November 8, 2013 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Chemnitz, Germany - CatchApp, the easiest way to catch up with everything your team is working on, is now available in the App Store. Managers, freelancers, and anyone involved in teamwork spend a large part of their day on coordination and tracking. However, it's really hard to keep an overview when work is spread out across different apps and includes multiple people. CatchApp makes this very easy by creating reports on recent team activity automatically.
CatchApp is a newsfeed for work. With lists the user can filter what is shown based on chosen criteria. These would include certain tags, folders, notebooks, etc. Lists provide a way to organize tracking for different projects. CatchApp sends push notifications for any new update on a list. This can be toggled on or off per list.
CatchApp focusses on productivity apps used by small and medium sized companies. It integrates with more than 15 apps for multiple use cases, such as file management (Dropbox, Google Drive, Box), task management (Trello, Pivotal Tracker), office (Google Calendar, Evernote), and development (Github, Bitbucket). There's even support for Twitter to monitor tweets from a certain account or a defined search term. To integrate other apps there is a universal RSS plug.
Hojoki's CEO Martin Bohringer explains, "We realized that there was a fast-growing and very active group of people using Hojoki to monitor what their team has been up to recently. They found that Hojoki's newsfeed worked great for them. With CatchApp we've given them their own app that is purpose built for their needs."
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5
Pricing and Availability:
CatchApp 1.0 is freely available worldwide via the App Store. CatchApp's pricing is based on the number of updates you receive. Each month the first 100 updates are free, which is enough for most users. Additional updates can be bought in packages from the app store, starting at 99c. There is also a referral program that gives you free bonus updates each month.
CatchApp is the second product built by Hojoki, a productivity app builder based in Chemnitz, Germany. Hojoki was founded in 2011, with the aim of developing cloud aggregation services. Their first product, Hojoki is a team collaboration app used by more than 100,000 people. Award-winning Hojoki connects task management and communication with the productivity apps that teams already use. Hojoki’s CEO Martin Böhringer explains, “We realized that there was a fast-growing and very active group of people using Hojoki to monitor what their team has been up to recently. They found that Hojoki’s newsfeed worked great for them. With CatchApp we’ve given them their own app that is purpose built for their needs.”