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Project Management apps ceased to be a brand-new thing years ago. There’s dozens of them vying for your attention, with flashy interfaces (or extremely minimalist interfaces, as tastes change) and Google Adsense targeting you when you’re searching for a new app. But there’s only one sure way to know if an app will actually do the job it’s designed for, and that’s to take it for a test drive. After all, no amount of eye candy can make an unusable app more usable.

In my quest for the best project management app, I came across Planscope. Its gorgeous interface caught my eye, but is beauty only skin deep?

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Task and project management apps are a thing many of us use, either on a personal and collaborative level. There’s a ton of them available and I use quite a wide selection of them myself, both natively on desktop and mobile devices and online.

blossom.io is one such task manager that touts a clean, minimalist interface that makes project management a breeze. blossom organises tasks into subsets of cards to be quite literally dragged through a series of progressional steps that make for an easy and straightforward experience. (more…)

Many companies opt to use incentive or reward programs in order to motivate staff and increase sales or work done. Wouldn’t it be awesome to not only have an online incentive/rewards program but mix it in with some Foursquare-style gamification for a conceptually awesome motivation tool?

That’s what RedCritter Tracker might just be. RedCritter allows you to create new projects, invite your team and reward the completion of tasks. Users will earn points when they complete their tasks which can be spent in your own company rewards store and even earn badges! Trust me when I say that when I was told about the app, I was very excited to try it out. (more…)

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 Bunker App. The developer describes Bunker App as the smoothest way for freelancers to manage their projects and invoices. Keep an organized list of tasks and milestones for each project. Track your time. Create invoices from your projects and get paid for your good work. The main priorities of Bunker are having a stellar user experience and ease of use.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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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 Thoughtboxes . The developer describes Thoughtboxes as a a simple web application that helps you organize everything you do. Whether you want to keep track of tasks, manage projects, or brainstorm a new idea, Thoughtboxes makes the process fun and easy.

Thoughtboxes combines the simplicity and structure of lists with flexibility of mind maps. Use Thoughtboxes for whatever you like, you can’t go wrong.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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There’s a wealth of video editing applications available but the majority (and the best) are confined to native desktop apps and generally come with a high price tag. Even when wanting to create the simplest of movies or slideshows, these apps also hog system resources, which isn’t friendly to other processes you want to run.

Stupeflix is a browser-based, simple video editing utility. It’s strapline is “video production made easy”, which it is… to an extent. Stupeflix has two main utilities: Stupeflix Studio (the aforementioned video production utility) and Stupeflix TV (which allows one to create a web TV channel showing Twitter updates and Flickr images). The latter, for me, sounds the most impressive but since Stupeflix Studio has a larger feature set that will be the focus of this review.

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Many professions revolve around making sales, landing contracts and getting jobs, which makes quality proposals and quotes a necessity for a large number of people. Freelancers can certainly relate to the need of an easy, quality built app for creating great looking proposals and quotes.

We’ll take a look at a promising solution, QuoteRobot, which claims to do more than easily create nice looking proposals and quotes.

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There are a few task management web apps that have caught my attention in the past months. Some are in alpha, some in beta and some already available. Their approaches vary greatly as well.

But, in my opinion, they are all going to make a splash in 2010.

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When it comes to building software — for any platform or medium — you need to keep track of the issues and bugs in your product. And you’re probably better off not keeping track of these things in your inbox or a Word document. You need the right tool for the job.

Today’s giveaway prize is one such tool.

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For current freelancers and web workers, there is certainly no shortage of options when it comes to project management tools. Choosing the tool to use can be a daunting task.

When you get down to comparing one application to another, one factor to consider is availability. If you can use a the same tool on your desktop, the web and your mobile device, then that application is a step ahead of the rest of the pack. Ubiquity is a goal that many applications are aiming for in present times.

Subernova is one such application. Available on the web, on the iPhone, and on the desktop as an Adobe AIR based client, Subernova can be used wherever you go. And with its smart looks, it’s a project management tool with flair.

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