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Ask DN: What project management software do you use for freelance?

almost 6 years ago from , Director of Product Design @ Podium

While standard email communication is easy, I have found that digging through numerous emails is not the best way. What do you use? Or what tips can you offer?

Asana, Basecamp, etc.

11 comments

  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    To facilitate feedback I use http://www.invisionapp.com/

    Invision is great for design for the following reasons:

    1. Feedback happens in context
    2. You can have many parallel discussion happening at the same time
    3. You can see which you've read, and mark them as complete as you address them
    4. You can update the screens.
    5. You can create clickable elements and simulate interactions

    Then I shoot a general email letting them now where to look, and what I accomplished with links to Invision.

    So far its worked very well.

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    • Christoph OChristoph O, almost 6 years ago

      Agreed, Invision is great, especially the Dropbox integration. Simply update files in Dropbox, and 30 seconds later, your browser automatically updates and shows the changes. Makes for a very smooth workflow.

      I've only had problems when you get to very large prototypes (several hundred comps). The website performance really goes down the drain. (A prototype never should be that large really, but it ended up being that way due to some unfortunate surprises from a third-party contractor.)

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  • Pendar YousefiPendar Yousefi, almost 6 years ago

    I've been using Basecamp for a long time. We tried Asana where I worked before, it just didn't work for me. Recently I've found a couple of new tools: 1) I've been intrigued with www.getblimp.com. 2) For sharing designs and getting feedback, I'm liking what I see in http://viewflux.com/

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    • Christoph OChristoph O, almost 6 years ago

      How do you like Basecamp? I've been using it for years, but it just feels so stale and clunky these days compared to modern app experiences.

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      • Pendar YousefiPendar Yousefi, almost 6 years ago

        I still like it because of its simplicity. It may sound stupid but perhaps the biggest use for me is the ability to carry out discussions via email, while being able to go back to the thread on basecamp and view the discussion in isolation from your regular email inbox noise.

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  • Aaron LarnerAaron Larner, almost 6 years ago

    I'm a big fan of Trello. Clean, flexible and super simple.

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  • Falko JosephFalko Joseph, almost 6 years ago

    I use http://www.dobambam.com/ (BamBam)

    It has a free plan, pretty powerful and looks good too :)

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    • Tiago DuarteTiago Duarte, almost 6 years ago

      I tried using BamBam for a team project, I found it too cluttered and ended up using Basecamp - something I noticed after that the transition is that tasks are more noticeable (therefore given more importance by those assigned to them) and that discussions are encouraged a lot which is always great :)

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  • Stefan TrkuljaStefan Trkulja, almost 6 years ago

    activeCollab at the moment.

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  • Bardan Gauchan, almost 6 years ago

    Basecamp for "professional work" and Wunderlist for personal use and side projects

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  • Tanveer C.Tanveer C., over 5 years ago

    We're about to launch something new: Forecast

    It's a project management app that marries Trello-like, easy to understand interface with the structure of a more traditional project management workflow (i.e Basecamp) Designed mostly for ourselves and friends at various startups and agencies: something light and flexible that doesn't have unnecessary bells and whistles.

    Sign up for a free account if you guys want to test drive. We'll be rolling out private beta invites in coming weeks!

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