Top 10 collaboration tools for designers
Managing a team is definitely a big task and takes up lot of time. There are regular meetings to attend, updates and deadlines that all require time and energy. But there are various online tools which will reduce the time it takes to manage a team and increase productivity. These tools allow managers and team members to share the status of work while not having to leave their desk.
Here are some of the best collaboration tools that are all-in-one web applications which handle work from team planning andassigning individual work to submitting it to client and taking feedback.
For managers and team members who travel a lot and still want to keep track of team work, Wrike is a good solution. It allows users to organize an entire project including milestones, progress and feedback when the work is complete. This software allows communication between the teammates who can share tasks with each other or even outside the company. It will also convert emails into tasks easily.
Teamfocus is a must-have tool for those who are tired of the endless rounds of meetings a project may require. It has filters and notifications to keep everyone updated regularly which will reduce “catch-up” meetings. Also it has a workflow system that allows work to be checked in progress.
Crowdbase is a great way to gather all important information, see activity stats and reports related to a particular group of users and then share the completed work with colleagues. It creates a marketplace of knowledge, ideas and expertise in one secure environment.
Wunderlist is a to-do reminder list. It can remind users to make important phone calls, go grocery shopping or important project work. This is perfect solution to list all personal and professional work.
Viewflux is a tool that shares visual prototypes, takes feedback and deploys the results. Users are able to present the final cut to clients and then ask them for their feedback and any changes. This can translate into fewer Skype chats and face-to-face meetings.
For those who are short on time when it comes to starting a project, Twoodo can help. It has no learning curve and no forms or templates to complete. Users can directly discuss with team and decide what actions need to be taken. It also allows users to send tasks in a calendar.
Yammer creates a small social network within an organisation. It connects people from different departments or locations, allowing them to interact with each other and work on common goals. Team members can brainstorm new ideas and notify others.
Project management can be a tedious task as every manager knows. Casual makes management not only simple but visual. Managers can plan every step required in a flowchart and assign individual tasks. The completed tasks can be saved as a template to be used in the future as a reference guide.
Notism is helpful in collaborating on design and video works. Users can directly communicate on content in video timelines and save lot of time in the process.
As the name suggests this tool allows teams to work in Gantt charts which allow for the assignment and tracing of work. Simply invite teammates and share a Gantt cart with co-workers.