TACK | Skillshare Projects




TACK is a project management app for visualizers. It works like a digital corkboard, with a twist--upload a single image to create the backdrop to your board. Tap anywhere on that image to tag it with a live digital pushpin.

Each pushpin tag links to a breakdown into additional information--process bars, due dates, bullet-point lists. Pull back, and see your entire project at a glance. It's always there to show you the uncluttered, uncomplicated vision of your final goal.

This app isn't just for huge creative projects, either--plot your next cross-country trip, tagging each landmark on a map that you want to see. Make yourself a visual calendar and tag your appointments. Take a picture of your empty fridge before grocery shopping, tag what's missing, and then fill in the gaps.

TACK is simply designed for those of us who think in images.


- Group tags by type; quickly hide and show tags on top of your pinboard.
- Cloud storage and a web browser version of the app.  Will require users to login.
- Share boards with other users for collaborative projects.
- Link boards for bigger projects. Layer images together on one board and tag away.
- New tag type: comment thread. Use it to highlight areas and instigate discussion between users.
- Add-on: easy-access reference/inspiration folder. Supports both web links and images, which can be linked to within tags.
- Add-on: budget calculator for the project, which can be linked to within tags.
- Add-on: visual calendar to help keep track of tagged due dates.


My inspiration for this app came from my frustration with current project management apps. I currently use Trello to break down, plan, and track my process on costume reproductions. Trello is better designed and a more hands-on task management app than every other manager I've tried… but like every other list-based manager, it still doesn't work intuitively to me. (It doesn't handle images well and it takes a lot of digging just to find any of my breakdowns or uploaded resources, for instance.)

I found myself staring at my photo reference for my next reproduction and wanting simply to tag each garment piece with a marker that would let me break down the materials I need for each part, without loosing sight of that final product.

Suddenly, TACK was born.

(Sketches are on their way!)


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