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Grafire

Freelance Project Management System


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Published 03/22/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

Grafire Project Manager is a freelancer's comprehensive productivity suite. Designers, coders and writers could benefit from Grafire PM. From client management to project management to time tracking, freelancers cna do it all from a single, simple and streamlined interface. Grafire is designed with the individual freelancer in mind and does away with the unnecessary complexity of collaboration features that are common in most other project management software products. Grafire can also be integrated completely into the client experience, so customers can use a simple and professional-looking system to interact with their freelancer. Through Grafire, users can plan projects using events and milestones. They can also secure file uploads with fine-grain access control. In addition, centralized client management and messaging features are built in to ensure open and positive customer interactions. Freelancers can benefit from Grafire's time tracker and to-do lists. Finally, freelancers can make Grafire all their own by customizing through the ability to add one's brand and completely customize the application for themselves through CSS styles.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Grafire launched around 2011. Their free software as a service to freelancers is gradually growing a following thanks to positive reviews and feedback. The developers are pretty low-key and there isn't much information about them available online. The Grafire team doesn't have a Twitter, Facebook ro even a blog. Even their Terms of Service are relatively small and straightforward. Grafire is definitely a very nice and generous offering for any freelancer, so thanks go to whoever it is who designed it!

What are the differences to other apps?

Unlike most project management systems, the Grafire web service is free. All of its features are available to any user and there is no premium pricing model here to date. Users can access the time management, the calendar and milestones and the customer relationship management features all without paying a fee. This is the most distinguishing factor for the Grafire system. In addition, coders and designers could customize their Grafire application to fit into their brand and motif through CSS styles. This openness of this system make it different and possibly better than other project management software suites offered.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Grafire is very well designed and appears professional in its appearance. The site is responsive and quick and there were no broken links observed during the trial. The dashboard's layout is arranged so that freelancer could do just about anything from the main page. From the login screen users could setup events and milestones, enter in daily notes or to-do lists, track their time, view the client's portal URL, and get an overview of any messages from that day and any open projects.

How does the registration process work?

To register for Grafire, users are asked to provide a username, email, password, and to accept the Grafire terms and conditions. Users will need to confirm their email address through a quick email confirmation process. Once they confirm their account, it is activated and users can login and access the Grafire dashboard and begin using its features.

What does it cost to use the application?

Grafire is completely free to use in its beta version. Users who need more than 1 GB of online file storage can reach out to the Grafire team and see what can be worked out.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Grafire is an excellent tool for freelancers to use to effectively manage their projects, track their time, appear professional and organized to their clients and ultimately make money. Customers will also find that the Grafire client portal is very simple to navigate and makes everything above board and clear to see. This helps make both the freelancer and customer happy about the services being provided. Writers, coders and designers could all benefit from integrating Grafire into their business. Best of all it is free!

  • Freelancers can manage projects
  • Setup events and milestones
  • 1 GB of online file space is provided for free
  • Manage client logins and track time spent on projects


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