An alternative to Microsoft Project and the like, SmartSheet is a powerful online project management tool that delivers enhanced collaboration among team members. The benefits over a simple Excel sheet are immediately obvious.
My favourite feature is the ability to attach files to a row or task. However, it does not stop there, you can also:
- Set up alerts and reminders for tasks within the sheet;
- Invite other members to contribute to or review the sheet;
- Have discussions and request updates right from the sheet;
- Publish the sheet via an external URL;
- Set up web forms that will automatically populate user responses into a sheet.
They offer a 30-day trial period and once you sign up, you can browse their vast inventory of templates or customize your own! Great fun!