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inShort: Project & Workflow

By Jury Shortki

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

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.

It is important to understand that this program by itself does not solve problems and does not reach your goals, but it allows to see them in new ways and discover the right direction for your efforts.

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.

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 in Version 5.5.4

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 workflow.link 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: http://www.workflow.link

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

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Customer Reviews

Replaces over 5+ apps that I use

It's probably about once a year I use an app that stands out to me so much I just have to write a review about it. This past year, it's definitely inShort. I've been an MBA student and a freelance consultant to small businesses of 1-10 people, I don't have a ton of real world application to a good chunk of features this app provides, but my research covers almost every app you can think of. I'm not sure if I would say the learning curve is steep, I always considered the learning curve of OmniFocus to be pretty steep mostly because I could never quite tailor my tasks around the GTD method. As an entrepreneur, I don't have a problem getting things done or prioritizing the various aspects of my life, my clients, and my businesses. What I've always had a problem with is finding a solution that can grow and adapt with myself, my clients, and my businesses. I've used MindNode for quite some time which is a great tool to easily breakdown and structure your thoughts when your mind moves a million miles a second, but the problem I was always left with is being able to export, convert, or transform those mind maps into a real usable workflow without custom creating my own application to process the exportable formats. This is where inShort comes in. It's either as simple as a task manager, or as complex as a project manager like Basecamp, Asana, Wrike, etc.

I've love the concept of Trello, but it always fell short when in several areas, namely the early stages of actually creating and organizing a complex workflow. inShort also covers this area by acting as a database schema. Everything is connected giving you the power to create powerful relationships. The only downside so far is that I wish they had an evaluation version on the desktop for students. Although it's a huge bargain at $40, I don't have the money for it yet. I'll update my review after I purchase the desktop version and mess around with it.

My advice to Jury Shortki, offer some sort of trial or evaluation version, maybe offer a limited number of objects for free, and then charge a monthly subscription based on the amount of usage someone is getting out of it. $40 is too cheap for someone that is actually using this app, but it's too expensive for someone that isn't using it or is skeptical of its capabilities. The online tool was a great move, at least now you'll be able to track and gain more insights to how and when people are using your app.

inShort: Project & Workflow
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $6.99
  • Category: Business
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.5.4
  • Size: 41.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Russian
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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