For synchronous and asynchronous communication and collaboration, we make use of a wealth of modern digital tools.
Digital tools & services
We explored many tools and tried to avoid big tech and venture capital-funded startups. However, certain well-established tools were simply too convenient and widely adopted. Replacing them with open-source alternatives or fully self-hosted solutions would have meant a significant amount of effort for our small team at present. Nevertheless, we remain skeptical of the tools we use and will continue to look out for better alternatives.
Basecamp for internal organization, project documentation, task lists and communication with clients, as well as chat functionality and document storage.
Harvest for time tracking, project management and sending invoices
Fastmail for emails, shared contact management (CRM) and calendars
Zoom for video conferencing
Figjam as a digital whiteboard, both for internal and external workshops
Figma and Adobe's Creative Cloud for design work
GitHub to store and share source code, and for technical project documentation
Bitwarden for securely storing and sharing passwords and secret information
iCloud as our cloud storage for storing and collaborating on documents
Numbers as a spreadsheet program
Craft for collaboration on text documents and notes
Loom for recording screen-casts for project documentation and demonstrating project status