It has been quite some time since I wrote a post in the Living In The Clouds Series. In this edition, I am going to talk about a project management app, called ManyMoon, which is low profile compared to many others in this space. Of the larger SaaS players offering Office Productivity suite, Zoho (Disclaimer: Zoho is the sole sponsor of this blog but this is an independent opinion) is the only one that offers a complete package of tools including CRM and Project Management Apps. Google is not offering a Project Management App along with their Google Apps Office Productivity Suite. Many Google App users were handicapped by the absence of a Project Management app that is integrated with Google Apps. This is where ManyMoon, a San Francisco based company, steps in and fills the gap left by Google Apps. Unlike other Project Management Apps in the space, they also have a social component to their app.
ManyMoon’s offering is fairly comprehensive with Projects, Tasks, Events, Document Sharing and lightweight Social Networking component. Under the Projects, you can add private tasks or share it with fellow team members or clients, convert emails into tasks, post and share links, schedule events, etc. The best part of this app is a deeper integration with your Google Apps account. Once you link your account in ManyMoon with your Google App Account, you can then import your contacts into ManyMoon and use them as collaborators, you can work with the documents stored in Google Docs and the due dates in the tasks and projects can be integrated with your Google Apps calendar. The integration with Google Apps is not a cosmetic one but a much deeper one.
As it is customary in this series, I will add a video of the app below.
As I usually do in this series, I will list out the pros and cons from my
point of view.
- Even the free version carries unlimted projects and collaborators
- Deeper integration with Google Apps
- Like the fact that it is easy to create or access documents in Google Docs
- The social networking component is really cool. It has fine grained control and I can inform all my collaborators or just those working on a particular project about what I am working on right now
- Signup while using Google Apps login is breeze
- Relatively unknown company and worried about putting the data into the app when there is not much information about founders and investors
- There is not much information about contacting them except for a customer service email address
Update: As noted by Ben a few days back, they are finalists in the Enterprise 2.0 Launchpad event