Smart Plans - Multi Planner
By Left Coast Logic
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SmartPlans is a flexible project planner and task manager. It's "Smart" because it manages the time that you allocate to your various projects, while maintaining the balance that you need to get everything done - meetings, customer contacts, simple tasks, and complex projects. And now, SmartPlans 3 integrates with our other productivity apps by way of your iOS Calendar.
With SmartPlans you can also create simple unstructured "to do" lists, record the time of multiple tasks and calls (great for managing contacts and customer billing), and even track your life balance goals.
How it works:
✓Create a project.
✓Fill it with tasks. Add more later.
✓Drag and drop to group tasks into Milestones, with alerts and deadlines.
✓Flip your iPhone or iPad sideways to manage multiple projects from the Gantt view.
✓View your Milestones and Tasks directly in your iPhone or iPad Calendar app.
✓Now sync Calendar with any of our productivity apps - SmartCal (iPhone), SmartPad (iPad) and SmartDay (Mac) - and they will automatically schedule in your other tasks and appointments into your current day.
✓There. Now you have everything from the forest to the trees. Even acorns.
New in SmartPlans 3.0
• Cascading Gantt view shows project detail (milestones, tasks)
• Milestones with critical path and deadline alerts
• Dependencies: link any project to another project's milestone
• Sync milestones and tasks to the Calendar app (Warning: May be incompatible with some iCloud calendars)
Key Features in SmartPlans 3.0
• Create simple task lists as Free-style projects
• Group tasks and sub-tasks
• Create critical path projects with Milestones
• Milestones automatically have deadlines and pop-up alerts
• Link any Project to a Milestone from another Project
• Simple graph shows progress against plan, for each Project
• Gantt chart shows work balance of all Projects, drag/move/resize to manage
• Link up to 6 Contexts to your Projects to monitor your life balance goals
• Timer keeps audit record of all tasks, calls. Great for customer billing.
• Export reports to CSV/Excel
• Synchronize Milestones to Calendar as All-Day Events
• Synchronize Tasks to Calendar as Recurring Events
• Optionally, sync tasks with Toodledo
BEFORE YOU SYNC: PLEASE READ THE SYNC GUIDE ON OUR WEB SITE.
STABILITY: SmartPlans is very stable and has been tested on all iOS devices by our own testing team, and by public users such as yourselves. If you experience any stability issues, it may be a corrupt install from iTunes. Simply remove SmartPlans from your device and re-install. This should solve the issue. Be sure to back up your data often!
Export projects to CSV/Excel
Sync directly with our SmartDay apps (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Web)
SmartPlans web version (free for SmartPlans owners)
Enterprise version (upgrade) for plan sharing and delegation
What's New in Version 3.0.3
Crashes, no subtasks, etc.
I wish I could get my money back. I purchased this because I wanted to use it in conjunction with Toodledo. Well, it does sync with Toodledo, but what they don't tell you is that it doesn't do subtasks or pick up the stuff that isn't in a project in Toodledo. So if you have carefully planned projects that have subtasks in Toodledo, it won't pull these in.
Also, the life balance context categories are limited to the number of contexts they think you should have as well as their predefined colors. Since I already use color in my system, using their colors throws everything off. In this screen, as I make changes to the names of the categories, the program does this weird flickering thing and often then crashes.
This would be an expensive program if it worked perfectly. As it is, crashing, not letting you customize the most basic things like how many contexts there are and what their names are, the price is outrageous. I would not recommend this to anyone.
Great concept but poor execution
I didn't experience it crashing on my iPad 2 but I did experience enormous frustration in dragging tasks to reorder their priority or to create subcategories and milestones. Tasks that I was reordering would instead be nested in another task with no way to undo it. Once nested in another task, the only way to undo it was to delete the task and start over. It doesn't sound like a big deal but a task list / project manager with tasks that can't easily be re-prioritized is basically useless.
On my iPhone 4S, I had a better experience and find it kind of cool to work with.
The syncing between the iPhone and iPad could be better. You can't easily switch back and forth between the phone and the iPad like you can on so many other apps. Data is duplicated or messed up.
This is a promising app and could be great.
Crashes and uncooperative
I regret buying this app. It crashes often and is just plain difficult to deal with. Forget calendar syncing, it's not going to happen. Their user guide tells you a laundry lists of tricks you shouldn't have to do to try to make sync work. It's 2014! Syncing should just work! Also no refund from this developer in iTunes so that tells you they are not honest. That was $20 thrown away. Do not buy!
- Category: Business
- Updated: Feb 22, 2013
- Version: 3.0.3
- Size: 4.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Left Coast Logic
- © 2012 Left Coast Logic LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.