Innovation in Collaboration

We’ve written quite a lot about project management and collaboration tools in the past but recently we came across a tool that takes the collaboration process to the next level. ProjectThingy is project management software that can be seamlessly integrated into your site giving your team and clients a familiar project environment and full collaboration capabilities.

While we love Basecamp and use it daily here at ReadWriteWeb, the idea of embedding this type of software into a page using only a few lines of code is appealing. Easy to use, you just point to the domain you want it to live on, create a username, password and voila – ProjectThingy spits out the code for you to cut and paste to your site.

Feature overview:

Name and mission statement
Status: none, in progress, problem, complete
Due date
Milestones with dates and status indicators
Project members from your user pool
Work items

Discussion threads with assignments
Limited client access
Work items
Name and description
Status: none, in progress, problem, complete
Assign to any project member
Attach links and files (up to 1GB per file)
Add link and file revisions
Clients only see latest revision when assigned

Project and work item message threads
Optionally assign to any project member with status: none, in progress, problem, complete
Clients only see messages when assigned
User pool

Unlimited number of users
User permissions: no access, client, team, administrator
There are four levels of pricing and you can cancel your subscription at any time. ProjectThingy will keep your data for six months after you cancel, making it easier for you to return if you change your mind later on.

Free: 1 Active Project, 50MB Storage
Small: $19 P/M: 10 Active Projects, 6GB Storage
Medium: $39 P/M: 30 Active Projects, 20GB Storage
Large: $139 P/M: Unlimited Projects, 100GB Storage
Using Amazon Web Services for scalability and reliability, ProjectThingy runs on EC2 with a MySQL database with data storage on Elastic Block Storage and files in Simple Storage Service buckets.

The team behind the project Chris and Utka Ritke have created five short videos if you want to learn more or check out their FAQ page.