Hojoki, the work media aggregator, adds a task model

I just received an email telling me that Hojoki, the work media aggregator, has added its own native task management to the application. The implementation is fairly minimal — tasks don’t have due dates, for example, but can be assigned to other team members — but it all works in a Hojoki fashion.
Here’s an example where I created a Hojoki project called Socialogy and linked that with a Dropbox folder called Socialogy. I had expected that all the files from the Dropbox folder would be added, but only some recent one were. To see the other Dropbox files I had to change their name or update them: This may be a glitch based on the way I linked.
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On the left you see the list of projects and settings, and I have selected Socialogy, so you see that Dropbox is integrated. In the center is the activity stream for all information, both internal and from external apps.
I created two kinds of tasks, one as an attachment to a Dropbox file and one as a stand-alone task.  The first is the second item from the top of the stream, with the Dropbox icon, titled “Euan Semple audio.m4a” (an interview with my pal Euan Semple). The second is the topmost, which was created by clicking on the “Create new task” action. Tasks can also be viewed outside the activity stream for the workspace in two ways: Dropbox file–related tasks can be viewed by clicking on the Dropbox in the left margin, which displays a Dropbox activity stream in the central pane, and all tasks can be viewed out of the activity stream view by clicking on the task icon at the top of the page, which shows this:
hojoki tasks
Here I have opted to show all tasks, no matter to whom assigned, and only those that are open. Note that the Dropbox file–related task shows the linked file. What is missing here are due dates, obviously, and then it would be a minimally usable task solution.
The bottom line
The team at Hojoki has made the reasonable decision that native task management is essential for a reasonable sharing of things like Dropbox files. Note that this runs counter to its strategy of integration with best-of-breed task-management solutions like Trello and Producteev. And what would it mean to assign an internal task to an external one? I looked, and it doesn’t seem to provide the possibility, so the conflict is never allowed to happen.
In my view, the best use case for Hojoki is the integration with a tool that lacks native tasks and shared comments, like Dropbox, Evernote, Google Contacts, Google Reader, and Delicious. Just the use case with Dropbox is compelling in and of itself.