Alternative to MS Project.

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

    crm297 macrumors newbie

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    Hey.

    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 68030

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  6. KevinWhite, Oct 24, 2014
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    There are some web based apps you may like, just google.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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

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