Project management is no longer only the project manager’s job – it requires the active participation of the entire team. As such, PM packages must facilitate and encourage collaboration and timely updates of individual tasks by all project members. Team members must be able to easily communicate and share project-related resources.
Taskio uses a distributed multiuser architecture in which tasks can be created and assigned by the project manager or by the members themselves. Thanks to Taskio’s advanced syncing functionality, updates are immediately visible to all project members (with no need to press a reload button). Everyone knows what everyone else is doing and how the project is progressing, instantly!
Files of any type can be easily associated with tasks and shared by all participants, from anywhere. Project members can leave each other task-related notes or discuss a task in real time using Taskio’s interface to IM applications like Skype. Communication can revolve around each task or be more general. Taskio’s project overview feature is the Twitter stream of the project, but don’t worry, your discussions will not be sent to the real Twitter. With Taskio’s rich collaboration and communication feature set, there’s no excuse for not knowing what’s happening with your project.
How often do you hear the phrase “organization is the key to success!” We all promise ourselves to be more organized, to keep neat todo lists for our daily chores or work tasks, but few of us follow through. However, if you are working on a serious project or are a project manager, organization is something you just can’t do without. And chances are you will need something a little more sophisticated than a scratch pad or your Outlook task manager.
This is where project management (PM) software comes in. PM software is nothing novel, but for most people the phrase tends to generate yawns or outright dread. And it’s true, using PM software is not often a fun project.
The problem with most PM software is that it tends to be more complex than necessary. It can be dense, weighed down by abstract features of dubious utility, and have a cumbersome user interface. Poor collaboration tools can lead to miscommunication or poor participation by project members. Soon, the only person updating the PM software is the poor project manager.
Taskio was conceived during moments of frustration spent with these types of PM products. We knew something superior was possible and we decided to create it ourselves based on a basic design philosophy: simplicity without compromise. We wanted Taskio to be simple enough for a novice to use in managing simple to-do lists, yet powerful enough to reasonably meet the needs of complex projects and seasoned project managers. And we wanted this without unnecessary clutter and complexity. In designing Taskio, we borrowed some principles from sophisticated agile design to create powerful functionality, but kept the UI clean, intuitive, and devoid of intimidating PM jargon and unecessary features.
Our philosophy in designing Taskio was to create a project management application that anyone could use, from the office worker who just wants to use daily to-do lists, to the project manager of a complex project with multiple members and hundreds of interdependent tasks. We wanted to do away with the kludginess, rigidity, and opaqueness of typical project management applications to create an elegant, intuitive, and streamlined application that was scalable enough to deal with anything from simple task lists to the dynamic needs of agile software development. It was a daunting task, but we believe we have created one of the easiest and most intuitive task managing applications you will ever use. Flexible, intuitive, powerful, Taskio will increase your efficiency and put some fun into organizing your life and work.