Apple NEEDS a general business application

beatle888

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How can Mr. Jobs over look this need. Professionals on the mac need a project based business app. and i cant believe that i have to have my address book, calendar and mail application all running in seperate windows as seperate applications taking up way to much screen space and memory. and all those apps still dont take care of general project tasks. entourage is my only option but i still cant outline a project. ive looked at omnipro, notetaker, stickybrain, backpack, circus pony, sharedplan....NOTHING....

sigh, ok, i just wanted the mac community to know that there is no easy way for me to do this. i mean is taking notes, a to-do list, a nice calendar, a way to outline projects in a hierarchy, a contacts pane and maybe built in email to much to ask? entourage is the closest by far but i still cant outline a projects structure and it looks like ass compare to ical but anyway...

just venting.
 

asherman13

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beatle888 said:
How can Mr. Jobs over look this need. Professionals on the mac need a project based business app. and i cant believe that i have to have my address book, calendar and mail application all running in seperate windows as seperate applications taking up way to much screen space and memory. and all those apps still dont take care of general project tasks. entourage is my only option but i still cant outline a project. ive looked at omnipro, notetaker, stickybrain, backpack, circus pony, sharedplan....NOTHING....

sigh, ok, i just wanted the mac community to know that there is no easy way for me to do this. i mean is taking notes, a to-do list, a nice calendar, a way to outline projects in a hierarchy, a contacts pane and maybe built in email to much to ask? entourage is the closest by far but i still cant outline a projects structure and it looks like ass compare to ical but anyway...

just venting.

OmniOutliner came included with my MBP...if that helps. :eek:
 

beatle888

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asherman13 said:
OmniOutliner came included with my MBP...if that helps. :eek:
outliners pretty cool. i havent decided yet but since i cant integrate calendar events and emails that might pertain to a specific project organized in outliner...it loses its appeal.

i just wonder why apple would develop iWork and decide not to address this need. i really get turned off when an application wont let me do what i want. :)
 

beatle888

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LethalWolfe said:
Have you tried venting to companies that make this kind of software but don't have Mac versions? Apple isn't the only company that makes Mac software.


Lethal

like what?
P.S. i directed my rant towards apple because i would only trust apple to do it right. however im sure if you browse my original post you will see that i am well aware of the other companies making mac software. thanks for trying to be helpful though. your work is done.
 

beatle888

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nice find with the Project X.

it looks like sharedplan but nicer looking. im gonna sign up for the beta and maybe use entourage for everyday notes pertaining to a specific project...sigh.

i was thinking how nice it would be if software developers could follow standards that would allow them enough freedom to create and still be integrated with other apps.
 

LethalWolfe

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beatle888 said:
like what?
I dunno. Yer the one looking for the specific kind of app. I'm just saying instead of just venting take steps towards a solution. Contact PC software companies that make apps you'd like to use and let them know Mac users are interested in their product too. And contact Mac software makers that make software close to what you are looking for and be like, "Hey, if your product had feature X I'd buy it in a New York minute."

I'm sure you are not the only one looking for this kind of functionality and the more people who contact software developers and let them know there is a gap that needs to be filled the more likely they are to fill it.

P.S. i directed my rant towards apple because i would only trust apple to do it right. however im sure if you browse my original post you will see that i am well aware of the other companies making mac software. thanks for trying to be helpful though. your work is done.
Oh, and careful w/ProjectX. Since Apple didn't make it I'm sure it's a piece of crap. :rolleyes:


Lethal