James Ketchell

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James Ketchell's Reviews

Thursday, September 4, 2014

We've been using daily updates for quite a few years. We've tried utilising project management software like basecamp to consolidate things in one place. Nothing quite worked as cleanly as we wanted.

If you work in a distributed team then its pretty much a must to be able to share information at this level.

idonethis has really nailed it. Dont be fooled by the simplicity of the design. Its software that just works exactly as its intended.

Response from iDoneThis:
08 September 2014 at 14:01

Thank you, James! I'm thrilled to have you guys at Serchen using iDoneThis.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

We've been using this for client billing and hours management for about 6 months. Its an indispensable tool for our business. Only thing I'd like to see improved is the mobile app which is lacking in some key functionality.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

We started using google analytics back when it was under its original name of Urchin. A lot has changed since then, not least with this software.

The Good:

Its free! Not many places you can get access to essentially enterprise level software for a zero cost.

Infinitely customizable. There are numerous websites and manuals available which can teach you ways of turning GA into an almost bespoke solution for your business.

Google continues to innovate this product on what seems like a weekly basis. In recent months the push has been heavily towards social media analytics.

The Bad:

Steep learning curve for the uninitiated.

Bias towards google adwords when it regards advertising tracking.

Currently offers relatieve weak mobile analytics.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pocket (formerly "Read It Later") is a must have app for information junkies. Its definitely one of my most used apps, across all platforms. I personally access it via the web and iOS apps.

You can save articles with one click from a huge range of services, including Flipboard, twitter, Zite, etc.

You can even email content to a email address and the articles appear in your reading list within the app.

This is a lifesaver for anyone who's on the road a lot and particularly for frequent flyers, as all the articles are available for reading in offline mode.

Great service and one I use multiple times a day. Best of all its still free.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Been using dropbox for several years now and still finding new uses for their service. Where they lead many are following, but I'm still to find better.

Databackup, online storage, file transfer, document sharing, etc etc etc.

My most recent use has been dropping icloud for photo backups and switching to dropbox camera backup via their iOS app.

What I like most is the simplicity. I'm pretty old school and like to be able to see folders and files. Call it transparency for want of a better word.

Great service. I dont give 5 stars lightly....

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Friday, December 14, 2012

I'm an absolutely huge fan of evernote and have been an avid user for a few years now. I've got it running on my imac, iPad, iPhone and Air (yes, yes, apple fanboy). Dont worry they cater for android too and even have a windows and web version as well.

I use it with a whole range of other services too, which allow me to cross post items into the software from over the place, including via email.

If you're anything like me and need to get things out of your head and onto paper in order to relax, then this is most definitely a service for you.

Oh and they even have a free version!

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Friday, December 14, 2012

We use the online version of Balsamiq (mybalsamiq) at Serchen.

As a previous reviewer has already said, we find it incredibly simple to use for techs and none techs.

Speaking personally I used the software as a core element during the design phase of the current release of serchen. I was able to cut pages up and assemble them very quickly so that the dev team really understand how I wanted the final pages to look.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

We'd used basecamp at serchen on and off for a couple of years, but then switched to the latest version in early 2012 as part of their beta release. We haven't looked back since.

We use the software for a range of functions, including the usual project management features but also for things like keeping the team informed on whats happening across the business.

The only real draw back (and its unlikely to effect most users) is the lack of interdependencies on tasks.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

We've been using Sprout Social for around 6 months now. Given the nature of our business we have obviously tested it extensively with all the leading competitors. Happy to say the service has passed with flying colours. Its our default client for managing all our facebook and twitter activity.

Customer support has also been superb. Quick and accurate. These guys are role models for the saas market. Others should take note!


We'd love to see some pinterest and google integration too.......

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