What do I use?
I personally use Trello for keeping track of all my projects. I am using it since the beginning of March 2012 and I really like it. For Spreadsheets I use Libre Office (and Google Docs). For Mind Mapping XMind. For colleting ideas offline I use a simple blank notebook (~8$). For sharing files Dropbox and box.net. For quickly recording something on the screen Screenr. For chatting Skype.
I have also listed a few free collaborative drawing boards on PP.
[All these programs are completely free without any ads or something.]
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It’s very userfriendly and intuitive in an kanban board style with drag ‘n drop cards (To Do, Doing, Done)
It is completely free and comes without any ads…there is also no premium paid plan. How is that possible? Well the company generates money with their other software FogBugz and Kiln as mentioned here.
“TeamLab features include: Projects, Milestones, Tasks, Reports, Events, Blogs, Forums, Bookmarks, Wiki, Instant Messenger, and more.”
“Collaborative, lightweight agile project management tool, brought to you by the experts in agile software development.”
task management software. easy to use. also with tagging system and possibilty to create projects.
dynamic responsive to do list.
Indie GameDev India
Comprehensive project managament solution. Used by many AAA Studios according to the testimonials. Beside the free standard version for 2 people they offer also a free startup licence for 9 team members.
Note that there is NO ONLINE version. :(
It needs to be installed on your own server.
Note: I know that there is also Basecamp (they offered a little free plan for individuals sometime ago… however they decided to eliminate that plan)
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