Programmers know that a lot happens in-between the space of starting a project and finishing it; between done and not done. After that first opening bracket comes progress in the form of sweat, Github, lots of caffeine and very little sunshine.
So even more of a joke to programmers than a VW Bug with a license plate that says FEATURE on it is a task management application that doesn’t take into account any real process (for instance… Asana or Basecamp).
Same goes for designers (and design teams in particular). It’s not just: project started, project finished. After that first sketch out comes Balsamiq, Adobe CC, Sketch 3, a Wacom tablet and plenty revisions.
Sure, coders and designers have varying artistic styles (come on, indenting is an art form), but they all have the same goal: shipping products and hitting deadlines.
Thankfully there’s Stack: task management software for devs and designers (from the people who brought you BugHerd).
Here’s a little overview of how Stack does things differently. Tasks are organized into customizable columns and large tasks can be chopped up into smaller pieces using to-do’s. Communication and collaboration happens seamlessly and in realtime. Team members can have tasks assigned to them, tags make organization easy and of course due dates and priorities bring everything into focus. Essentially, Stack’s workflow is your workflow.
The search function is rather incredible within Stack. It’s fast and functional thanks to filtering: you can search tasks by content, tag or assignee. That’s important. Finding important information quickly leads to less time waste—and it all adds up.
Stack’s interface couldn’t be sleeker. Seriously. It’s well thought through and simple without being ugly. It’s like the best of Trello combined with the best of Slack (similar name, but not to be confused) combined with the best of Asana—and then some—without being quirky or complicated.
So Stack is all about managing the process. Not skipping details—but not overwhelming you with them either. I’m genuinely surprised at how great I found Stack to be. It’s just awesome. Really, you’ve just got to try it for yourself.
Price? Free for 30 days (no credit card required) then just $5 per user per month. There’s no limit to the amount of projects and tasks that can be open or assigned. Could it get any better? I think not.
What are you waiting for? Start visualizing your process!