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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ll have heard of Basecamp being described as the project management app to rule them all. Built from the ground up in 2004 to help users complete projects without getting in their way, 37signals‘ Basecamp has been a runaway success. It has become the weapon of choice for software companies, universities, design agencies, freelancers and everyone in between, because it did one thing well: helping teams work together on projects. Since then it has helped manage over 8 million projects.

Having learned a few things along the way, the team behind Basecamp gave it a fresh coat of paint and a few tweaks under the hood. Naturally, as users (and ardent fans) of this wonderful app, we just had to take a closer look. I went ahead and signed up for the trial to create a new project and kick the tyres on this redesign. Hop in and let’s take a ride through some of the major updates to Basecamp.

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If you’re working on a project you’re really passionate about, chances are that it will show within the quality of the outcome. Some apps can really help to allow developers, designers and just about any team embrace the passion they have for a particular project and offer an environment in which they can easily plan out the details, ready for work.

Trajectory is an app that provides this and much more. It offers teams an environment that can greatly improve productivity simply by making everything that much simpler to manage.

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Project management can be a pain. It can also be something you look forward to. I’m a firm believer in the notion that if one has the right tools, a job is only as hard as you allow it to be. This can be the case for a lot of people when managing projects. Of course, there is the painstaking task of keeping track of just what needs to be done but if you’ve got a good task manager, why should this be a problem?

Bunker is an app that sets out to be a perfect solution for freelancers and small organisations alike and tackles the often distracting problem of getting stuff organised. Let’s take a look to see if it’s a good enough project manager to make you look forward to using it.

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If you’re a developer or designer, chances are you’ve worked on a project where knowing the type of content the client will want to add is crucial to the design or development process. Emails are sent around containing the content but it can be incredibly difficult to keep it all managed, especially if that content isn’t final and subject to change in the foreseeable future. If only there were a system where content could be managed easily by both parties and kept in a manner that is convenient for both.

This is where GatherContent comes in. It offers an easy way for developers and clients alike to manage the content that will comprise the website while the website itself is still being developed. Read on to find out more.

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Project management can be the hardest part of executing on your goals. Sometimes it’s easy to dream up the next big idea, but without the discipline to get things done, you are going to be left sitting around telling everyone that you meet about how you could have created the internet. For many, project management is at once personal (pick up flowers, take out the trash, etc.) and professional (file that invoice, draft new ideas).

Asana, the next big project from one of the team members at Facebook, is a free solution to managing your tasks as a team. Is it worth using, or is it a dud? Read on to find out.

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Over the past few years the way we work has changed drastically – most companies now implement intranets or web apps to communicate within their organizations, invoices and accounting are managed in the cloud and teams share ideas and work together without being in the same office or even the same country. We have the internet to thank for this, as web apps have cropped up to suit every need for every kind of task or group. Of all the work-related functions we can carry out using apps, the most important would probably be project management – after all, it’s what helps teams and clients stay on the same page throughout a partnership, communicating, solving problems and building together.

There are several project management apps available including Project Bubble, Pivotal Tracker, Subernova, Apollo and Basecamp. These are all great options but what if you need to keep costs down? Freedcamp may be your answer – it’s a free app that aims to rival the major players in this segment, and is suitable for smaller teams and their clients. But does it have what it takes to become the app of choice for project managers? Let’s find out.

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Breaking News: There’s another new project management app! Stop the press!

Perhaps not, but it does seem like there’s another new project management web app coming out every day. We’re not complaining: many of the newer ones are really good, bringing fresh new design and a new spin on the feature set to help our wired world stay productive. And it’s not like traditional project management apps like Microsoft Project are getting any less popular. Still, when you’re looking for new web apps, it’s incredible how many project management web apps there are.

They come in all shapes and sizes. Basecamp is likely the most well-known and possibly most widely used online project management app. We even use it here at AppStorm to share article ideas, collaborate on posts, and send bulk updates to the whole team. But it’s far from the only tool, and many of us have used everything from Flow to Producteev to Strike to Trello. I’ve even used shared Simplenote to-do lists to manage projects before.

That’s why we were wondering if you use a project management app. Do you find it indispensable, or do you wish you could live without it? Are you excited to try out new apps and see if they fit your project management needs? Do you just need a to-do list, or do you need to break everything down to steps? We’d love to hear your thoughts on project management in the comments below!

Bugs in a project or software can prove to be a developer’s nightmare. If they’re not correctly handled, they can be forgotten about and cause problems in the long-run. This is why bug management systems were created. However, most of these can completely miss the point and bombard their users with features they really don’t need just for the sake of being able to boast the amount of features offered.

Bugrocket is different.

Focusing only on the tools that you need and eliminating the ones you don’t, it provides a nice environment to manage bugs within a development team. Read on to find out more about Bugrocket.

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Fellowstream. The developer describes Fellowstream as the to-do list you share with your team. Maintain your own task list and be 100% visible to your peers. Assign others tasks and keep track of project progress. Collaborate and communicate on short-term and long-term tasks. Designed for small to medium-sized groups, Fellowstream is a lightweight solution that keeps everyone on task and working towards common goals.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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I wouldn’t be wrong if I claim that project management web apps have broken down the myth that it takes a seasoned veteran to get a project done. It doesn’t take too much time to learn and adopt an online project management app. Web apps have done decent job of breaking down the entire project management grunt work into manageable pieces – just like the way projects meant to be executed.

Project Management apps for sure improves communication and enhances the productivity of the team. If in doubt, you should ask our AppStorm editors; project management helps us keep working with a team that’s never even beenin an office together. The increased productivity and collaboration is so infectious. Binfire is one among the many project management and collaboration apps around. How unique is it actually?

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