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MAY 2018

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Asana WHAT IT IS: Asana is a project and task management app that facilitates team communication and collaboration. WHAT IT DOES: Asana is designed to improve the efficiency of collaborative projects by ensuring that there's one single place where all of the details of the project are tracked. The Timeline feature allows users to create a plan that shows how the pieces of the project fit together, helping to keep work on track as things change. Asana also integrates with Google Drive and Dropbox to attach files, and with Slack for communication to post updates to a Slack messaging channel. Asana's basic version is free for up to 15 team members. Its premium version is $9.99 per member, per month, with no team member limit, and it includes advanced features. WHO IT'S FOR: Professionals who work on collaborative projects or those who manage a team, and need to make sure everyone is on the same page WHY KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGNERS NEED IT: The best kitchen and bath projects are a team effort, but working with a team can also lead to confusion about who's doing what, and when. Asana provides clarity by mapping out and organizing each step of the project with all the details in one place. Because it integrates with Google Drive and Dropbox, files can also be easily shared among team members to ensure everyone is on the same page with the project's most recent plans and specs. AVAILABLE SINCE: 2014 WHO MAKES IT: Asana PLATFORMS: iOS and Android WHERE TO FIND IT: Google Play Store FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://asana.com Buildertrend WHAT IT IS: Buildertrend is a cloud-based construction manage- ment system for builders, remodelers and kitchen and bath pros. WHAT IT DOES: Buildertrend's cloud-based construction man- agement software enables builders, remodelers and kitchen and bath pros to manage their business from computers and mobile devices. Buildertrend combines project scheduling, project management, customer management and service management in a single suite. Automatic updates and notifica- tions help them manage operations in real-time, collaborating with subs, vendors, project managers and customers to streamline operations. WHO IT'S FOR: Home builders, remodelers and kitchen and bath pros WHY KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGNERS NEED IT: Buildertrend brings in all of the key players in a kitchen or bath remodel on the same platform to share designs, comments, photos, documents and much more. AVAILABLE SINCE: 2006 WHO MAKES IT: Buildertrend PLATFORMS: Windows and Mac, iOS for iPhone and iPad, Android OS WHERE TO FIND IT: iTunes Store, Google Play Store FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://buildertrend.com RescueTime WHAT IT IS: RescueTime is a time management app that lets users track how much time is spent on applica- tions and websites in order to better understand their daily habits and enhance their productivity. WHAT IT DOES: RescueTime runs securely in the background on computers and mobile devices, tracking time spent on various appli- cations and websites and offering detailed reports and data based on daily activity. RescueTime Lite is free, and there is also a premium version with added features, including alerts, the ability to block distracting websites, more detailed reports and filters, which costs $72 per year with the first four months free. WHO IT'S FOR: Anyone who wants to get serious about improving productivity WHY KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGNERS NEED IT: For busy kitchen and bath professionals, every minute is precious. Knowing how much time they spend on different websites and doing different tasks helps them to better plan their time, and also helps to provide clarity about where time is wasted to help improve productivity. AVAILABLE SINCE: 2008 WHO MAKES IT: RescueTime PLATFORMS: Mac, Windows, Linux & Android (iOS coming soon) WHERE TO FIND IT: Google Play Store FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.rescuetime.com/ 32 Kitchen & Bath Design News • May 2018 WHAT'S APP DESIGN, BUSINESS & PRODUCT APPS FOR KITCHEN & BATH PROS

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