With the overwhelming number of web applications available to help keep people organized, deciding which one is most suitable for oneself can be difficult. Some of the most sought after and simple to use are online dashboards, which essentially combine many methods of organization and planning into one.
37signals offers a selection of webapps to help people manage their lives. Backpack is one of these, which offers a number of organizational tools to help people consolidate the various, scattered aspects of their busy lives into a series of pages. While some of the other online dashboards out there attract people with flashy interfaces and features, one of Backpack’s best attributes is its simplicity. As with their other products 37signals kept this application easy to use and easy on the eyes, making Backpack an effective tool that doesn’t confuse it’s users.
Backpack allows users to add several pieces of information to a single page with just the click of a link. These “Backpages” can be accessed and searched from any other Backpage on the site, and you can create a new one at any time.
After adding other users to ones account, to-do lists, notes, files, calendars, journals, and messages can be shared with others or simply stored for personal use.
What We Liked:
Offers options for smaller and larger groups
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