Planbox is a project management application intended for Agile projects. The user can keep all team members in the loop with real time updates, built in file sharing, quick commenting tools that let users chat and activity feeds. Users can also share a wiki and item descriptions. The application works with multiple management levels including overall initiatives that contain projects. Projects include tasks, items and individuals. Projects also contain sprints or iterations, which describe task deadlines. Storyboard features allow users to add points, importance and business value. Users can also estimate hours and overall progress. Visual indicators show users when a deadline is approaching on the storyboard. A feedback widget is available that lets users obtain feedback directly on their page.Show more screenshots »
Planbox was founded in September of 2009. The application was intended to provide Agile project teams with a fully featured tool that handled all vital areas of productivity. The application has drawn attention from reviewers and users all over the web. Many appreciate the Agile-focused features, which can serve non-Agile projects as well. The application impresses with a number of detailed tools, collaboration capabilities and a user friendly design.
Planbox provides users with a number of features, however nothing that is entirely new or original. The main draw is the inclusion of all of its features under one virtual roof. Users can manage many aspects of Agile project management without picking up additional applications. The hassle-free environment lets users optimize productivity as well as convenience. Users can also export project data so it can be saved or shared elsewhere.
Planbox utilizes a deep blue and black color scheme accented by hints of green. The design is very appealing, especially from a business perspective. Rather than provide a bland, lackluster interface for the sake of appearing practical, Planbox gives users something to look at while they work without slowing project progress. Items are listed in orderly rows under simple tabs so users can instantly access anything they need at any time.
New users can sign up by clicking one of the two green “Try It for Free” buttons on the Planbox homepage. After clicking the “Start Trial” or “Start Free” button that corresponds with the user’s preferred subscription plan, the user is asked for a name, email address and password. The user must provide payment information when choosing a paid subscription option. All paid subscriptions include a 15 day free trial. The user is charged after the free trial period has ended.
New users can choose from one free and three paid subscription plans. The free plan includes access for up to two users. The user can purchase access for up to five users for $20 per month. Ten users costs $40 per month while 20 users costs $80 per month. Custom plans can also be requested for quantities greater than 20. The user must contact Planbox to discuss a custom plan. Each plan includes access to all features and support options.
Planbox is a great solution for project teams. Users can manage many vital areas of a project in one convenient location. Reports help users make better choices about work flow and scheduling. The application’s storyboard feature helps users organize and share tasks. The application is user friendly and provides a high level of convenience. Some features are also practical for non-development projects.