Using Asana as well for a different project.
For non software dev, stopped using/didn’t go back to a type of app I’ve always had a soft spot for because of pricing. App being Basecamp and apps heavily influenced by it like Teamwork.com. It’s just myself, my partner, and a freelancer right now. So Basecamp only price of $100/mo and Teamwork having 5 user minimum at $9/mo (so $45/mo), ends up not being worth it. I’d love to find an app like these for a more fair price.
* https://ryver.com/ for team communication (Slack clone)
* https://connect.yandex.com (like GSuite, but free)
We aren't a tech company (though I subscribe to the every company is a tech company, some just make things) and I'm the only programmer.
Trello is by far the most intuitive tool for none-trivial I've seen, if anyone knows of a better one I'd be interested.
Since Trello had an API I just integrated against that the bits I didn't already have.
2. after evaluating Kanboard and WeKan we decided to keep it simple and reuse the Gitlab (issue-tracker) as a Kanban board (we already used gitlab anyway so this was something everyone was familiar with).
Before Zulip we used XMPP for a long time but found clients to be a bit lacking. We moved to Mattermost for a brief period until we stumbled on Zulip and thought; Dang, they got the threading thing right... So we switched to Zulip and it has been great for us.
The organisation uses Kanboard for all kinds of projects. IT development uses Phabricator. As a gapps / exchange replacement we use Open-Xchange. Actually we have been using that since it was open sourced almost 13 years ago.
We picked Redmine back in 2012 because you could have multiple repositories in a single project.
We started off all ad-hoc, in the room chatting about stuff, and when we got a remote team, we switched to TFS, with phone calls and Skype. Someone suggested Slack, so we tried that, and then someone else suggested Teams, so we tried that. Now we've got loads of different people on different platforms, and no-one ever knows the best way to communicate any more.
We need to work on our communication...
Mattermost https://mattermost.com for instance messaging (way superior to slack, esp. for thread management).
We started off with just the development team using Slack, and the rest of the company using Skype. Now we all use Slack internally, and Skype when that's all clients have.
I think the reason that the company moved to Slack was cost based, but really I think they wanted to play with the integrations :)
If you want to work Agile and need something easy & beautiful to plan and manage your projects give it a shot:
I find it weird that people tolerate depending on anything else. You are at the mercy of some other company. They can cut features (for example, confluence killing wiki markup compatibility to lock users in), they can jack up the price, they can totally discontinue the product, they can switch licensing, they can require an always-on backdoor for "upgrades" or "licensing", and so on. Why would you tolerate this risk to your business?
I have wrote a short post on how to apply GTD with JIRA if your interested http://tysonmaly.com/gtd/how-to-user-jira-for-getting-things...
Its free. Give it a shot.
At Home : Used to work with Gitlab CE on a Raspberry Pi, sometime Github. but most of the time a local git repository is enough (so nothing). We used Gitlab / Slack for a project with a group of friends, but moved to Telegram.
So I've been building Seat (https://www.useseat.com) to bring the best of Slack and Trello together in addition to document management.
We have no requirements for any particular tools, so it’s really organic. Team-members, leads, managers have freedom to try new tools. We use what works until it doesn’t.
We are looking into switching Slack to Hangouts Chat (why pay for 2 services when you can do it with 1). However we are getting mixed feedback from our test users…
Anyone here with Hangouts Chat experiences?
It has generally gone down pretty well. It has nice features like the way it makes posts in Rooms their own 'threads', and allows the user to enable or disable notifications per 'thread'. Also, as you say, the cost for Chat was included with our G-Suite license.
However, as a SysAdmin it doesn't have the same level of administrator controls that you see in more mature products, such as Slack (and even Discord). In my opinion it is still very much in beta and Google need to keep adding to the admin and end-user features before it really competes with Slack.
http://slack.com - team communication
I've been using Discord quite a lot outside of work and it seems like it would work well as a Slack replacement. Has anyone used Discord for work?
Very happy with the setup
I agree with the investment thing, can't help with this one though :)
So much email. So, so much. Some Rocketchat usage but not huge.
Sharepoint, badly. Starting with confluence.