The internet has done great things for the world as a whole, not the least of which is the way it’s enabled huge changes in distance collaboration. Whether it’s working with a top-notch design team across the country, or learning from one of the best professors in your field on the other side of the world, this type of connectivity has brought about massive opportunities for working together with the very best.
Unfortunately, it’s also created obstacles in workflow, communication, and project readiness that has made more than a few companies think twice about telecommuting and exterior hiring. Without a solidly reliable way for the entire team, class, or company to effectively work together, nothing gets done.
Wrike’s free web-based app is working to fix that. As one of the top productivity tools, users can collaborate on the same project, ping each Twitter-style to bring someone else into the conversation, see a real-time workflow update that shows what has been completed and what still needs to be done, and more.
Aside from all the great features (like cross-spectrum email compatibility, a particular crowd favorite of Wrike’s users), one of the most intriguing things about this tool is the pricing. It’s as if Wrike’s developers looked back at a memory album of their own days in startup and decided to make their product usable for any size project or business. Wrike is free for teams of up to five users, so the “little guys” can still benefit (especially considering they’re even more likely to rely on team members who are spread out), while there are standard monthly plans for companies with more users. There are even custom pricing plans for the big dogs who have thousands of employee users. That single attention to detail is often what spells success for a new product or app.
Wrike is also interesting in that it is a web-only app. There’s nothing to download, and therefore nothing to worry about being lost or stolen if your tech is hacked. The developer took a lesson from the e-reading market of only a couple of years ago, who found that readers didn’t want to fill their devices with downloaded books, but would rather take advantage of widely available wifi and read as the mood strikes. With the abundance of connection, Wrike’s users need only sign in to get to work.
To learn more about Wrike’s features and tools or sign up yourself, check out their listing here.