Task list / team management for german speakers SMB

ok, before you ask, my german sucks – like really I am not good at it.

However, I sent this to a friend in Austria the other day, and I thought it might be of benefit to others, so I am sharing this here.

So, if you need a way to manage errands and task and keep track of what’s going on in your company (less than 10 people) and you need an interface in german, here are some stuff you might find useful:

Wunderlist
https://www.wunderlist.com/
It is a german company, they make todo list and group list by topic / project with tags and work in the web / mobile / mac / windows

Price: affordable

 

Todoist

https://todoist.com/business
I dunno if they have a german version (I think so)
also affordable and you need can easily manage projects and task per teams

 

Weekdone

https://weekdone.com/
Ok, this one is interesting – it works in reverse – it is objective driven.
For small team and big ones too.
They have german

 

Notion.So

https://www.notion.so/
All in one document / project management / team
very flexible – quite innovative…

Super cool UX

 

Trello

https://trello.com/

Does not need presentation anymore – kanban approach to task management – but pretty intuitive.

They do german.

Quotes to remember on gloomy days

The way get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

 

People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Rob Siltanen

 

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford

 

Creativity is intelligence having fun. – Albert Einstein

 

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. – Zig Ziglar

 

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

 

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. — George Addair

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No backend – frontend first tools

Traditionnaly – when you build an app – you go from the backend first, i.e – the data model, the database, the API and then only you add the frontend layout talking to you backend.

Problems that come with this approach are basically

  • Longer time before client can see anything
  • You don’t build with user scenarios in mind but with database and programming scenario in mind.

Some people though to reverse the whole dev cycle and start with frontend first.

I want to show you here 3 tools that can be very beneficial to this purpose.

 

Deployd

Open source API generation

Github: https://github.com/deployd/deployd

Main site: http://deployd.com/

 

Hoodie

Offline line fist api for rapid application development

Site: http://hood.ie/

 

 

RemoteStorage

Opensource offline first, remote storage on a per user basis.

Site: https://remotestorage.io/

 

 

 

 

Logo brief tips

Sound & video for Youtube – 2 intro videos

Camcorder VS. DSLR for Video, YouTube and Vlogging?

 

Quick and Easy super effective DIY acoustic treatment panels for voiceover

3 talks about HR and company culture

Leo Widrich (Buffer) – Building Company Culture: Radical Transparency & Experiments

Lear Widrich is a the CEO of buffer. Buffer – if you have never heard – is a SaaS product that help you manage your social media publications. They have a pretty aggressively open culture of sharing with the world how they work and this is a really interesting talk, where you will hear about important things from a practitioner.

Gary Vaynerchuk 2015 Keynote on Company Culture

Gary Vaynerchuk doesn’t need an introduction anymore, but in case you need to know who he is – he is a self-made business man who grew his dad wine business, and then went on to build Vaynermedia, one of the most influencial agency working for pretty big clients. Vaynermedia is known for its internal culture, centered on positivity.

#170: Culture Change and Digital Transformation with Alex Osterwalder and Dave Gray

Alex Osterwalder and Dave Gray are two big name in the world of innovation and strategy, helping big company to innovate. The talk is a big long and not setup as a keynote, therefore can be a bit boring at times, but worth to watch to understand how these people are changing culture in big organisations.

 

Creating a user persona in a lean development context

Awesome talk.

I’ll add some organised notes in there later.

Meanwhile just watch the talk.

(Speaker is Adrian Howard)

 

Just some quick notes while listening:

  • WAP used to be a thing. I forgot about that.
  • You are not the only one who produced made-up persona (you know, when you don’t talk to a customer before you do the persona – happens a lot especially when surrounded by the marketing folks)
  • There is actually a iterative way to build a persona and sort of update it as you go, and start to confront the assumptions with the reality (that’s the important part of this keynote – but you’ll have to watch it yourself for now).
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Twitter roast – Burger King – Pancake edition

I just woke to a post in some fb group with a mashup of the latest Burger King twitter roast and thought I should start documenting these… so I downloaded that…

Enjoy!

 

3 not very well known sites for free resources

I always see the same sites used and quotes for free stuff (unsplash, pexels, freepics, etc.) and that’s cool because these are awesome resources anyways, but today I just wanted to feature 3 places I recently discovered and I haven’t seen quoted or talked about in many places.

Resource Cards

Growing list of free resources aimed to help creatives with their projects.
By Stelian and Sergiu Firez

Resource cards for designers and creatives

 

 

Web: https://resourcecards.com/

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WDRfree

Free web design resources, code snippets, inspiration (stock images, free vectos, free icons and more.)
(I could not find who made this, if you know or if you made this, ping so I can reference you here).

Web: http://wdrfree.com/webdesignresources


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Freebies – Lstore

Mockups Mockups Mockups and even more free mockups.
Some pretty dope stuff. Not tons of it, but still a good choice.

WEB : https://free.lstore.graphics/

What if WhatsApp, Snapchat and Amazon launched in the 80s

Ok, let’s chill for a sec.

If you don’t know about Jo Luijten, he is a Dutch video artist & video game developer based in LA, and beside his impressive portfolio, he also feed a youtube channel name Squirrel Monkey with some funny retro videos.

I stumbled upon his creations the other day and had to share some here.

Check his channel if you want more vids (got on Siri, Tinder, Insta, Bitcoin and more).

These are are some of my favourites.

WhatsApp in the 80’s

 

 

Snapchat in the 90’s

 

Amazon in the 80’s

 

 

And last one : Privacy in the 80’s

 

 

 

 

Ok, I guess you get the idea… just found like a fun thing to keep record of. Also a good remind of how things felt back then…

Again, don’t forget to check his channel.