What about the Mac? Sorry. No Project for you. But if you’re a Mac centric office and still have project management needs, there’s a solution that works and it’s less than 10-percent of the price Microsoft charges.
It Does Windows, Too
The problem with Microsoft’s Project has more to do with the complexity and the price than the value. It has a reputation of being difficult to learn and use.
On the other hand, Pagico for Mac and Windows could easily be called Project Lite, or perhaps Project mini, or maybe mini Project.
It comes with a much lighter price tag, an easier learning curve, but with enough real world project bells and whistles to make you dump the spreadsheet.
Pagico looks like a project management app, complete with color coded charts which signify tasks, sub-tasks within projects, and a quick look at what’s overdue, what’s remaining, and what’s completed.
Tasks tend to breed and complexity grows the larger the project. Pagico makes it easier to manage with a tag browser which makes it easier to find the specifics within a sea of projects and tasks.
The Daily Planning view gives you quick insight on tasks scheduled for the day, each of which can be re-prioritized by a simple drag and drop.
One feature that stands out is Pagico’s ability to link everything– files, notes, tasks, itineraries, and anything else– to a task or project.
Anything pertaining to a project or task can be organized by a Smart Collection; folders of items which live in the Pagico lefthand Sidebar, easily accessed with a click.
Considering that Microsoft Project is priced at nearly $600 and requires a summer of night school classes to learn to use, Pagico, at 10-percent of the cost, is a bargain. Also, unlike Microsoft Project, Pagico runs on Mac, Windows PCs, Ubuntu Linux PCs, iPhone and iPad. Project data can be synchronized between devices, too.