Following a short presentation about online apps we're looking at at York, Michael Charno got in touch and said..
The following are apps that we use at the Archaeology Data Service:
* Asana [https://asana.com/]: Its a really simple task management app
that enables task allocation, commenting, prioritising, creating
deadlines, etc. Its free for use amongst 10 colleagues, so we've
been fine with it so far.
* New Relic [http://newrelic.com/]: Systems analytics software for
understanding where problems exist in servers/web
applications/interfaces. Obviously more useful for people managing
servers or web applications, so might not be widely useful. However
if the university was going to get a license we'd happily join in!
* Slack [https://slack.com/]: We used the free version but quit after
we found ourselves moving to the 10,000 message limit quickly and
didn't want to purchase a license. We haven't replaced it, but would
certainly start using it again if the university was going to get it.
It's not the first time someone at York has mentioned Asana to me. I went to the tool, logged in with my York account and it tells me that 277 York members are already there (including Dan and Paul from the Web Office). After a quick look, I do like the simplicity of Asana.
Slack is like a twitter for your team application. Anyone else tried it or like it?