What I use #1: ClickUp

January 04, 2019 0 Comments

I'm currently writing a series of posts talking about the software, services, products etc. that I use in my work, personal projects and daily life.

Task Management or Project Management means a lot of different things to different people. For me personally, I've used just about every product under the sun to manage my personal tasks. I spent a long time on Evernote but then (like most people), fell out of love with it... back in the day I used Remember The Milk for a fair bit of time! Some tools have lasted longer than others but nothing has really worked for me.

In a professional capacity I've used a whole host of these kinds of tools too. Most recently, JIRA was our tool of choice, which is incredibly fully featured and very effective but also incredibly difficult to love. Again, I've been through all the various tools of this type - I really struggle to find a task or project management product I've not put through its paces!

Late last year though I did find something new and it blew me away - ClickUp.

ClickUp is quite hard to describe because it is so ridiculously versatile it can do a massive number of things. The official tag line is 'The productivity platform. Create. Plan. Organize. Everything.' and that encapsulates it pretty well. It can be Jira. It can be Trello. It can also migrate from both of those tools. It can be a simple task app. It can be a bit of your favourite Gantt tool. It can be your time recording app. It can be your calendar. Honestly, it does so much, but it does it really well too. It's feature packed, iterating FAST with public release notes and roadmap you can vote on (which is a breath of fresh air) and it's just enjoyable to use, which is something of a first for a tool of this type for me.

ClickUp is also free / cheap. The free forever plan offers 100MB storage, unlimited users and unlimited projects and spaces, which will be plenty for your personal / home planning. If you need something a bit more substantial, you'll get unlimited everything for £3.98 a month paid annually (although they encourage you to try and negotiate a price. Really!).

Head on over to their website to learn more or give the tool a try. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Paul O'Brien
Paul O'Brien
Norwich, Norfolk
IT Director, founder, dad, writer, snowboarder, gooner, mobile / cloud / Linux expert. Striving to bridge the gap between tech & humans.