Stumped with organizing projects, keeping track of document changes, and the email communication overload with regard to changes on various business projects, I started using the BizPad project management tool. Unlike Basecamp, ManyMoon, PivotalTracker, TeamWorkpm, Google Docs, and countless others that I have tried and abandoned, BizPad has had the BEST staying power for me and my team.

The primary reasons I use BizPad and find it such a powerful project management system are:

  1. BizPad is as easy to use as email
  2. it is fast as notepad to add and keep track of all my ideas
  3. it has the flexibility of a spreadsheet to organize information
  4. it makes delegating simple

Here are the ways in which I use BizPad for myself, with my colleagues, and with Virtual Assistants working on projects:

Personal Uses for BizPad. More than just a To Do List

  • Keep track of resources. I have a project called Resources. Within it I create folders and under the folders I have items where I place links to websites that have the resources I know I will need to refer to later and/or share with others.
  • My Personal To Do List for each project I have going
  • Shopping Lists. Yep, I can bring this up on my iPhone while out shopping or add to list when on my iPad. Very handy. No way to miss having the list with me.
  • Event Planning
  • Content manager. I have uploaded video files, documents, audios, pdfs, spreadsheets and more. All those miscellaneous reports are now all organized..

Collaborative Uses

  • Establish who does what on a project
  • Assign tasks to Virtual Assistants
  • Communicate clearly deadlines and who does what with team members
  • Q&A Forum

Great Features

  • Projects organized by a simple hierarchy of folders and Items
  • Copy Projects which allows for  creating project templates that can be used over
  • Sends email every time a member of the project updates an item
  • All projects in one account (hidden from others who are not members of the projects)
  • Set priorities (indicate whether a task is super high, high, normal, or low priority)
  • Attach and store files to items.
  • Add unlimited members to a project (even if they don’t have a BizPad account, they get it free when you assign them via email to your project).

So whether you’re planning an event, building out a website, working with a virtual assistant, leading a course, communicating with clients, or simply trying to keep your work organized, BizPad is a superb solution. It is by far the EASIEST tool I’ve ever worked with. Their support is great and they are continually enhancing the features.