Podio’s tagline is “Work the way you want to,” and what the company offers is project management software toward that goal. Essentially, it enables you, the worker, to build your own apps.
If you’ve ever had a job where some manager forced you to use software you hate, Podio is for you.
“We have a democratic view of how work should work,” says Podio’s Lilly Hanscom. “People work best when they have control over the tools they use.”
Within an interface that looks a lot like Facebook did before it upsized the role of images, Podio originated in Denmark before launching in San Francisco a year ago. To date it has attracted 40,000 companies and other organizations in 179 languages and is available in seven languages.
“Because we are not a SV-based startup we have traction all over the world,” notes Hanscom.
Companies using Podio include Twitter, BBC and Conde Nast.