In the earlier edition , we discussed about GIT and found that the tool is extremely reliable for managing the source code of open source projects. But if you want to maintain a project more efficiently, you can use a project management tool for organising and scheduling the tasks. As you might be knowing, this has hardly anything to do with the actual source code management. But it is very useful tool for maintaining your projects. This edition of techblog is about two such solutions – Manymoon and Zoho.
Zoho is the one of the most popular tools for project management and it has a fully fledged user interface. While Manymoon was launched recently and is good for small projects, as it is offering a very simple user interface.
First I want to discuss about the Manymoon project as it is was launched recently and many people are unaware of this wonderful application.
Manymoon integrates Google application into its simple and user-friendly interface.
You can go to the site and signup for the service using the Google Open-id (This means that you can use the Google account for signing up for this service).
Then, it will ask you add other members associated with the project. Here, the application has also provided another useful utility. It allows you to invite friends or developers who are there in your Gmail or Linkedin contact list. This makes the tool very useful and handy for many project managers and administrators.
If you don’t want to add more users at this stage, you can simply skip the step.
As mentioned before, this application integrates your Google account and allows you to import documents from Google Docs. It also allows you to save a copy of the modified document to Google Docs. You may also synchronise the events and pending tasks (which are related to your project) with the entries in your Google Calendar.
For more information, watch this official promotion video:
Zoho is another service you can try for managing your projects. It is one of the most popular services and many developers are using this for their daily works. Just like in the case with Manymoon, you can signup for the service using your Google account. Zoho also supports Facebook and Yahoo accounts for authentication.
After you signup for the project, it will allow you to create a dashboard for your company (so that you can manage different projects from the same dashboard).
Once you have done that you can start creating new projects. As you can see in the screenshot given below, Zoho offers more features than Manymoon. If you want to manage a simple project, then you may not need many of them. Also, note that you need to pay for using some of the advanced features.
But if your company is big and you want to manage multiple projects, then Zoho will be the best choice.
Here is a utility that allows you to have chat sessions with other users who are associated with the project (from the admin dashboard itself):
You can find more details in this promotion video released by Zoho:
Google Marketplace: Some of you may be aware of the fact that Google is providing a marketplace for promoting and selling applications (just like iTunes Store of Apple). It allows you to add applications to your Google account. Recently, I found that Manymoon has added their application there. You can add this to your Google account if you want to access the application from your Google account .