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This program allows you to build diagrams of processes and monitor their execution. As a rule, tasks do not exist on their own, they are usually interrelated, and the best way to show this is to build a diagram of processes.

Almost every task in the program can be drilled down to a separate diagram, until the project is broken down into elementary operations. Having constructed a detailed scheme, you can simulate the future execution of the project, what will become the basis for the planned schedule, which can be compared with the current execution of tasks without leaving the program. You can also place some tasks in the Calendar and set reminders on them.

More formally, the program allows you to build a customized, based on the BPMN notation, PERT diagram of the project (with events and processes at nodes). Then this description of the project is used to generate a Gantt chart and track the progress of the project.

So, inShort is a powerful tool to work with projects and business processes, which can be applied not only in office but also for personal purposes. You can further explore the capabilities of the program with the detailed interactive User Guide.

Here are a few cases in which this program can help you:

You have a difficult task, you do not know where to start and how to approach it.
Try to approach it with this program and you'll find out where to start and where to move.

Or conversely, you have a lot of problems: you are literally surrounded with task managers and planners, but at the same time feel that you make no headway, like a squirrel in a cage.
Draw your goals in this program, and you'll find out, which of your tasks work for your goals and which — against them.

You suspect that business processes in your organization are not optimal and you are doing a lot of unnecessary work?
Build a scheme of processes in this program, and you'll see what's what.

Need to plan a complex project?
Draw a sketch, and you won't have to constantly make the project plan over in a project manager.

You need to organize the learning process by a mass of sources in a certain order?
Build a curriculum inShort, and you won't get lost in the new material.

Key features:
• Building the diagram of processes and resources (PERT network diagram of the project, based on BPMN notation).
• Drill down the diagram elements.
• Tracking the execution of processes.
• Advanced mode of pre-planning.
• Integration with the standard Calendar.
• Displaying the list of tasks in the form of a Gantt chart.
• Separation of physical and information flows.
• Export of diagrams into PDF files and OPML outlines.
• Ability to specify the expected time of execution, both directly and parametrically.
• Working calendars taking into account various schedules of work for implementation of tasks.
• Work resources and their assignment to tasks.
• Material resources, counting the usage of resources by the diagram.
• Localization of work and resources in places.
• Queues of tasks: organize the work with active tasks in accordance with the elements of the GTD methodology.
• Control lists for diagrams — monitor the sequence of actions with the diagram step by step.

Advanced features of project management in accordance with the Theory of Constraints technique:
• finding the critical path;
• positioning of time buffers of the project;
• calculation of buffer sizes;
• calculation of late starts for feeding paths of the project;
• tracking of time indicators during project execution.

Cannot solve a problem? Draw it inShort and sort things out with it there. It's like voodoo but it works.

What's New

Version 1.5.4

Fixed the bug that could lead to a failure in the automatic creation of a link, as well as when selecting or moving a diagram object.
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• Improved stability of the synchronization of diagrams via iCloud.
• Improved editing functions, added an option for instant text input — just enter text, editing is activated automatically.
• Improved link tracing.
• Made some elaboration and interface improvements.

More than a third of inShort users have taken advantage of the service, they share their plans and business processes conveniently and effectively. A single workspace and real-time collaboration ensure consistency and synchronization of tasks.
Try it today and you will be ready for any projects:

We are grateful to all the active users whose comments and suggestions have been useful in improving inShort.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

User Guide is Fantastic


I have only just begun to use InShort and the “in the app” user guide is fantastic, it is actually all the working logic blocks for the resources, events and triggers. You advance through the user guide just as if you were using the program, all the logic and editing tools are active. The user guide gives me an awesome idea of what this program is capable of to extablish a critical action path and show all the resource people how they are impacting a project in a visual manner. InShort is much like a ladder logic editor however the results are great GANTT charts that are easily understood by anyone as they show the named tasks, who is responsible, what they need, the required result and the date it needs to be done by. I started project management with MacProject on my first Mac I bought in March of 1984. I used MacProject all the from the 1st Mac OS up to MacOS 9. Then when OS X arrived I switched to Project X and the program was discontinued when Mountain Lion arrived. I could not be more happy with InShort since I learned MacProject on my 8mhz 128K memory Macintosh in 1984, this app has a bright future for people that have to think their way through a process, a construction project or a custom automation project. Great job InShort!!!

Impressive tool for applicaiton development


Initially I was looking for a tool that was similar to MS Visio for Mac to help me design the process flows for an Application I am working on for my employer, and then I stumbled across this little gem. This is like Visio on steroids and at the same time NOTHING like Visio at all!! You can build and design process flows with ease. You can create layer upon layer of drill downs to account for incredible complexity within a process while keeping the individual layers of your diagrams simple, clean and easy to read. And that is just the beginning of what you can do with this incredible program. There are so many features packed into this thing it’ll take me a while to ferret out everything that can be done, but from what I’ve seen so far … this is VERY well done!

not a software/data/digital process/flow design tool??


after tried a bit, find it not a data/digital process/flow design tool. Since the shapes for these processes are missing. Seems the developer is trying to help user forming an entire new platform for collaborating, but the backward compatibilities with MS Visio/project and others are still preferred (by me) given my work environment’s co-existence of both OS and MS systems.

Chart layout is an problem for me. The way to save chart to PDF is desired, especially if the links and drill down/up features can be preserved. Saving pictures is not as natural as normally user experienced.

Love the drill down/up feature, but need a way to flat things for displaying and overviewing. Did not find the feature yet, maybe I missed.

Developer Response

If you save PDF via the printing interface of Mac OS, a PDF file with all the subdiagrams and working links between them will be generated. I did not allocate this export as a separate item, since the standard interface is quite convenient for this purpose, allowing you to select paper size and set of required pages. Also you can copy a part of the diagram and paste it into another application.

Using Gantt charts and the reporting subsystem, you can get a set of different "flat" data views for analysis and exchange with other systems.


Iouri Korotkikh
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