Design is more of a collaborative process than we often realize. In the process of designing a new site, logo, promotional flyer, and more, you’ll often end up emailing dozens of files back and forth with your coworkers and clients to see what they think about the changes. Adding to that, you’ll usually end up emailing copies of PSD or AI files, links to similar designs that inspired you, or reminders for when parts of the project are due. Before you know it, you’re struggling to find the right file among dozens of similar emails.
Your team needs a better way to collaborate on the design process. Today we’re going to look at Draftboard, a new webapp that lets you compare and annotate design drafts, send ideas and inspirational links to your team, and store your important project files together. It’s a light project management app that’s solely focused on design drafts and your team’s feedback. Let’s see if this is the app that can make your creative process flow smoother.
Twitter has become a really important platform for keeping people informed and that’s why many businesses and individuals use it. When you’re running a business with an online presence, especially with Twitter, it can often be easy to neglect this if you’re too busy focused on the actual business itself and it can make the account seem dormant and less likely to draw attention.
This is where Buffer comes in. Buffer is a uniquely simple app that provides users with a means of tweeting consistently, making the whole process of maintaining an online presence that extra bit more bearable. Find out more inside.
Groups, and in particular Yahoo Groups, were the first real step towards a socially connected internet. Over the last decade, Yahoo totally dropped the ball and an awesome product with a huge userbase slowly eroded away. Google also tried its hand at their own version of Groups, but it was long neglected with no real feature upgrades — until now.
A major revamp to Google Groups is underway and it looks promising. The new Google Groups user interface represents the first in a series of updates to Google Groups. Follow me after the jump to learn how to enable the new interface use it.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting BigCommerce. The developer describes BigCommerce as the world’s fastest growing software as a service ecommerce platform with 10,000 clients in less than a year.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
In Tron style, if you ever get a chance to explore the mythical Appland, you’ll bump into either invoicing or project management apps every step of the way. There’s just so many of them! True, most of them are much more functional and feature rich than their native competitors, but in most cases they’re all the same.
There is, however, something different with Apollo. Apollo is project and contact management done right. Read on to find how it differs from the rest of its competitors.
There are just too many invoicing apps out there on the web. In fact, invoicing is one area where web apps beat the jeepers out of native apps. However, there is a catch; there are too many fancy features and they charge a bit too much of a price tag month after month, even if you’re not using it. Then there are concerns like security of users and their financial information (largely irrelevant, but some people still aren’t sure).
One possible solution for users worried about price, security and simplicity is to go for a self-hosted solution. Read on to find how to set up and use Siwapp on your server to meet your invoicing needs.
Writing is an interesting career that carries with it a sense of instant gratification. Not all writers and their bosses, editors, are tech savvy, and there’s hardly any reason for them to be. The web 2.0 era has spawned numerous apps that sweeten the task of researching, writing and editing content.
After the break, we’ve put together a list of apps that can bring a new wave of productivity into your life if you’re a riter, blogger or editor.