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WizeHive: Collaboration tool for busy people

Because I work almost exclusively in remote-based teams, I'm always looking for new tools and services that can help me manage my daily tasks and effectively collaborate with my team members. One of the biggest problems I have with some collaboration systems is that they require everyone to login and collaborate using the web app itself. This is great if you are always in one place or in a...

Backpack adds Journal functionality for teams

Fans of 37signal's online task management and information gathering tool Backpack will be excited to hear about the tool's latest addition, a Journal page. Backpack recently underwent a major update that moved the tool from a single-user focus to a tool intended to allow teams that are working together to keep information organized. The new Journal function continues the tool's move to more of a...

Should software be native or web-based?

How many of the applications you use on a daily basis are web-based as opposed to locally installed native applications? For me, the answer is way more than I ever would have expected. Had you asked me this question a few years ago, I would have vehemently denied that the future of development is on the web. As much as I could see and understand the value of a ubiquitously available web-based...

Backpack Mac Dashboard widget

Users of Backpack by 37Signals might enjoy having the ability to put a Backpack widget on their Mac's Dashboard. If you think you'd dig that, head on over to Chipt Productions and download their Backpack widget. Chipt have done a great job of minimizing the user interface of Backpack down to a very small and manageable box, while still retaining critical functionality. You can select Reminders,...

37signals adds Backpack to their One Bar single sign-in page

Earlier this month, 37signals added a One Bar feature to allow users of their Basecamp project management and Highrise correspondence tracking services to sign into both sites at once. Fortunately, after issuing a major update to Backpack, their wildly popular web-based PIM app, they have added Backpack to the One Bar signin. This will save some time and simplify switching between these...

Backpack receives major update

After all that teasing, 37signals has flipped the switch on a major upgrade to Backpack, their incredibly popular web-based PIM service that can store and organize lists, notes, pictures and files. As if features like sharing / collaboration and mobile phone access weren't cool enough, this major release takes Backpack productivity to entirely new heights. One of the most interesting on the...

Backpack Preview 3: You can finally move items between pages!

Yea, that's right, we used an exclamation point (!) in a post headline - that's how excited we are that 37signals just released a new preview post and video demo of one of the most-requested Backpack features ever: moving items to different pages. Especially appealing to the GTD crowd, the ability to move items between pages will blow open the doors on Backpack's usefulness for everything from...

37signals releases preview of new Backpack update

Let the 37signals hype machine begin again! After a few Basecamp updates and the release of their slick new Highrise contact management app, Backpack seemed all but lost to the depths of web app limbo. But wait! As if from a great fog, 37signals has published the first preview in a series that proves the revolutionary PIM web app is anything but lost! In this first post, the company has begun...

Backpack add-ons for Firefox

We're big fans of Backpack, the online PIM organizer with a pioneering KISS philosophy from the wildly successful 37signals. At times, however, Backpack can appear too simple, making it seem like the only way to interact with the service is through its pleasantly minimal web interface. Fortunately, this is entirely not so, and we just stumbled across two handy Firefox add-ons that bring quick...

Backpack refresher: brush up on your power user tips

37signals' online PIM service Backpack is known far and wide in part for its extreme simplicity. It offers everything you need with nothing you don't - but that doesn't mean it's lacking in the power user department. While it hasn't been updated in a while, 37signals maintains a Power Users archive page at the Backpack blog with a whole slew of tips and tricks that will likely serve as a great...

Tracks - GTD application on Rails

In my ongoing search for the ultimate software system for use with the Getting Things Done methodology, I've recently come across a real winner. Tracks is a web application that was built from the ground up for the purposes of implementing a GTD system. Written in Ruby on Rails, Tracks offers the familiar Projects and Contexts organization system made popular by David Allen's Getting Things Done...

Online productivity suite Scrybe released in phased beta

You remember the video, right? I got my wish. Eleven days ago I posted about a new online productivity suite that I was dying to try. Well it's late on Halloween evening, and I've just spent the last hour playing with the various features in Scrybe that enticed me when I first saw the demo video. And so far, I think we have a winner on our hands. After playing around with the user interface for a...

Scrybe - the online productivity suite I'm dying to try

In this era of worshipping at the temple of "The David" (Getting Things Done), there is no shortage of offline and online productivity suites. With that in mind, I rarely get all that excited about the new Web 2.0 offerings that get a bit of buzz here and there. But Scrybe appears to be different. Way different. Like wow different. Here, just watch: Adblock Scrybe is an online organizer...

Getting Things Done Software Systems (Part 2 of 2)

Online SoftwareAs much as I enjoyed writing part 1 of this series about software you can use for GTD even while offline (I've had a soft spot in my heart for offline-capable software forever), I have a feeling that part 2 is what many of you are waiting for - and the question you'd like answered is "how do you implement GTD using online tools, preferably free ones?". Well, there are quite a...

37Signals adds calendar feature to paid Backpack accounts

Rejoice, fellow Backpack users, for 37Signals today added a much-requested new feature for paid users: a calendar. As you may come to expect from the traditional KISS approach of 37Signals, the calendar is incredibly easy to use and enter appointments into. It's also 'smart', as it can figure out what events like "January 7 Catherine's birthday" and "6:30pm Dinner" mean, and it will place them...