Apps to keep track of projects (areas, projects, to do, notes, files)?

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  1. Undecided macrumors 6502a

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    Hi -

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a single app to keep track of areas of responsibility, projects, notes, to dos, related files, etc.?

    I checked out Things and Omnifocus, but they're more focused only on the to do portion. And this isn't really "project management" like Gantt charts and all that.

    A single app that combines areas, projects, related to dos and sub to dos, related files (as links), related notes (such as meeting notes), maybe related people, etc. would be great.
     
  2. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

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    I know that the Omni Group sells apps for project management and planning. Omnifocus is project management though, but doesn't have those chart things. However, it does have a Forecast mode where you can see calendar events alongside your projects/tasks. This is only on the iOS devices; it'll arrive in OF2 on Mac soon.

    I don't know any all-in-one solution.
     
  3. onekerato macrumors regular

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    This is the area of "project management" software such as the popular Microsoft Project on windows. On Mac, similar apps are: OmniPlan ($200), xPlan ($70), Merlin ($200). Check out the trial versions to see if they do precisely what you need.
     
  4. Undecided thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the responses. Actually, project planning and scheduling is the one area I don't really need.

    I'm surprised there aren't readily available solutions for, basically, keeping track of everything.
     
  5. onekerato macrumors regular

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    If you don't need gantt charts, then check out Zengobi Curio. It has some manage-your-projects features.
     
  6. Undecided thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mmmm, that seems like a virtual, smart pin board.

    I may have to roll my own in Filemaker.
     
  7. atr macrumors regular

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  8. JDBCN macrumors newbie

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    Try Trello

    I love Trello. Try it, it is free.
     
  9. Smith Fimar macrumors member

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    Take a look at QuickPlan pro, which is very easy, intuitive and powerful.
     
  10. ozengo macrumors newbie

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    keeping track of project information

    Sounds like Pagico may be of interest to you. Apart from tasks it lets you store project documentation (in an incredibly wide range of file formats), notes and contacts. It is very easy to cross-link information and you can share your 'workspaces' with members of your project team. It provides email, calendar and Evernote integration. Check out my blog post for more detail: http://purplezengoat.com/2012/11/21/pagicos-productivity-platform/

    cheers

    ozengo
     
  11. DoghouseMike macrumors regular

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    Couldn't you cram it all into evernote somehow?
    That'd have the advantage of being about as cross-platform as it's possible to get, too.
     
  12. jojoba macrumors 68000

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    I find Curio quite good for project management. It combines a lot of different features, such as mind mapping, RTF files, note cards, index cards, import of a range of different files, a search engine, and so on, all within the same interface. It also has Evernote integration. It's a very flexible app. I've written more about it here

    https://macademise.wordpress.com/20...ects-with-curio-the-app-that-does-everything/
     
  13. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    Try Tinderbox; it has the power and ability to grow with the projects and has more with links, etc. And agents can add great power to to-do, find, etc.
     
  14. onekerato macrumors regular

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    Is there a good "big picture" guide to Tinderbox? Its got features of both freeform mindmaps and databases, but I couldn't figure out how/why it was better than either/both.

     
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  18. gabijab macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    i suggest you take a look on Eylean board. This tool is very easy to use provides you with great metrics. Of course it's not free but at least you can give it a try and download trial version on page eylean.com. Moreover they have free of charge version for personal use. So try it and you will see you like it or not :)
     

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