Congrats to my friends at 37signals for their launch of multiuser Backpack, a great upgrade to a product I love. Their new features, which let you share calendars, notes, to-do lists, and reminders with other people in a group, look perfect for the “household schedule” I’ve been wanting.
I continue to be very impressed with how the 37s do product development. They’ve always advocated for launching with “Less” in the product and leaving out features until the demand for them is overwhelming. It’s great to see that they’ve heard and watched how people use Backpack and have made it a ton more useful — essentially adding communication to what was a single-user product — while keeping all the benefits for individual users that they had.
Go ahead and call me a fanboy in the comments. I am.