April 3, 2009

Producteev – Work Collaboratively Online


Producteev is another tool to enhance collaboration with people online. You can share projects and tasks through a drag and drop interface. You can create tasks, assign them to others and leave comments on tasks as a project progresses. The tools available from within Producteev include file management, to do list management, reminders, and calendars.

At the heart of Producteev are a series of boxes (similar to projects), which you use to create new tasks. There are a number of functions for customizing boxes, including the ability to use privacy controls. Once you have set up a box you can create new tasks to go with it. You can edit tasks and change their status at any time. Once you’re done, tasks can be assigned to colleagues and include automated notifications so your team members are aware of their responsibilities.

A key tool for communicating with team members is the live feed which includes messaging and document uploading functions. You can also use the built in file manager to upload and share files with colleagues. Finally, services tab adds notifications through 3rd party applications such as instant messaging, Twitter, and more. Producteev also has the ability to function via a number of common mobile applications.

Practical Uses:

  • Collaborate on a class research project
  • Manage all of the assignments and tasks related to the launch of your new marketing campaign
  • Share key business documents with your co-workers
  • Manage your daily action items and tasks easily

Insider Tips:

  • Drag and drop boxes to create your ideal Producteev dashboard layout
  • Choose who sees which tasks by setting any box to private
  • Use the built in email importer to streamline the task of adding colleagues to Producteev
  • Use the live feed to track every aspect of every project you work on
  • Add the social services you use to the services tab to integrate Producteev with services such as Twitter

What we liked:

  • Producteev has one of the smoothest sign up processes we have seen. Just enter your email and you get the activation link before you enter any more information
  • The ability to get notifications by email, Twitter or instant messaging is highly useful and unique
  • The dashboard design makes it easy to master even if you aren’t technology-oriented
  • The site includes an informative ‘first steps on Producteev’ tutorial

What we didn’t like:

  • When we tried our company name it came up as already registered, even though we knew it wasn’t
  • Like many other applications, there is no easy way to import contacts from Google Apps


Company Info:

  • Launched: July 2008
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: New York City, NY
  • Founded by: Ilan Abehassera, Aric Lasry
  • Web site:


  • Free (for 2 users or 40 students)
  • Price plans ranging from $5 to $79 per month


  1. Don’t forget as an alternative!

  2. Arina Ardashiyan

    We use workforcetrack collaboration and pm section as a cheap alternative to spread collaboration and project management systems.

  3. Hi,

    Maybe give Apollo a go too!
    Apollo is project management and CRM. It has cases&deals, timers, calendars, reply-by-mail, and tons of tools to help your team work together.

    If you have any questions, let us know…


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