Since as long as we’ve been developing Web sites and other products, finding quality solutions for project management has been a real challenge. We’ve looked at many cloud applications and landed initially on 37Signals’ Basecamp for project management. Although an excellent product, we found spending the time to setup smaller projects to be a poor use of time and adding outsiders into a project was a challenge for many of our collaborators. We found ourselves using 3 different systems for managing projects, depending on the size and scope of each project. A cocktail of Google Docs, Dropbox, Basecamp and email made up our project management system and was definitely a kludge.
We find Teambox to be elegant, simple and with a lot less clicking around necessary to be productive.