Paprika takes the task of getting organized and removes all the fancy fluff. The application is based on the idea that managing to do lists, notes and tags should be quick, easy and painless. The application utilizes a text based approach to get the job done. Users can record what they need to easily and make notes to avoid losing a good idea or forgetting about a deadline. Paprika can do it all without colorful graphics or sophisticated rating systems. The application is intended to give users a bare bones way to get organized. It sounds simple, but there are a number of things Paprika can do. Users can lay out website design projects, manage expense reports, organize travel plans, maintain schedules and more.Show more screenshots »
Paprika was created in 2010 by Paste Interactive. Along with Paprika, Paste Interactive is also responsible for creating JumpChart (a website planning and export tool) and Staction (a basic project management solution). Today, the Paste Interactive team continues to perfect its offerings and improve the way many people manage projects, from the planning stage through completion.
Paprika offers a service that is similar to that offered by other organizational applications. The main difference is the approach. Paprika is text based and allows the user to customize their organizational tool as they see fit. The application does not incorporate any fancy bells and whistles that can complicate the process (even if they do look good). Users who want a cut and dry approach to getting organized can use Paprika to do almost anything.
The Paprika website gives off an air of professionalism that encourages users to try the application. It is well designed, neatly organized and a hint at things to come when using Paprika. The application itself is very simple to use, but offers a great deal of diversity to the user. Anyone can organize a to do list, schedule, budget and more to suit their individual needs without wading through complicated features and review systems.
Visitors can become Paprika users by clicking on the grey “Sign Up” button found at the top, right hand corner of the homepage. This scrolls the user to the neat registration form (positioned along the right hand column). The form asks for a name, email address, desired account URL and password. After entering the information, the user can click the wide, orange “Start using Paprika now!” button at the bottom of the form.
Anyone can create a Paprika account for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for the basic membership. Users are given access to all features, although there are some limitations. The free membership allows the user to create up to 10 projects and upload up to 5 MBs of files. For around $5 per month, the user can upgrade to a paid Paprika membership. This raises the account to up to 25 active projects and 250 MBs of storage space.
Paprika is an excellent organizational tool for anyone who likes to keep things simple and easy. User who are confused by too many options or fancy systems that require more time to learn than they do to use may find Paprika to be a breath of fresh air. The two account options, free and paid, are very affordable as well.