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All of us have goals. That isn’t the hard part. The real test is whether you stay course and see them through. I think of a bunch of goals every single day but end up forgetting half of them amidst the busy schedule. Besides that, some goals need to broken down into milestones for a smoother execution.

A couple of incentives and Atta boy‘s would be nice too. What if we had a web app that comes with everything I just mentioned rolled into its core? Let us take Fitango for a spin and find out if it is the digital motivator you are looking for.


It’s a reality that those who are web designers need to work together with a client in order to generate a successful design. We have to discuss with a client what they’d like changed, and then change it (although, we should always write it into our contract to avoid any frustration when you get a client from hell).

CAGE is an awesome collaboration tool that allows you to manage projects and share images (whether they be a screenshot of a web page, or just an image of something else) of your work (i’ll be looking mainly at using this tool for web design today, but the tools are available for whatever type of image you upload). Your team and/or your clients can login too and add comments to highlighted areas, furthering the collaboration abilities of your design team.

In this new age of relying on computers and our devices to remember things for us, it can certainly be assumed that some of us are partial to the task management app. As Apple announces the inclusion of its very own task management app in its upcoming release of iOS 5, this is yet more confirmation that a good portion of us are relying increasingly on technology to do the remembering for us.

When you’re not just looking for a simple solution but are indeed looking for a fully-featured web app to manage tasks, look no further than Todoist. Read on to find out more.


As our list of reviews makes clear, the market for project-management apps is not an empty one. From the ever-popular Basecamp to free, open-source solutions such as TeamLab, project managers are not lacking for options.

Which is why, as one of our writers wrote recently, when it comes to project-management apps, “it’s less about how many features the app has and more about its usability and interface design.”

On that note, let’s see how Doolphy stacks up against the competition.


Instead of the standard introduction with a potential scenario that the application can save, I’m going to jump right in because today’s app, Flowdock, has a lot of features. Flowdock combines a group collaboration tool alongside a social media tracking stream to help develop your products and your business. Think of Flowdock as your development dashboard, where you can chat and collaborate, whilst monitoring your criticisms and praises on social networks.

The space for collaboration tools is very much crowded, but Flowdock seems to stand out with it’s Mac-like sex appeal and awesome set of features. As you’ll come to see, Flowdock organises, aggregates and collaborates. (more…)

Task management applications are pretty popular as we crave to organise our lives by putting them online. Our days are crammed full of things to do – business, personal and pleasure – but a lot of the time we have wider, long term projects in the pipeline. You might be planning a vacation, or working on a project at work. In these cases, today’s application might come in very helpful!

I can vouch for the usefulness of today’s review. I’ve been in the position of developing or working on a project, and actually strung together my own percentage calculator to work out the progress of the work. It’s great to visually see how far you are from completion.

Beneath a simple interface is a simple web application that’s called TidyLists. TidyLists might be simple, but it’s sweet enough to actually add some function and be useful in whatever tasks you are planning. Add tasks, check them off and then check your progress. That’s the basic idea behind TidyLists.


When it comes to online solutions for the many problems and daunting tasks faced when running a business, a lot of app developers seem to be under the impression that your business can afford to invest hundreds in these apps. Unfortunately, for many small business starting out, the funds just aren’t there.

That’s where TeamLab comes in. It’s a promising (and completely free) change from the many apps available out there that charge extortionate amounts and only provide some basic functionality. Like what you hear? Read on to find out how to get started with the app and kickstart your business’ online portal.


The trick to making a really good web application is to not over-complicate it so that the user doesn’t know what they’re doing. It’s all about simplicity. Creating an app that fulfils a user’s needs without leaving them confused or bombarded with features they’re probably not going to use is key. One app that fits right into this mold is Coolendar.

Coolendar is more than simply yet another calendar app. It doesn’t promise the capability of mapping out each second of your day but what it does do is a lot better than that – it allows you to manage your time and tasks without having to complicate anything. Read on to find out more about this rightly self-proclaimed “cool” app.


Anyone who is self-employed or works a job that involves dealing with numerous clients and projects will tell you that one of the most annoying parts of the job is the administration. Planning, keeping track of your work, invoicing and analysing the project can be a pain in the neck. Of course this serves to distract us from the important work; actually getting the job done and satisfying the client.

In a previous life I had complicated Excel files, PDFs and saved emails scattered around my desktop. These were complimented by bits of paper, to-do lists and reminders tacked up on a memo board over my desk. They all had but one purpose in life; to keep me on track. At times it became a nightmare when a reminder would go missing or a bill accidentally went unpaid.


I’ve never really been happy with the task management apps I’ve tried. There were always features missing, a less than ideal design, over complicated, too simple and so on. I’ve been jumping from app to app for as long as I can remember and somehow I always end up with a desk littered in bright yellow sticky notes, covered in lists of tasks, notes and all sorts of info.

I recently spent yet more time using some of the most popular task management apps in an effort to find “the one.” While there are many out there I like, only two really fit my tastes and needs — Producteev and Flow. Between those two, I decided on Flow (after using both) and I couldn’t be happier with Flow.

I’ll take a look at Flow, by MetaLab, and why I think I’ve found “the one” task management app for me.


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