Looking for Project Management app

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  1. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

    CmdrLaForge

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    Hello,

    I'm looking for a good project management software for OS X.

    I currently have to work a lot with M$ Project, but its ****.

    Of course I could install VPC and then use Project on the Mac as well (or KIDASA which is much better) but maybe there is a good app for the Mac as well.

    Thanks for your help
    Cheers
    CmdrLaForge
     
  2. GrizzlyHippo macrumors member

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    Studio Boss

    You don't say what business you are in, but if it's Design then you should try 'Studio Boss' - get it from http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/index.shtml

    I spent ages trying to find a project management solution for our studio and this is perfect for our needs. Hope it helps.

    Grizzly
     
  3. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

    CmdrLaForge

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    Re: Studio Boss

    Hello,

    thanks for your reply. I'm mainly looking for a tool to track the project status of complex technical projects, like developing and introduction of new powerbooks.

    That means having a task list with owners, start and end dates, owners, pre- and sucessors and a graphical view of the project.

    Cheers
    CmdrLaForge
     
  4. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    Re: Looking for Project Management app

    -CmdrLaForge

    FastTrack Schedule 8 is what you are looking for. It is even compatible with Project.

    There are even versions for Palm - MS can't touch that!
     
  5. meta-ghost macrumors regular

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    Fasttrack is definitly the way to go.
    Question: I heard a rumor that MS Project was being phased out. Anybody know if this is true?
     
  6. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -meta-ghost

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :confused: :eek: :confused: :confused: :confused:

    Umm. Wow. Gee, I hope not. I'm addicted to it.

    Hmm. Additional impetus to "eat my own dog food" and invest in FastTrack.
     
  7. LongSticks, Jun 12, 2013
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    LongSticks macrumors 6502

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    Open Source

    Have a look at Open Source - I think it's called Openproj or ProjectLibre. Haven't used it, but will be.

    Have used the 30day trial of Fasttrack and it is good.
     
  8. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    There is OmniFocus and xPlan. I have xPlan because it goes on sale a lot for quite cheap (I think I got it free). OmniFocus is by the same company that makes the Visio substitute that everyone raves about, so I would expect quality from them.

    Update : There are three decent looking project management software packages that are open source.

    * OpenProj (listed above)
    * ProjectLibre (they make the OfficeLibre also, been around a while)
    * ]project-open[
     
  9. jktwo macrumors newbie

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  10. CmdrLaForge, Jun 12, 2013
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    CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

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    My questions answered ! Just ten years later :D:D:D

    Now thats what I call an old thread !

    Btw - funny thing that I just searched today for an answer to that question from ten years ago because I need to open a Microsoft Project File (the latest version of Project) and I still only use Macs.. I will use most probably just that on a VMWare Win 7 installation.
     

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