Cool ideas come in all shapes and sizes, so we welcome contributions from our readers and other cool website owners. This week, Craig Agranoff from the very cool sCommerce.com has compiled this list of interesting task management tools for us – so over to Craig.
It seems like lately we’ve been seeing a flood of task management applications, usually Web-based, suddenly popping up. They range from simple to complex, from group-oriented to one-man-shows. In this article, we’ll look at the eight newest applications we’ve looked at recently and give you an overview of each along with our picks for favorites – one for single users and one for groups.
This is definitely a group-oriented app with a lot to offer. It has every widget you can ask for in a task management application for project-oriented tasking. (Full review)
This is not really a task manager so much as it is a time clock service with a few task management tools thrown in. It’s meant for small businesses with far-flung employees. (Full review)
Aimed at the single-user market of freelancers or just people with a lot to do, this app is slick and calendar-oriented. It’s innovation is in the “plain English” approach and ultra-customizable interface. (Full review)
Still in beta, this web-based app promises a lot of simplicity for the user. It’s geared towards single users or small project teams. It’s sort of a Delicious for task management, says Craig (Full review).
This time/project management app is squarely aimed at designers and developers. Unlike many solutions in this genre, it’s very easy to use and understand, aimed for the client more than the developer in this regard. (Full review)
FreeTime is a combination widget and web-based tool. It’s aimed at those who have to account for their time, namely with project notes or timesheets. (Full review).
RescueTime is focused uniquely on how time can be saved rather than on managing time or tracking time used. It’s almost the opposite of a punch clock. (Full review).
TimeXchange is basic time reporting and billing software with a twist: for singe or small team providers, this solution allows multiple clients to see project updates without seeing one another or each other’s projects. (Full review).
For the single-user time management tool, we’re going with Dorisapp.com. It wins for sheer simplicity and, once the iPhone app is up and running, it will be one of the best. It’s easy interface and near-zero learning curve make it tops for us.
For the small or medium-sized office, we’re giving the time management win to 5PMWeb.com for its task-oriented, group solution approach. The tools, management, and overall daily use of this tool are extremely well thought out and of the apps presented, it’s had the longest to perfect itself.
That’s it for our current picks in time management. This is a constantly-changing genre of websites and apps that promises more innovation as time passes. It’s definitely one of the most populated markets in online solutions for business today.