Hi there all.
Most of our artists are using IM clients from a range of services and in the past we have found this to be useful for updates, casual enquiries and for generally telling if our remote artists/clients are about. I have even seen some passing around Nuke scripts so what the hey!
This would also work well for clients I think as we can pop notes to them that don't require them to be listed as part of our notes system. A disposable conversation if you wish. Maybe you could also be prompted to convert the IM chat to a notes thread at the end of the conversation?
The other thing I would definitely like to see is pop ups when new notes, tasks or other user defined conditions are met. Perhaps when a new version is ready to review. Pops up could be in the lower right of the screen again in the fashion of an IM or Email client.
What do others think of this sort of thing? I have seen another SG like system with these thing integrated and it seemed to work well.