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gonnabuyamac
Aug 20, 2008, 02:14 PM
I'm a graphic designer with a wide variety of projects in web and print. What are some good project management programs that would work for what I do?

I'm finding it hard to keep tabs on all of my projects. :rolleyes:



InLikeALion
Aug 20, 2008, 02:19 PM
I use FreshBooks.com. Also, a lot of the big guys use Basecamp from 37 Signals, but that might be more team project oriented.

shecky
Aug 20, 2008, 02:20 PM
i have found that simple = better. a lot of project management software sounds great in terms of features., but a lot of it is bells and whistles and really all you need is a task list and a spreadsheet.

i use Excel and TextEdit.app to keep track of everything in our studio. one day i might go up to a databse like FileMaker but for now it is unnecessary. Finances are all in Quickbooks Pro, but we use Excel spreadsheets for tracking who owes us what, etc..

ChrisA
Aug 20, 2008, 02:31 PM
I'm a graphic designer with a wide variety of projects in web and print. What are some good project management programs that would work for what I do?

I'm finding it hard to keep tabs on all of my projects. :rolleyes:

What you need is just a task list or a "do to" manager. Project Managers are typically oriented to projects with 50 or 100 people working on 10,000 interrelated tasks. they do things like critical path analysis, resource leveling and so on.

Phil A.
Aug 20, 2008, 05:28 PM
Personally, I'm a big fan of OmniPlan (http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omniplan/), but it may be overkill for what you want

one3
Aug 20, 2008, 05:37 PM
If you are looking for something simple, than "Things" is a good task manager that can break lists into projects. It's a nice interface too if that's important to you (and has an iPhone app for it too):

http://www.culturedcode.com/things/

It all just depends on the level of detail you need. If you want something a lot more robust than maybe try Studiometry:

http://www.oranged.net/studiometry/

Currently I just use a very simple task list program that I'm quite fond of. Not many features but a clean and simple interface and easy to use. It's called Anxiety:

http://anxietyapp.com/

I use freshbooks.com for invoicing now.

vigorblade
Aug 20, 2008, 06:49 PM
I'm a graphic designer with a wide variety of projects in web and print. What are some good project management programs that would work for what I do?

I'm finding it hard to keep tabs on all of my projects. :rolleyes:

Not sure if this was already recommended, but for me the best software for this is OmniFocus. I have the desktop version and the iphone version. It may may take a little getting used to, but once you get used to it, it's great. Get a trial version and see if it works for you. BTW I am also graphic designer / graphic artist, so I can relate with your need to keep track of many creative projects. Hope that was a little helpful.

Wow ! My first post. :cool:

ezekielrage_99
Aug 20, 2008, 07:07 PM
Things, iCal an OmniPlan would be your best option. I use iCal via my Mobile Me account it works, looks good and allows me to plan my week so what more does a person need?

ChicoWeb
Aug 20, 2008, 09:59 PM
I struggled with this at my firm. Some are so complex they are almost unusable, so I made my own :D

The important parts for me where the priority, client, project name, then associated pending and completed tasks for each. I designed the system to be overly simple so my employees didn't get overwhelmed and enjoyed using it.

Some features

New Projects or replies appear in full marroon as seen below.
I can create projects for my employees and give them full requirements and attach any documentation or logo artwork.
I can associate tasks with projects for each employee. They will get an email saying they've been assigned a task.
They can reply and comment, just as I can on the task.
They can upload their comps - This also makes nice links for my clients to view comps and for print companies to download high large zips.
I can view everyones tasks on one screen
I can mark tasks as completed
Update priority, phases, etc.

Personally I use Daylite (http://marketcircle.com/daylite/) to monitor myself and leads.

cdcastillo
Aug 21, 2008, 02:09 PM
May I suggest trying Bento (personal database from FileMaker) to track your projects, this has the advantage of easy customization to better serve your needs. Combine this with iCal schedule management and I think you have a winner...

Just an example: here (http://www.bentotrial.com/trial/demo/Bento_Stella.html), a goofy one, I know, but still, an example. :rolleyes:

scotty96LSC
Dec 24, 2008, 08:20 AM
May I suggest trying Bento (personal database from FileMaker) to track your projects, this has the advantage of easy customization to better serve your needs. Combine this with iCal schedule management and I think you have a winner...

Just an example: here (http://www.bentotrial.com/trial/demo/Bento_Stella.html), a goofy one, I know, but still, an example. :rolleyes:
Bento would be a good choice if you want to build something yourself. There are templates to help with that.
We are a Filemaker Pro training facility but all of us use Bento for personal project management.

detz
Dec 24, 2008, 08:34 AM
Check out http://www.invoicejournal.com for free invoicing.

I've tried Basecamp and some open source project management stuff but I'm not organized enough to use these. :-)

sharonrot
Jan 9, 2009, 02:18 AM
I needed a simple project managment and tried a few, this one is good:
RationalPlan Multi Project for Mac (http://www.outyard.com/product/RationalPlan-Multi-Project-for-Mac,60137,115693.aspx)

enjoy,
Sharon

lucidmedia
May 4, 2009, 03:16 PM
For a to-do list I love "Things"

For project management, I have used Merlin.

Many project managers at the studios I have worked with use Microsoft Project.

ryanhunt
May 4, 2009, 04:07 PM
The best project management software I've used is Merlin - it's the closest thing on the Mac i could find to Microsoft Project.

It's not cheap, but it's really powerful and fairly easy to pick up and learn. Supports importing/exporting to/from MS Project files

http://www.projectwizards.net/en/products/merlin

stevejeff
May 14, 2009, 07:21 AM
@ Thread Starter

You can try PlanningForce. Its really robust & efficient for me. Even cost effective & more over VFM ! You can download a trial from their website http://www.planningforce.com/ . You can use it, you will not regret!

northerngit
May 17, 2009, 06:21 AM
Another option is Process:

http://www.jumsoft.com/process/

It was given away free recently as part of a MacHeist bundle.

mike268
Aug 9, 2009, 03:06 PM
I struggled with this at my firm. Some are so complex they are almost unusable, so I made my own :D

The important parts for me where the priority, client, project name, then associated pending and completed tasks for each. I designed the system to be overly simple so my employees didn't get overwhelmed and enjoyed using it.

Some features

New Projects or replies appear in full marroon as seen below.
I can create projects for my employees and give them full requirements and attach any documentation or logo artwork.
I can associate tasks with projects for each employee. They will get an email saying they've been assigned a task.
They can reply and comment, just as I can on the task.
They can upload their comps - This also makes nice links for my clients to view comps and for print companies to download high large zips.
I can view everyones tasks on one screen
I can mark tasks as completed
Update priority, phases, etc.

Personally I use Daylite (http://marketcircle.com/daylite/) to monitor myself and leads.

Sorry for digging up an old thread.

From what you've posted, this looks like almost the perfect solution for my studio. Have you ever considered releasing this to the public?

peter105
Aug 11, 2009, 01:10 AM
Use the project management software calculator from the following link http://www.valleyspeak.com/index.php/product/project-management-software-cost-calculator
to calculate your project management software cost.

peter105
Aug 11, 2009, 02:35 AM
Use the project management software calculator from the following link http://www.valleyspeak.com/index.php/product/project-management-software-cost-calculator
to calculate your project management software cost.

design-is
Aug 11, 2009, 03:33 AM
For a one man band, Billings (http://www.billingsapp.com/) might be worth looking at! Not too complicated and does a cracking job of tracking time :)

ChicoWeb
Aug 12, 2009, 11:29 AM
Sorry for digging up an old thread.

From what you've posted, this looks like almost the perfect solution for my studio. Have you ever considered releasing this to the public?

Probably Not...it wouldn't be a bad idea, I just don't want to have to support it. There are also several interfaces for creating new projects and such that would need a lot of love... It works great for what we want, but may vary for others.

just85
Jan 17, 2010, 10:14 AM
The best project management software I've used is Merlin - it's the closest thing on the Mac i could find to Microsoft Project.

It's not cheap, but it's really powerful and fairly easy to pick up and learn. Supports importing/exporting to/from MS Project files

http://www.projectwizards.net/en/products/merlin

Have you used the iPhone component to this? Is there a useful dashboard?

hugothomsen
Jan 17, 2010, 03:33 PM
I'm a graphic designer with a wide variety of projects in web and print. What are some good project management programs that would work for what I do?

I'm finding it hard to keep tabs on all of my projects. :rolleyes:

The combination of Billings, Merlin, Things and OmniOutliner is superior to anything I have used on Windows. From an integration point of view Billings and Merlin exchange data - OmniOutliner is excellent for meeting notes, and Things for private actions that do not go into the PPlan.

Merlin exports smoothly to MS Project, which is critical for me, running projects involving several other PMs, all stuck with Windows, and imports equally smoothly. For Billings, I can invoice straight based on project output.

In general, the investment has been worth it - I looked at OmniPlan and found it inadequate. I tried using FlexTeam (from App4Mac) after stupidly buying it - in practise it is a shining example of how Mac should NOT be designed - hopeless software, no integration, no flexible reports, clunky. For that reason I didn't try their Projector software either as I expected to waste my time on that, too.

So ... DayLite is a good piece of kit, too, but I find it annoying when using it in anger (tried it out for a month). Ended up where I am, absolutely happy and with no problems whatsoever.

Cheers,

Hugo

rimac
Jan 18, 2010, 02:35 PM
try <www.workflowmax.com> beats them all

Arcesilaus264
Feb 3, 2010, 02:16 AM
Workflow does look interesting, but I don't like the monthly fee, $15 for a single user ($180/year). If you think of using something for 2 or 3 years, you can buy a lot of other software for $360-$540. Merlin also looks good, but as someone said, pricey at $210. Billings3 is only $49.95 (or less), but I don't know if it will do everything I need. I have multiple projects (with several clients) and each project can take a month or more, with anywhere from 30 to 500 documents generated by me. I basically do everything, so there are no other designers etc. involved. At least there are a lot of repetitive tasks. If anyone has any other suggestions or a favourite for the kind of work I do, I would appreciate that very much, especially if there's just one tool rather than a whole bunch of things to deal with.
Cheers,

design-is
Feb 3, 2010, 04:09 AM
Not used it, but maybe check out Streamtime (http://previewstreamtime.com)? Think that's more studio management though, and quite pricey.

johngrese
Apr 19, 2010, 02:18 AM
I have been using Billings to create estimates, track my time spent on each section of projects, and create/track invoices. It is working pretty well.
In addition, I have downloaded "Daylite" to start to track my projects more closely. It has good task, contact, and business opportunity managers. It also allows you to take your business opportunity / project and export it to billings for time tracking. It is by 'marketcircle' which is the same developer as billings. They seem to integrate nicely. Daylite also has a nice interface. Both of these apps have very useful iphone apps.
Daylite takes a little set-up time and used to, but once everything is running smoothly, it seems like it will be very useful.
The thing that I really like about it so far is the ability to manage my business opportunities. This way, I can remember who i've already contacted, and then take the opportunities and turn them into projects.
Hope this helps.

Link to billings: http://www.marketcircle.com/billings/
Link to Daylite: http://www.marketcircle.com/daylite/

tkingart
Apr 19, 2010, 11:24 AM
My vote goes to Billings.

oblomow
Apr 19, 2010, 01:03 PM
what about openproj? (google it)

ReallyBigFeet
Apr 19, 2010, 07:52 PM
what about openproj? (google it)

I'm using OpenProj right now on a short-term project spanning multiple work teams in 3 different countries. It WILL work but it has bugs. If all you need is to create a simple workplan, the bugs are manageable. But you will find the reporting features via the 'free' version to be woefully inadequate and buggy as well.

I'm not sure Serena is on top of things....half the time I try to access their Open Proj website for the more robust demonstration version, it hangs or bombs entirely.

Not my recommendation for professional, billable work. But its liveable as a small project planner.

I'm toying with buying Merlin. I still use MS Project in Parallels for the most part (only reason to really have Windows running on my Mac really...that and Visio). But if Merlin works as advertised, I may jump entirely to OSX apps for my business.

oblomow
Apr 20, 2010, 03:48 AM
I'm using OpenProj right now on a short-term project spanning multiple work teams in 3 different countries. It WILL work but it has bugs. If all you need is to create a simple workplan, the bugs are manageable. But you will find the reporting features via the 'free' version to be woefully inadequate and buggy as well.

I'm not sure Serena is on top of things....half the time I try to access their Open Proj website for the more robust demonstration version, it hangs or bombs entirely.

Not my recommendation for professional, billable work. But its liveable as a small project planner.

I'm toying with buying Merlin. I still use MS Project in Parallels for the most part (only reason to really have Windows running on my Mac really...that and Visio). But if Merlin works as advertised, I may jump entirely to OSX apps for my business.

If you're planning on buying things, please have a look at omniplan. I have never used it, but I'm a big fan of OmniGraffle. And their support and update schedule is good.
(about freeware: I take it you have already looked at the ganttproject? I used it some time ago. It was slow then, but perhaps things have changed)

sugardrum
Apr 20, 2010, 04:31 PM
Not sure if it's been mentioned here yet but I use clockingIT to keep track of the various web design projects I work on. It's a free web based app that includes multiple clients, projects, tasks and todo lists.

http://www.clockingit.com/

I also use Billings for invoicing and Things to keep track of minor todos.

NXTMIKE
Jun 22, 2010, 03:30 PM
+1 for Billings. It has never let me down.

netbeans
Dec 3, 2010, 03:32 PM
I'm using iTaskX. Great app. Tried using Merlin, OpenProj, and OmniPlan. After a while, I fallback to itaskX.

ProjectManager
Dec 28, 2010, 08:02 AM
Why a Project Manager choose Feng Office (http://www.fengoffice.com)

The mission of Feng Office is “provide the best virtual office”. Feng Office is the main competitor of Google Apps. This article describes the advantages Feng Office has over Google Apps and other alternatives like Harvest or FreshBooks for hackers and other IT freelancers.

What are we doing in an IT office ? Mainly:

* tracking the time spent by hackers
* document management
* calendar management
* project management software (http://www.fengoffice.com)
* granular access management

Time tracking

Google Apps has nothing cool for time tracking.

FreshBooks allows time tracking, but the only way to show it to the client is to make a detailed invoice.

If you just want to report 7 hours per day and bill monthly, Feng Office is the only solution.

In addition, Feng Office allows to create beautiful and detailed time reports which can be converted into bills.

Document management

Back before OpenOffice 3, Google Documents was the most performant document editor.

Nowadays, Google Documents is bloated, slow, and quite buggy. On the other hand, Open Office 3 starts in a matter of seconds on a common cheap netbook.

One will conclude that the best online document manager knows how to manage versions and permissions for documents edited with Open Office 3. And that’s exactly what Feng Office does.

Instead of sending documents versions and comments by email, Feng Office allows to track it all and manage locks and conflict.

I think you should try it. :apple:

citizenzen
Dec 28, 2010, 11:01 AM
I think you should try it. :apple:

I checked out the video tour and demo on the website. It looks cool, but I have a question about time tracking. It looks like it is still dependent upon the user to actually start, stop and manage their time logs. Is that the case? The solution that I'm really after is for a time log to be automatically generated depending on the tasks being performed and removing the user from having to remember to start/stop and switch clients. RescueTime (https://www.rescuetime.com/) – as far as I've seen – comes the closest to doing that so far.

rhett7660
Dec 28, 2010, 12:24 PM
Aside from a web interface, anybody have any suggestions of a Good Project Management Software that is cross platform compatible? IE Mac and Windows?

rhett7660
Jan 12, 2011, 09:29 AM
If you're planning on buying things, please have a look at omniplan. I have never used it, but I'm a big fan of OmniGraffle. And their support and update schedule is good.
(about freeware: I take it you have already looked at the ganttproject? I used it some time ago. It was slow then, but perhaps things have changed)

I was using ganttproject to track one of my larger projects. It worked pretty well. I did very basic reporting with it and I put it on a computer that everyone had access to so everyone who needed to could add or subtract from the time line etc. It worked very well.

fuzzybear2
Jan 16, 2011, 10:12 AM
I am looking for somthing to do my costings then turn it into a quote then email to client and then do the project managment through to invoicing.I am kitchen & bathroom installer I design sell & install as well as contract work for another studio who I also project manage their jobs as well.
Not asking for much I know:D
and it all needs to syn well with ical and be easy to use, I like the look of Daylite + billings or bento 3 so far has any one got any better sugestions?

GurbZ
Jan 23, 2011, 02:18 PM
Try Jumsoft Relationship: http://www.jumsoft.com/relationship/

It works well for what I do: contacts, projects, events, to do, mail, all very easy to link to each other. The iPhone version is free and rocks.

Grtz,

Gurbz

ispeak656
Feb 2, 2011, 09:04 PM
I find this article useful. It evaluates the project management software. http://www.timedoctor.com/blog/2011/02/02/43-project-management-software-alternatives

cebritt
Feb 4, 2011, 01:04 PM
Take a look at CreativePro Office 2. Pricing starts at $5 per month. I haven't used it but it looks good:

http://www.mycpohq.com/


Also, Workamajig looks interesting. It used to be called Creative Manager Pro:

http://www.workamajig.com

rhett7660
Feb 4, 2011, 08:23 PM
I find this article useful. It evaluates the project management software. http://www.timedoctor.com/blog/2011/02/02/43-project-management-software-alternatives

Thanks for the link. Although it doesn't list some of the bigger players. IE MS Project.

citizenzen
Apr 27, 2011, 08:47 AM
Microsoft Project 2010.

Now I realize that not everybody at MacRumors is working on a Mac, but ...

Microsoft Project 2010 - Operating system: Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit), Windows Vista with SP1, Windows Server 2003 SP2 and MSXML 6.0 (32 bit Office only), Windows Server 2008 or later (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 operating systems.

Fireproof!
Apr 27, 2011, 09:20 AM
Definitely check out Tom's Planner as well.

http://www.tomsplanner.com/

I own and have used OmniPlan, but don't use a fraction of the features (resource scheduling, etc) so Tom's Planner might work well for you.

I also use Basecamp with my team which works well for collaboration with others.

ezekielrage_99
Apr 27, 2011, 07:02 PM
I use good ol' iCal, Jira and Redmark (http://redmark.com/) they seem to work pretty well for me :)

PiotrPM
Apr 29, 2011, 05:01 AM
Hello!

For someone who needs a complicated project management software with Gantt charts support etc there is for example dotproject.net for free. For smaller project you can try, also for free (basic plan), projectino.com, what is more for online collaboration, personal project as well as for less complicated project in your company. Both softwares are SaaS, so you can use them with many people,wherever you want - only what you need is internet access.
I hope this info will be helpful for you.

strixstrigoi
Jun 12, 2011, 10:00 PM
Hi, I advise eTaskamn.com. It's convenient in term of instruction and place. I mean it's a FREE web-based and has non-complicated functionality. Due to my job, I rarely stay in the office so when I need to assign a project or task to my subordinate, I access this site wherever I am. You can try it too.

funkahdafi
Aug 9, 2011, 05:39 PM
I'm a graphic designer with a wide variety of projects in web and print. What are some good project management programs that would work for what I do?

I'm finding it hard to keep tabs on all of my projects. :rolleyes:

http://teamworkpm.net

ezekielrage_99
Aug 15, 2011, 01:38 AM
JIRA FTW :cool:

StrudelTurnover
Aug 16, 2011, 03:44 PM
Hm, good ol' thread.
Throwing in my vote for the fine folks at 37signals.
http://basecamphq.com/
I've seen projects done here big and small, free and subscribed. It's a nice tool.

gabbiemazing
Oct 10, 2011, 04:28 AM
Choosing the right time management software for your business is important. You have to have guidelines and carefully do some research. Some of the software has flaws. An example of a flaw is the tracked time is not allocated to a specific block of time. On some of the web based time tracking software, workers can theoretically divide themselves into 2 people and work on 2 different tasks at the same time. Either you're on the matrix, it is just impossible on the real world.
This blog (http://www.timedoctor.com/blog/2010/11/16/5-reasons-why-most-time-tracking-software-is-flawed) will hopefully give you more information and will help you decide what tool to get.
:)

funkahdafi
Nov 1, 2011, 03:23 PM
I find it rather disgusting how owners/creators of project management software jump on this thread to advertise themselves. Get lost, spammers.

ezekielrage_99
Nov 1, 2011, 07:09 PM
I find it rather disgusting how owners/creators of project management software jump on this thread to advertise themselves. Get lost, spammers.

I'd agree, I wouldn't mind but they are posting absolute junk software....

Still the best project management software IMHO is what Atlassian has to offer, it's both cost effective and scalable.

SAdProZ
Nov 13, 2011, 10:13 PM
so1o
http://www.thrivesolo.com/

Seems like the most beautiful project management software ever. I mean to try it sometime this month.

14-Day Free Trial. $10/month after.

(Just to be clear, I'm not affiliated with so1o in any way. I've just had them bookmarked for months and now that I'm freelance I plan to give them a try based on looks alone :))

Designercreate
Dec 7, 2011, 03:34 PM
Hi everyone I've been using a software called briefcase site is www.briefcase.net.au and I have to tell you it's amazing piece of software Im a graphic designer and print management and this suits me to a tee.

Price wise its value, support pretty good, and it's easy stress free.

I previously worked for other studios and agencies that used steam time, basecamp, traffic and those are all bull **** when you compare to briefcase.

wrexual
Dec 7, 2011, 04:24 PM
I rarely post, but this is a topic that I've been doing a lot of research on lately. I currently working a web design studio of 5 people, and a few sub contractors. Our current software is Streamtime.

Streamtime (http://streamtime.net/au/)
I hate it. We all hate it. We all do, but we're yet to find any other software that offers as many features as this software does. I think my greatest reason against it is how annoying the UI is to work with. We're all Mac based and it really doesn't tie into the beautiful UIs that we're used to working with. It's damn expensive too. At the moment, we're paying $50AU per user per month. The larger your business, the more expensive it gets. You have the option of buying it outright at the start, then paying for upgrades, but even then, you're up for an expensive purchase.

The only reason we're still on this software is that we don't have time to migrate to another system, and my boss wants all the extra reports/options, but for the designers/developers, there are so many annoyances that seem so simple that it's unbelievable that they haven't fixed them yet.

so1o (http://thrivesolo.com/)
I gave this software a crack last week, and visually, it's amazing. Web based, which is very important (to me at least). Quite a bit more limited, and suitable to individuals rather than teams. They have a multi-user version on the way in the coming months, which I'm keen to see. At the moment, it doesn't quite have the right features/customisability required for me (as a freelancer) but I'd recommend all freelancers have a look at it.

Pancake (http://pancakeapp.com/)
Web based software. It's a one-off $49 purchase which you then install it on your own PHP/MySQL server. I purchased this a couple of days ago and am in the process of setting it up. I've noticed a couple of minor issues/questions that I'm not too sure about, but it looks quite good. Two decisions led me to purchasing this app:
It's built using CodeIgniter, so at the end of the day, I can customise it to do anything that (I think) it lacks; and
Their developers seem quite open to suggestions on their forums and the pace at which new features are being added seems quite good. Anything this software doesn't do right now, I'm sure it will in the coming months.

At the end of the day, which software you choose really depends on the individual and their needs, so I think your best bet is to try as many options out as possible and you'll eventually find the one app that suits you best.

Designercreate
Dec 8, 2011, 01:36 AM
To the last poster I get what your saying about streamtime I have used them too and agree with how bad the system is they are fading out of the Australian market I can't believe studios are still using them.
Get your boss to check out Briefcase.net.au
Like I said amazing we integrated from another program and it was quick and easy plus started saving heaps of money.
I can't speak more highly about them they did custom reports, calendars spreadsheets Everything everything

Dornblaser
Dec 13, 2011, 01:17 PM
May I suggest trying Bento (personal database from FileMaker) to track your projects, this has the advantage of easy customization to better serve your needs. Combine this with iCal schedule management and I think you have a winner...

Just an example: here (http://www.bentotrial.com/trial/demo/Bento_Stella.html), a goofy one, I know, but still, an example. :rolleyes:

Does Bento sync with iCal (iCloud)?

----------

OK, I see that it does along with Address Book. That makes Bento an attractive option for me.

Meir
Jan 3, 2012, 11:23 PM
Hi, Check:
http://us.timemaker.org/index.php?action=video_training&lang=en&num=23

JackieMB
Oct 29, 2012, 11:03 AM
I recommend FastTrack Schedule. It is made by a small business and it wins more awards than MS Project. AEC Software has been making it since 1987 and it is used in all industries, including Film (a couple of big box office ones used it), the Olympic Games, etc.

You can add images to it very easily, resources, task lists, and it has Gantt chart functionality... among many other things. It does a lot, and it looks beautiful at the same time.

It is also compatible with quite a few project management programs, so you can share with other people easily. (including MS Project).

They have a Mac and Win version (cross-system compatible) and an iPad app.

www.aecsoftware.com

jsgreen
Oct 29, 2012, 11:14 AM
+1 for Omniplan as project management solution, and +1 for OmniFocus as a GTD based task management app.

If the OP's issue is largely tracking tasks for various projects, I'd go with Omnifocus (and read Getting Things Done by David Allen. OF is great across iPhone, iPad and Mac (not a small investment), of the three, the iPad version is probably the best stand-alone app.

If the issue is more the flow of an overall project(s) - managing timing, mapping out stages, presenting a gantt chart to clients, assigning resources, then I'd recommend OmniPlan.

annabella
Jan 16, 2013, 10:44 AM
The best software for management project I know is VMproject. It's very easy to use and very pleasant :)

Mavenlink
Feb 18, 2013, 09:16 PM
It's simple. If you want to get control, if you want a bright clever and efficient assistant to help you, a project management software is a good idea.

960design
Jul 25, 2013, 03:27 PM
I wrote my own. Maybe I should clean it up and release it as an app.