Meet your next productivity app: Nozbe

Perry Timms is smitten with a new work-management app

The market for task/project management tools is a crowded one. Jira, BaseCamp, Asana, Podio, Trello, Pivotal Tracker, Monday, Todoist: I’ve tried them all. I settled on Asana, as reviewed here as long ago as 2015. But, having tried Nozbe, I feel like someone’s just driven past me in a Tesla Model X, and now I want one.

Nozbe has a clear user interface and is very intuitive. There are no overcomplicated menu structures or functions hidden inside others. There’s Inbox, Projects, a neat Priorities option, and easy-to-understand sub-menus like You+Team and Search. It’s like a hybrid of email and Asana, and I’m smitten.

Before long, you might wonder how you ever felt productive without Nozbe’s help. It interacts with Evernote, Google and Microsoft Office documents, Dropbox and Box, and more. You can add comments to your tasks or attachments to your projects. You can sync calendars. It integrates seamlessly.

Most importantly, Nozbe helps you focus on your work, and is not a cognitive distraction or chore on top of what you do. For that alone, it’s worth a go. If you like David Allen’s Getting Things Done approach, it’s definitely for you.

Nozbe is on all mobile platforms and offers a synchronized desktop web app too. It has a free 30-day trial, with price options both for solo players and small businesses. It’s secure and encrypted, which will help persuade your firewall overlords to allow Nozbe into your digital ecosystem, and is banking-grade PCI compliant. I highly recommend giving Nozbe a spin.


— Perry Timms is an independent HR/OD practitioner and CIPD advisor on social media and engagement. Follow him on Twitter @PerryTimms