Category: Project Management Software Reviews

Doodle Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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doodle logoOverview Presentation

Doodle is an online scheduling service that is free and easy to use. Instead of sending several emails to every person that is being invited for a meeting or get-together until a tentative date is arrived at, and then calling each one for confirmation, users can now accomplish this in a few simple steps, taking only a total of two emails. It is the world’s leading online scheduling service that works with existing calendar apps and lets users upload their profiled schedule online for receiving meeting requests.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Simplified SchedulingDoodle offers several online solutions that simplify the scheduling of meetings, events and appointments. It allows users to schedule an event for free, even without registering for an account, although the one-time registration is recommended.
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Ento Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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ento logoOverview Presentation

Ento is a web-based employee scheduling and workforce management software. It is an easy-to-use software for managers who need a flexible scheduling and attendance application. Companies who employ part-time or casual employees can have a difficult time organizing and managing shifts to make sure that there is always someone who will cover a shift and do the work. Posting a schedule of some sort on a board or even using a spreadsheet is a poor way to manage employee schedules or a business in general. Switching to a cloud employee scheduling software not only saves time but also allows for efficient resource management and schedule planning.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Employee Scheduling and Workforce ManagementEnto web-based software enables users to spend less time scheduling employees with templates and drag-and drop technology.
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Jixee Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Jixee is an online task and communication hub for developers. It is a simple issue tracking application that simplifies a development team’s workflow. Developers usually work in teams, sometimes co-located, sometimes geographically distributed. To build great software, they need to constantly communicate and collaborate. Of course, there are many collaboration and task management tools available, but the more simplified it is, the more developers can concentrate on their real job, and that is software development.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Simplified, Minimalist DesignJixee issue tracking application is designed to be used within minutes by any development team. Combining simplicity with functionality resulted in an application that is lean and geared for productivity. Developers can focus on their work because the interface shows only the essentials: what has been planned, what is in progress, and what has been completed.
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Avaza Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Overview Presentation

avaza-logoAvaza is a beautifully designed software suite for small and large companies, with complete modules for time sheets, invoicing, and expense management. Each of these modules can be used together or separately to fulfill an organization’s requirements. Avaza provides complete collaboration among team members and clients on different projects, tracks project duration and allows project managers to generate invoices directly to the clients. Simply, Avaza is a complete business solution.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Time, Expense and Task Management – Avaza enables team members to deliver their projects on time and within budget. All team members can work on multiple projects and tasks under a single user interface. Exceptional task management tools are integrated in it such as real-time task tracking and automatic task completion reminders. Tasks can be divided into small manageable sections in order to meet the deadlines.
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Lighthouse Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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lighthouse logoOverview Presentation

Lighthouse is a web-based issue tracking application meant to help teams of any size to keep track of their project development with ease. It allows collaboration and collection of valuable feedback with all people involved, whether within the team or including the public. It offers features that make issue tracking and resolution organized, simple and visible for those who need to be involved. It allows integration as well as customization through its API that enables the application to expand its functionality and be seamless in being adopted by teams and organizations with existing workflows.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Simplified Navigation and Ease of UseLighthouse issue tracking is designed to provide the user an intuitive and streamlined screen that allows for quick adoption. It will take new users just a few moments to figure out the system and use it instantly.
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Bridge24 Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Overview Presentation

bridge24-logoBridge24 is a powerful application created to extend popular project management applications such as AceProject, Asana, Basecamp, and Trello. It has a one click connectivity to these applications to allow the user to view their tasks in a new and different way. Although presently not having that much functionality (started development in late 2014 and currently in Beta) it seems to be heading in the right direction and with much promise. With more functionality to be rolled out, this will certainly be a welcome addition to users of many of these applications.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Filling the feature gap – Many of today’s applications are becoming simplified to the point of not allowing the user to actually interact with their data in ways that they may desire.
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Top 5 Open Source Desktop Project Management Tools

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FOSS platform offers a variety of project management software.  Here are reviews of the top-ranked, popular free project management tools to give you an overview of free project software -their product features and low costs (in terms of long term maintenance of project software). The software that are reviewed are OpenProject, DotProject, Open WorkBench, Gantt Project and JxProject.

OpenProj

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OpenProj is a Java-based open source project management tool developed at Projity by -Howard Katz, Marc O’Brien and Laurent Chretienneau in 2007. Currently owned by Serene Software and Project Libre, it is excellent for desktop

Features

Closely following proprietary software Microsoft in features, OpenProj offers a similar User Interface (UI) plus the same project development plan. Version 1.4 is the last stable release and includes features and tasks that are the open source version of commercial PM -MS Project. Read the Complete Article

Top 5 Best Collaboration Tools

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Recently since all companies are more tech savvy, new ways of collaboration have been invented in order to facilitate the execution of projects. Apart from that, since a lot of people work far away from their company’s headquarters, web collaboration tools began to explode. Below some of the best collaboration tools are going to be presented so that you can choose easier which one suits your needs best. The collaboration tools that are reviewed are ActiveCollab, Basecamp, Jira, Lighthouse, and TeamLab.

ActiveCollab

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ActiveCollab is a web-based project management and open-source collaboration tool that allows users to customize their projects to their own preference. As a hosted solution, it can be installed or a local network or server. It provides a dashboard-like interface that provides snapshots of the projects.

ActiveCollab Features

  • Collaboration Features – Allows users to organize and manage all projects with a centralized system.
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Top 10 Mac Project Management Tools

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If you you are working on a Mac and you are looking for descent project management software checkout the following article which briefly reviews the following project management tools for your Mac.

Merlin

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Merlin is one of the leading project management tools for Mac OS X. The software has been developed by Project Wizards and is renowned for its collaboration options.

Merlin Software Features

Project management: projects can be planned and managed to the very last details. All the projects are outlined in the form of a hierarchy, and each aspect of the project has its own place on the hierarchy. The tool also allows you to assign subdivisions to each aspect.

Resource Management: All the workload assigned to each member of the team, along with all the allocated resources, are calculated and represented in the form of bar graphs. Read the Complete Article

Using Asana for our Startup Review

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Asana LogoWe have been using Asana for about three months for our startup project. It has helped us a lot in keeping our tasks in order and being more productive and we thought that it would be a nice idea to write a quick review about it.

Asana was created by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and ex-engineer Justin Rosenstein to facilitate task management among teams. Latest it is more and more used by the startup community to enable better communication among team members and getting things done easier. If you need a great extension to Asana, we recommend Bridge24.com

The Asana User interface

While Asana is easy to use, it might be difficult to start with it in the beginning. Some stuff are being done easier than we are used to and you might be looking for several buttons and choices while there aren’t that much because they are not needed. Read the Complete Article