Manuscript

A better project management tool for software teams

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#5 Product of the DayNovember 14, 2017

Great project management, bug tracking, issue tracking and support, along with the information your team needs to make good decisions about what they're building. Integrations with key tools like Slack, GitHub & Trello are free and easily customizable, and search and management features are simple and powerful.

Reviews

  • gerasim_sergey
    gerasim_sergeyCEO MacPlus Software, www.noteifyapp.com
    Pros: 

    good idea - but does not work

    Cons: 

    works slowly and is not stable

    I try to configure for myself, but the site simply does not load in periods, all the elements are very large and there is no possibility to customize the display

    wrote in support but did not receive a reply

    gerasim_sergey has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    yes i do

    Cons: 

    is the better by ahorra tiempo and money

    Puesn seria impòrtante x wl ahorro de tiempo

    Francisco Aleman has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
I like the team behind this, but the intro video goes on a bit long (I lost focus around :30) and the visual design... is hard to get behind, especially after becoming used to using more [personally] attractive and polished software like Asana and Slack. I'm curious how this aesthetic was arrived at?
Gareth Wilson
Gareth WilsonMaker@_gw · Working on Glitch
@chrismessina C'mon Chris, you can manage a 2 min video! :) Do you mean the site or product design? The latter is an evolution from the underlying FogBugz engine it runs on. There's more detail about that here: https://blog.fogcreek.com/from-f...
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@_gw honestly, I couldn't! Maybe the details were a little dry or maybe I've watched a lot of these videos specifically for this kind of software and was interested to hear less about features and more about your team's insights and ideas about how people should work/collaborate be productive... and as a result, this tool grew out of that. Instead it felt like a feature onboarding and I just couldn't maintain my focus! Thanks for that post — that's useful. I specifically just mean the visual design — colors, fonts, borders, etc. It looks kind of like the previous version of Gmail or Google Calendar... it's possible that this style is more developer friendly and just doesn't suit my personal taste, and of course that's totally fine...!
gerasim_sergey
gerasim_sergey@gerasim_sergey · CEO MacPlus Software, www.noteifyapp.com
@_gw I would very much like to start working until the trial period has ended, but a huge number of bugs when you plan to fix at least critical bugs?
Joshua Pinter
Joshua Pinter@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
Does anybody else think the UI could use a lot of work? I feel like I'm going back in time to JIRA dashboards.
James Ivings
James Ivings@jivings · Co-founder, ReleasePage
@joshuapinter I agree. I find it clunky and difficult to navigate.
Lee Fuhr
Lee Fuhr@cozysd · Founder & Creative Director, Cozy
@joshuapinter Yup. Made me close the tab.
Nicolas Grenié
Nicolas GreniéHunterHiring@picsoung · Developer Advocate, Typeform
Manuscript is the latest product from Fog Creek Software (Fogbugz, StackOverflow, Trello, Glitch) They took all their learnings from 17+ years of building collaborative software to build Manuscript. It perfectly integrates with your existing tools like Github, Slack, Trello, and it's extensible through API and Glitch integrations. Read Anil's (CEO) vision: https://medium.com/make-better-s... Looks very promising :)
Gareth Wilson
Gareth WilsonMaker@_gw · Working on Glitch
@picsoung Thanks for the hunt, Nicolas. We're looking forward to hearing what people think.
Tarun Gangwani
Tarun Gangwani@tarungangwani · Product, dev.twitch.tv
You can tell that this product was designed with how modern product teams work -- collaboratively with fluidity. There will be many cues taken from this product by other coding tools, but the execution and packaging can only really be done by the Fog Creek team.
Gareth Wilson
Gareth WilsonMaker@_gw · Working on Glitch
@tarungangwani Thanks for the kind words, Tarun!
Justin Maxwell
Justin Maxwell@justin_maxwell
Very excited about this. Thanks for building it. I'm one of the few who loves Jira (when done correctly), having cut my teeth on Radar. Trello is hell for our team right now. No ownership, heavy browser tax, and only made useful for product dev (blocking, linking, children) through 3rd party extensions. Having said all that, I have one main question: How firm are you on $10/user/mo right out the gate? That's a lot more than Jira. 14 days isn't really enough to see if my team likes it (we know we are outgrowing Trello, but we're already used to its weaknesses) — no team is really willing to try an entirely new development workflow for 14 days. I can see that model working really well for a new company, but not an existing one. It's likely you anticipated this complaint/question, btw :)
Gareth Wilson
Gareth WilsonMaker@_gw · Working on Glitch
@303 I don't think it's much more than JIRA now, what with their recent price hikes. And who knows how much more they'll go up. But you can, of course, get a trial extension.
Justin Maxwell
Justin Maxwell@justin_maxwell
@_gw It's considerably more than Jira, which is a flat fee of $10/mo (not per user) for up to 10 users, and then $7/user/mo after that