DropTask announces new visual task management feature

Pernarth-based software company OpenGenius has updated its popular task management app with a new planner feature to help boost productivity in the workplace.

DropTask sports now, next and soon boards that can be assigned based on the priority of tasks. They’re aimed at helping users manage their daily workloads effectively.

Sharing his thoughts on the app, Darren Rees – chief technology officer of OpenGenius and DropTask – said: “We’re building DropTask for real-world productivity.

“The app gives users a more realistic way to tackle individual workloads in today’s fast-paced working environment.

“Fixed to-do lists aren’t cutting it anymore. People need the flexibility to pivot quickly when new tasks crop up and priorities change.”

Launched in 2013, DropTask lets individuals and teams visualise all the tasks and projects they’re working on daily. It’s available to download through iOS, Android and browsers.

Tasks are categorised as coloured circles or stacked blocks, and there are several workspaces – including canvas view, workflow, urgency lists and planner.

Chris Griffiths, CEO of OpenGenius and creator of DropTask, said: “The UK is staggering behind major economies when it comes to productivity.

“I want DropTask to be the tool that fuels smarter working for teams and individuals, worldwide. Its new Planner is a great addition to the app, and I’m particularly excited about this release.”

In 2017, OpenGenius became the first Welsh technology company to join the London Stock Exchange’s ELITE accelerator programme and was accepted onto Innovation Point’s Digital Dozen growth scheme.

At the time, Chris said: “We feel very lucky to have been accepted onto the programme among some outstanding entrepreneurs. We have an exciting few months ahead of us and we’re really looking forward to working with the experienced mentors at the Digital Dozen Accelerator.

“This is such crucial time for the business as we look to accelerate our growth and prepare for a flotation in 2018. The next 12 months is going to be an exciting ride for OpenGenius and we’re looking forward to having some new technical minds on the team to help get us there.”