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Krisztina U Member Since: Aug 7, 2009
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I recently worked on a project that was set up through Basecamp, and while I can't say I love it, it really wasn't bad either. It was probably one of the most organized projects I worked on lately and that beats a pretty user interface.

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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
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@Krisztina U wrote:

I recently worked on a project that was set up through Basecamp, and while I can't say I love it, it really wasn't bad either. It was probably one of the most organized projects I worked on lately and that beats a pretty user interface.


I used Basecamp once like 4? years ago. I recall thinking it was not "enough" for bigger teams and complicated projects. I looked at it again briefly in late 2014 and thought the same thing. Nothing wrong with it, just not quite enough functionallity. 

 

Also, Asana is free for up to 15 users, and has way more support, add-ons, and functions. I'd recommend Basecamp to Grandma, and Asana to ah dare I say **bleep** private users and mid-size teams (they have a paid tier which offers more members).

 

I could use Asana personally, but don't use it in my private life that much. If I am starting something complicated though, I'll create a project and get the project started, then use my own PC system to handle the rest.

 

One thing I will say about Asana though, that just boggles me. They do not offer "read only" permissions for member management. Boggle!

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Rohit A Member Since: May 21, 2015
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As a contractor, I love it when my freelancer uses effective tools for communication. As I recommended on another thread,

 

For Project Management: I used to stand firm behind Asana, but I now love how simple Trello (www.trello.com) makes my life!

File Collaboration & Reviews: Framebench (www.framebench.com) is a simple tool which gets me through annotating on various files I receive and keep all my discussions with the freelancer organized.

For messaging: I usually stick to email and sometimes the message center here. Has anyone tried out Slack/Hipchat?

Voice Calls: Skype!!

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Julie T Member Since: Sep 29, 2011
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I am using Slack for my main gig and it is great as far as keeping track of communication among a number of people working on different projects. If you are working/managing  projects following an agile development model where teams form and disband on a regular basis, I highly recommend Slack. Asana is alos a great project management tool. I found Basecamp to be rather clunky and tedious, especially as the admin who has to set it up and manage it. 

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John B Member Since: Feb 20, 2009
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Weapons of mass destruction...

 

I like pouring my brews with Homebrew.

 

I like drinking wine too.

 

I like all the programs I have used from JetBrains.

 

I like a good read sometimes to help stay safe and secure online.

 

I like to see what is popular and then install some of them with this.

 

I like to improve my skills, stay current and learn new ways to solve problems.

 

Other than that I have used a lot of the programs that were mentioned in this thread and many other cool programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John B Member Since: Feb 20, 2009
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Weapons of mass destruction...part 2...

 

aka.....the more you learn the more you earn!!!

 

I really like Opera

 

Money talks. 

 

I like watching videos like a King!

 

An app that everyone should have.

 

I like coding sublime text

 

My wing man!!

 

When I need protection

 

Sometimes on Windows

 

Something that is modern and mean

 

I like birds and Seamonkeys

 

LOL... Smiley Happy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Niti R Member Since: May 21, 2015
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Thank you the super list of tools Krisztina! I have started using www.asana.com for my projects, I absolutely love the user interface - it's pretty seamless across mobile, tablet and desktop. It's pretty intuitive to the average non PMP-certified person. Drag and drop allows me to easily merge or separate personal and work tasks. Of course, it's fast and free so that always helps. I have been recently introduced to this tool called www.framebench.com for sharing files and annotating the details which discussing over them, it is quite cool and has fastened the review and approval process for me and my client. As I work as a social media consultant, I have to share and discuss lots of graphics and sometimes even videos, Framebench has made it very easy for me. and for tracking time, I use Time Doctor (www.timedoctor.com) as it helps to track time spent on tasks and verifies work done with screenshots. These tools altogether makes me more productive in my work.




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Krisztina U Member Since: Aug 7, 2009
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Asana is getting a lot of love from the community, I'll check it out! Thanks!

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