Individuals and professionals looking for a new way to manage projects can turn to Nozbe. This web based application allows for single and team management of tasks and projects. Users can create an account and work towards meeting goals through the use of actions, contexts and tasks. Access is available a few ways which allows greater flexibility for the user.Show more screenshots »
Nozbe founder, Michael Sliwinski was looking for a way to keep his tasks in order. Sliwinski is the owner of apivision.com, a small e-marketing firm. Production is key in the marketing business, so Sliwinski came up with a program intended to optimize his ability to manage schedules and tasks. Soon after, he discovered Getting Things Done by David Allen. The information found in Allen’s book so moved him that he began to incorporate methods into Nozbe. Today, Nozbe is the child of Sliwinski’s busy schedule and Allen’s scheduling techniques.
Perhaps the most notable aspect of Nozbe is the way it takes elements of David Allen’s book and incorporates them into an easy to use scheduling tool. Rather than work with a cut and dry calendar or other basic scheduling tool, Nozbe allows users more options and clever ways to group items that promote efficient completion. The creator’s personal needs, which are similar to those of many other business people with a hectic lifestyle, were also added into the mix to create a well rounded application.
Nozbe offers a professional layout with a low key color scheme. This application would easily be at home on a personal computer as well as a business laptop. The green and white menus make navigation and sorting visually simple. No intrusive and flashy images are present to create distract or unnecessary confusion. Instead, all the information can be quickly discovered on the account page.
To get started with a free trial account, users must enter their name and email address. In the “try free” box. After checking the terms of service box, click “sign me up now!”. Email verification is required. Once the emailed link arrives, users will be asked to verify their password. Once this is done, the account page can be accessed. Project creation can begin and is one of the first buttons presented after verification.
Users can start out with a free trial version of Nozbe, but will eventually have to choose between the four membership package options. The least expensive “solo” option costs just under $10 and offers one account with up to 100 projects and 300 MB of storage space. The next step up is the “plus” account which offers one membership with up to 1,000 projects and 1 GB of storage for under $20. The “family” package includes up to six accounts, 2,000 projects and 4 GB of storage and costs under $25. The most expensive “team” membership offers up to 15 accounts, 5,000 projects and 10 GB of storage for under $50. Each package is also offered at a discount when users purchase one and two year memberships.
Anyone who wants to get their business or personal affairs organized can enjoy the benefits that come with a Nozbe account. Professionals, much like founder Michael Sliwinski, who live hectic lives will get more out of using Nozbe features. While anyone can use it to stay organized, individuals with a more basic schedule may not get as much out of it for their money. This is especially true with the large number of free applications similar to Nozbe readily available.