Merlin Project is a project management (PM) solution natively written for macOS and iOS. It caters to businesses of all sizes across various industries. The key features include work breakdown (gantt chart, netplan and more), kanban board (agile), mind mapping, resource management, resource pool, employee assignment report generating, grouping, styling and export/import options (MS Project, MS Excel, Mindmanager, XML, OPML and many more).
Merlin Project allows users to create procedural structures with dependencies between individual activities and groups, set the duration of individual activities and define fixed milestones. Users can enter budgets and costs, respond to time-plan changes and update projects' progress. The solution has the ability to generate a variety of reports and workflow charts, depending on the nature of the project.
Merlin Project offers a subscription fee for macOS. It also offers an iOS app for mobile devices. In-person training sessions are available in select countries in Europe in addition to online training courses, email support and product documentation available on the website.
Gerrit V. Specializzazione: Software informatici Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
Overall, Merlin Project is a very user friendly software. To me, it feels like I'm sketching out a project planning rather than calculating it. As a result, I can focus almost all of my attention to the planning itself - instead of figuring out the Gantt chart setup..
Merlin Project allows you to either type in your project's phases or drag-n-draw them directly on the Gantt chart. This way, you'll have a good overview within moments.
The Resources are nicely integrated into the project, leading to a very usable Assignments view to check critical days.
I mostly use the export as an image, that produces a PDF vector image. Very good quality!
In my next project planning, I seek to explore the Library. Looks like a powerful feature.
The interface can be confusing, p.e.:
- clicking at the Resources button at the top right of the toolbar merely shows a list of resources. If you want more (like editing them), you have to click at the top left in the Views list.
- the Inspector is quite hard to figure out. I find myself browsing through it almost constantly searching for that one setting. Everything seems to be pushed into this small area, including things that, in my opinion, could have been part of the app's Preferences pane.
Merlin Project introduced some very dark gray areas in the interface (the Inspector part) that I'm not so fond of. Perhaps there could be a choice between a dark and a light interface.
Response: ProjectWizards 31/7/2018
thank you for your review. We appreciate it.
The resources well is for fast creating resources and add them to the project.
All information which should be more in details are in the views, so is the resources view, the utilization view etc.
In Merlin Project you find a new and better project preferences settings Inspector.
Stephen S. Specializzazione: Consulenza manageriale Numero di dipendenti: 10.001+ dipendenti
I started using Merlin 3 some months ago and was eagerly waiting for the sync between projects on Mac and iPhone. Since two weeks the beta of Merlin Project 4 is available and they really nailed it. Now you have the power of one of the best PM apps on Mac (if not _the_ best) and a nice little iPhone app. I completely switched to that solution. I'll checked as well the support and they replied super fast and very helpful.
I like the flexibility, the ease of use and the beauty of any output. These guys really care for high quality software.
The iOS app is optimized for iPhone and therefore not perfect on iPad. But if you use the side-multitasking-mode (whatever this called) you emulate an iPhone on the iPad and then it works fine.
I dropped all other pm solutions and exclusively go with Merlin Project. With the Merlin Server I have my coworkers on Windows using the ready and read-only plan in a browser.
Christopher G. Specializzazione: Industria edilizia Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
I used this program to handle scheduling multiple construction crews across multiple regions in the country and found that it was very simplistic and powerful. Helped me track Macro budgets and was key in helping determine how to assign the proper labor to the right project.
This application is extremely customizable and very easy to use. It offers multiple ways to track job related tasks and budgets. The application is greatly suited for making schedule changes on the fly and updates entire project when changes are made.
I wish I could come up with a better Con, than this, but here goes... Why is this available only for Apple systems? IF this application were cross platform, or independent of operating system it would be able to compete with some of the best out there.
Kerushan G. Specializzazione: Software informatici Numero di dipendenti: 2-10 dipendenti
For our business, as a consulting firm, we depend on Merlin Project and we are happy with our choice in PM software, considering that we have a wealth of options out there.
This is the only software I have found that allows the user to go from a mind map to gantt. This was my bare minimum requirement because this aligns perfectly to my project workflow.
It is very functional and thus can get a bit complex and overwhelming from time to time.
Verified Reviewer Specializzazione: Architettura e urbanistica Numero di dipendenti: 2-10 dipendenti
Very usefull and cheap, all good !
The handling and the prize - and the Layout
I don´t know exactly - and i don´t want to search for something!