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xfodder
1st July 2008, 01:59 AM
hey guys,
i was wondering if any of the guru's that roam the alley of mactalk know of a good app to help web designers manage web projects? time logging, separating the development into smaller tasks etc.

i think i recall a while ago seeing an app that did this but i can't remember the name

SyncMan
1st July 2008, 08:10 AM
I would like to know this as well.

rtc
1st July 2008, 08:12 AM
he who mentioneth microsoft project shall be shot

spargo
1st July 2008, 08:14 AM
While not being web-industry specific, what about Merlin2 (http://www.merlin2.net/)?

SyncMan
1st July 2008, 08:19 AM
While not being web-industry specific, what about Merlin2 (http://www.merlin2.net/)?

Whilst that looks nice, are there any proven, not Beta apps?

conufsed
1st July 2008, 08:34 AM
As of right now I'm using two tools, a notepad for working out how to split out tasks (usually done on the train), and billable for tracking my time.

I'm looking to improve on the notepad side of things, but non beta I'm not sure on. Briefly looked at BaseCamp but it just wasn't my thing

Quamen
1st July 2008, 08:42 AM
Whilst that looks nice, are there any proven, not Beta apps?

Only 2.6 is in Beta. 2.5 is stable and has been around for ages.

Merlin is my pick if by project management you mean Gantt charts.

Otherwise if you're more interested in customer management and task tracking then Basecamp (http://basecamphq.com/) might be of more use.

smdnetau
1st July 2008, 08:54 AM
hey guys,
i was wondering if any of the guru's that roam the alley of mactalk know of a good app to help web designers manage web projects? time logging, separating the development into smaller tasks etc.

i think i recall a while ago seeing an app that did this but i can't remember the name

I'm using a demo of OmniPlan which is very similar to Merlin2. What I like about this kind of applications is, for example, when a client takes their time getting changes back to you or there's a delay of some description, and there's still an expectation to keep the same deadline, you can send over an adjusted timeline showing that because of xyz delays the deadline is now extended. This is of course when living in a perfect world.

SyncMan
1st July 2008, 09:30 AM
I was suggested to look at Basecamp before too, but I baulked at it, not sure I can say why now as it has been a while. Can others fill in why there is a dislike for Basecamp?