Microproject combines the brevity of Twitter with project planning. Users can manage a virtual whiteboard that houses all their project planning data. The user can add or remove tasks and monitor progress. Microproject provides unique limits that force the user to consider which tasks they plan for the day and how they add them. User can only include up to six planned tasks per half day. The user can add any number of unplanned tasks, but when planning they must be precise. The user can always remove but can never add more than six. Task descriptions must also be kept short, with only 140 characters permitted per task. Automatic notifications helps users stay in the loop while a diary allows the user to view the current status. The user can access a snapshot that shows them a summary of all current undertakings associated with their project.Show more screenshots »
Microproject was intended to provide a sleek, direct tool that did away with the unnecessary data that comes with many alternative software solutions. The creators realized that often times, a small group is all that is required to get a job done. They took this concept and applied it to Microproject. The application does away with long, drawn out descriptions and stats and gives the user only what they need to accomplish their project goal.
The difference between Microproject and its competitors lies primarily in the size. The application likes to keep things small. By allowing only short descriptions and a limited quantity of planned tasks, the user must be concise and really think about which items should be included. This can lead to more efficiency and less time involved in project planning and completion. Users can still make notes and collaborate, but Microproject allows them to do so without unnecessary data or processes getting in the way.
Microproject draws users in with its beautiful contrast and sleek design. The application entice with a clean interface that presents information in vibrant hues that create a stunning contrast against a dark background. Each item is very easy to read, with square buttons and no unnecessary features taking up space. The interface isn’t just attractive; it helps the user locate each function or piece of information quickly. The application manages to look good and serve a practical purpose.
New users can create an account by clicking the grey “Pricing and Registration” button found at the bottom, center of the Microproject homepage. The first step asks the user to select their preferred plan. Step two provides the user with the registration form, which requires a name, email address, username and password. A small box in the lower, left hand corner of the form is automatically selected to sign the user up for the Microproject newsletter. The user must manually de-select the box to opt out of email updates. After clicking the orange “Create Account” button at the bottom of the form, the user is automatically logged in to their dashboard.
All users can try Microproject for free for 30 days. After the trial has ended, the user must choose between either a paid or free membership. The free plan allows one project, access to all current features and the ability to invite up to six participants. No purchases are required to maintain free account access. The Premium 360 account costs $36 per month and upgrades to include unlimited projects.
Microproject.com could be a helpful tool for small teams that need an effective, streamlined way to manage project task. The application is ideal for less complicated jobs because of the limited task description. Although 140 characters may be sufficient for most undertakings, there are some industries where this might be insufficient.