Finding the right project management app is very personal. Some worker bees like to delve into incredibly granular detail with software that gives you control over every aspect of every different moving part. Others prefer a holistic approach, combining work and leisure in one place – essentially, aiming to declutter your entire life.
And some apps just focus on the specific problem at the heart of the matter, like how on earth to accomplish a grand plan when people are in far flung locations, with different roles to complete.
Nozbe falls into this last camp. It features a pared-back interface which puts easy-to-use effectiveness at its heart, rather than bells and whistles. Simply, it’s all about breaking down the big thing into manageable to-do lists and tagging the relevant people in them.
Create a task, input the time it will take, the deadline and whether it’s one you’ll need to repeat (daily, weekly, monthly, every second Monday, during a full moon) and you’re off.
Nozbe understands that no two projects are alike, so it doesn’t pretend to know what you’re up to. Instead, you have the freedom to create your own task categories using hashtags to flag and group together specific objectives.
You can also get a holistic sense of the whole project, and its progress, by viewing all the tasks on a calendar. Email invites give people a nudge – a gentler way to remind someone of a deadline. That’s proper teamwork.