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About Kerika

Kerika is work management for Lean, Agile and Distributed Teams.

Kerika + Twine: a great partnership for freelancers everywhere

We are thrilled to announce a partnership with Twine, a global expert network that major companies are using to outsource all kinds of work:

  • Designers
  • Animators
  • Musicians
  • Filmmakers
  • Photographers
  • Marketers
  • Developers
  • Illustrators

Twine has over 500,000 registered members already, and is growing fast — and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to help Twine’s freelancers and clients get more done using our Task Boards.

Twine’s users are exactly the kind of folks that Kerika was designed for: creative people, developers, freelancers and businesses that need to come together quickly to execute on a project.  In an environment that’s that fast-moving, having access to a task management tool that’s designed specially for remote and distributed teams, with a design that’s simple enough for anyone to get going with, is essential.

And that’s where Kerika can help Twine’s community.

As part of this partnership we will develop custom templates that can help Twine projects get going faster.  And that’s just a starting point: we hope, over the coming months, to deepen this relationship!

A naming change for Done and Trash

We are making a change to the names of the Done and Trash columns on Task Boards, to make it easier for new users to understand what these columns represent.

The Done column will become Completed and the Trash column will become Deleted.

Looking at the demographics of our new users, we found that over 80% had never used any kind of boards before, and we think the new names will be easier for them to understand.

This is just a naming change, there’s no difference in functionality.

We would like to know a little about you

We are asking new users two simple questions, at the time of sign up:

Questions at Sign Up

These two questions, that take just a few seconds to answer, will help us create a more custom onboarding experience for new users. This is still a work-in-progress, of course, and in the first step we are just collecting some data while we get the rest built.  There are a bunch of customization ideas we are exploring. Stay tuned.

This is Us

Our team has had much to celebrate over the past few months, as we achieve milestone after milestone.  This is the India-based development team of Kerika:

Kerika’s India-based development team

We made it easier to add Team Members and Visitors to an Account

A small change in the user interface should make it easier for Account Owners to add Team Members and Visitors to their Account Teams:

We separated out the buttons for adding Team Members and Visitors since there’s no cost to adding Visitors.

Adding people to an Account Team will enable them to view any boards owned by that account that are shared within the account: this is usually the default setting for new boards, since most folks want to make it easier for new account team members to catch up on what’s happening across the organization.

Individual boards can, of course, be made private.