Earlier today my first solo article for TechWhirl was published. Yes, we own the site, yes I used to do about 98% of all the technical writing weekly update posts, and yes I have collaborated with Connie on a few articles but this is the first real article i’ve published on the site. It’s a review MindJet’s MindManager software as a collaborative work management tool. For those of you not down with tech phrases, it’s a tool that will let people work together even if they’re not in the same place.
The net is that I have always liked, and still do like, the MindJet software and their attempts at making MindManager a good tool for brainstorming all the way through project management are good. They’re still not ready for prime time as a project management tool but for small to mid-size projects it would be sufficient.
We here at TechWhirl (read Connie, me and about 20 volunteers) are always looking for better ways to collaborate since none of us live in the same city. Sure, there are plenty of tools for sharing information like, well the telephone or email; or if we go all web 2.0, the awesomeness that is Dropbox. But from our experiences there are few, if any, really great collaborative work management tools out there that allow teams across time and space to effectively do work together in anything close to real-time.