We are currently using Jira to manage our projects... But apart from development tasks, it's not that good at tracking normal non project related tasks in the company. I feel like I need a simple to-do app... A shared calendar, etc. Are there recommended tools we can use while using Jira?
JIRA is a to-do application.
It's a powerful and flexible one, that has a lot of useful options, but at it's heart, it really is "here's a list of things that need some attention". The defaults are generally aimed at development though, as that's what it was originally written for and is the main reason for using it.
But you can easily use it to track all sorts of other things. You just need to configure it to suit your processes.
As a worked example, something I've done in several places is set up a "to do" project for everyone to track very simple items for themselves. Specifically:
I take your point about the calendar. I almost always install the calender add-on for JIRA (works well with the to-do project if you do use "due date" in it), but the usual answer you'll get about calendars is "use Confluence + Team Calendars"
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