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Zenkit

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Zenkit
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Developer(s)Axonic Informationssysteme GmbH
Initial release15 September 2016; 4 years ago (2016-09-15)
Stable release
1.0.8
Written inJavaScript
Engine
    Operating systemWeb application, macOs & iOS, Windows & Android, Linux
    Available in9 languages
    List of languages
    English, German, Russian, Portuguese, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Traditional Chinese
    Typeproject management, collaboration, task management
    Websitewww.Zenkit.com

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    Zenkit is a web and mobile application for project and task management. It was founded in 2016 by Axonic founder, Martin Welker.

    History[edit]

    The german software company Axonic Informationssysteme GmbH started in 2014 with building their new Software product. In September 2016, after two years of programming, they launched Zenkit as english Beta. [1]

    Zenkit is a web-based Software as a service designed to improve team collaboration. It focuses on allowing users to manage projects and tasks online without the use of email.

    In October 2017, Zenkit released its iOS app.[2]

    In October 2017, Zenkit announced a new set of features that aims to help teams manage task lists. As one step towards building a “Wunderlist alternative”.[3][4]

    In November 2017, Zenkit released its Android app.[5]

    In February 2018, Zenkit released its Desktop apps for Windows, macOS and Linux.[6]

    In cooperation with Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu, Zenkit released in May 2018 its Linux-Snap.[7] [8]

    Product[edit]

    Zenkit is based on the Freemium model.[9] This means basic features can be used for free. Additional features or larger teams need to upgrade their account and use a monthly or yearly subscription.

    Each team or individual can create a Team in Zenkit. Teams contain collections, and collections contain tasks. In each task, users can add notes, comments, attachments, and other custom fields.[10]

    Zenkit offers different viewing modes. By switching through the different views, the data gets transformed into the new data view. The list view can be used to view all tasks in the simplest way or as a checklist. The Kanban board supports the team by organizing and scheduling tasks through the Kanban method. The data can also be viewed and organized in a spreadsheet called the table view. The table view includes basic formulas and references. In the calendar view, it’s possible to see appointments, durations, and due dates in a daily, weekly, or monthly manner. With the mind map view, it’s possible to set up tasks in a specific hierarchy and visualize the project.[11]

    Critical reception[edit]

    Mary Branscombe mentions in her review on ZDNet that the Desktop Apps, which are progressive web apps, offer few integrations to Operating system services. However, offline access and basic shortcuts are provided.[12]

    Zenkit also offers the basics of collaboration and planning. Until it comes up with more project management related features such as a Gantt chart and dependencies, it is not yet considered a formal project management tool.[13][14] She also noted that they release new features regularly and are fast with fixing reported bugs. Branscombe highlights Zenkit's simplicity to get started in her conclusion, however, demotes the perks of customizations due to the user having to set it up themselves.[15]

    In November 2017, Jill Duffy of PC Magazine described Zenkit as an “online, collaborative space” where users can do whatever you want because of its customization. She highlighted the custom fields as one of its standout features and the good usability. Duffy also stated the landing page as unnecessary because of a hamburger menu with the same navigation possibilities. Zenkit is more than just a kanban app and therefore competes easily with it’s competitor Trello.[16]

    See also[edit]

    • List of collaborative software
    • List of project management software

    External links[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. Henry, Alan (December 1, 2016), "Zenkit Helps You Organize Complex Projects Into Actionable, Bite-Size Steps", lifehacker.com, retrieved October 10, 2018
    2. Clark, Bryan (October 3, 2017), "Zenkit's first mobile app could spell trouble for Trello", TheNextWeb.com, retrieved October 10, 2018
    3. Lardinois, Frederic (October 12, 2017), "Zenkit wants to combine the best of Wunderlist and Trello", TechCrunch.com, retrieved October 10, 2018
    4. Silver, Curtis (October 12, 2017), "Zenkit Adds Wunderlist Features To Its Already Robust Project Management Toolbox", Forbes.com, retrieved October 10, 2018
    5. Clark, Bryan (October 3, 2017), "Zenkit's first mobile app could spell trouble for Trello", TheNextWeb.com, retrieved October 10, 2018
    6. Silver, Curtis (February 26, 2018), "Zenkit Brings Its Project Management App To Windows, MacOS And Yes, Linux Desktops", Forbes.com, retrieved October 10, 2018
    7. Dickinson, Sarah (June 19, 2018), "Zenkit Brings Its Project Management App To Windows, MacOS And Yes, Linux Desktops", Snapcraft.io, retrieved October 10, 2018
    8. Das, Ankush (May 14, 2018), "Trello Alternative Project Management Tool Zenkit is Now Available as Snap Package", It's FOSS, retrieved October 10, 2018
    9. Wolfe, Bryan M. (February 14, 2018), "Zenkit: An easier way to organize your life and team", AppAdvice.com, retrieved October 18, 2018
    10. Hughes, Matthew (January 22, 2017), "Zenkit's first mobile app could spell trouble for Trello", TheNextWeb.com, retrieved October 18, 2018
    11. Patkar, Mihir (February 26, 2018), "The Trello Killer: Morph Your Kanban Board Into a To-Do List and Calendar With Zenkit", MakeUseOf.com, retrieved October 10, 2018
    12. Branscombe, Mary (May 2, 2018), "Zenkit, First Take: A usable and customisable task management tool", ZDNet.com, retrieved December 4, 2018
    13. Branscombe, Mary (May 2, 2018), "Zenkit, First Take: A usable and customisable task management tool", ZDNet.com, retrieved December 4, 2018
    14. Duffy, Jill (November 1, 2017), "Zenkit", PC Magazine, retrieved December 4, 2018
    15. Branscombe, Mary (May 2, 2018), "Zenkit, First Take: A usable and customisable task management tool", ZDNet.com, retrieved December 4, 2018
    16. Duffy, Jill (November 1, 2017), "Zenkit", PC Magazine, retrieved December 4, 2018


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