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September 22, 2014

Dayboard – Task Management for Teams

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Dayboard is a web-based application that groups can use to keep important projects on track. Users can see what both they and their colleagues are working on each day, and they can help each other complete the tasks that are most important to the bottom line.

Dayboard provides you with tools for developing better habits, with regards to staying focused, being accountable, and cutting out the unnecessary busywork from your life. Create a group account for your team, and start manually adding the most important items you need to work on each day. In addition to adding tasks, you can also add “blockers.” Blockers are things that are preventing you from accomplishing your tasks, like being out sick or waiting on a component from an outside vendor. Whenever you’d like to see what the rest of your team is working on, just log back in to Dayboard for a high-level overview of each colleague’s most pressing tasks.

The concept behind Dayboard, and the reason why the app works so well for small and mid-size teams, is that limiting each user to just five tasks a day prevents people from being bogged down by unimportant tasks. Instead, Dayboard is a useful tool for realistically evaluating how much work people are actually accomplishing and helping teams reach major milestones in less time.

Practical Uses:

  • Keep track of your most important tasks each day
  • Let other people know what’s preventing you from moving forward on a project
  • See what your colleagues are working on this week
  • Avoid being distracted by unimportant busywork

Insider Tips:

  • Use the focus mode to look at one task at a time
  • Download the Chrome extension to turn tabs pages into to-do lists
  • Track your daily progress toward completing tasks
  • People can see how long their colleagues are taking to complete each task

What we liked:

  • Users are constantly reminded of the tasks they need to work on right now
  • Dayboard is a useful tool for helping people plan out their days
  • Groups can easily evaluate the contributions of each member
  • Dayboard cuts down on distractions that occur in between tasks

What we didn’t like:

  • Dayboard’s features aren’t as robust as some competing task management platforms

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Company Info:

  • Launched: 2014
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Vancouver, Canada
  • Founded by: John Chan
  • Web site: https://dayboard.co

Costs:

  • Free trial
  • Early Employees plan is $20 per month
  • Startup plan is $40 per month
  • Small Business plan is $80 per month
  • Company plan is $130 per month
  • Big Company plan is $250 per month
  • Corporate plan is $500 per month