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For the person who likes to see their progress in a visual way, OmniPlan 2 helps break down a big job into smaller tasks. This is a micro-manger's dream app.

What's New

OmniPlan 2.0.2 is now localized and includes some bug fixes:

• OmniPlan is now localized into German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and Chinese.
• Leveling no longer corrupts duration and effort on fixed duration tasks assigned to resource groups.
• Improved application stability.
• If you rename your project, the new title is now used on the HTML reports rather than the old.
• If you publish a file from the Mac with a ‘/’ (slash) character in the filename, you can download it to the iPad now. The slash will be converted to a ‘:’ (colon).
• The PDF manual is now opened in Safari rather than in an in-app viewer. You can therefore save it in iBooks if you like.
• The labels on image export and previews now reflect how they are configured in the document, rather than using factory default settings.
• If the document is configured to display a baseline, it will be included also in image exports and preview images.
• Fixed a bug that caused dependency lines to be left around sometimes when their Gantt cells wandered away from them.
• Fixed a bug that caused everything to disappear from the Gantt view when a baseline was turned on or off.

We love hearing from you! You can reach us by tapping Contact Omni in the gear menu (found in the document browser), sending email to omniplan-ipad@omnigroup.com, tweeting to @OmniPlan, or calling 1-800-315-OMNI or +1 206-523-4152.

App Description

OmniPlan is designed to help you visualize, maintain, and simplify your projects. Break down tasks, optimize the required resources, and monitor your entire plan—all at a glance. Collaborate with your colleagues and share every detail, update a calendar with your days off, or mix and match. Accept and reject changes one-by-one or all in one go. OmniPlan provides features like Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, and milestones to let you manage all of your activities. OmniPlan helps you manage projects that are as simple or complex as you need them to be—without the complexity.

Why choose OmniPlan for iPad:

• Publish & Subscribe: Stop, collaborate, listen. Make changes to your project and see those from your collaborators with syncing; customize your availability and have your colleagues' calendars update instantly. Email the Gantt chart to others as PDF, or send them task lists as HTML.

• Change Tracking: Use change tracking to keep tabs on and review the changes you've made in your project so far. If you're syncing, use change tracking to review, browse, and then accept or reject changes (task by task or en masse) from your collaborators.

• Friendly Interface: We designed OmniPlan to help you spend your time on more worthy pursuits than trying to figure out how to use project management software. OmniPlan's intuitive approach helps you get things done and stays out of your way while doing so.

• Efficient resource allocation: With OmniPlan's resource management, you can identify bottlenecks in your project and distribute workloads fairly and efficiently.

• Visual timelines: The Timeline (or Gantt Chart) view of your project displays activities in a calendar. Durations for each task are shown graphically in a time-phased diagram by day, week, month, quarter, or year. The Gantt view shows task start and stop times, dependencies, resources, or resource usage by task, all on a timeline. You can visually edit tasks and create dependencies by connecting them in the Gantt view.

• Violations: If your schedule has a logical impossibility, OmniPlan displays a violation window with an explanation of the problem and suggestions of possible solutions (and links that automatically resolve the violation).

New features to OmniPlan 2 include:

• OmniPlan Transmogrifier: An In-App Purchase feature that allows you to import MS Project 2003, 2007, and 2010 (.mpp) files. Exporting to MS Project, importing XML, and importing files created or saved by MS Project 2013 is not currently supported.
• Scheduling Influences: We've introduced a new feature to tell you why OmniPlan has scheduled a task when it has. You can try it out by selecting a task and going to the Task : Scheduling popover.
• AirDrop Support: You can send an OmniPlan document from the document browser to other AirDrop-supported iOS devices.
• Critical Path: OmniPlan displays your project's critical path, which is the series of tasks that are necessary in order for your project to finish on schedule.
• Add resource from Contacts: Add resources to your OmniPlan project from your iPad's Contacts app.
• Set as default from New Tasks: Default task attributes can be configured per project for faster task creation.
• Task Label Prefixes: You can now customize the task labels to the left and right of a task bar with WBS/Position numbering, Unique ID, or other attributes from a task.
• Task Bar Thickness Adjustment: The task bar thickness in the Gantt chart will adjust to iOS7's dynamic text size setting.
• Resource-based Task Colors: Task bars can now be automatically colored based on their Resource assignment.

SUPPORT: If you have any feedback or questions, we'd love to hear from you! The Omni Group offers free tech support: you can reach us by email at omniplan@omnigroup.com, by phone at 1-800-315-6664 or +1-206-523-4152, or on twitter at @omniplan.

Thank you!

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App Changes

July 15, 2014 New version 2.0.2
January 25, 2014 New version 2.0.1
September 18, 2013 Initial Release

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