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Ask DN: Shared task management for remote teams? What do you use?

over 5 years ago from , Unfold

Our team just started using Slack (slack.com) and it's been great as a central communication hub, but we're still trying to nail down a shared task list. What do you use or recommend?

We tried Asana (integrates into Slack) but it was too intense and feature heavy for us. Thanks in advance.

16 comments

  • George ChenGeorge Chen, over 5 years ago

    I use Trello on my side projects (team of 4) and really enjoyed it.

    I also use JIRA w/ my day job - which I suppose is better for established company and being used as a bug tracking tool.

    2 points
  • Peter Deltondo, over 5 years ago

    ** Needs to have a web app or OSX application. Mobile counterparts are a plus.

    1 point
  • Vince SchwidderVince Schwidder, over 5 years ago

    We use Flow for ToDo, Basecamp for longer discussions and Slack for communication.

    1 point
    • Peter Deltondo, over 5 years ago

      This is kind the direction we're leaning towards. We used to use Basecamp, and just find it a bit overkill for our needs and tougher to sort tasks, priorities, etc. Just couldn't justify the overhead cost for it when it wasn't matching our need. We may give Flow a 30 day trial and see how it works, the $30/month cost with it for a to-do list was a bit off putting at first, but we'll see how it goes.

      We tested Trello and it got shot down pretty quick. We don't need much in the way of a "project management" tool like Basecamp or Trello, just a shared task list where we can assign things to each other and all be able to look at see what's on the docket, who's got what, and due dates. Slack channels have completely replaced Basecamp discussions for us, it's been great.

      Thanks for the input everyone!

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  • Suleiman Leadbitter, over 5 years ago

    I've just started using Trello which is working out quite good for communication and productivity.

    1 point
    • George ChenGeorge Chen, over 5 years ago

      I find creating cards on a board, then moving the card from To Do -> Doing -> Done a very satisfying UX.

      2 points
      • Suleiman Leadbitter, over 5 years ago

        It's the complete simplicity that I like. It feels quite natural to me and not too overwhelming when there are loads of tasks that need to be done.

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  • Mário CarvalhoMário Carvalho, over 5 years ago

    Here we are using Trello which is integrated with Slack. These tools are awesome!

    1 point
  • Vladislav ArbatovVladislav Arbatov, over 5 years ago

    I honestly believe Basecamp is the best tool. We've tried everything and then some, but Basecamp was our place to return and feel like home again.

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  • Odrija HeinrihsoneOdrija Heinrihsone, over 5 years ago

    Producteev isn't too bad, the mail-to-task feature is especially useful, and I find it has just enough features without being overwhelming!

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  • Adrian HowardAdrian Howard, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    We're mostly co-located so a bunch of our shared communication happens with a wall of sticky notes in a kanban-ish board.

    For the online stuff I'm going to join the others here and recommend Trello. It's minimal enough so that it doesn't get in the way, and flexible enough so that we can make it do what we want. Works fine across the web, iPhone, iPad & Android.

    We use it for keeping track of daily work, idea backlogs, conference organising, company reading list, newsletter source material, recruiting and a bunch of project-specific boards.

    Clients seem to grok it fairly quickly. There's an API so you can code to it. Generally recommended.

    Basecamp's okay if it fits with the way you work - but it's lack of support for representing workflows, and the bizarro new/old split of functionality annoys us. Tools like Jira are very, very flexible - but take a lot of effort to tweak and I find that folk tend to overcomplicate things. Trello hits the sweet spot for us.

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  • Bob WassermannBob Wassermann, over 5 years ago

    Wunderlist, it's simple.

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  • Account deleted over 5 years ago

    Github Issues.

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  • Matt DaveyMatt Davey, over 5 years ago

    Jira with Bee http://www.neat.io/bee/index.html works great.

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