.
🔐 Function to lock pages so you can't edit, and the little hover tooltip to edit doesn't show up.
🎨 Integration with design apps - Sketch, UXPin, etc. Many many many creatives will use this app and be left wanting in this area. Think: a creative agency collabs, annotates, refines, develops and more...keep them in Notion.
The TLDR: Notion 2.0 kicks a** and we'll be using it for a long long time in place of a myriad of other productivity apps and tools. You should too.
I want to move from Evernote (I am a premium subscriber) to Notion, I really do but I don't think Notion wants me to. Whatever I am about to say, I say it with nothing but respect for Notion and in the hopes that it will continue to improve at the same pace.
First, the good - Notion has the best note editing interface I've ever used. A close second might be OneNote (it's a high bar, mind you) and Bear. It combines the simplicity of Evernote or Markdown with the power of OneNote although, it is missing the ability to use handwriting and doesn't support iPad with Pencil just yet. When it does, it will be perfect. I also like that I can save code snippets. Why is this so hard for Evernote?
Notion 2's tables, boards and other updates are huge. While I'm sure the in-built kanban board is not as feature complete as Trello, it should be more than enough for most projects. Same for tables. Airtable has a bunch of really cool advanced features but for most use cases, tables within Notion are just fine. Notion is on the right path and I am sure these features will only improve.
Now for what I don't like - The price is definitely my number one complaint. I will happily pay for Notion when it can do everything that other apps can. Until then, why not let me stay connected to the product with a cheaper paid plan or a better free tier? I pay for Evernote but if I were to consider switching, I can't do so purely because Notion doesn't do a bunch of things that Evernote can (even though it does a lot of things that Evernote doesn't) - Chrome extension to clip articles, emails, images etc., powerful mobile app with business card and document scanning, iPad support etc.
At $8 a month, it is more expensive than G Suite on a per-user basis. Why not give me 100 - 200 free blocks per month? Let me grow to love it. Let me build a workflow around it. Give me some incentive to tell my friends about it. When you have the features I want (I'm sure you're working on it), let me pay for it.
Price aside, I would also like to see how Notion fairs for quick note-taking, It's designed to be a wiki-style product and I get that but I'm sure a LOT of people are using it for personal notes. I use Evernote to save one-line notes - phone numbers, quotes, URLs etc. Notion's wiki-style UX is too heavy duty for that kind of use. It would be really cool if there was a "scratchpad" or "quick notes" feature that was not as heavy duty. For these simpler notes, I don't want to organize them into pages, I just want to save them and may be tag them. Which brings me to another feature I could really use - tags. Why limit users to only folders? Why not allow users to just tag notes?
I could go on but ultimately, I won't be switching to Notion right now, even though I really want to. Cost is too prohibitive but I'm sure I'll be on the hunt for future updates.
I’ve been using Notejoy since it’s early MVP to collaborate with a friend on a project. It has been fantastic and made Is more productive. Even better is that the founders are super responsive to questions and feedback. This is a true labor of love for them and it shows!
We've been using Notejoy for the past few months at my company and we couldn't be happier. It's the perfect mix of light-weight notes and a powerful document editor with great support for teams.
Once I started using it, I found myself pasting thoughts in there right away. The search is way better and my docs are more organized and findable for the entire team. I put things in Notejoy that used to get lost in Google Docs or Slack, because this way I know I can get back to it. In our team, we use it to manage everything from to-do lists, place to store research and other things I just don't want to lose, and it's become a great place for us to work together!
- If you're running an agency type of business Productive is the ideal tool for you. First of all, it covers what you need in terms of tracking the team's performance on different boards, task lists and individual tasks. But, it also answers a huge number of other questions regarding the profitability of your business overall. You can plan resources, track time, measure utilization, etc. Check it out, you'll love it.
We have been using Productive in ENTG for almost 4 years and can only say the best about this product. We use it for organising projects, tracking time, invoicing, reports, financial review... It's great that they add new features that we always end up using in our work.
If we need anything at any time, the team from Productive responds very quickly to the messages and always helps us.
An excellent team that stands behind great product that we will always be very happy to recommend.
Productive is a core tool for our agency for a bit over a year now and we feel that it has become much more than a tool - it's part of company culture. Here at Factory.hr we make sure we are transparent to the clients in all aspects and Productive.io really helps us get the best of that. With Productive you can show your clients how much time you've spent on each task, what tasks do you have remaining to do and even engage them in discussion over a certain topic you choose.
Financial control over the company liabilities and salaries is awesome. Indeed with this level of simplicity and good reports you can't go uninformed about the profitability of each project you do and agency overall.
Cherry on top if their dedicated support. No question was left unanswered and they are on top of all of your suggestions and ideas. Excited to see what the next year of cooperation will bring. Surely only more good things!
- Marcel Folaron made this productEasy to use project management system for your team. Kanban boards and Gantt charts allow you to instantly see the status of your tasks and milestones. Extra: Idea boards to track and manage ideas coming from team members and clients!
I've grabbed this Lifetime deal from AppSumo for $150 and it's been the most useful app we've come across. We mainly use it for invoices and project proposals, but we can keep track of the entire business in one easy to use dashboard. Love it!
Plutio is a very useful tool which can save a ton of time and impress your clients.
Though it is still improving with a few features missing here and there, the team are very responsive and are constantly updating the platform.
- A complete solution to define Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) at every level of your organization forcing you and your team to think before acting and a comprehensive system to measure progress on predefined frequencies to keep your company running like a well oiled machine towards your company’s goals.