Task-Mate: Task Management & Simple Collaboration

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task_mate.pngTask-Mate is one part project management, one part to-do list, and one part collaboration tool. Sort of the Jack of All Trades for time management, mastering none.

When working alone, Task-Mate is a fair to-do manager and project management tool, but doesn’t really shine at either job. Most of the tools you expect to see are there, but the interface is a little awkward at times. For the single user or freelancer, there are better solutions than Task-Mate.

For collaborations and small to medium-sized project management, though, Task-Mate is much better. The free service (“Bronze,” allowing up to 5 projects) will get things done for most small teams. If you’re a freelancer or part of a small project team of 3-5 people, then Task-Mate is probably a good solution for you. Not the best, maybe, but pretty good.

File sharing requires a paid subscription, but they start at only $25/month, so it’s reasonable. Honestly, though, there are other tools that we’ve reviewed here at sCommerce.com before that were better-suited for full project management on a mid-sized or larger scale. Still, Task-Mate’s free service does have the options most will need if file sharing isn’t a concern.

Whether you choose to go with the Bronze package (free) or try a 30-day trial on a paid subscription, you have little to lose by trying Task-Mate. For some, it might be the perfect solution. In my assessment, though, I’ve seen better solutions at similar prices. If you’re a solo freelancer, there are definitely better task management solutions than this.

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5 Comments
  1. Andrew Stewart

    April 22, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Hi

    Thanks for your review of our software, I think I know where and what you mean by :

    “but the interface is a little awkward at times. For the single user or freelancer, there are better solutions than Task-Mate.”

    I'm looking into these and hopefully I'll have a release out shortly, which resolves a lot of them.

    If you have any suggestions of what task|mate is missing or what could be improved, please email me so I can investigate them.

    Thanks

    Andrew Stewart

  2. Big M

    April 22, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Andy,

    when will the new features likely get released into the 'Live Estate'? Can you give me an estimate so I can project this in for the next cycle.

    Cheers

  3. Andrew Stewart

    April 22, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Hi

    Thanks for your review of our software, I think I know where and what you mean by :

    “but the interface is a little awkward at times. For the single user or freelancer, there are better solutions than Task-Mate.”

    I'm looking into these and hopefully I'll have a release out shortly, which resolves a lot of them.

    If you have any suggestions of what task|mate is missing or what could be improved, please email me so I can investigate them.

    Thanks

    Andrew Stewart

  4. Big M

    April 22, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Andy,

    when will the new features likely get released into the 'Live Estate'? Can you give me an estimate so I can project this in for the next cycle.

    Cheers

  5. Proworkflow

    January 2, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Trac is a fantastic program; The RPI Game Development Club uses this. Not only is it a ticket system but it also has wiki capabilities and Source Control. This paired with a good Gantt/pert chart system is nearly all you need to have a solid basic project management solution. Trac also has a lot of abilities to create plugins so if you have a savvy programmer they can set up custom code for any issues that your project can have.

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