Very often, small teams of developers and designers don’t really require a project management app. Many services like BOX.net and Sharefile.com become the method of choice for sharing files with the team and clients. These services work well, but are lacking a few key elements.
MyDataNest.com seeks to remedy that by offering a few extras that the others don’t have. The ability to discuss the data through comment threads is a start, but the real meat is in the integration of several popular APIs like Zoho, Scribd, Picnik and more.
A simple online “office suite” makes uploading or downloading files quick and easy to understand. Built-in FTP, so no extra software or know-how is needed, makes it simple to point clients to the data without having to spend a lot of time training them in how to get it.
As a backup tool, MyDataNest is mediocre at best, with a lot of other services being definitely better. As a data sharing app, though, MyDataNest is up there as one of the better options. Especially when comparing free-to-use apps.
MyDataNest has free accounts that offer 2GB of space and file sizes up to 50MB. These free accounts also include 3 collaboration folders (separate “accounts” for access) and up to 20GB in monthly transfers. That’s pretty good for free.
Pricing plans for more serious users start at $7.95/month and the $49.95/month plan gets you unlimited everything. So whatever your enterprise needs, you can probably find it at MyDataNest.
Of course, when you’re getting to those larger levels of data collaboration, you’re probably stepping into the realm of project management and heavier collaboration, for which MyDataNest is not prepared to assist.
Still, for the small team of developers and designers that don’t really need PM tools, the tools at MyDataNest are probably more than adequate.