Project Management Comes to Facebook

Yesterday I suggested that Facebook is for fun and the odds of people using the site for productivity purposes are slim to none. While I still think that’s the case, Divshare has launched a pretty sweet project management application. The AllFacebook writer, Rory Marinich set up a sample project for me and it seems fairly similar to Basecamp sans the design. You can upload any type of file to your project and the application automatically detects the format.

For each project there is also a wall where you can post notes. The only thing that appears to be missing is any sort of scheduling feature (deadlines, etc). It would be nice to know what the deadlines are for a project. This application definitely accopmlishes what is required for smaller projects. Given that students are the largest U.S. demographic on Facebook, this would be an awesome tool for school projects.

While I’m skeptical about the future success of this application, it is well designed and has a good shot at getting at least a few users. DivShare previously launched the DivShare Facebook application and it had relatively poor results. The application currently only has 38 daily users. If you are looking for a project management tool on Facebook though, you should check out the DivShare Projects application.

Divshare Projects Screenshot