OmniPlan
OmniPlan 2.3.4
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Robust project management software.   Demo ($199.99)
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With OmniPlan, you can create logical, manageable project plans with Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical paths. Break down the tasks needed to make your project a success, optimize resources, and streamline budgets. It's project management made painless.

How to get your project done on time and under budget:
  • Translate strategy into tactics everyone can understand
  • Create summaries of work broken into lists of activities
  • Distribute workloads fairly and efficiently
  • Manage costs as you go
What's New
Version 2.3.4:

Bug Fixes:

  • If you edit a field in an outline view and indent or outdent the row without first ending editing, OmniPlan no longer discards your edits.
  • If folded editing is enabled, the text of long folded rows will be drawn correctly when you try to edit it.
  • You can now drag a style chit directly from the Project: Styles inspector to a Gantt bar.
  • Improved critical path drawing on timeline view swim lanes.
  • Improved Gantt bar label drawing.
  • Constraints are no longer blurry on retina displays.
  • Date headers now refresh when the time scale is changed by the scale menu.
  • Various stability improvements.
  • Fixed error re-leveling previously split tasks following changing the completion percentage.
  • Leveling no longer corrupts duration and effort on fixed duration tasks assigned to resource groups.
  • When automatic resource leveling is on, OmniPlan will monitor its performance. If it becomes slow, OmniPlan will suggest turning it in favor of on-demand leveling.
  • Updated the spotlight importer for file format changes. Spotlight should start indexing OmniPlan documents again, which will appear in the "Documents" section of spotlight search results.
  • Fixed general problems in importing MPP9 format and grouping tasks.
  • Importing OmniGraffle files works again.
  • Print scaling no longer results in an extra column of pages down the right side of the printout. Fixed incorrect print scaling of the timeline view causing the resource lanes to be misaligned with respect to their resource names.
  • Fixed a remnant of "as displayed" printing that showed atop "report" printouts.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when testing certain WebDAV servers for standards compliance.
  • The HTML Template setting now sticks when configured on HTML export Pub/Sub actions.
  • Improved Sandbox compatibility for AppleScript and HTML Full Report export actions.
  • Fixed bad vertical stretching of the resource labels on exported image of the Timeline View.

Version 2.3.4:

Bug Fixes:

  • If you edit a field in an outline view and indent or outdent the row without first ending editing, OmniPlan no longer discards your edits.
  • If folded editing is enabled, the text of long folded rows will be drawn correctly when you try to edit it.
  • You can now drag a style chit directly from the Project: Styles inspector to a more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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OmniPlan User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Lumac52 commented on 09 Sep 2012
Please note that version 2.2 was released August 30th. I see that at the moment, version 2.1.2 is listed above.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Macbookpro commented on 04 Feb 2012
For the latest Omniplan sneakypeek (early release), go to this site....http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omniplan/download/sneakypeek/
[Version 2.1 sneaky peek]


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Espiridion reviewed on 03 Feb 2012
If asking a simple question resulted in frowny faces, no doubt my review will be unpopular among the fanboyz. Fortunately, the Omni people addresed this issue in a recent (02/01/2012) blog post:
"Also new and notable! We’re getting started on multi-project support."

This had been requested since 2006.

Version 2.0.3 was unable to open a MS Project MPX file, both using File>Open and dragging the file to OmniPlan. I had to Force Quit OP both times. Merlin opened the file in about 2 seconds.
It did open the MPP file of the same project, and that was a bit quicker than Merlin.

Merlin had a much cleaner view of the project, and this applies to Tasks or Activities, Resources, and Calendar. Merlin offers an additional view (Net Plan).

I tried the "Scale to Fit Project" option only to discover there's no Undo for this.

No problems with ease of use or stability. 4 stars for each of these categories. In terms of features and value I can't rate this higher that 2 stars.

I'll give it another try in version 3. For now, FastTrack Schedule and Merlin are clearly a better choice, and Merlin costs the same as OmniPlan 2.

People with simple PM needs will probably enjoy OmniPlan, but for the same price there are better, more robust alternatives out there.
[Version 2.1 sneaky peek]


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Grhsvo commented on 17 Jun 2011
Pity this page references the beta only. In fact, the last stable version 1.7 is available here

http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omniplan/download/

I would say top marks for the innovative option of English only (12.2 MB) versus all languages 41.7 MB) Clever.
[Version 2.0 beta]


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+8

Pzs reviewed on 13 May 2011
I have been using this for my Project Management class and it's been fantastic! It can export to MS Project flawlessly. Highly recommended.
[Version 2.0 beta]

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Espiridion replied on 13 May 2011
Since they dropped support for PPC I can't try it. Did they finally add an option for sharing/managing multiple resources across various projects simultaneously?
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Pzs replied on 14 May 2011
@Espiridion
As I am new to Project managment and this program, I can't answer your question yet. If I find this out, I'll let you know.
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Justanthrguyhere commented on 01 Nov 2010
Gotta agree with others on price.

I might as well buy MS Project and pretend I just got $150 off! I think this is a fine project management tool for an individual with modest requirements but close to 1/2 the price of MS Project? I just can't justify not just recommending project when the price delta is so small.

I'd take a chance for less, not sure what the sweet spot is, but for sure I can't justify it at this price much like so many other Omni products.
[Version 1.7]


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+110
Frodo_life commented on 01 Nov 2010
Omni's pricing is completely out of whack and unrealistic, this goes for all Omni apps on OS X and iOS which is a pity as I think they would actually sell quite well if they where more realistic priced
[Version 1.7]

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Fishscale replied on 02 Nov 2010
They do sell quite well. OmniGroup is closer to a company such as Adobe, Bare Bones, can't think of another big company but they are big developers making software for professionals and have been doing so for 10 + years. Whether your employer buy's the software or you buy it yourself your buying "best in it's class" applications so they are going to be expensive. They are not a small group of a couple developers and just one product or one developer with a lot of little products. The apps they sell cover all bases and that's why they even offer limited versions of some of their products as most won't need the entire feature list however they do make an attempt at reaching out to all levels of users. Pricing could be like adobe.
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Espiridion replied on 02 Nov 2010
@FISHSCALE,
Unfortunately they're no longer "best in it's class" applications. OmniPlan in particular has never been adequate for anything but very simple project management.
In contrast there's FastTrack Schedule now at version 10, or Merlin 2. Both are much better for project management, and Merlin is priced quite reasonably.
Omni applications offer great user interfaces and are intuitive and easy to use. That being said, these days I seldom use any of my eight Omni applications. The latest casualty was OmniOutliner Pro, which I replaced with the $10 NeO/Tao. The alternatives I now use offer better features. Omni is now lagging behind.
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Ben-Marko commented on 01 Nov 2010
Tried this and it does work as advertised, I had only one crash that I had to Force-Quit. But the price is way to high for me. $50 - $70 I can see, but $150 is way out of the ballpark.
[Version 1.7]


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Prlab commented on 28 Aug 2009
Why is this program $149 when it's a Beta? And how many Betas do this mob put out. Fair dinkum. Who would buy this stuff if it's not ready, which obviously it isn't?
[Version 1.6.3]


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Maruko Drinking Team reviewed on 15 Dec 2008
I love Omni. Wanted to love this, but don't. Even using the 1-day demo, I experienced myriad problems: 3 crashes, insane difficulties (and ultimately failure) to print sections of the Gantt chart without ugly flaws, one corrupted project file (probably a result of one of the crashes), and many nonfatal UI freakouts and bogosities.

Also, there is a glaring design flaw: resources (people, rooms, equipment) cannot be shared among projects. This means that you either have to only use one project file (very unwieldy if you actually have a dozen real-life projects going on), or you have to guesstimate the availability of each person or resource as some smaller percentage for each project, an then hope it works out (which it does not, at all).

I really hope Omni gets this in shape someday. But they have not yet, and it feels more like a pre-1.0 beta than a shipping product, when you try to actually use it to plan projects in a real business.
[Version 1.6.1]

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Espiridion replied on 16 Dec 2008
It's interesting that you mentioned the resources issue. Back in December of 2006 I wrote that the application "has some limitations, such as sharing/managing multiple resources across various projects simultaneously."
I guess that 2 years later they still have not added that functionality. I would not be surprised if that is added for version 2, along with a plethora of other requests from users, and with a significant upgrade fee.
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Jack_jik rated on 09 Feb 2013

[Version 2.2.4]



Ether rated on 07 Feb 2013

[Version 2.2.4]



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Yosi-Taki rated on 13 Apr 2012

[Version 2.1]



Sebastian-K rated on 28 Jun 2011

[Version 2.0 beta]



Jmlt rated on 09 May 2011

[Version 2.0 beta]


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With OmniPlan, you can create logical, manageable project plans with Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical paths. Break down the tasks needed to make your project a success, optimize resources, and streamline budgets. It's project management made painless.

How to get your project done on time and under budget:
  • Translate strategy into tactics everyone can understand
  • Create summaries of work broken into lists of activities
  • Distribute workloads fairly and efficiently
  • Manage costs as you go
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