The core product for my company, SharedStatus, has undergone a pretty large overhaul that I would like to share with you. First off, what does SharedStatus do?
SharedStatus is a free online service that helps you keep get stuff done as a team. You can create a project, add team members to it and assign tasks to yourself and others. You can also share ideas through messages and comments. Most project management tools focus on features only a project manager needs, and often have lots of overkill; SharedStatus is focused on the people that actually get the work done, making it easy for everyone to update their status as they go. You can eliminate the last minute status report updates and time wasting status meetings; it’s why we call it SharedStatus.
What’s New and Improved
Here is a quick summary:
New UI - It’s clean, simple and focuses on the content. We made it highly responsive, so much so that it often feels like a local desktop application.
Labels - We added a project wide labeling system for tasks, messages and files in your project. You can apply one or more labels to anything and quickly see everything with that label using a mouse click (or finger tap).
Group Chat – Stay online with your team to discuss issues in real time. No need to fire up that IM client and get disturbed by friends and family while you are trying to get real work done.
File Storage - Got a distributed team, or even people that need to work from home occasionally? Let SharedStatus ride herd on key files, storing them in your project so everyone on the team has access.
Email Enabled - People live in email. Rather than fight that, we embrace it. If someone comments on a message or task in your project you can be notified by email. Simply reply to the notification by email and your response will be added to the thread for everyone to see.
Free Version - We wanted to remove the barriers to people using SharedStatus. Rather than give you a free trial, we are giving you a completely free option. No credit card required, no expiration. There are some limits but for a small company that needs to manage tasks between a group of up to 20 people, our Free plan may be all you need.
A Whole New Business
Not only is SharedStatus the application new, the entire business has evolved. We used to operate under the AlisonWeb Corp. banner but have now become SharedStatus LLC - making it clear that we are focused on exclusively on SharedStatus. I added a partner last year that has helped make this new product a reality: Josiah Ivey. Adding Josiah to the team has been incredible and we are both excited to see SharedStatus evolve over the coming years.
There is also of course a new web site that reflects the changes we have made and includes lots of screen shots and videos to help you get an idea of how SharedStatus works.
If you work with a team of people and want a simple, free tool for keeping your projects running smoothly please check out the new SharedStatus.