If by using iDoneThis you can get a 1% improvement on a team of 5 people that you pay $70k, that's $3,500 worth of value on an annual basis, or $58 per "user" per month. That makes it worth 10x the cost.
Harvard Business School professor Teresa Amabile has written about how work diaries can help professionals understand themselves and improve their own performance, in addition to the coordination offered by insight into other people. http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/04/four_reasons_to_keep_a_work_...
Most managers and business owners are busy with a million things and they want a simple, easy-to-use solution that JUST WORKS without them having to think about it. If they are using no form of team management, iDoneThis is infinitely better.
I admit the name is a little awkward at first, but it's definitely memorable. BTW: I'm not particularly good friends with these guys nor am compensated for supporting them.
for software teams.
at EOD write "how you are going to quickly jump back into code". This introduces a business process to enforce a cognitive best practice that leads to much faster "stack load" times.
For me though, it's a great way of just keeping a little track of what I did that day. I put what I've done on my website, things I did with my kids, my accomplishments in Minecraft, all that stuff that it doesn't make sense to store in some other tracker. It seems like a small thing but just having an email come in and I respond to it is a perfect way of updating this type of journal. Plus it gives you a calendar with checkmarks for every day you update so it's a nice habit former to see all those checks lined up (see Jerry Seinfeld's calendar system).
To be honest, I'd rather that Pivotal Tracker, Trello, etc. did this for me. Anything manual that can be automated, should. Why would Bob Developer waste time re-stating what the tools we use already know?
Looking at archive.org, they launched in mid 2011.
Many of these prominent people found us via word of mouth and our popular blog.
As a counterpoint, editor of the Oxford American dictionary and founder of Wordnik Erin McKean is a fan of our name because it's memorable, lighthearted and fun. http://blog.idonethis.com/post/16062508107/lexicographer-ext...
Let's leave it at fun/quirky.
We've had a few companies who switched from creating something like this on their own to becoming paying customers because it saves their valuable time and they see the love and improvements we put into the product daily. It's the beauty of SaaS, really.
This is a way of tracking tasks completion. It appears to have much less structure than even a straightforward tool like Trello. Perhaps my question would have been better phrased as: What value does this provide over a tool like Trello or Basecamp?
It's also easy to look up completed tasks in the web app.