Blog 2018-02-27T08:46:43+00:00

Trello Introduces The New Power-Ups Directory

Trello helps teams get a new perspective in collaboration and organization. This free application is useful for projects of all sizes for various function teams in many industries. It is a simple visual kanban-style board, but is also very flexible. It integrates with many applications that extends its functionality to provide a more comprehensive solution. Power-Ups bring in other apps’ features into Trello boards, and they have a new directory. For a brilliant extension to Trello, we suggest trying out our own tool Bridge24 for Trello.

Power-Ups History

Power-Ups are integrations that can be enabled to expand the basic features available in Trello boards. They provide additional features within the boards to customize the application for a user’s specific requirement. For example, a Calendar Power-up will show cards with due dates on a calendar. In 2013, there were just a total of 3. In 2016, the Power-Ups platform allowed developers to create their own for many special purposes. Today, there are more than 80 publicly available, including from […]

By | February 13th, 2018|

Asana Raises $75M Funding With New Investor-Partner

Asana is an online collaborative work management and project tracking application used by teams. It launched in 2008 with a mission to provide teams and organizations the clarity to execute their projects and processes. From experience, the founders knew how teams have been distracted and delayed because of spending too much time tracking project status and work assignments. And as the application helps teams move work forward, more and more teams are getting work that matters done. For a powerful extension to Asana, give our own tool Bridge24 for Asana a try, or access it on their Integration page.

Generation Investment Management

To achieve the grander mission of helping humanity thrive through empowered and effective teams, the company is raising $75 million dollars. This latest Series D funding has been made possible with and led by new investor and partner Generation Investment Management. Generation is a private investment management partnership company with head office in London. Its specialty is in sustainable investing. Generation believes in accelerating companies […]

By | February 3rd, 2018|

Asana Boards Now With Custom Fields and Comment-only Projects

Asana is helping teams plan, track and manage projects the way the teams want it. Users can choose to view their team’s work on lists, in a calendar, or using a Kanban board. For some teams and for some projects, visualizing work on a board is more effective. This is especially useful when members need to quickly see the overview, but also move tasks from one stage to the next. For a powerful extension to Asana, give our own tool Bridge24 for Asana a try, or access it on their Integration page.

Asana Kanban Boards

The ability to look at projects from different views is a powerful tool. Asana provides users several choices, including a Kanban board view. In fact, its Kanban application got the Editor’s Choice award for Best Kanban Apps of 2018 from PC Magazine’s December review. Now, Premium customers have access to 2 more features on their boards: custom fields and comment-only projects. These features have already been available for the list view. These […]

By | January 25th, 2018|

Asana in the News: January 22, 2018

Our goal is to monitor everything in the press about the Asana collaboration tool on a daily basis. Here is a summary of articles found on the Internet about Asana on the 22nd of January, 2018. All the articles below are great articles about how Asana can complement your business needs. You have a link to each article if you want to read it, and also a Twitter link if you want to contact the author for more information.

If you are an Asana user and need a great reporting and exporting tool, we recommend using our own tool Bridge24 for Asana.


Why I Use a Printed Notebook for Ideas and Planning

Article Quote: “When it comes to note taking, I started with a spiral notebook back in college, then years later gravitated to a computer. I’ve used various note apps that evolved early, then tried Evernote, but settled on Apple Notes (It’s free, simple and clean.) To-do apps were the same – I tried Wunderlist, Trello, Asana, […]

By | January 23rd, 2018|

Bridge24 News: New website, Asana start date support, and more

Happy New Year everyone! 2017 went out with a bang, and we are looking forward to a great 2018! Our continued resolution that is always top of mind: Continue to listen to our users and add more value within Bridge24.

A New Website for a New Year!

If you haven’t been to the site in awhile, the look and feel has been completely revamped. It has a much more light and airy feel to it and now matches the similar feeling you have from within the Bridge24 application. Messaging is clearer and more straightforward for new users.

Asana Start Date Support

 

If you are using an Asana Premium workspace, then you were recently provided with additional functionality allowing the input and use of Start dates in addition to the existing Due dates. The field has been made active within Bridge24! This allows you to access, report and export this field from the grid, board and calendar views.

By | January 19th, 2018|

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | December 12th, 2017|