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What software do you use for project management/task management?

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  1. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Currently I am using Todoist for daily task management, and for support tickets I use Zendesk and for projects I use Files and folders stored on a cloud based data service (Livedrive).

    I really need something else that can do all of those things.

    I have been trying out basecamp which looks really good for project management, but not very good for daily task management.

    Just wondering what other people use for managing projects/tasks etc.?
     
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    I tried so many but Pen + Paper really is the best for me. Had to use Microsoft Project for coordinating with people at work, but imo it's a big waste of time. Google Drive spreadsheets are useful for long-distance projects.
     
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  3. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I used to always use pen and paper, and I still do now for small tasks and for brain storming.
    But I need something that I can update from anywhere, and that other people can collaborate on.

    I use livedrive which is similar to google docs scenario, it means I can have documents that can be collaborated on from anywhere, it keeps revision history and so on.

    The main issues for me are a software for managing a project - milestones, calendars, tasks etc, and also a daily task software - where there might be 5-6 scheduled meetings, 10-15 tasks with varying levels of importance, and they all need to be easy to see, complete, update and so on, as well as having a history of completed tasks, and the ability for it to link in with projects and so on.
     
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    Evernote.
     
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    Use evernote and set up a folder and subfolders for everysite/project/day/month/week/year

    For example Affiliate sites: (I use codes to indentify sites)
    BPW (BestPurplewidgets)
    BRW (BestRedwigdets)
    AWFW (Awesome widgets for wordpress)

    You get the idea.

    Then for daily to do; set up 4 folders.
    1 for day
    1 week
    1 for month
    1 for year

    Everyday you will plan your day and make a new note in a subfolder called Plan for the Day.
    Every week you will plan your week and make a new note in a subfolder called Plan for the month.
    etc
    etc

    So this is how it should look:
    Plan for the year/month/week/day
    Plan for the day
    Plan for the week
    Plan for month
    etc

    Then for your sites you could a have a folder.

    Affiliate sites
    BBW
    BRW
    AWFW

    Any more help let me know,
    Mo
     
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    seocrab Senior Member

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    Have you tried Teambox? Haven't used it myself but the name's come up at work. It's just usually a pain to get everyone into the same application (people get stuck in their ways!).
     
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    How about Trello for task/project management? Saw a demo of this during a video launch recently.
     
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    Trello
    But I also like Asana
    All free
     
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    thanks Ill look those up and try them.
     
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    Evernote for simple project. Excel is good to.
     
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    Diary and a Pen works best
     
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    MS Office - Project. Been using this for more than 4 years. Started using it when I was employed and continued using it after moving over to full time IM. I find it very useful to break down tasks into sub tasks with dependencies. It is possible to set time schedules and track progress daily. It is also possible to print activity progress reports, Gantt charts and much more. you can link multiple projects to a single time schedule (daily tasks) which makes it very easy for me to be on par with the time schedules for many different projects. Pretty good tool MS project.
     
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    Nothing can beat pen and paper :)

    For task management -
    Code:
    http://www.bulletjournal.com/
    And for project management - Asana.
     
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    Zoho is really good - you can collaborate, have templates, milestone templates. But it's solely for project management, doesn't suit me for doing everyday tasks, that aren't part of a project.
     
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    For tasks I use the Eclipse Task List. It's based on mylyn.

    For project management I use notepad.exe
     
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    Check out redmine or its fork chiliproject - both solid open source solutions...
     
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    I use OneNote for day-to-day task list management..
    its really an awesome tool.
     
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    I'm using Omnifocus.
     
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