Merlin Project Management App Launches Version 2.0

Exploring project management solutions on a Mac can sometimes lead to the suggestion of using MS Project through Parallels. If you’ve tried FastTrack, experimented with Project X, and are eagerly awaiting OmniPlan to hit 1.0, you might be intrigued by the latest release from Merlin—not to be confused with Merlin the Mann, but the application.

The initial version of Merlin, developed by the German team at ProjectWizards, was a solid yet somewhat rough around the edges product.

With the release of version 2, they have introduced additional viewing options, improved import/export capabilities, and enhanced integration with mind-mapping tools such as NovaMind and MindManager. They’ve also improved resource coordination with Address Book and Entourage.

A demo download is available for those interested, and the complete software is priced at 130 Euros.

While not as budget-friendly as a few months of Backpack, it offers impressive Gantt chart capabilities.


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