I’ve been meaning to post about this for some time. And while I’ve been meaning to post it, Benny from Lanesplitter Garage has been working hard on it. It’s come a long way in a short space of time, and I think you might like to check it out. Buildboard is an online project management tool, but unlike every other project management system out there, Buildboard been built from the ground up to make organising and managing motorcycle builds easy. It can obviously be used for other projects too, but it’s been tailored to include the processes we all normally go through when taking on a bike build.
I’ve grabbed a few screenshots to give you a quick look at it, but if it looks like something you’d find useful, best check it out here.
After signing in, the first thing you’ll need to do is create a build. You can add all kinds of details about the build, and importantly, you can set the build to public or private. Private builds are just that, and public builds are also just as the name implies. Note that public builds don’t show any financials to anybody but yourself, and if your build is public it can also be followed by others. Likewise you can follow builds and updates for these show up on your Dashboard.
The real crux of Buildboard is the ability to manage items to do as well as items to buy. These are all added in a sortable list, and any financials you’ve added to them are calculated against your budget. For items that you need to buy you can include links to and in the list these show up with a pop-out thumbnail image. A nice touch. You can also adjust the status of each item as you go.
Another nice feature is the Build Images. Benny has set this up so that it pulls in your photos from Instagram. I found this to be an excellent method as it shows great progress shots and is always up to date without the need to add photos independently.
There’s also an area to add random notes of things you need to remember and sections where you can audit your money spent and time spent. I haven’t had a chance to use these yet as my build was well along before these features were rolled in.
As I mentioned at the top, you can browse other builds on Buildboard and see what other people are up to. It’s an excellent way to see other people’s thought processes as well as their photos. There’s not a lot of stuff on there right now, but keep in mind it’s still very fresh.
If you think this could be just what you need to help keep your to-dos in order and track your spending on that project of yours. Check it out.