OmniPlan 2.0 project management app adds collaboration focus

App supports project sharing over WebDAV, MobileMe

The Omni Group is launching an update to its project management software, OmniPlan 2.0 today. The update adds collaboration capabilities, allowing managers to create and share projects with a team, and syncing over MobileMe, Omni Sync Server or a WebDAV server. Other added features include support for fiscal calendar years for scheduling according to business protocols, the ability to save filters for re-use in later projects, and new printing customizations, like flexible headers and footers and more margin control.

Tasks are published automatically on saving, and new changes are downloaded automatically using Bonjour (or can be run at intervals). Tasks and updates can also be managed on a server-based calendar, and the update includes AppleScript support. Further, tasks can be split to accommodate scheduling interruptions like holidays and vacations, and they can be color-coded to represent resources. Version 2.0 also allows users to track changes on personal projects or view synced changes on a team project.

Version 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later and can be bought on the company's website. It is also available on the Mac App Store for $200.














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