Alternative to MS Project.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by crm297, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. crm297, Sep 19, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2014

    crm297 macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2013
    London, UK.

    I'm looking for some full featured project management software.

    In a previous career (10 years or so ago) I used to make significant use of MS Project. Can anyone suggest a Mac application that can do similar things? I'm looking for something more than just a tricked up To-Do list app.

    It's a one off project so also keen not to break the bank.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    I use Merlin and I've demoed OmniPlan, both are pretty nice and very capable scheduling/resource allocation applications. I also use MS Project - several clients of mine have expressed that they really like the output of Merlin.

    There are web-based applications to be had, I've tried a few but IMO they're junk. Merlin also has a web-based license that works in a server-mode, at an additional cost, which clients/coworkers can collaborate through. Merlin has stagnated a bit at version 2.9.x, but it's still far more powerful than OmniPlan. I can import from and export to 95% of Project files.

    A cross platform option that some of my friends use is Fastrack Schedule 10 - I've also demoed it, but keep coming back to Merlin.
  3. OldGreyGuy macrumors member


    Jan 14, 2014
    Near Brisbane, Australia
    Another Merlin user here. I am able to import MS Project files and export to an XML format that can be imported back into MS Project.
  4. iknowtheanswer macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2014
    I use and can recommend OmniPlan. The user interface is best on a large screen but it is due for an update that is likely to make us 11" MacBook Air owners happy.
  5. Slarti.BartFast macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2012
    Third Rock
  6. KevinWhite, Oct 24, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2014

    KevinWhite macrumors newbie


    Apr 8, 2014
    There are some web based apps you may like, just google.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd go with OmniPlan, I've used other "Omni" apps and they're quite robust.

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