SmartSheetAn 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!