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Last Updated At: 01/05/2024

The Top Features of Ideal Task Management Software

Discover how Kanban Tasks revolutionizes task management in Google Workspaces. Explore 13 essential features that set it apart from native Google Tasks!

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Task management software is crucial in enhancing productivity and collaboration within a business or project - think Jira, Trello, To Do lists, etc.

Check out why Kanban Tasks will work for Google Workspaces as a SAAS. 👇🧵

Good task management software should offer a range of features to enhance organization, collaboration, and productivity. Here are the top 13 key features to consider when choosing task management software.

Here is how Google Tasks holds up on those 13 points 👇

  1. Task Creation and Assignment

Efficient task management software should streamline task creation and assignment. It should ensure a clear outlining of responsibilities including due dates, priorities, and descriptions. 🚨 Native Google Tasks lacks assignment & collaboration.

  1. Collaboration Tools

They are needed to foster effective communication within the team. Team members can discuss tasks, share insights, and attach relevant files directly within the platform. 🚨Native Google Tasks lacks Attachments and Discussion.

  1. Progress Tracking

Progress tracking tools with visual indicators or charts offer a quick overview of task statuses, helping teams stay informed about the overall progress and potential bottlenecks. 🚨Native Google Tasks since they can’t be shared the team has no insight.

  1. Deadline Management

It's essential to have features that allow users to set due dates for tasks and receive reminders or notifications as deadlines approach, preventing delays. 🚨Native Google Tasks lacks reminders and notifications.

  1. User-Friendly Interface

User-friendly interface ensures easy adoption by all team members. Intuitive design and customizable views create positive user experiences, regardless of technical proficiency. 🚨Native Google Tasks lacks (arguably) customizable view & intuitive design.

  1. Integration with Other Tools

Seamless integration with email, calendars, other third-party applications streamlines workflows. This interoperability boosts the overall efficiency of task management process. 🚨Native Google Tasks lacks integration with third-party applications.

  1. Task Prioritization

Prioritization features empower users to identify and focus on the most critical tasks. This ensures that important assignments are addressed promptly, contributing to overall project success. 🚨Native Google Tasks lacks prioritization.

  1. Reporting and Analytics

Ability to generate reports on project progress, task completion, and team performance is valuable for decision-making. Analytics tools help identify trends, improvement areas, and potential challenges. 🚨Native Google Tasks lacks reports or analytics.

  1. Mobile Accessibility

Mobile support for on-the-go task management and synchronization between desktop and mobile platforms guarantees seamless collaboration, irrespective of location. ❗Will have to think about how to properly fix Kanban Tasks on Mobile Devices.

  1. User Permissions and Security

Robust security features, coupled with user roles and permissions, safeguard sensitive information. Controlling access to data is essential for maintaining confidentiality and data integrity. 🚨Native Google Tasks lacks Roles and Permissions.

  1. Customization Options

Customization options tailor the software to unique workflows, ensuring alignment with company needs🚨Native Google Tasks customization options - Opinionated design will play a key role here.

  1. Scalability

Scalability helps to accommodate organizational growth. A scalable task management solution can handle more tasks and users, providing flexibility as the company evolves. 🚨Native Google Tasks lacks any form of scalability between many users or teams.

  1. User Training and Support

Effective user training & responsive customer support are essential for success. They help in smooth adoption of software and prompt issue resolution.❗Will have to make Kanban Tasks really intuitive, think it is, but will have to learn from users.

Building Task Management software with most of these features was my goal when I started building my product, https://tooling.studio/. It is a Kanban Space extension integrated with Google Workspace.

Tooling Studio enables easy viewing and management of your Google Tasks on a Kanban Board. It facilitates the creation of multiple boards, sharing the boards with your teammates, and dragging and dropping of your tasks.

If you are a user of Google Workspace, stay tuned to get updates about the product updates and launch by following me on X and Linkedin.

Originally published on my LinkedIN

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