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      12 comments  ·  Feedback and Ideas for QuickPlan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

      @rosshut10

      Our preferred and our practices are using Kanban (or other similar tools, such as the famous app Trello) to manage the short-term activities. And using the approach, the project schedule is the input of the Kanban. Also there are many todo apps which supports online collaboration, we can also using the todo apps to manage short-term activities with the team, and collect the task execution status feedback, then the PM take actions to update the project schedule.

      it's possible that add a simple task list feature to QuickPlan. As there are many other apps ready for short-term activities management, and QuickPlan is focusing on project schedule.

      Best Regards,

      AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

      Estimate? I think you mean "WORK" or "COST", there is no problem to input task work as 1 hour.

      (to let the member be flexible, for a task with one hour of work, we can define the task as "to be completed in one DAY with one HOUR efforts"

      AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

      @Joel Tellier

      We will continue to way that QuickPlan to help planning well (than just providing features).

      AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

      Hi all,

      For the design consideration, please check out the article "about task duration" in the best practices at http://www.quickplan.xyz/documents/best-practices/

      And:
      - Cost be impacted by resource, resource allocation rate, and duration. One task with 1 hour duration which be assigned to a resource == One task with 1 day duration which be assigned to a resource by 1/8 efforts

      - Thinking if we are working for a schedule, or just a document

      - Really are working for project schedule, or agenda, or todo

      - For agenda, please download iAgenda app which is free not

      Best,

      AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

      Hello all,

      Please can you check out the article "about task duration" in the best practices at http://www.quickplan.xyz/documents/best-practices/

      Thanks,

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        2 comments  ·  Feedback and Ideas for QuickPlan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hello,

        Thanks for the ideas.

        The nature of the project schedule size may be very large, this will be a very touch case sometimes if we want to print it on a small paper.

        (It is NOT like most of other apps, like drawing apps, the drawing area is limited, so the nature of the result size is limited)

        Even a human sometimes has no way to make it (a very big size of project schedule, print on a small paper, to keep all the content be clear and visible).

        Like your case, it is a problem for some users as the text on the paper is not clear (as the printer need to zoom it). But it may not be a problem if printing it using a printer with very high DPI

        An option to change the text font sometimes work well – we will test it.

        Another issue…

        AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

        It’s a big challenge for the users (and the app) to print the project schedule with unlimited natural size (no limited on horizontal and vertical direction) to a limited size of paper, directly printing will get unsatisfied result as lack of options to adjust the output.

        If the project duration is long or there are many tasks, there is no way for the computer the scale the content in a limited size of PDF page, for printing with good quality as the printer DPI is also limited. If the hardware or the nature of the project size is not good to be in one page, even a human will has no way to do it (also the AI and the computer have no way to do it)

        So QuickPlan provides PDF exporting functions for the users to adjust exporting options for better printing result. Please just export project schedule as PDF and then to print the PDF file.

        For more details about printing challenge, would you please help to check it at http://www.quickplan.xyz/documents/quickplan-for-mac/quickstart/quickstart6/ ?

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          4 comments  ·  Feedback and Ideas for QuickPlan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

          To change task link behavior, please tap the project name on the toolbar.

          About task link, would please check out following the comments?

          Although MS project is a very good app for project schedule, we may find we have big trouble to use it.

          QuickPlan is NOT to clone MS project, we are working the app for most of the user cases, with the best user experience, based on Project management experts.

          Task link is very important for the project apps which is hard for the use to lay out tasks and to change tasks. BUT QuickPlan changing the game.

          You may find that QuickPlan does not support the same task link types as MS Project:
          - QuickPlan just support "Start to Finish" task link.
          - QuickPlan supports another link behavior called "list tasks", this task link is not used by other apps. But many of our users like this way as it's just intuitive as they expected

          Our design consideration is that:
          - QuickPlan is the app which makes lay out tasks much more easier than any other schedule app (say 10+ times efficiency improvement than other apps). Using QuickPlan, change task schedule (re-schedule) is much more easier than before.
          - We have an article talking about task structure, would you please help to check it at http://www.quickplan.xyz/documents/best-practices/structure-of-project-tasks/ ?
          - For the case when using the apps which are very hard to lay out tasks, task link will be helpful for efficiency when changing task date. But actually it does not help more as we still need to check the resource, time and ...

          With time using QuickPlan, we may find:
          - There is no more needs to use the complicated task links for project schedule using QuickPlan
          - Organize tasks well in groups and sub projects will be the better solution

          THE APP is to help MAKING COMPLICATED be SIMPLE, not to show how professional the PM is

          (Of cause task links are still useful that's why QuickPlan supports part of it, my suggestion is trying to avoid using it)

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            2 comments  ·  Feedback and Ideas for QuickPlan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

            QuickPlan for macOS supports to export project by date range, with option to control if need to clip or not. See more details at http://www.quickplan.xyz/documents/quickplan-for-mac/release-notes/quickplan-for-macos-2-0/. Free trial version is at http://QuickPlan.xyz/trial

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              2 comments  ·  Feedback and Ideas for QuickPlan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              From QuickPlan 6.0, there is a new column “to be %” which is used to show the “to be complete rate”, you can just compare it with the actual “% complete” for the purpose.

              AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

              Hello,

              QuickPlan supports to show task in LIST style, with pre-config filtering of later tasks.
              Please check out the details at http://www.quickplan.xyz/documents/quickplan-for-ios/releasenotes/quickplanhd80/

              ---------
              AND, it's a complicated topic about why there is no something to set the task be delay status:

              ********** Project schedule is NOT project TODO ***********
              Project schedule should reflect reality, that means if tasks be later, the tasks should be rescheduled. (if a task is later, the team should communicate about the task, and reschedule it, to make the task executable)

              That means if project schedule be tracked well (of cause, for a project, we need to track project well), there is no active task which is delay

              *********** Some users are using QuickPlan to maintain TODO tasks ***********
              Yes QuickPlan does better than many other todo apps even for maintaining todo tasks, but QuickPlan the major design purpose is for project schedule. We may do something to make QuickPlan be better for todo if it will not impact the major purpose of project schedule

              ********* Think ************
              Some users may need a GANTT APP for TODO tasks, but there is not any good one for it.

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                6 comments  ·  Feedback and Ideas for QuickPlan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

                This functionality is only ready for macOS edition now. (the FREE trial is ready at http://quickplan.xyz/trial, please try it for a temp solution if not plan to purchase it)

                And it will be ready with next iPad version this year.

                (We have released 20+ version of QuickPlan for iPad in the last years, I'd like not to release new versions too frequently for the iOS edition if no more big enhancements, as the app is very complicated now, a new version will cost much, but we did not charge the users again)

                About hide/show tasks option:
                This will cause logic problem, for example if hide a task, the users will be confused for strange task link display and task group display.

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                  3 comments  ·  Feedback and Ideas for QuickPlan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

                  Thanks the idea.

                  Locking specific tasks will cause logic problem

                  - If one task in a group is locked, when move task group (change group task start date), logic issue
                  - If tasks be linked, but one is locked, when move predecessor task, logic issue
                  - If to change the start date of whole project, what will happen

                  Project schedule is NOT todo tasks. Project schedule should guide the team how to execute (when, who, depends, cost ...), AND the project schedule should reflect the reality of the project, that means if the tasks schedule to be completed before today, but not completed before today, the project schedule should be rescheduled, that means all the tasks planned to be completed before today should be completed. There is no need to lock task like a TODO app.

                  Or there is something hidden which caused me not get your real pain points for project schedule

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                    2 comments  ·  Feedback and Ideas for QuickPlan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

                    @Aleksey

                    QuickPlan sync projects via iCloud Drive, managed by iOS and macOS - it's automatical.

                    I suppose what you mean is that when opening a project at iPad and iPhone together, edit on one device, then other device will reflect.

                    This is impossible as the tasks in project schedule are tightly related in tree structure, give an example, when removing a group on one device, and at same time adding a new to the group, what the app to do?

                    Project schedule manages much more complex data than calendar app.

                    Best,

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                      2 comments  ·  Feedback and Ideas for QuickPlan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks the idea.

                      We intend to develop QuickPlan for Mac, Windows 10. Right now, we have no interested in developing it for Android. As the project schedule is very complicated operation on the device, QuickPlan is to delivery a simple and intuitive interface for the complexity, we need focus on limited screen size devices.

                      AdminMobilinked (Li, Mobilinked) commented  · 

                      The beta version of Mac is ready at http://quickplan.mobilinked.biz/quickplanosx/

                      Windows Edition is just in mind now

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