Best app for project timelines?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gianthobbit, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. gianthobbit macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    For my company we use 37Signals online project management software. Been using is for almost 6 months and really like it, the online collaboration ability of it is initiative and easy to use.

    One thing I am having a problem with it though is its not very visual. I like to use MindNode at times to break complex task or projects down. I thought I could use it to create a nice visual timeline but its not ideal. I really hate gantt charts and simple want to show the project time line, and milestones in a very attractive visual way. Also with the ability to easily change the dates (as this always happens).

    Thanks much!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Love them or hate them, Gantt charts do everything you want while being useful at the same time.
  3. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    Have you tried looking into OmniPlan from the Omni Group. Although it is a little pricey ($199) it does seem to be the best out there.

    I absolutely love OmniFocus for my task management software. I don't have a need for the project management type software that OmniPlan is, but if I did based on my experience with OmniFocus I would definitely go with OmniPlan. OmniGroup does make great products, just wish they weren't so pricey.
  4. ArchiMark macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2003
    Silicon Valley
  5. gdawson macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2012
    You should also try this project management software -
    . It makes dealing with my projects, tasks and teams much easier, as it helps both me and my team members understand what needs to be done to move each project forward.
  6. Smith Fimar macrumors member

    Smith Fimar

    Mar 30, 2013
    I'd like suggest you to use QuickPlan Pro (, which is released about half a year with 9 versions updated.
  7. ironandwine macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2014
    Hey Everyone, Try I think it just came out but I like it so far. Pretty intuitive and has useful task filters.
  8. omsolem macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2014
    For visualizing project timelines, you could try out Tom's Planner. It's "Gantt"-like, but gives you much more freedom to visualize the points you are trying to make.

    I've used it for visualizing project timelines in presentations.
  9. Richa Shaily macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2013
    Project Management App

    Though there are many Project Management apps available online Project Planning Pro, working on tablets is certainly the best.

    This app allows PM's to create or import the Projects, edit them, add or delete task, set dependencies showcasing task relationship, add resources and set task status notifications.

    Project Planning Pro allows importing or exporting the Projects via mail or cloud services.
    The app is available for free to try. However, it requires an in-app purchase of $19.99 for unlimited access.

    Its totally worth the money spent.
  10. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I've used quite a few project management/tracking apps (from MS Project to Basecamp, to JIRA, to Rally, to OmniPlan, and a few more...) and I've found that most are good for the PM to feel like they've got a handle on the work breakdown structure. Most aren't that great at showing who has what, the status of tasks, and what's left to complete.

    I've finally settled on Trello for tracking projects. The flexibility of the tool (it's not a project management tool per se) allows you to customize it to the project. When I'm doing product roadmap planning, I create columns for phase 1, phase 2, etc. And then use Trello cards with attached checklists, status colors, and assignees and move the cards/projects from column to column as the projects progress. For standard projects, it's the same but I might create a column for each project type or organization, etc. To me, Trello has the lowest friction to usefulness ratio of anything out there.

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