OmniPlan 2.3 – Project management made painless.

OmniPlan 2.3With OmniPlan, you can create logical, manageable project plans with Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical paths. Break down the tasks needed to make your project a success, optimize resources, and streamline budgets. It’s project management made painless.

How to get your project done on time and under budget:

  • Translate strategy into tactics everyone can understand
  • Create summaries of work broken into lists of activities
  • Distribute workloads fairly and efficiently
  • Manage costs as you go

Plan, monitor, and control it all with software designed to make your job easier, not harder.

What’s New

Version 2.3:
New Features

  • OmniPlan 2.3 is Sandboxed -- OmniPlan now runs in the application Sandbox your computer and your information safe. We have not found a correct way to migrate AppleScripts from the old location to a Sandbox compatible location. Not migrating them at all is the least bad option for now. Users can migrate such scripts themselves by pasting the following into a Terminal window: mkdir -p ~/Library/Application Scripts/com.omnigroup.OmniPlan2; Since document templates need to live in the Sandbox container now, all we ask you for under "Save As Template" is a template name, rather than giving you a whole save panel. The AppleScript export command has been updated to support the App Sandbox.
  • Scheduling Influences -- We’ve introduced a feature (View ▸ Show Scheduling Influences) to tell you why OmniPlan has scheduled a task when it has. Give it a test drive.
  • New Constraint Types -- We’ve added support for ‘start no later than’ and ‘end no earlier than’ constraints. The old constraints are refered to as ‘start no earlier than’ and ‘end no later than’.
  • Printing -- By popular request, headers are now printed at the top of every page.
  • Microsoft Project Import and Export -- We’ve put a lot of work into improving our handling of Microsoft Project file formats. MPP import has been a major area of focus.
  • HTML Template Preferences -- HTML Templates are now managed by a new interface in Preferences.
  • Document Template Preferences --" The Template Preferences pane is more user friendly and now displays some of the basic settings in the template.
  • The End of Time -- Tasks cannot start before the project start date (or after the end, in backwards projects). OmniPlan 2.3 now greys out the inaccessible time. This feature is enabled in the factory templates but not in existing custom templates until you choose to do so. You might not want to see it on printouts, or at all, so go ahead and turn it off under the View menu.
  • Lion Auto Save -- OmniPlan now saves your document regularly in the background and integrates with Versions.
Bug Fixes
  • No more mysterious cicle in the window close button --" We called this the "metadata changed" button. It was suppose to let you know that some relatively unimportant piece of persisted data had changed (such as window size), but we weren’t going to force you to decide to discard or save it when you close the window. With Lion Auto Save, this makes no sense.
  • Attachments to page headers and footers are now copied into the file wrapper so that they can be published and emailed with the document.
  • Updated the German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese localizations.
  • We’ve fixed a few drawing issues on the Gantt and Timeline views.
  • If the changelog goes missing from the WebDAV server, we now recover gracefully. Previously you would be caught needing to update, but update would just say "not found".
  • Changes to existing notes on tasks and resources were sometimes not published. All better now.
  • The Changelog file that supports plan syncing is now consolidated more frequently, improving sync times.
  • Some CalDav servers return inscrutable errors if asked for free/busy information for a period more than a month long or a year in the future. We now make multiple requests, and stop shy of one year.
  • Various updates to the configuration sheet should make setup clearer and easier.
  • Sync tasks to Calendar Server ToDo has been renamed to Sync tasks to Calendar Server Reminders". Same feature, new name.
  • When leveling splits a partly complete task, only the incomplete portion will be moved.
  • Leveling is now typically about 50% faster.
  • When leveling assigns tasks to resources in a group assignment, it no longer has floating point rounding errors resulting in "< 1% of 100%", for example.
  • Leveling delay hasn’t been computed in recent builds and was always zero. All fixed.
  • The resource allocation graph on the resource timelines no longer sometimes indicates that the resource is busy with "(nil)".
  • Fixed an error managing automatic task splitting and rejoining during leveling.
  • CVS Import has stricter requirements for WBS numbers and clear errors if they are not met.
  • All-day tasks are no longer one day short when exported to Calendar.
  • Improved "Scale to fit browser" behavior in HTML reports.
  • The HTML full report no longer encourages use of the "htmld" file extension.
  • Rather than having separate file types for CSV files in utf-8 and utf-16 string encoding, we have a single format and a popup to choose from a variety of encodings.
  • The project title no longer shows up as nil in Full HTML reports.
  • The option to filter (or not) the document contents when exporting to the OmniPlan 2 file format are now available from the get-to.
  • PDF files should now typically be about 35% smaller. The shading in Gantt bars should appear smooth and seamless.
  • Fixed bad horizontal scaling of the Gantt and Timeline views.
  • Dependencies connected to the end of task groups create intractable scheduling situations and are no longer supported. Such dependencies will be removed from old files and a temporary issue will be added to the group.
  • File > Duplicate creates a copy of your document with a separate identifier, so it can be published without collisions.
  • Milestones no longer get pushed from the end of the day to the beginning of the next.
  • Change tracking for negative dependency lead times was incorrect, resulting in them being reset to 0 when synced.
  • Minor updates to UI. Double click to edit a named style name should work now.
  • The Project: Styles inspector window should reliably become key when you edit a named style name now.
  • When editing the name of a style, you should no longer find yourself typing white text against a white background.
  • The disclosure triangles on our inspectors are better aligned.
  • When clicking a chevron on the scheduling influences popover causes an inspector pane to be revealed, the inspectors no longer lose track of what they should be inspecting.
  • Parsing dates in generic mode (i.e., "T day 11:30 AM") no longer loses the minutes portion if no ‘+’ sign is present.
  • Modifying assignments on fixed duration tasks no longer alters the task duration.
  • Exceptions raised by Accessibility’s Speakable Items no longer provoke a crash.
  • Sometimes modifying tasks by dragging various bits on the Gantt view could result in a crash. No more.


Intel, 64-bit processor
OS X 10.8 or later


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