Easy project management with Gantt charts. Designed for Mac and iPad
Available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese
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Manage your resources
Productive resource management is essential to any successful project. xPlan offers project managers an intuitive and dynamic project management application that’s also easy to use. With a simple inspector, you can easily setup two types of resources: human or material and assign and calculate pertaining costs based on many different criteria. You can also import any resource from your main Address Book, including the picture of the person.
Create tasks and subtasks
xPlan works with you and can be easily adapted to any kind of project, big or small. In just seconds, you can create a clear and concise action plan containing one or multiple processes. You are not limited in creating assignments and you can efficiently assign tasks and subtasks to your team members, staff and contractors. It's also very easy to add a completion level to each task. When you move a process, all subtasks will intuitively follow. There is no need to re-enter or edit your information. You can view your processes in a detailed, daily view or in a simplified yearly view.
Creating milestones is an excellent way to monitor and record the major steps and events in your project. Milestones is an effective tool in helping you analyse a project’s progression and get a clear picture of key deliverables. Setup a different colour for each important step and add useful notes.
Create separate to-do lists
Sometimes, you will also need to handle tasks that are not linked to a calendar or that are separated from the main project. xPlan makes managing these adjacent activities easy by allowing you to handle these special tasks directly in the application. This is a convenient feature for the project manager. These separate to-do lists will never appear on the Gantt or resources view. You can also import tasks from xList application.
Compute beautiful Gantt charts
A Gantt chart is a type of bar chart that illustrates a project schedule, the start and finish dates of the terminal elements and summary elements of a project. Used as an effective communication tool, they are a great way to visualise and share the project with your team during presentations or via the web. With xPlan, you can easily create professional and visually alluring Gantt charts as a way to gain insights about your project progress.
Switch to the innovative resources view
xPlan resources view is a transparent and convenient tool that helps you to focus on your project by resource. Survey each resource to see the assigned tasks within a easy to read timeline. It’s a calendar so you you can browse by week, month or year. Leading a team is made easier by being able to manage the accountability of the resources working on the project.
Create dependencies between tasks
Creating dependancies between tasks help to give your team a full-picture view of the tasks involved and the corresponding details pertaining to each task. Get a clear look at essential data such as requisite and dependant tasks and who is responsible. When you move the first task of a group of linked tasks, all tasks will automatically follow. You can also link milestones to tasks and vice versa.
Browse the report view
Keep an eye on the progress by taking a quick, real-time over-view of all your project items to ensure you stay on target. View the current specifics of all project elements in 3 available modes: A global report, a report per resource or per process. You have the option to disable some columns like completion level of cost.
Import / Export. Compatible Microsoft Project
xPlan allows you to import or export documents for Microsoft Project. At this time, we only support the XML format that is open to developers. xPlan also allows you to export some information to iCal, CSV format or xList5. With the export to xView service, anybody can see a view of a project with a simple web browser.
Sync with iCloud Drive or Dropbox services
With Apple iCloud Drive integration, you can access your xPlan projects from anywhere. For example, you can continue working with your iPad or iPhone version of xPlan. Integrate your project with Dropbox for real time team collaboration at a distance. You just need to create one account for all members and then you can sync projects.