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[in Arbeit] Groupware, Todo, Projektmanagement, Multi-User Tasks

March 24th, 2010

[Ich bin gerade am Thema "Apple + Groupware, Todo, Projektmanagement, Multi-User Tasks", und bevor das Thema im Datenwirrwar verschwindet, stelle ich schnell einen unformatierten und zusammengewürfelten Artikel hier rein. Vielleicht hat ja der ein oder andere schon was davon.... Ich werde ihn updaten... Sorry RSS Leser!]

UPDATE:

Viel hat sich getan, und ich habe mittlerweile halbwegs stabile Lösungen gefunden. Das Ergebnis die gut, aber der weg dahin mehr zusammengewürfelte Notlösungen…

- iCal Server (auf AppleServer) für Terminverwaltung inklusive Push und Verfügbarkeiten…

- Google Kalender für gemeinsame Kalender (iCal server kann das auch ziemlich ähnlich)

- ein gemeinsames imap Postfach (in unserem Fall für Grafik-Dateien und zugehörige Texte)

- Apple Mail Prioritäten Funktion mit Regeln zum hervorheben… (mit Priority Inbox und Flags)

- Apple Mail mit MailTags Add-On (verknüpft mit ical und things)

- Things – task management on the Mac (leider noch immer ohne echte cloud und multiuser funktion)

- Dropbox (mit shared folders und “finder folder-actions”)

- GoogleDocs (seit update neulich) für multiuser dokumente (und hoffentlich bald iWork 11 mit multi user Funktion)

- iPhones mit CalDav

- noch keine sinnvolle multiuser Adressbuch funktion

- noch keine sinnvolle Taskmanager Software für mit Cloud und Multiuser


ORIGINAL ARTIKEL:

Bedürfnis:

- Generell sind Integration und zusammenspiel mit den Apple eigenen Tools (iCal, Adressbuch, AppleMail, usw. ) wünschenswert um den bestehenden Workflow nicht zu zerstören.

- Einfaches “Task management”. Todo Listen und Aufgaben im Netzwerk verwalten und delegieren (dann nur vom Ersteller löschbar), Status überprüfen, Prioritäten setzen, Projekten Zuordnen.
- Umfangreiche iCal unterstützten Kalender für das ganze Team, inklusive Einladungen, Ressourcen, Kommentaren und iPhone support.
- Gemeinsames Adressbuch für “das Team” um Businesskontakte immer aktuell zu halten (auch auf dem iPhone), ohne das Private Adressbuch zu zerschiessen (intelligente Gruppen müssen auch weiterhin funktionieren) oder in die Firmenkontakte mit hochzuladen…
- Einfaches Projektmanagement (für Mindmaps nehmen wir gerade Novamind. /Omnigraffle war in der Auswahl, hat aber zu viele Nachteile)

Fazit: iCal Server für Kalender (Snow Leopard Server [lokal + dyndns] ) ohne AdressbuchServer (weil nicht gut)

Dazu probieren wir nun Daylite für Todo und Projektmanagement, nachdem alles andere kläglich versagte… (Things für Todo mit MuliUser wäre perfekt)

Programme die nach dem Test von hunderten von Tools (siehe Liste unten) in Frage kommen:

iCal Server der die tollen Push CalDav Kalender via iCalServer für unsere Clients bereitstellt… Um längen besser als das ohnehin schon geniale iCal, aber auch nicht ausgereift (Keine Übersicht über Ressourcen, keine Einladungen über iPhone…)

Das gemeinsame Apple Adressbuch (über Carddav) ist leider Aufgrund unzureichender Implementierung nicht nutzbar (nix iphone, intelligente Gruppen nur Lokal, Gruppen sync fehlt, usw…)

Da wäre die Exchange Alternative Kerio Connect 7 eine Option, mit seinem Kerio Sync tool um Adressbuch Gruppen zu syncen… Kerio ist relativ Günstig und einfach. Fällt für mich allerdings raus weil ich alle Dienste auser dem Adressbuchgruppensync bereits habe…

Google Sync: Wer kein Geld ausgeben will und oder keinen Server hosten will nutzt Googles neue Sync Schnittstelle. (Kalender, Kontakte usw. über exchange…) das ist zwar nicht so rund wie AppleServer und noch in den Kinderschuhen, kostet dafür aber nichts und kann wenigstens Einladungen auf dem iPhone… (Dazu habe ich einen eigenen Artikel vorbereitet. Kommt später. Tip: choose which calendars to sync sonst sieht man nur einen auf dem iPhone)

MobileMe, iWork Online, GoogleDocs oder ein SharedFolder + Dokumente: Klingt doof, aber da es kein richtiges ToDo Programm mit unseren Wünschen gibt, kommt die Frage auf einfach das alte AufgabenAblageFach in digitaler Form wieder zu beleben. Der Admin bzw. Chef legt ein Dokument mit ToDos online ab, und Mitarbeiter machen, streichen, kommentieren… usw…

Merlin2 (Projektmanagement, teuer und /noch/ kein richtiges iCal, dafür iPhone… )

Daylite3 (Alles)

Things (Super Todoliste für Einzel-User, und wenn es endlich echtes Multi-User kann perfekt. / Multi ist in der Entwicklung, solange nehme ich es wohl für meine Privaten ToDo’s …)

Folgend eine Liste mit den von mir geprüften Programmen. Ausserdem waren da noch die Programme die wir uns auf dem OS X Businesspark Stand der Cebit 2010 angesehen haben (teilweise in der Liste in frage kommender Programme, weil aktuell und gut) sowie einige Programme bei denen ich die Quelle und URL gleich wieder vergessen habe…

Remember The Milk - Online Dienst für Todos mit den üblichen Macken aber ner Menge Schnittstellen…

Basepack - Online Dienst für Todos, Milestones, usw… (inkl. Free license) aber leider nicht wirklich bedienbar, sowie die üblichen Macken von MultiUser Todos…

EasyProjekt - Multi User ToDo’s. Nicht zu teuer, aber auch nicht zu gut… Kann fast alles, aber deligierte Aufgaben können vom Empfänger einfach gelöscht werden, und das Interface ist grauenvoll…

What ToDo – very nice and easy to learn. Multi-tiered ToDo – check! “Works with .Mac” but does not with iCal. Not for me.

Things – has been making waves even before its official release. Very sexy and clean interface. iCal – Yes. Sub-Tasks – No. (Funny how I can haver either or, but never both. Well, not very funny. Stupid and infuriating. Bad for my mental health.) Not for me. Next!

iGTD – it’s freeware and lots of people swear by it. But it has been a loong time since the last Alpha of iGTD2, so I wonder if the developer(s) are drifting away. I just do not want to commit to an application that might die…

Midnight Inbox – now this is a very powerful “Getting Things Done” tool. iCal integration is in the works, and the UI is clear and feature rich. If you are an office drone with the need to push data and coordinate tasks all day long, this might be the perfect app for you: it will guide you step-by-step while your mind slips away and frollics in the grean meadow of imagination only to return into your body at the end of the day and discover that things actually got done for a change. Me, I am weird. I found too much structure annoying. Oh, well…

iTaskX – this is definitely an overkill for simple ToDo management. It’s like calling in the Army and the Navy (all of it) to get rid of a mouse. iTaskX is a full-blown project manager. Granted, I do manage large projects on occasion, so I gave it a twirl. It imports from iCal and exports to iCal, but those are manual operations, so i decided to pass (at least till I have a large project at my doorstep).

Merlin2 – another tool for real Project Managers, you know, the guys who have certifications and derive their daily sustenance from Ghant charts. It actually syncs with iCal, handles events flawlessly, but finds ToDo’s a bit more difficult (they are working on it as I write this). Not for me yet.

Kinkless GTD – is well respected set of scripts that works on top of OmniOutliner. But it is not being developed any more – the author has joined OmniGroup. Good luck, man! Hopefully you will translate your expertese into more great products!

Kinkless GTD broght me to OmniFocus.

OmniFocus is simple, straightforward, integrates with iCal (although the updates scared one omy Dashboard Widgets – I’ll have to watch out for that). Thee is an iPhone version coming. And there is handling for parallel/sequential tasks – a nice bonus. The only real problem I see so far is the limited depth of the Task hierarchy. on the other hand, if I start doing four layers deep, maybe it’s time for some real project management. (OmniGroup has an OmniPlan product but it does not have native iCal integration).

I am going to give OmniFocus a try and will definitely write here if it annoys me to the point of dumping. Until then – I might have found the Task Management solution that’s Right for me.

ARTIS Team Task

ARTIS Team Task is a s a networked, peer-to-peer task manager for sharing tasks, ideas, and to-dos. It can use Bonjour to locate other team members on the network and offers the ability to send tasks to other team members. (Formerly known as Rendezvous, Bonjour lets you create an instant network of computers and smart devices by getting them connected to each other.) Features include drag-and-drop organizing, filtering while you type, due dates, priorities, optional auto-sorting, an archive and more. ARTIS Team Task works with Mac OS X 10.2 and later.

At Task

At Task is a Mac OS X, web-native, extensible project management for the enterprise. It includes tools for project management, help desk and request management, schedule prediction, resource allocation management, work costing and budgeting, document management and more.

Communigate Pro with Groupware

CommuniGate Pro with Groupware is a messaging and collaboration solution, providing a framework for team members. It includes sharing information, discussing ideas online, and prioritizing and scheduling teamwork and meetings. The product enables Microsoft Outlook in workgroup mode, allowing enterprises to support email, contacts, shared folders, calendaring and group scheduling features for their users who prefer the familiar Outlook interface. CommuniGate Pro with Groupware also extends groupware productivity beyond the desktop by providing collaborative functionality via the Web interface, and any other client or device adhering to existing and emerging Internet standards.

Connect

Connect enables users to create, share and modify contacts, calendars and tasks between and across MOS X, Windows and Linux desktop environments. It integrates with iCal and Address Book for OS X, Microsoft Entourage, Microsoft Outlook and Novell Evolution. A web interface is also available. You can share your personal calendar with select individuals, check the “free/busy” availability of other team members and schedule meetings, schedule and track shared tasks, create individual and group address books, maintain compatibility with any email server (dedicated company server or ISP), support users across single or multiple email domains. Connect requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later.

Copper

Copper is a web-based project management tool created for creative teams. Running on Mac OS X with PHP and mySQL technologies, Copper allows your team to manage clients, projects, contacts, and files. You can allow management, staff, clients, and subcontractors secure access to only the information you want them to see.

Core Contact Manager

Core Contact Manager is Mac OS X software suitable for both single- and multi-user environments. It manages contact, scheduling and tasks.

Daylite

Daylite is Marketcircle’s Mac productivity management software. It’s included in the Daylite Productivity Suite that bundles Daylite with Marketcircle’s Daylite Mail Integration Module.

ecOrganizer

ecOrgaziner is a Mac OSX organizer, contact and project management systems with additional modules for quotations, invoicing and time/cost management. ecOrganizer is targeted to users such as accountants, architects, consultants and graphic designers, as well as for sales automation. To use it, you’ll need FileMaker Pro 6 or later.

Enact Enterprise System

Enact Enterprise System is a is a web browser-based product targeted at real-time, enterprise-wide project management, collaboration, document control, and issue tracking. Mac OS X compatible, it incorporates the products of ActionPlan, ActionView and Action Task into a single unified interface that provides executive management, team members, external partners, and project planners with tools for managing projects in real time.

Faciliate Pro

Facilitate Pro lets you conduct virtual or real time meetings over Internet or an intranet/LAN.

FileMaker Meetings

FileMaker Meetings is a purpose-built meeting management application designed to make it easy to create an agenda, take and distribute meeting minutes, and communicate agreed-upon action items. It requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher and FileMaker Pro 7.

FirstClass Business Edition

FirstClass is a work group communication system that integrates e-mail and groupware features with remote access, forms processing, and comprehensive support for Internet standards. It works with Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6-9.x. There’s also an education edition.

Groupville

Groupville is a web-based portal and groupware software solution. The software is available in different versions from small workgroups (free for up to three users) up to large Intranet and Internet deployments. GroupVille allows for information publication, information sharing and exchange in Intranets and Extranets. It includes a shared calendar, messaging (Webmail, SMS and internal Messaging) Wiki, news and forums. GroupVille works with any recent web browser (HTML, no client-side Java required). A mobile HTML client for PDAs, smartphones and mobile phones is available as optional “GroupVille Mobile” package.

IntraSmart Internet Software

IntraSmart Internet Software enables organizations to deploy an intranet solution. It has a customizable graphical user interface and features that include scheduling, announcements, vacation & leave, discussion boards, live chat, updates & modifications to documents and other communication function. IntraSmart needs Mac OS X Server to run.

iStorm

iStorm is an online collaboration program. It has optional password protection, color management toolbar item, word count, built-in QuickTime Player, inline TeX equation generator and calculator, shared color chalkboard, simultaneous text editing in the scratchpad, voicegram chatting, video capture from webcam and synchronized navigation and annotation of imported PDF files. iStorm requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher.

via Wikipedia:

  • The following are proprietary software applications:
  • Adobe Acrobat Connect is an online training, web conferencing, and learning solution that leverages Adobe Flash technology and is provided as an on-premise and hosted offering.
  • Adobe Acrobat provides for synchronous and asynchronous review of PDF’s.
  • Axigen is a messaging and collaborating solution based on proprietary architectures such as Axigen GrowSecure™, Axigen SmartProcessing™ and Axigen UltraStorage™.
  • Basecamp is a web-based project collaboration and management tool.
  • Blogtronix is a web-based suite combining groups, blogs, wiki, documents, multimedia, workflow and more
  • BSCW Basic Support for Collaborative Work
  • Central Desktop wiki-based on demand team collaboration software for small and medium sized businesses.
  • Clearspace web-based suite integrating forums, blogs, wiki, chat, and VOIP.
  • codeBeamer is a web-based collaborative Application Lifecycle Management solution for distributed software development projects.
  • Collaba is an integrated collaboration and communication platform server.
  • Collaber is an Eclipse-based Client-server platform.
  • Collanos Workplace is a server-less, cross-platform, P2P collaboration solution for teams working beyond enterprise platforms
  • CoMotion by General Dynamics C4S Viz is a multi-tiered client-server collaborative workspace system with extensive data visualization, annotation, and organizational tools.
  • Contactizer Pro by Objective Decision, for Mac OS X only. Decentralized collaborative sharing of contacts, tasks and events.
  • e is a collaborative editor which works as a live revision control system. It uses an edit-and-commit style of collaboration.
  • EditGrid is an online spreadsheet with access control and revision history support, whose RTU (real-time update) feature allows multiple users to collaborate on the same spreadsheet simultaneously.
  • EMC Documentum eRoom is collaboration software provided through the browser as on-premise or hosted software.
  • FirstClass is a client/server groupware
  • GForge Advanced Server distributed software development as a web based platform with numerous plugins to interact with Eclipse IDE as well as Microsoft Visual Studio to handle the full software life cycle.
  • Glasscubes is an extranet style service which provides collaboration tools including document sharing, secure workspaces and online discussions.
  • Huddle is a web-based team collaboration and project management tool centered around virtual workspaces.
  • Hyperoffice is a web-based online collaboration, messaging and project management tool for small to medium sized companies.
  • i-sense is a fully featured, web-based groupware application including organizer and collaboration as well as customer relationship and enterprise resources functionality. It is free for non-commercial users and organizations.
  • IBM Lotus Notes and Domino
  • IBM Lotus QuickPlace (name changed to Lotus Team Workspace in version 6.5.1 only)
  • IBM Lotus Quickr is the replacement for IBM Lotus QuickPlace. It runs on either a Domino or WebSphere server.
  • IBM Workplace-branded products
  • IBM Lotus Sametime
  • JotSpot Wiki supports calendars, spreadsheets, file repositories, and photo galleries. Built for ease of use
  • Kerio Connect is a mail and groupware server
  • LiquidPlanner wiki-like pages, document sharing, twitter-like commenting
  • Microsoft Exchange Server and the Microsoft Outlook client
  • Microsoft Groove is a peer-to-peer collaboration application
  • Microsoft Netmeeting
  • Microsoft Live Meeting
  • Microsoft Office Live Communications Server
  • Microsoft SharePoint Services and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server
  • Mixedink combines collaborative editing with voting
  • Novell GroupWise
  • Oracle Beehive combines email, team collaboration, and conferencing on a single collaboration platform.
  • Owis workflow management, document management, knowledge base, calendar, IM and collaboration suite
  • PabloDraw is a collaborative text and ANSI/ASCII art editing tool on Windows
  • ProjectSpaces is an online workspace tool for project and team collaboration
  • ProtoShare is a web-based collaborative prototyping and review tool for interactive projects.
  • Ramius Corporation Online community systems for virtual collaboration and knowledge sharing. Product is named CommunityZero.
  • SamePage Web-based enterprise wiki for knowledge management and collaboration.
  • Seefile Web-based interface for image collaboration.
  • SeeToo Web-based service for video collaboration.
  • Smartsheet Web-based workflow, collaboration management. Information owners can involve contributors without requiring them to use the application.
  • Socialtext provides wiki and weblog web-based collaboration
  • SubEthaEdit – Collaborative text editing on Mac OS X
  • Synovel CollabSuite – A complete messaging solution for organizations with email, calendaring and instant messaging – provides an integrated server, web administration console, desktop client suite and web access.
  • tmsEKP is a suite of content management, knowledge portal, organisational collaboration, document management, e-Learning, content syndication, human resource, project management and helpdesk software.
  • Traction TeamPage – Traction’s model focuses on collaboration within and among groups using a sophisticated permission model that aggregates multiple blog/wiki spaces using a web-based journal modeled on the principals of Douglas Engelbart‘s On-Line System (NLS)
  • Teamwork Cross-platform solution integrating project management, issue tracking, and groupware
  • Ubidesk offers collaborative online workspaces that help team to work together effectively with document collaboration, file sharing, and task management.
  • Vignette is a content management system
  • WebEx web-based collaboration tools
  • WebTrain web-based collaboration for meetings, training, and education
  • Wiggio web-based free group calendars, list-servs, messaging (texting, email, voice), shared document editing and versioning, meetings management (chat, teleconference).
  • Workspot is a web service providing Linux desktops, which can be shared securely through a browser.
  • Wrike is a tool for project management and collaboration
  • Writeboard is a collaborative text editor
  • Zing Technologies AnyZing and ZingThing – Electronic learning and meeting system software for team rooms and networks.

Feature Tabelle der Wikipedia Liste bei: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collaborative_software

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  1. November 26th, 2010 at 14:48 | #1

    Oh, und ich habe deinen Kommentar als Anstoß genutzt, meinen Artikel wieder zu aktualisieren…

  2. November 26th, 2010 at 14:28 | #2

    Danke schön! Könnte durchaus eine Lösung für einige sein…

    Allerdings scheint mir das ganze sehr auf die Weboberfläche ausgelegt zu sein. (Trotz umfangreicher Anbindungs-Protokolle von imap bis ldap)
    Ich möchte und kann nicht von meiner gewohnten und viel verknüpften Arbeitsumgebung (OS X) abweichen. Um das ganze in meinen Workflow zu integrieren fehlen FirstClass wichtige neue Protokolle wie CardDav, CalDav, usw. (ob man da über deren exchange migrator weiterkommt könnte man aber probieren…)
    Und einen Taskmanager haben sie leider gleich ganz weg gelassen…

  3. Christian B.
    November 26th, 2010 at 11:27 | #3

    Hallo,
    Meiner Meinung nach stellt folgende Groupware Lösung eine gute Alternative dar.
    Bis 5 Benutzer ist die Version kostenlos!
    Firstclass Groupware