How-To Geek: How to Track Projects and Reviews in Google Docs With Table Templates

How-To Geek: How to Track Projects and Reviews in Google Docs With Table Templates. “When using Google Docs, you might add a table to neatly organize information so that you can share it with your company or audience. To speed up the creation process, try a table template instead. A table is a terrific tool for structuring data, but what makes it even better is when the table is created for you. All you have to do is pop in your own details. In Google Docs, you can use table templates for products, reviews, projects, and content.”

VentureBeat: Google’s Area 120 launches Tables, a rules-based automation platform for documents

VentureBeat: Google’s Area 120 launches Tables, a rules-based automation platform for documents. “Google’s Area 120 incubator today launched Tables, a work-tracking tool with IFTTT-like automation features and support for Google products, including Google Groups, Google Sheets, and more. Currently in beta in the U.S., Tables automates actions like collating data, checking multiple sources of data, and pasting data into other docs for handoff.”

MakeUseOf: 7 Nifty Tools You Can Use to Create Project Timelines

MakeUseOf: 7 Nifty Tools You Can Use to Create Project Timelines. “You may have seen a timeline of a friend’s journey on Facebook over the years and thought that was a particularly attractive and striking way to condense information into a simple diagram. But timelines are not limited only to Facebook users.” This is a weird but interesting mix of project management timeline tools and historical timeline tools.

MakeUseOf: Transform Evernote Into a Project Management Tool in 9 Easy Steps

MakeUseOf: Transform Evernote Into a Project Management Tool in 9 Easy Steps. “When I decided I needed to take back control of Evernote, I had 19 notebooks containing over 500 notes (that was after recently deleting 1,000 notes in probably eight or ten notebooks). I had 43 tags, most with just a couple notes. … Here’s how I turned this chaos into a fantastic personal project management system and what it can teach you about taking care of your Evernote setup.”

MakeUseOf: How to Use Google Keep for Simple Project Management

MakeUseOf: How to Use Google Keep for Simple Project Management. “When it comes to project management tools, you will find many robust options. From desktop applications to web-based tools to mobile apps, the offerings are plentiful. But, what if you just want a basic tool? For simple project and task management, Google Keep is useful, convenient, and intuitive. We show you what makes it great for simple projects.”

TheNextWeb: Why this Trello refugee has moved to (and is loving) Zenkit

TheNextWeb: Why this Trello refugee has moved to (and is loving) Zenkit. “Earlier this month, the Australian tech giant Atlassian acquired Trello in a deal valued at $425 million. While Trello is a very simple application, it’s also hugely popular. By acquiring it, Atlassian is able to funnel this userbase to its other products, like Jira, HipChat, and Confluence. But many are worried that what made Trello so great – namely the fact that it’s tool- and domain-agnostic – will become diluted, and as a result are looking to other products to replace it. Myself included.”

Microsoft Launches Its Own Product Management Tool

Microsoft has launched its own project management tool. “Planner lets you organize projects, share files, assign tasks, and chat with other collaborators—all within Office 365. As shown in the video above, the app uses Cards and Boards to organize everything (something you’re probably familiar with if you’ve used Trello or Asana), and those Boards can even be organized into larger projects or columns called ‘Buckets.’”