Perhaps this resonates with some people, but I would like some advice on a project management/research app.
I am in the process of launching a bookkeeping business. I also like to journal, make random notes, study productivity and perform little side projects.
In addition to the above, when my business takes off, I will most likely need an app to blog and to store/share client information (with the client and employees, of course).
I will also be studying anti-money laundering or chartered accountancy in the near future.
I am currently using Bear as my project management app. However, its clunky for this purpose. To keep a project organised, I currently have to make table of contents within a master note with each section linking via URL to a specific note. Also, Bear has no dashboard, tables, web version, no collaboration features and psychologically, is not a serious business product. But my main issue, is that I cannot see from a glance what’s done and what is left to do. Ideally, I would love something with charts/graphs.
My ‘project management’ in Bear, therefore, is basically a poor man’s outline.
I’ve narrowed a few project management candidates;
Notion.so appears to be superior to Trello in that it can do what Trello can do and much more; kanban boards, tables, calendar, wiki features, folder structure, sidebar (all projects in sight giving you a holistic view of your life). It also connects with lots of products (Workflowy, Trello etc) and allows many file type imports.
I am mostly concerned that since it is a new product, it could go under. Despite being an incredible product, it doesn’t seem to be very popular. It is hard to find any videos/reviews on it anywhere (most of them are by the YouTuber ‘Keep Productive’). Its not even that new and cheap to the point of almost being free so its baffling as to why its not more successful, so I’m unsure if others know something I don’t.
Trello on the other hand is
- very popular,
- unlikely to go under anytime soon
- simple to use for clients and employees
- easy to see what’s going on instantly
- has plenty of chrome extensions, links to other apps and power ups. The Kanban functionality is also more robust that Notion.
- has communities/guides around the product
I do enjoy Bear but its frustrating because its obviously not appropriate for my use case and I have 100’s of notes in it. I wouldn’t need Bear if I used Notion.so, but would if I used Trello (I use Drafts for random thoughts, not Bear/Notion).
Based on my use case, what do you think would be best?