As much as it’s possible to love people you’ve never met, I love the folks at “The Omni Group”:http://www.omnigroup.com. They make quite simply the best, most elegant software for my mac. I spend a good portion of my day working in OmniGraffle Pro, their amazingly powerful and flexible diagramming program. Calling it a diagramming program is selling it very short, mind you; I do all my initial layout and design work in it too.
Anyhoo, the fine folks responsible for OmniOutliner, and OmniGraffle have seen fit to fill the one major hole left for mac users: project management. There are of course a number of decent PM packages available for the mac; “daylite”:http://www.marketcircle.com/daylite/index.html looks particularly adept. But it requires a substantial change to my working habits. If I’ve learned anything in running my business, it’s that I’m better off finding tools that adapt to me, vs the other way round.
That’s why I’m so stoked about OmniPlan. It’s a very familiar interface. Everything seems to be just where I expect it to be.
Of course, it’s a brand new release, so there are a number of caveats. Not the least of which is that there’s no help material to speak of. It’s up to you to figure out how this thing works. Which to me and my ever decreasing attention span says “wait until someone else figures it out and posts some examples”. Still, I’m suitably stoked.