April 10, 2009

DeskAway – Put Your Projects on Cruise Control


There are a fair number of project management apps available online, but the problem with some of them comes down to value. One of the more popular project management applications is BaseCamp and although it offers a range of monthly plans, the service can be too costly for those on tight budgets. DeskAway, on the other hand, offers free project management for small projects with a limited number of users.

However, price isn’t the only feature that makes DeskAway a good application. In short, you don’t need to sacrifice quality for price. DeskAway is a full-featured project management app that’s ideally suited for large projects and business accounts. DeskAway allows you to set milestones, create tasks, list problems, upload relevant documents, deevelop a discussion forum, create a blog to be viewed by participants, set email reminders, and plenty other useful features.

Basically, DeskAway has everything you need in terms of project management. Other competing apps need to be supplemented with yet another app, but this is not the case with DeskAway. Additionally, it’s easy to use and set up – you should have the hang of it and suiting your needs within an hour. This is important, as services such as DeskAway are supposed to make your life easier, not more difficult. Put together, it’s one of the better project management applications we’ve seen to date.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a central location for you and your sales team to hash out ideas and set tasks
  • Monitor your employee’s progress and see if workers are operating as efficiently as possible
  • Make sure your business plan is coming to fruition by applying tasks and milestones to a business’s short and long-term business plan
  • Organize your marketing efforts in one place and track which ones have been most successful

Insider Tips:

  • Establish a project manager-manager or lead person for the site. Project management apps can get disorganized quickly if users are not purging outdated information or organizing their thoughts
  • Set permission control so information is viewable to some, but not others
  • If you’re struggling with BaseCamp, or think it’s too expensive, you can import your BaseCamp data into DeskAway

What we liked:

  • It’s full-featured – virtually everything you’ll need, even for larger businesses
  • It’s free for small projects
  • It’s easy to use once set up with your relevant information and includes solid step-by-step instructions

What we didn’t like:

  • Storage space could be larger, even for paid accounts


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2007
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, India
  • Founded by: Sahil Parikh and Sitanshi Parikh
  • Web site:


  • Plans range from free to $99/month


  1. Jane

    Nice review! I checked out DeskAway, its a very good tool for managing projects and collaborating. Also it is very user friendly & easy to operate and not very expensive.
    I liked it very much.

  2. We’ve been using DeskAway at now and are completely in love with it! Way better than BaseCamp, Huddle, and all the other PM apps out there, in my opinion.

  3. Hi,

    When you wrote this review, Apollo handn’t been released yet… its URL is . Give it a go! It does project and contact management, but it also has a powerful google-like calendar, interactive timers, etc.


  4. I’ve tested the DeskAway and I can said it’s a very useful application if you need to manage a lot of projects in the same time.

    It is very easy to implement and user friendly. I have not a lot of experience but the DeskAway application is really easy to use.

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  6. I’ve had the luck of finding DeskAway early in my project and it’s been all I needed. It’s got a lot of useful features and the best part is that you don’t need and additional applications. It’s self sufficient and very effective.

  7. The project management applications found in online is really helpful in managing an organization. The automotive industry is widely depending on applications that are used in projects for cruise control function. According to me cruise control function is very important function in vehicles.

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