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 Introduces the CSV Importer Feature

Asana is a project tracking and management application for teams. It can be used for tracking and managing projects from initiation to closing. Although spreadsheets are still popularly used for project planning, its ease of use begins to diminish once the project starts moving. Spreadsheets are limited and less flexible when it comes to collaborative work, for being shareable and up-to-date. However, using a more suited application can mean starting all over again. Teams do not want that. And they do not have to anymore, with the new CSV importer feature in Asana. For a powerful extension to Asana, give our own tool Bridge24 for Asana a try, or access it on their Integration page.

Asana Advantage Over Spreadsheets

Asana has several advantages over spreadsheets as a project tracking and management application. A project plan in Asana is ready for collaboration. Multiple team members can update the plan to show the actions they are taking for the different tasks. They can assign work, share files, and communicate […]

By | 2018-01-15T15:26:37+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

Basecamp 3 Brings The Pings Menu Back

Basecamp project management and team communication software helps its users organize their project tasks, documents, and communications in a central workspace. Most customers report of having a better handle on their business after bringing their work in Basecamp. Other benefits from having a centrally organized project management application are increased project visibility and team accountability. Also, teams can launch their projects faster, but with fewer meetings. For a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

A Unified Hey! Inbox

Last mid-December 2017, the company announced a visual refresh to make the application easier to use. One of the first major changes centered on the simplification of the navigation bar. From 7 items on the menu, it was reduced to 4, namely: Home, Hey!, Activity, and Find. Under the Hey! menu, users will also find their Pings direct messages and Campfires chat rooms. And as previously, users can find their posts, comments, assignments, check-ins and @mentions there also.

By | 2018-01-11T10:55:30+00:00 January 10th, 2018|

Basecamp 3 – Phase #1 Redesign Goes Live

Basecamp started in 1999, and since then went through a few transformations. Today, it is on its version 3, and it continues to provide users all the tools that their teams need for project management and collaboration. Recently, the Basecamp team announced that they will be rolling out some visual refinements over the next few months. Their aim is to minimize the complexities that have build up over time. They believe they can add power and clarity while making the app feel simpler and more approachable to users. In fact, Phase 1 redesign is now live. For a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

New Simplified Navigation

The first visual refresh in Basecamp 3 is centered around a simplified global navigation at the top of the screen. Now, there are only 5 menu items on top: Home, Pings, Hey!, Activity, and Find. On the initial launch, the Pings menu was consolidated into and fell under Hey! However, they brought […]

By | 2017-12-20T20:28:49+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

Latest Asana Includes A More Powerful Calendar

Asana provides users several views to help manage their tasks, schedules, and other project information in a more understandable and sensible way. Some of the views are list view, board view, progress view, and even a files view that filters tasks with attachments. Another view available is the Calendar view that shows tasks with due dates in a calendar format. A few days ago, the latest version of this PM app introduces a more powerful calendar that will help show a more accurate view of one’s work. For a powerful extension to Asana, give our own tool Bridge24 for Asana a try, or access it on their Integration page.

Enhanced Calendar View

The enhanced Calendar view in Asana lets people visualize when their work is actually happening, and this is in real-time. In truth, schedules change and dates shift all the time, but instead of passing the responsibility to the user to update it in multiple places, the Calendar does it for him or her. Calendar view […]

By | 2017-12-20T20:24:36+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Basecamp 3 Announces New To-do Groups

Basecamp is a business solution that allows growing companies to organize everything in one workspace. It is an online project management and team communication software that gets everyone on the same page. With every team member and stakeholder knowing exactly what is going on, they are able to get projects off the ground faster. It is also an application that sets out to provide useful features regularly, like its new To-do Groups. For a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

Introducing To-do Groups

Basecamp 3 introduces To-do Groups in its latest release. Basically, a group is a sublist on a list. It has a header, and to-dos grouped together below. It provides structure and organization on a single flat list. A To-do Group is a movable item. It can be isolated, reviewed or discussed on its own. Users can archive it or ungroup it. Before the launch of To-do Groups, Basecamp users get creative and try to use arbitrary styles. […]

By | 2017-12-20T20:10:30+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Asana – Siri Integration For Creating Tasks

Asana is a work tracking and project management application built for teams. It has features and tools that enable users to track the team’s work from start to finish. Aside from managing projects, they can also use it to keep organized and productive, for Agile management, for workflows, reporting and more. It also works well with other tools that people are already using. Recently, it announced integration with Siri, Apple’s intelligent personal assistant included in iOS. For a powerful extension to Asana, give our own tool Bridge24 for Asana a try, or access it on their Integration page.

Hey Siri

Asana now works with Siri to enable users of both applications a new way for adding tasks, reminders, and work easily. They can quickly create to-dos by telling Siri to remind them about the upcoming conference, or a letter that they need to send to a colleague. The Siri integration allows a user to quickly capture or record an idea, and keep it moving forward without having […]

By | 2018-01-12T09:32:51+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Asana Introduces Comment-Only Projects

Asana facilitates project collaboration among teams and their external partners. They are able to manage their projects, organize their documents, and communicate more clearly and quickly with one another. As a result, teams are more productively moving work forward to the benefit of all. Collaboration is key in obtaining instant clarification and feedback. However, without the proper control and permission, it can also lead to unintentional mistakes and unwanted damage. To lock things down more securely, Asana is announcing the availability of comment-only projects in Asana Premium. For a powerful extension to Asana, give our own tool Bridge24 for Asana a try, or access it on their Integration page.

Comment-only Project and Use Cases

Asana is being used by a great number of teams for different project collaboration and other purposes. For example, people use the app in setting up IT request projects, where employees can easily add requests. However, some projects may require a lot of input from others but should only have a few who […]

By | 2017-12-08T14:44:00+00:00 November 16th, 2017|

Asana in French and German Languages Now Available

Asana task and project management software is a popular collaboration tool present in 192 countries. Teams and companies around the world use it to track their projects and facilitate their communication. The majority of its users come from North America, and previously, its interface is only in English. However, as more and more people and teams realize the benefits of using web-based PM tools, up to 45 percent of Asana’s paying customers now come from outside the US. To improve their experience, Asana is announcing that the PM app is now available in French and German, for starters. For a powerful extension to Asana, give our own tool Bridge24 for Asana a try, or access it on their Integration page.

Making Asana Easier for French and German Customers

Asana is committed to helping teams work in the most comfortable and productive way. Consequently, that includes working in one’s native language. Thus, it is exciting for the Asana team to provide a better experience to the customers that […]

By | 2017-12-08T14:44:42+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Introducing Trello Add-on for Gmail for Total Inbox Control

Trello is a collaboration and productivity tool that is being used for managing projects and organizing work. All members of the team see the same board, lists, and tasks, get a better picture and communicate with greater clarity. However, a great number of people still use email as the starting point of communication. Unfortunately, the email inbox is not the best tool to manage our task list. As such, work items, sometimes very important ones, end up getting lost in the inbox. Recently, Trello introduced an add-on for Gmail to help users regain control. For a brilliant extension to Trello, we suggest trying out our own tool Bridge24 for Trello.

The New Trello Add-on for Gmail

The new Trello add-on for Gmail is available for installation today. Users can get it for the web and for Android from the G Suite Marketplace. Installing the add-on provides the user a better way of managing emails and easily transforming messages directly into actionable items. All these is doable within […]

By | 2017-12-08T14:45:35+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Asana for Gmail Add-on Now Available

Asana is being used by a great number of teams today to help them plan, manage and track work. It is a modern web-based tool that is transforming the workplace. However, many people are still using email today as the simplest and most direct way of communicating with coworkers, or clients, customers and other external partners. In fact, we spend a significant amount of time, for instance, using Gmail in answering a teammate’s query or discussing a strategy with a client. Unfortunately, email is not an efficient tool for tracking to-do items. That is Asana’s strength. The good news is now there is Asana for Gmail add-on. For a powerful extension to Asana, give our own tool Bridge24 for Asana a try, or access it on their Integration page.

New Asana for Gmail Add-on

Asana for Gmail add-on is available to install from the G Suite Marketplace. The add-on enables users of both applications to do many things they […]

By | 2017-12-08T14:46:04+00:00 October 28th, 2017|