From time to time I stumble upon tools, I wish I would have known before. One of those tools is “Process” by Jumsoft. Process provides you with a flexible framework you need to get things done.
If you are like me and use iCal or any other calendar application such as Sunbird or Microsoft Outlook respectively Entourage for managing your tasks, you might be somewhat annoyed of all the limitations and kinks. In that case you should consider taking a look at “Process”.
Basically Process is a tasklist with a bunch of useful enhancements. For example you can create projects, the tasks can be associated with. And if you are working in a smaller team you may even share projects via Bonjour. Everyone on the network can collaborate on the project and even download and upload Source documents. You may even sync your tasks with iCal.
By the way “sources” are documents, hyperlinks etc. that can be associated with specific tasks. Just drag an existing document to the “sources bar” and Process creates a shortcut to the respective document. Voila.
Ever wanted to group or rather nest a bunch of tasks? No problem — with a simple click you may nest tasks in arbitrary depth. Great.
By the way, how do you organize your tasks? Do you use similar applications or have you created your own task management system by means of an Excel Sheet or a even a real application? I’m eagerly awaiting your answers… :)
Well I must admit that it was a bit quiet here on Bartelme Design. The last entry was posted more than two weeks ago and people already asked me whether I am still alive or not. So let me take the chance to provide you with some background information. Well obviously I am still alive and I am also glad to tell you that I am working intensively on the future of Bartelme Design.
But honestly I was rather working on the business part of Bartelme Design than on the blogging part. Why? Well some of you may know that I was, or am working at Hyperwave as a user interface designer. Unfortunately Hyperwave went bankrupt two weeks ago and the future of the company is quite uncertain.
For this reason I spent most of my time on exploring possible alternatives. And one obvious alternative is to concentrate more on Bartelme Design as a design company rather than just a personal blog. Currently I can’t tell how much time I will be able to dedicate to freelancing — this will mainly depend on futurities — but it will be definitely more than in the past.
Well although I am not quite pleased with the current situation I think it is a great chance to start something new. Anyway, I just wanted you know that I am still here, still alive and still confident that I will be able to spend more time on blogging soon. Cheers, Wolfgang.
After reading Garrett Dimon’s excellent article on how to become a freelance web developer, I was wondering which software you use for running your every day business. So I thought it would be great if we could create a representative list of applications.
First of all let me clarify one thing — I am not talking about editors or graphic software such as TextMate, Photoshop, Illustrator etc. — that is definitely another story. What I am talking about is software you use for managing your clients, your time-billing and invoices. Well of course there are some well known pieces of software out there — iBiz, Blinkslale, Merlin and Basecamp — but sometimes you have to dig a bit deeper for the most sparkling gems…
By the way although I’m primarily interested in software that runs on my Mac, I would also be interested in web based or Windows applications. It would be great if we could get a representative list of applications including a short description and a link to the respective web site. So if you use an application you are quite confident with, make sure you let us know.