Sifta is an intriguing start up that brings powerful new GUI functionality to the forefront of webpage design. Founded by Ben Munk in 2019, Sifta provides important new capabilities for creative teams working together across project management suites.
Interoperability has always been the achilles heel of modern project management software. While some shops use Asana, others use Trello or Jira. This tends to provide something of a useless firewall between teams that attempt to collaborate across organizational boundaries.
Furthermore, all three of these systems exist as their own ecosystems, in their own right, with their own graphical and data-category standards. Designed to make teamwork easier, the competing nature of these tools can actually make it much harder in multi-ecosystem development environments.
Swifta is designed specifically to pull equivalent information from all three of these popular platforms, and present it as direct overlays right on the website under development. Users familiar with any of the three industry-leading platforms are easily able to make, track, access and complete tasks anchored to any element of the site itself.
The upshot of this is, effectively, cross-platform Post-it® notes shared directly on the website itself, and visible only to the team using Swifta to coordinate site management. The result is a website that can be edited in real time, by all stakeholders, via a simple interface, and with complete task management recording.
All logged-in users will see exactly what has to be done as soon as they look at the web page, and will know who was assigned each task. As tasks are completed, Swifta immediately updates the overlay, informing all parts of the project team of the current completion state.
Swifta offers web development teams a way to work together without the barrage of emails that usually accompanies projects crossing the traditional barriers between different project management suites. It was designed with streamlining multi-ecosystem teams into one shared GUI that’s tied directly to the project under development. In this manner, it allows many different teams to stay on the same page while keeping their focus on the correct track.