April 13, 2012

Hojoki – Streamline Your Apps

Cloud-based applications have taken over the workplace, with businesses now using everything from Zendesk and Google Calendar, to Dropbox and Highrise to manage work schedules and share documents in an efficient way. Hojoki is an application that companies can use to streamline their operations even further, by combining multiple apps into one.

Working together with employers, employees, and clients is easier when you use cloud-based applications. But what happens when one application isn’t enough? One client may prefer sharing documents through Dropbox, while another likes Evernote. One colleague might post his schedule on Google Calendar, while another uses Ta-Da List. Jumping from app to app all day to manage task lists and share documents is hardly a good use of your time. Instead, sign up for Hojoki and all those apps will come to you. Add connections for each off the apps you want to integrate into your Hojoki account. Once you’re done with the authorizing process, you’ll be able to view all the activities from all the apps you’ve connected on your main Hojoki page. Sort activities by type or person, or search for a specific keyword or phase to pull up a particular item.

Not only can you read the updates your colleagues are posting on other apps and services, but you can respond to them through Hojoki, as well. Create new projects within the Hojoki app and configure auto-sharing to ensure all the updates you post are cross-posted on selected apps. Hojoki can save people time and headaches when it comes to managing projects with multiple colleagues and clients.

Practical Uses:

  • Send an update to all your colleagues and clients with one click of a button
  • Find out what project your client wants you to work on next
  • See what’s coming up on your boss’ Google Calendar
  • Share an important document with multiple colleagues

Insider Tips:

  • Hojoki integrates with a number of popular cloud-based apps
  • Users can set up auto-sharing to limit who sees which updates they post
  • Updates from other apps are pushed to Hojoki immediately
  • Users can see how long ago a particular status update was published

What we liked:

  • People can save time when using Hojoki by not clicking from tab to tab on their browsers
  • Hojoki makes it easy to manage who sees which updates and information
  • Professionals who use Hojoki to manage multiple apps are less likely to let projects or tasks fall through the cracks
  • Activity feeds look similar to Twitter, making it easy to see which status messages have come in most recently

What we didn’t like:

  • People who don’t work with the majority of apps that Hojoki supports won’t get much use out of the application


Company Info:

  • Launched: December 2011 (Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Chemnitz, Germany
  • Founded by: Martin Böhringer
  • Web site:


  • Free during beta

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