Build Instant Presentations With Trello and Google Slides

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | November 10, 2016

trello-logoTrello is a project management app that helps users organize and prioritize information in highly visual ways. Just recently, it announced Slides integration for the Google Drive Power-Up. In general, a Power-Up is a way to enhance or expand Trello’s features by integrating with plug-ins, add-ons and 3rd party applications. In the past, users are able to attach docs, spreadsheets and folders from Google Drive into a Trello card. The latest Slides integration allows users to turn a board or set of cards into a presentation easily. Looking for a brilliant extension to Trello, we suggest trying out our own tool Bridge24 for Trello.

Trello for Google Slides

With this latest integration, users can make a Slide deck quickly out of Trello cards. Work information that is already outlined on the board can be easily turned into a presentation in just a short amount of time. Aside from the time savings, it is a great and handy tool for many important situations such as:

  • Company meetings
  • Sprint retrospectives
  • Design

Asana and Microsoft Teams: Turning Conversations Into Actions

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | November 4, 2016

asana-new-logoAsana is a popular task management and work tracking tool. Teams from small and large companies across the globe are using it to figure out what needs to be done by who and by when. In spite of its popularity, it does not consider its application as a one size-fits all solution. Instead, it has equally worked on with its ability to integrate with many third-party apps for a more complete business tool. And a few days ago, it has announced an integration with another very recently launched platform, Microsoft Teams. If you are searching for a powerful extension to Asana, we suggest trying out our own Bridge24 for Asana.

Announcing Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace within Office 365 that enables teams- with their conversations, content and the tools they need – to easily collaborate together. At the moment, it is available in preview to commercial customers on certain premium Office 365 plans. This chat workspace provides teams with persistent and threaded chats, visible

Asana News: Custom Fields + API = Inspiring Integrations

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | October 28, 2016

asana-new-logoA couple of months or so ago, Asana launched custom fields that enable users to track anything that needs tracking. The new feature reflects a continuing commitment to empower teams and help them do great things together. More recently, it was announced that users can also work with custom fields using the API. This is opening great possibilities that will result in even better integrations. Indeed, users can now use custom fields in scripts and integrations, making apps work better together. If you are searching for a powerful extension to Asana, we suggest trying out our own Bridge24 for Asana.

Unito Syncs Asana and GitHub

Asana’s partners and 3rd party developers are busy trying out this new feature. In fact, Unito is one of those who tried out the custom field usage using the API. Unito is an application that works in the background allowing users to sync their different project management tools. The partnership brought about a tool that allows a two-way sync between Asana and GitHub.

Elevate Your Company’s Culture with Asana

By Bridge24 Team | October 17, 2016

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Company culture is changing drastically. “Casual Fridays” are now a week long, and companies like Google are pushing the limits of employee benefits by offering perks like on-site doctor visits.

As an entrepreneur and digital agency owner, hiring the best and retaining top talent is fundamentally based on the culture our company provides. By creating a culture that blends work and non-work life, I’ve seen the success in the autonomy and leadership in our team that builds a solid foundation for growth.

Work-From-Home Days:

While not for every business, work-from-home days are becoming increasingly popular. I’ve seen companies leverage this perk to cut down on parking costs in metropolitan areas for their employees and create more room in already full office space. With account management software like Asana to internal communication software like Slack, collaboration can expand outside the office space.

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Need more from Asana? Use our own tool Bridge24!

Bridge24 provides powerful add-ons for Asana. Add tons of flexibility in working dynamically with your data through connecting your Asana account.

When you Sign-Up to Bridge24, you get the following features:

  • Visually interact with your tasks in a Kanban board to instantly become more productive
  • Use the Power Grid to group, sort and filter your tasks across all your projects
  • Display your tasks in a powerful Calendar (daily, weekly, monthly and agenda views)
  • Easily export your tasks and subtasks to Excel or CSV in all views
  • Enjoy one-click editing of your task information in all views

Transforming Education through Internet of Things with Asana

By Bridge24 Team | October 17, 2016

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Technology is more a catalyst than an influencer in education today.  It is increasingly changing the education landscape.  Technology consultant, Gartner projects that this year will see 6.4 billion connected things in use world over, up 30 per cent from the last. Look further at the same number in 2020 and the forecast suggests it will be close to 21 billion.

In a Forrester Research study, over 80 percent of participants said the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the most strategic technology initiative for their organization in a decade.

Managing projects better

In the workplace, elearning has become a norm as it has been proven to reduce costs, make learning faster yet more effective and boost productivity. Choosing a project management tool is one of the more important decisions an elearning team makes. One of the governing factors in making this choice is the tool’s flexibility while remaining fully functional. While there are several tools in the market, there are some that provide standout features. Google Docs pairs with any

Improve Efficiency and find your Business’s Productivity sweet spot with Asana

By Bridge24 Team | October 17, 2016

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As an entrepreneur and business owner for the last 18 years, I remember well what the start-up phase is like; you wear every hat under the sun – from receptionist to doorbell-ringing salesman to production manager to accountant (if you call personally sending out homemade invoices every month being an accountant!).

Fast forward many years down the line, and I now have a large team spread across the country and my challenges are immensely different to when we were in start-up phase. For one, my team works remotely, and I need to know whether they are productive or not. The challenge of monitoring productivity while still running and growing the business, all the while constantly avoiding the trap of slipping into micro-management, has lead me to these findings.

Get the right software to help your team track orders, projects, inventory and invoices. Try and avoid multiple data capturing points as this can increase errors and be an unnecessary burden on your admin staff. Look for a single system that

Don’t leave home without Asana and these travel apps

By Bridge24 Team | October 17, 2016

asana-new-logoEven experienced travelers can become jet-lagged, bleary-eyed and disoriented when venturing into unfamiliar territory. To minimize travel anxiety, you can turn to apps that help you plot your journey.

There now are travel apps for practically every conceivable purpose. Hypochondriacs headed to a new environment can take comfort in sick weather, which alerts you — in real time — if you are entering an area known to pose high risk of contagious diseases. For the nervous flier, there’s Am I Going Down? (for iOS and Android), which calculates the probability of a crash on your particular flight. And for the solo traveller, there’s React Mobile, which allows you to share your location with contacts if you feel unsafe.

Working on the go
Taskmasters favor Asana, which acts as a space for team members to discuss projects, delegate responsibilities and create to-do lists.

Asana: iOS, Android
Cost: free

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Need more from Asana? Use our own tool Bridge24!

Bridge24 provides powerful add-ons for Asana. Add tons of flexibility in working dynamically with your data through connecting your Asana account.

When you Sign-Up to Bridge24, you get the following features:

  • Visually interact with your tasks in a Kanban board to instantly become more productive
  • Use the Power Grid to group, sort and filter your tasks across all your projects
  • Display your tasks in a powerful Calendar (daily, weekly, monthly and agenda views)
  • Easily export your tasks and subtasks to Excel or CSV in all views
  • Enjoy one-click editing of your task information in all views

How Working From Home with Asana became Just Working

By Bridge24 Team | October 15, 2016

asana-new-logoSomething has changed. This change has occurred so gradually that we may be having trouble noticing the shift. This change is that working from home has become – just – working. We are at a point where we can drop the “from home” descriptor that follows “working” – just as we are dropping the “digital” before “camera.” (Or “smart” before “phone”). At a time in the not so distant past the default place of work was the office. The assumption was that paid employment would take place at a place other than home. Working at home was an alternative.

Today, platforms such as Slack and Yammer blur the lines between asynchronous and synchronous communications. Our collaborative work takes place in Google Docs.  We use Asana and Basecamp to track projects and assign tasks. Without us really noticing, the technology for distributed collaboration just got much better.

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Need more from Asana? Use our own tool Bridge24!

Bridge24 provides powerful add-ons for Asana. Add tons of flexibility in working dynamically with your data through connecting your Asana account.

When you Sign-Up to Bridge24, you get the following features:

  • Visually interact with your tasks in a Kanban board to instantly become more productive
  • Use the Power Grid to group, sort and filter your tasks across all your projects
  • Display your tasks in a powerful Calendar (daily, weekly, monthly and agenda views)
  • Easily export your tasks and subtasks to Excel or CSV in all views
  • Enjoy one-click editing of your task information in all views

Asana and Basecamp now offered in Spanish and French through Bridge24

By Bridge24 Team | September 30, 2016

hola-bonjour-helloIn addition to great features included with Bridge24, it also provides a way to work with Asana and Basecamp in another language other than English. Connect to these applications and view and interact with your information in an interface in your native French or Spanish. Features to edit tasks and to-dos, as well as produce reports and export to Excel are included.

Below is an Asana account connected to Bridge24. All menu items in the left panel, column headers, pop-up dialogue labels and notifications are provided in French and Spanish. Since much of the functionality to update tasks is possible within Bridge24, use this interface to work with your data from Asana or Basecamp. (Also supported for AceProject and Trello)

To select the language of the interface, click on your profile image on the top right of the application, and change the language setting. The following is Bridge24 connected with an Asana account with the French language setting:

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Here is Bridge24 with

Asana News: The Right Choice to Manage IT Projects, Software Every Marketing Grad Should Know, and more

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | September 30, 2016

3 Reasons Asana is the Right Choice to Manage IT Projects

asana-news-recap-093016-1Asana is my choice for managing IT projects. I’ve managed big IT projects for large government agencies and financial institutions. Indeed, I wish Asana had been available to use on those projects. However, I was stuck using MS Project. That’s a nightmare I don’t wish to experience again. I’ve used Asana to manage projects since then.

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Asana and other Software Every Marketing Grad Should Know

asana-news-recap-093016-2I’ve met plenty of people in the marketing space, new and experienced alike, that don’t have experience in or knowledge of even some of the most basic tools. In fact, I’ve met people that have never used a CMS.

If you’re a fresh graduate in particular, I really think there is no excuse for not having sampled at least some of the commonly used and freely available marketing tools on the market. In your career, it’s