Podio: Online Process Management
You might have guessed from some of my blog posts that I quite like flowcharts… I do get an unhealthy kick out of planning and project management. I have used many different project management tools both online and off but nothing I have come across compares to Podio.
Podio is an app based process management tool that feels just like Facebook but instead of draining time allows you to make better use of it. What this means is that you control the ‘apps’ that make up your work tools, from milestones to calendars, to tasks to reports. In essence rather than working to the limits of your tool you set the limits yourself.
You become part of the Podio community that shares their combination of apps for project management, sales and CRM (the list is endless) or if none of these come up to scratch you can build your very own app, doing exactly what you want it to do. If you are feeling generous you can publish your app or your app bundle to allow others to benefit from your insight.
The only downside of Podio that I have come across is that because of its limitless nature you have to spend some time ‘playing’ to see what the possibilities are.
Did I mention it is free? FREE! Well free up to 10 users but I find this a fantastic premise, as the flexibility of the platform allows for growth, changing with you.
We use it. We love it.
Unfortunately I am not on commission 🙂