Last year at our Y Combinator demo day presentation, we set out on a journey to make Taskade a breath of fresh air in the team collaboration space. We created a remote-first productivity tool that would enable teams to collaborate in real-time without friction. We wanted to build a remote-first productivity tool, for ourselves and other distributed teams like us, in one unified workspace.
Fast-forward to today, our priorities haven’t changed. With the global pivot to remote work en route due, Team Taskade is hell-bent on a growing mission to help remote and distributed teams to become more productive. The answer starts with a minimalist tool that focuses on:
- Frictionless UX
- Essential functionality
- No siloed workflows
- Intuitive navigation
- Incentive for individual users
- No context switching
But… let’s start from the beginning.
The Curse of Plenty
The market of remote collaboration tools has reached a peculiar point. With hundreds of apps and platforms on the table, it seems that business owners and employees have nothing to complain about. In fact, this digital horn of plenty (pardon the dramatism) is about to burst.
Want to jump on a video conference with your team? There are dozens of apps that make that possible. The same is true for chats, VoIP, to-do lists, project management platforms, cloud storage… and the list goes on and on. It seems like we have it all figured out. But there’s a problem.
While remote teams can cherry pick the tools they work with, the sheer number of options makes for some really tough decisions. On top of that, trying to juggle with several (dozen) solutions means that meaningful, focused deep work takes a back seat.
Instead of getting work done, teams fall into a vicious circle of analysis paralysis. “Which tool should we use for this project?”, “how do we coordinate work across platforms?”, “does this app integrate with others?”
It’s a garden variety case of the paradox of plenty.
In reality, 99.9% of the projects require three essential ingredients to pan out from ideation to completion: collaboration, communication, and coordination. Most tools do a decent job of one of the three. But few manage to elegantly combine these ingredients so they’re in sync with each other.
Now, don’t get us wrong. Remote collaboration rocks. After all, we’re a remote-first team ourselves! But we believe there’s still plenty of room for improvement with the toolkits built for and by remote-first teams.
Want your remote team to be productive with the tools you give them? It’s easy. Pick the ones they’ll fall in love with from day one. One that effectively solves their problems, and gives them the superpowers to innovate and create, to make the tool their own. And if you haven’t found the perfect match yet, Taskade may be your answer.
Take Taskade for a spin with a free account today. Jump over here to sign up. And don’t forget to drop by our downloads page where you’ll find the finest selection of native apps for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS.
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