Backlog was inspired from our work on another product product, Busybot, which is an enterprise-messaging-based task management tool with over 1.2 million registered users.
We've discovered that it's so easy for good intentions to get lost in messaging... something important comes up in conversation, and then 5 minutes later it's scrolled back past the top of the screen.
What it does
Backlog lets you add new tasks, projects and ideas to a channel-based backlog. Just mention @backlog and it will be instantly popped on to that channels' task backlog.
Then, at your weekly team meeting, or when a contractor comes back on the bench, there's time to review the backlog and get to work! Backlog supports prioritizing and scoring items, and lets people "claim" the tasks that they're working on.