Producteev: Social Task Management for Small Groups

first_imgFriendFeed for Productivity AppsProducteev also offers what it calls a “FriendFeed for your productivity apps.” The service can aggregate the activity from team members on Zoho, Google Reader, Docstoc, GitHub, SlideShare, and others. The company will continue to add support for other services, including Google Docs, in the near future. If a team member uploads a new document to Zoho, for example, a notification will appear in the other team members’ Producteev real-time live feed, which is available on the site and in the mobile and desktop apps. This feed was clearly modeled after the Facebook news feed – down to the notifications icon in the bottom right corner of the window. Just like in FriendFeed and Facebook, users can ‘like’ status updates and comment on them. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market In addition, of course, Producteev also offers all the standard task management features one would expect from a modern task management applicaiton, including the ability to delegate tasks to other team members. Users can also upload files and Producteev offers a basic revision system for these files as well. Another nice feature is that users can add new tasks by sending a DM to Producteev’s Twitter account or by sending an email to Producteev. These social features also set Producteev apart from some if its competitors, including Basecamp. It is also important to note that Producteev offers apps for a wide range of mobile phones, including the iPhone (iTunes link), Android, Windows Mobile, and Nokia S60 phones. In addition, there is also a cross-platform Adobe Air app and a Blackberry client will be released within the next couple of days.PricingProducteev offers 7 different account types, ranging from free trial accounts with three users and 10MB of storage ($5/month after the free trial) all the way up to the Gold business account ($99/month) for up to 100 users and 1GB of storage. There are three different tiers of business accounts (Bronze, Silver, Gold), all of which feature customizable dashboards, sync with Outlook and iCal, as well as priority support by email. There is also a free account for students, with support for up to 40 users. According to Ilan Abehassera, Producteev’s founder and CEO, the educational market is clearly on the company’s radar and Producteev is working on a number of deals that would provide a white-label version of its service to universities and colleges.Get a Free Gold Account Producteev gave us 10 Gold accounts ($99/month) to give away to our readers. These will be valid for one year. If you want one, leave us a comment below within the next 24 hours and explain how you would use this application for personal or business use. We will pick the 10 most interesting comments and Producteev will set you up with a Gold account. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Producteev is a very well-designed online task management and collaboration service for individuals and small groups. Producteev started out as a task management system, but today, the company is adding a number of interesting collaboration features as well. If Producteev only offered yet anther task management service, this wouldn’t be a very exciting product (how many online task managers do we really need, after all?). What makes Producteev stand out is that it is nicely integrated with Twitter, Facebook, and a large number of online productivity apps. The company also offers mobile apps for virtually every popular platform. We are giving away 10 pro accounts for Producteev. Read on to find out how you can get yours. Tags:#Product Reviews#web Related Posts Crowdsourcing Tasks on Twitter and FacebookAs the company’s founder and CEO Ilan Abehassera told us earlier today, Producteev wants to be a “multichannel group productivity application” that goes far beyond simple task management for groups. The most interesting new feature Producteev launched today is the ability to “crowdsource tasks.” This features allows users to make some of their tasks public and publish them to their Twitter or Facebook feeds. These messages will then include a shortened link back to Producteev, where your friends, colleagues, and random followers can provide you with answers or ideas (after identifying themselves through Facebook Connect or Twitter Connect). Basically, this feature allows you to manage all the answers you would usually get as @replies on Twitter, for example.last_img read more

Startup Finance: 4 Online Invoicing Resources

first_imgWith the end of the month rolling over this weekend it is the time when some begin preparing their monthly invoices to bill clients. Theses days there is no shortage of online tools to help with financing and invoices, so we thought we would take the opportunity to point out a few tools to help you get your weekend work done quickly and efficiently. With a plethora of services comes an equally cumbersome amount of features and options, from invoice limits, to pricing and to iPhone apps. Hopefully with this quick overview of four great services you’ll be able to better choose the right one for you.Editor’s note: This story is part of ReadWriteWeb’s Online Finance series, a weekly three-month-long look at how the Internet is transforming finance. From now until April 15, the annual income tax filing deadline for US readers, we’ll be looking at how finance has evolved, analyzing top Web tools and posting video of our conversations with the people who are shaping the online world of finance. The series is sponsored by OptionsHouse, an online brokerage firm with a professional-grade trading platform and some of the lowest rates in the industry for self-directed investors interested in stock and options trading. OptionsHouse offers free, online virtual trading accounts so investors can try out investment strategies before attempting to trade with real money.FreshBooks Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Ballpark takes a different spin on invoicing by adding the missing link of communication between payers and payees, as well as a bidding and estimate service. With a birds-eye dashboard of your activities, users can tell when their clients view their invoices, and Ballpark’s commenting system makes it easy to clear up any disagreements. The service also compliments its slick user interface with an equally attractive iPhone app and desktop notifier for Mac. Users can get a free account limited to 1 invoice and 3 estimates per month, or they can pony up anywhere between $6 and $99 for more users and invoices.Billing Boss By far the online invoicing application with the widest set of features is FreshBooks. Users can create and manage invoices, track time and expenses, brand their documents, and get paid from clients through any of a number of online payment systems. FreshBooks also offers integration with Basecamp, an API for developers looking to integrate the software into a business’ current setup, and an official iPhone application. Half a dozen payment options are available, ranging from a free account with limited number of users and clients, to the highest paid account of $149 per month for 5000 clients and 20 users.Blinksale RWW’s Online Finance Series: Tags:#start#startups chris cameron Billing Boss is a completely free online invoicing solution for you bootstrappers, but this comes at the expense of being limited to basic features. The site does make up for this with its own iPhone and Google G1 applications and the ability to use PayPal. Users can also import their merchant accounts used on Beanstream, a payment services platform run by Sage, which also provides Billing Boss.There are dozens of online services that provide help with invoicing, including but certainly not limited to: PayPal, Zoho, Simply Bill, Invotrak, CurdBee and Invoicera. There is sure to be a solution out there to fit any business’ needs.If you know of some other great services you’d like to share, let us know in the comments.center_img Another great service is Blinksale, which offers an unlimited number of clients, but limits the number of invoices through its various payment plans. Like FreshBooks, users can import clients from Basecamp, but the only online payment option for Blinksale is through PayPal. A few downsides to Blinksale include the lack of a basic free account (they offer a free 30 day trial), and not having an official iPhone app, though a 3rd party developer has produced an application using their API. Blinksale has three pricing plans for $6, $12 and $24 per month.Ballpark Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… How the Web is Transforming Personal FinanceThe Evolving Online Finance EcosystemStartup Finance: Xero Powers Accounting in the CloudStartup Finance: 4 Online Invoicing Resources 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Tendulkar who? Asked another well-known celebrity in India

first_imgSachin TendulkarTennis grand slam champion Maria Sharapova revealed on Wednesday that she did not who Sachin Tendulkar was. Forgive Sharapova, not everybody on this earth know the cricket legend who has scored a century of centuries in international cricket for India.When asked, another well-read and well-travelled celebrity with India connection was unaware of Sachin Tendulkar. That, while watching a cricket match. The person is the Dalai Lama. In 2011, when Tendulkar had not retired from international cricket yet, the spiritual leader was attending an IPL cricket match at HPCA stadium in Dharamshala. The game was between Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers.During the match, the Tibetan spiritual leader was asked: “Do you know a certain Sachin Tendulkar?””No, I don’t remember,” said the globe-trotting, knowledgeable celebrity.last_img read more