By Tracey Cheek
With so many calendar and project-managing apps available, it can be a struggle to prioritize what actually needs to get done. Sunsama is an invite-only daily task manager that is designed to integrate with and manage all your other workflow tools.
"We want to focus on people who have a really serious problem," said the startup's founder, Ashutosh Priyadarshy. "the world is littered with a graveyard of to-do list apps and for us, it helps us stay focused on our customers, and particularly our paying customers who have a serious problem"
The app is currently integrated across multiple platforms, including Asana, Slack, Trello, Jira, GitHub, GitLab, and todoist.
Rather than attempting to replace these tools, which are each increasingly specialized, Sunsama is designed to make it easier to coordinate your work across every platform.
"We're going to live in a world where there's more and more tools to support this kind of asynchronous collaboration," he said. "At the end of the day, what we're doing is giving you a way to stay sane even though you have to use multiple tools a day to get your work done."
He said the company evaluates potential customers to confirm they have a "really serious problem" that its app can help address. He said invited Sunsama's customers so far tend to be founders in early-stage startups, product managers, engineers, and executives. It is currently used by over 600 Y Combinator founders and tech executives.
"We take a look at what tools you're using, the type of role you're in, how much you're working," explained Priyadarshy. "And if you're in a situation where you've got more work to do each day than you can actually get done and you need help prioritizing that, and it feels like we can actually help you do that, we'll actually reach out to you and send you an invite."
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