updated 08:40 pm EDT, Wed July 26, 2006
OmniPlan beta available
The Omni Group has announced the public beta release of its new project management application, OmniPlan. OmniPlan, now in beta, is designed to help users create logical, manageable project planning documents. With OmniPlan you can break down tasks, optimize the resources needed for your project (people, materials, or equipment), control various costs, and monitor the entire project at a glance. Every project is made up of a collection of different activities; OmniPlan provides features like Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical path highlighting to help you manage basic planning options along with offering more in-depth functionality. OmniPlan features include easy task entry, in-depth resource management, a scheduling system for tasks and resources, visual timelines (Gantt charts), violation notification, critical path highlighting, and a number of import and export options, including the ability to round-trip with Microsoft Project. The beta expires August 26th; The final release of OmniPlan will retail for $150 (educational and family pricing will be announced at that time).