Tools we use at The Subtle Agency.

Here at The Subtle Agency we utilize several tools on a daily basis to make our lives easier. These help both from an organizational and development point of view.

I’m going to break these up into three categories, Project Management, Development and Organisational. This post will be focusing on Project Management

Project Management.

We use several project management tools to help us manage clients and increase productivity. No matter where our clients/employees are we can keep in touch.

Slack

If you haven’t heard of slack you’ve been living under a rock. Seriously. Slack is one of the best project management tools out there. We use slack to manage projects and communicate with developers and designers in real time. We can launch Google Hangouts from channels and watch our tweets/retweets /others Twitter streams — super cool if you want to stay up to date with the latest news from particular sources e.g. WordPress, Django and Node development logs.

Trello

We’ve only just started to use Trello and find it hard to get used to. Prior to this we use Wunderlist extensively. It’s power is to use boards to manage specific projects and allow different users to interact with the boards and leave comments, attachments and notes. We’re still in the progress of moving our workflow over to Trello from Wunderlist, but I’m sure it will end up being the goto as our team grows.

Wunderlist

We love Wunderlist. It is the BEST to-do/list management software out there!!! We use it to keep track of everything, especially projects! There’s no better feeling than ticking something off. You can assign teams to certain areas/lists and integrate it into Google Calender and set email reminders — how cool is that!

Google Apps

Where would we be without Google Apps. If you haven't heard of Google Apps you’re missing out. Email and a full suite of tools (Docs, Sheets, Hangouts, Calendar, Drive, chat, Forms, Slides and Sites) to help you run your business from the couch, phone, laptop or computer. You can access it anywhere with a browser! No need to sort out your own hosting for email or worry about quotas/bandwidth. Not to mention all the other software services that integrate with! Click here to find out more.

We hope you liked our brief rundown of tools. If you like you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; otherwise shoot us an email at info@thesubtleagency.com.au

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