General Information
**June 2020: This product appears discontinued. **
Name: Whiteboard
Vendor: Whiteboard, LLC
Hosting options: iPhone/iPad App, or website only. Although it isn’t clear how much it will cost, they will eventually charge for it.
Languages: English
Currency: n/a
How to manage your task lists
Whiteboard is a task management app. It is not able to manage large projects so it is not recommended for large projects.
It’s easy to add a task via the app. To give your task a name, and to set the due date, tap the big + button. You can also add comments and notes to tasks. I like the fact that you can change the due dates for tasks to today by clicking on the calendar icon.
Your default homepage has two workspaces: Home and Work. This allows you to use your app to track everything in your life.
If you have multiple items and want to see the latest, your activity stream would be the best place to start. Your To Do panel displays all your active tasks and what you have completed.
To Do panel showing me completed tasks on the web
Additional features for team workspaces
To share tasks with others, you can create team workspaces. Once you have created a group, you can create a workspace. A workspace can be used to upload documents or add To Do items. You can also keep track of your activities in the workspace.
Entering a new task (iPad).
It is user-friendly and very attractive, especially the mobile version. It is easy to use and allows for you to manage your tasks from any location. You can customize the colors of your workspaces, and even add photos to team members.
The app version is slow to load and it’s easy for users to accidentally delete data. This frustrates you because you can’t reverse what you’ve done.
Teams can collaborate with these features
You can either set up email notifications, or disable them if you prefer. This is a great feature. If you prefer to receive updates via push notifications, you can send them to the app.
It is possible to attach documents and tasks to facilitate collaboration. Although I haven’t tried the app version yet, it’s nice to know it is available on my tablet.
Let’s sum it all…
I don’t like the idea that one app can organize your personal and professional life. It blurs the line between home and work. I don’t like the reminders for library books to be returned appearing during work-related conference calls.
While I doubt it will make me forget my To Do list in a book again, I can see this working well for small teams who manage small projects. They could also work together or virtualy for a lot.
It’s a great tool for task management and it’s completely free. If you are looking for a task-management tool, it is worth signing up.