Ă„hnliches Foto

I was recently reminded of a post I wrote in 2006 about various online collaboration tools. Needless to say that these early starters, like backpack, evolved rapidly and are at a very different position than when they were reported. Some made it into the “establishment” of a solid online market for project collaboration, others trundled along for some time, stagnating and perhaps disappearing altogether from the scene. The need for such platforms, however, and the desire continuously hedged by developers to provide for it, hasn’t waned. New solutions have emerged and are today widely established in project teams of all sorts. Among them are trello or slack, which enjoy wide acceptance in productive distributed communities and teams. A useful review of competitors for “backpack-style” productivity can be found here.

{lang: 'en-GB'}