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SlingPlan

Online Business Management Tools


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Published 04/03/2011 and rated Ratingstars1 1 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
Deadpooled, not active anymore
What can you use the app for?

SlingPlan is a time management application to help organize individuals or businesses.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The application is very new and no historical or statistical data is currently available. It is a product of OpenClickDo, Inc, a company that works towards technology solutions and innovations.

SlingPlan was deadpooled in 2012.

What are the differences to other apps?

This application is supposed to streamline and organize information.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The application requires a ten character password to login, including an uppercase, a number, and a symbol. While an email is sent with password reminder, this is quite a long password. In fact, during review, the email was inadvertently deleted and we were unable to get back into the app – even using the “forgotten password” link.

The video tour is new and begins by explaining the purpose of SlingPlan, The next video explains the dashboard and navigation. At the time of this review, the email manager, contacts manager, workspace manager, projects & tasks & to-do lists, personal and group calendars, dashboards, file manager, notes manager, and blogging tools videos were not yet posted.

The Email manager is supposed to allow users to manage multiple email accounts from one application to simplify communication. The Contacts Manager condenses all contact information into a profile and is then available for TeamShare when collaborative team members require the information. Workspace Collaboration facilitates information sharing in workspaces by creating and utilizing calendars, project management plans, tasks, files, conversations, notes, and other important material all in one space. Projects & Tasks & To-dos replaces post it note lists, files, bulletin boards, ongoing emails, and whatever other ineffective means of listing and monitoring tasks and lists are being used. Non-member updates, workspace based participants, and email based statuses can also be added by people who are not SlingPlan members, but are related to the project.

Calendars for personal and group entries are offered. The personal calendar offers a mixed view of both so that users can easily see conflicts.

The Dashboards consolidate all of the applications into a single, easy to interpret view. This is the command center for the entire application. The file manager allows members to save files easily with one click. The files can be shared and included in calendars and other workspaces for easy access. Because everything is housed online “in the cloud”, there is no more downloading or forwarding necessary.

The one action that seems to be missing is integration with a mobile app. Calendar and Contacts should sync with either a dedicated mobile app or Outlook or another client for maximum efficiency.

The Mail tab has no overview or help. It appears to be interoffice mail only. Attempts to utilize the contacts tab to add a contact for email purposes generated an error message. Presumably, this is because the app is still in beta.

At this point, many options simply do not work and help sections are not yet created.

How does the registration process work?

First and last names, email address, a security code, business name, time zone, subscription choice, password, and email verification are required.

What does it cost to use the application?

Subscription services are based on space usage. The Basic Plan has 500mb for $15/month; Standard had 2gb for $25/month; Power has 6gb space for $40/month; Super has 20gb space for $100/month; and Ultimate has 40gb space for $165/month. Corporate plans with 10, 20, or 50 user pack subscriptions are available. Users must email the sales department for details.

Each plan has a 30 day free trial period. After 30 days, credit card information will be required if the member chooses to continue to use SlingPlan.

Who would you recommend the application to?

This application is not recommended until the bugs are worked out and help sections populated. Once the video tour, help, and bugs are solved, this could very well be a fantastic collaborative tool for businesses – especially those that conduct most of their business online.

  • 30 day free trial
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • File Sharing without downloads
  • Multiple plans based on space needs
  • Comprehensive dashboard for overview at a glance
  • Collaboration workspaces


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SlingPlan pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $15.00
(500MB allocated space)
Most expensive plan (per month) : $165.00
(40GB allocated space)

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