Vicky Stamatopoulou on 16. January 2013
ProjectWizards is proud to be once again a sponsor of this year’s Cirque du Mac at Macworld/iWorld 2013. Cirque du Mac X is the 10th incarnation of this event. “The greatest party on earth” will be happening on February 1st, 2013 and will again feature a performance by the Macworld All-Star Band.
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 17. December 2012
I would like to add resources into my Merlin project from the mac Address Book. When I look in the Merlin library the Address Book icon is there but I can’t seem to get it to populate with any contacts. When I drag and drop a contact from my Address Book on to the resources list, it adds a new resource but doesn’t provide any of the contact information. I am using the latest Merlin for Mac OS X version on a current OS X 10.8.x (Mountain Lion)- Can you help?
When working on Mountain Lion, you should allow Merlin to access the Address Book contacts. If this is not the case, Merlin won’t be able to list those contacts in the Library or provide contact information.
So please check System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Contacts > …
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 26. July 2012
- From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
- Click Spotlight.
- Click the Privacy tab.
- Drag your home folder or even an entire volume (your hard drive) to the list.
- Remove the item or volume you just added.
Or for the Terminal geeks:
sudo mdutil -E /
If you allow the system to reindex your files for a while, Merlin project files will appear in the “Documents” area.
Antoni Cherif on 12. July 2012
Today we’ve released a new free Merlin update. The Merlin 2.9 update brings various improvements and more stability. It is recommended for all Merlin and Merlin Server users.
With Mountain Lion Apple introduces a new technology called “Gatekeeper”. Gatekeeper helps protect you from downloading and installing malicious software on your Mac, no matter where your apps come from. And it gives you even more control over which apps you install. With the standard option Gatekeeper installs only apps from the Mac App Store and apps from identified developers. Merlin and Merlin Server are now signed by ProjectWizards as an indentified developer and working with the Gatekeeper default option under OS X Mountain Lion.
We highly recommend users of OS X Mountain Lion to install this update.
Updating existing installations of Merlin Server: The formerly contained certificate is now replaced by the new one verified by Apple. Therefore the very first time you start Merlin Server, you will be asked to allow accessing Keychain for the existing certificate to be replaced. Please click on “Allow always”.
Resolved Issues in Merlin
Antoni Cherif on 31. May 2012
Today we’ve released a new free update. The 2.8.5 update brings various improvements and more stability. It is recommended for all Merlin and Merlin Server users.
Resolved Issues in Merlin
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 5. October 2011
One of the new features of OS X Lion is the ability of working with applications in full screen mode. Working in full screen mode is very practical when you want to concentrate on one application and make full use of your screen. This option has been implemented in Merlin as well, so when using a Merlin version 2.8 or newer which is running on OS X Lion, just click on the appropriate button and see Merlin hiding the menu bar and switching the current view of your projects in full screen mode. If you need a menu item, just move the mouse towards the top of the window and Merlin blends the menu bar along with the toolbar for you. But what would you want Merlin to do when running in full screen mode?
What should happen with the toolbar when Merlin runs in full screen mode?
You need the toolbar to switch from view to view, to call the library or the elements area, toggle the inspector’s display, check the project settings, or start publishing. You don’t need the toolbar when scheduling, updating your project’s tasks or maybe presenting the project’s schedule to stakeholders.
So what do you think? Should Merlin’s full screen mode in Lion show up, with or without the toolbar? We are very curious to read your thoughts…
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 27. July 2011
The latest Merlin version (2.7.9) is tested under pre-releases and previews of Lion.
As you may know, Mac OS X Lion includes many small but significant changes. Some APIs are changed, older ones are deleted and newer are added. Our developers did their best to react and created a version of Merlin which works under 10.7 – yes… “it works”. Currently we can not say anything regarding the stability, since 10.7 is brand new. If you have to work in a production environment, we recommend to wait at least for 10.7.1.
Should you have any reports to make please include your Merlin Support Profile. To create it proceed as usual; start Merlin and call Help > Create Support Profile
Please contact our support for a link to the latest developer build of Merlin or Merlin Server.
Dave Prior on 11. May 2011
Over the past few weeks I’ve been able to give a few presentations about doing project management on the Mac and on the iPad. I had a few requests so I thought I would post them.
The first is the presentation I gave in the Philadelphia Walnut St. Apple Store on how to manage projects using a Mac: Managing Projects on a Mac.
The second is the one I gave at the PMI Lehigh Valley Professional Development Day on how to use the iPad as a Project Management tool: The iPad and Project Management
Dave Prior on 29. March 2011
(To request an invite, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Project Manager or Mac user? For a long time you had to be one or the other, but the two are no longer mutually exclusive. Whether you want to manage your projects and day-to-day work on a Mac, an iPad or an iPhone, now there are tools available that are robust enough to allow us to work in the system in which we feel most at home, and which allow us to be the most productive.
Please join us for a very special evening at the Walnut Street Apple Store (1607 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103) on April 6 at 7:00 PM for an opportunity to network with local Mac using thought leaders in Project Management. You’ll be treated to presentation showcasing a number of Mac based tools that have all been field tested and proven to enable successful project management. Whether you’ve just picked up an iPad 2, or you’ve been using a Mac for years, you’ll pick up some great tips to raise your game as a PM and a get chance to win some great prizes. (more…)