So I've been batting around putting together my own project software toolkit for a while. I've looked around, and I've been forced to use a lot of different systems and the all are lacking somewhere. I figured I would reach out and ask folks from a Maker perspective, what would you look for in a set of project software? I'll leave it open ended to either open or closed projects.
Some key things I'm already looking at:
* Has to have mobile app with it, easy way to update tasks, add tasks.
* Has to have some web type component.
* Works well for solo (private projects) as well as public (open) projects
* Has to have context and painless status updates
What have you seen, what do you like. If you've trying things before, what did you hate? It would be nice if folks at the space would like to test this thing as we go on Maker type projects. Ideally I want it to be as easy as being able to whip out a phone and snap a pic and try it into a project, either as an update, or a todo, or what have you. Would be nice, if you had something that you where working on, to be able to 'advertise' a need, formed in a small well defined task. "Need part cut on CNC" or "Need this part welded" i.e. quick and easy tasks that someone wanting to help out and jump in, and do so.
It would be nice, to maintain a current 'showcase' of stuff that goes on at the HackFactory. Its never going to happen if there isn't a painless way for someone to maintain status and updates etc. My real reason for working on the software though is that I have a billion projects that I would like to move forward. I just need a good way to categorize them and boil them down to next actions etc.
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