Jose Maria Delos Santos

About Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert in the project management field. He has gained vast knowledge by having written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

Asana Launches Custom Templates – Easily Replicate Success

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | June 22, 2017

asana-new-logoAsana is a project management tool that helps teams track their work and make sure it moves to the right direction. As a work platform, it is also a great application for organizing project and company data to make it easy for everyone to do things in the most efficient and effective way. Very recently, it introduced a new feature Custom Templates for Asana Premium members. Those on the Free plan can easily upgrade to Premium plans. For a powerful extension to Asana, try out our own tool Bridge24 for Asana.

Custom Templates: What are they for?

Asana Custom Templates promote the idea of time-saving. Teams do not have to reinvent the wheel, to start from the very beginning, every time they initiate a new project. Indeed, teams who have been doing common processes for a number of times may have already figured out what works and what do not. Therefore, it is not necessary to always set things up from the very start. They can create a

Trello + Butler – Automation Power-Up for Increased Productivity

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | June 16, 2017

trello butler logoTrello is a visual project management and collaboration software that helps teams successfully complete projects from beginning to end. It is simple to use but flexible enough for all kinds of tasks, projects and teams. As a result, companies of all shapes and sizes are using it as their central platform for work. It also integrates with many applications through its Power-Up feature, the latest of which is with Butler. If you are looking for a brilliant extension to Trello, we suggest trying out our own tool Bridge24 for Trello.

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A Butler for Your Trello Boards

The latest Butler Power-Up for Trello can help automate actions that users frequently perform. The application can create custom buttons that will perform any action on cards or on boards. It is easy to use because the commands are written in natural language. Therefore, users do not need coding skills to create automation for repetitive tasks. Users can follow

Jason Fried, CEO of Basecamp

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | June 16, 2017

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Introducing Jason Fried

Jason Fried received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance at the University of Arizona. However, he was already writing and selling software during his student days. One of the first ones he wrote was a music collection organizer in FileMaker Pro on a Macintosh computer. He wrote it mainly for his own use, but then decided to upload it in case others would buy it. And others did. Basically, that is how his software business started, which led him to starting Basecamp.

The Basecamp Software

basecamp-logo_600Basecamp is a web-based project management tool created by a web design company based in Chicago originally called 37signals. The PM tool initially was for their own use and the co-founder Jason Fried decided to make it available commercially when their customers and other people expressed their interest to use it, too. In 2014, the company renamed itself Basecamp after its flagship product, with a focus on maintaining and improving its project

Basecamp Launched Message Types, List View for Projects and Teams

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | June 13, 2017

logo-basecampBasecamp is helping teams and companies become more organized in managing their projects and in communicating with everyone else. With a centralized online workspace, users go to just one application where everyone gets informed of what to do, knows where their projects stand, and finds what they need to get work done. The development team also continuously observes and studies how customers use their application and create innovations in order to turn them to full-fledged features. Recently, they launched Message Types and List View as the latest features available in Basecamp 3. For a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

Previous Workaround, Now A Feature for All

The latest innovation-turned-feature was a workaround that users in Basecamp themselves have been doing. In order to emphasize the purpose of a post, users have been prefixing the subjects of their posts with different types of emojis. For instance, they put a loudspeaker emoji in front of announcements. Similarly, they put a

New Basecamp for Android and iOS Apps Features

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | June 7, 2017

logo-basecampBasecamp project management software is a work platform that helps businesses get their projects off the ground faster. It is a complete system that keeps everything organized and everyone on the same page, whether in their office with their desktops, or on the go with their mobile devices. In the past weeks, the mobile development teams of Basecamp were usually hard at work to present the latest update to both the Android and iOS apps. If you need a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

Latest Basecamp 3 for Android Feature – Catch Up

Basecamp 3 for Android 3.5 is now available with some exciting features. First and foremost, the new Catch Up feature will make it easy for any user to get current and up-to-date with whatever is happening to their projects and teams. Previously, it can be quite challenging for a team member to open each Hey! item individually. Apparently, this process can take a while and

Asana Training – Helping Teams Deploy and Optimize Asana

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | May 9, 2017

asana training logoAsana was founded in 2009 to help teams work together with more clarity and transparency. Today, it is one of the most popular project management software with more than 20k paying customers. In fact, a recent skills index report by job site Upwork shows that Asana work tracking is the fastest growing freelance skills for the first quarter of 2017. More and more companies are using the project management and work tracking platform to be more competitive. However, deploying the PM solution and then expecting the staff to figure it out alone is not a good plan at all. In this situation, Asana Training can provide the complete solution. For a powerful extension to Asana, try out our own tool Bridge24 for Asana.

Introducing Asana Training

Asana Training is a company that specializes in deploying and optimizing Asana project management platform. It was founded in 2013 by Todd Cavanaugh, the CEO of Asana Training. He is one of Asana’s earliest adopters, a consultant working

Trello Introduces Rename and Rearrange Attachments Feature

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | May 8, 2017

trello-logoTrello project management software is helping teams collaborate in the most visual way. Furthermore, the flexible platform enables users to organize and prioritize according to their own specific project, team or workflow needs. It is one of the easiest to use application, having users from freelancers and startups to enterprise and Fortune 500 firms. Its system of boards, lists and cards is applicable to a wide range of industries and functional teams. Users can easily shift between a high level board view to specific card details such as comments and attachments. If you are looking for a brilliant extension to Trello, we suggest trying out our own tool Bridge24 for Trello.

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In fact, Trello cards can contain a great amount of information aside from task descriptions. It can hold information about project members and task assignees, colored labels, checklists and due dates. Cards can contain multiple file attachments such as documents, image files, and more. However,

Asana Launches the Latest iOS and Android App Updates

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | May 8, 2017

asana-new-logoWhen work is bringing people to places other than the office, mobile apps keep them connected. Asana mobile apps enable users to continue moving work forward even when away from their desk. Moreover, users are able to check in on work, keep it organized, find information easily and fast with their iOS and Android devices. The latest Asana mobile app updates enable users to create tags, use the Spotlight search on iOS, or change a profile picture on Android with just a tap on the screen, among other new enhancements. For a powerful extension to Asana, try out our own tool Bridge24 for Asana.

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New in iOS Mobile App – Create Tags

The latest Asana iOS app can help users identify and organize better their tasks with the ability to create tags. Tags allow users to label a task with any pertinent or related information. For instance, users can create a tag called ‘social’ to label

Asana Custom Fields Updated For Easier Tracking

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | May 5, 2017

asana-new-logoAsana project management and work tracking software is helping modern organizations keep everyone on the same page. It has become a platform of choice for teams and companies for tracking not only well-defined projects but also ongoing work. Last September 2016, Asana released custom fields for its Premium customers, enabling them to track just about anything. The feature received great feedback, and thus, custom fields received an update several weeks ago. For a powerful extension to Asana, we recommend trying our own tool Bridge24 for Asana.

Edit from a project’s task list

Asana custom fields help users track progress and priorities, especially for projects with a great number of moving components. Previously, users have to click into the task details to edit a custom value, and this is still possible today. With the latest update, they can now edit field values from the project’s tasks list displayed on the main pane. Therefore, updating and managing custom field values at the project level is now easier and quicker.

Asana and Trello Now Integrated With Microsoft Teams

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | May 2, 2017

asana trello ms-teams integration 1Project management tools such as Asana and Trello play an important part in achieving project goals, which is how many companies today conduct their business. As the work landscape continues to evolve, project teams are relying more and more on collaboration features and messaging apps to efficiently manage their tasks and complete them in time. Most PM tools have communication and messaging features or a way to integrate to one. Late in 2016, Microsoft launched a communication application called Teams. More recently, they announced integration with Asana and Trello. If you are looking for a powerful extension to Asana or Trello, we suggest trying out our own tool Bridge24 for Asana, and Bridge24 for Trello.

What is Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a new team communication service especially for users who rely on Office 365 services and OneDrive. The new application enables users to share messages and attachments. A user can start a private conversation or a group chat called ‘channel’. Channels