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Best PIM for project management?

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Posted by Dr Andus
Apr 23, 2012 at 04:49 PM

 

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
>Not that this is the answer you were looking for Dr Andus, but here’s an unorthodox
>suggestion for a project manager: Scrivener.
> >I haven’t yet really tried this in
>practice, I’ve just considered it in principle. I’ve put together a little PDF (using
>Clarify*) that shows how you might go about creating a project management project in
>Scrivener:

Thanks Steve, that is very creative! (What is Clarify, btw?)

Unfortunately my needs are slightly different. It is important for me to add dates, calculate durations, have a weekly view and manage hundreds of tasks, in order to plan and execute a tight 6 month project (the finishing of my PhD).

BTW, re MyInfo, I agree that the custom columns are very nice. However, given that managing long lists and hierarchies of to-dos within various sub-projects fast is important to me, I found the inserting of new tasks and indenting etc. just a bit too fiddly in comparison with MLO, which has become my gold standard in terms of ease of adding and manipulating tasks (and which also has a large selection of columns, though not customisable).

Interestingly MLO can do a lot of what Achieve Planner can do but on a single page, except the weekly planner, which seems to be AP’s major strength. I’m still trialling a few other apps.