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adoc Studio 1.0 is Here!

We are pleased to announce the release of adoc Studio 1.0, the first full version of our AsciiDoc writing environment. A big thank you goes to everyone who supported us during the beta phase. Your intensive testing contributed significantly to optimizing adoc Studio in record time.

What is adoc Studio?

adoc Studio is an integrated writing environment for Mac and iPad. It is like an IDE that supports you in writing technical documentation in the best possible way. We use the markup language AsciiDoc, which is easy to learn and at the same time very powerful. Our software allows you to organize, write and export texts. You can find more information about adoc Studio in our blog post on the launch of the public beta.

Test adoc Studio

Download adoc Studio now from Apple App Store and test the app for 14 days free of charge and without obligation.

Subscribe to adoc Studio

If you like adoc Studio, you can take out a subscription for $14.99 per user per month or $149.99 per user per year via in-app purchase. In both cases, you will receive both the macOS and iOS versions in a bundle.

Feature Suggestions and Support

Version 1.0 is by no means the end of our journey. We are therefore always happy to receive feature suggestions on our current Development Roadmap or discuss them with us in the Forum.

Stay tuned and have fun with adoc Studio 1.0!
The ProjectWizards team

Posted by Frank Blome on June 12th, 2024 under Products
Tags: tech-writing technicak write asciidoc Author documentation

New Version of Key Account Management

Since 2019, many Merlin Project users have found the template for key account management very exciting. The template is constantly in the top 10 of our project management templates.

We also still use the template for our partners, special prospects & customers, as well as our service providers. However, over the last 5 years we have made some small but subtle changes to our system.

Let us show you these improvements. You can download the new template for free.

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How to Write a Project Proposal?

A project proposal is a document that outlines the core values of your project and sells it to stakeholders. Put simply, it shows what the project is about, why it makes sense, what you want to achieve with it and how you will get there. Writing a project proposal is generally the first step in the project management process.

A project proposal can contain a list of activities or tasks that will be associated with the project. However, it does not go into as much detail as a project plan. Instead, the project proposal contains more marketing elements for the project.

Even if you have not established a suggestion scheme for projects in your company, there are many reasons why you should think about it:

  • to win a new customer,
  • to secure funding,
  • to convince management
  • to allocate resources to an initiative
  • to have a working document for a detailed project proposal,
  • and much more.
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Welcome to adoc Studio

adoc Studio

The time has finally come. Our new product adoc Studio is going into public beta testing!

Over the last two years, we have started a new project alongside Merlin Project. No, that's not quite right. We actually started it about 10 years ago, because that's how long we've been writing our manuals and all public documents in AsciiDoc.

Today we are introducing adoc Studio - our tool for all technical documents!

What is adoc Studio?

adoc Studio is a new, integrated writing environment for structured texts of all kinds. Use the full range of AsciiDoc - directly on your Mac, iPad and iPhone.

The main window of adoc Studio
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Posted by Frank Blome on February 1st, 2024 under Products
Tags: tech-writing technical writing asciidoc Author

40 Years of Macintosh
A (My) Personal Review

It's that time again. It's the Apple Macintosh's birthday again. It's now its 40th birthday - a special anniversary. I don't like to admit it, but most of the time in history I have somehow used the computer, or not. But read for yourself.

Before the Macintosh

Welcome IBM Ad

After Steve Wozniak's groundbreaking tinkering, which was introduced by and as the Apple Computer in 1976, Apple sold the Apple II very successfully from 1977. The second version, the Apple II+, was released when IBM introduced its PC in 1981. With more than a wink, Apple greeted the former typewriter manufacturer with a full-page advertisement.

But by then, an important step had already been taken: Steve Jobs visited the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) with a team for the first time in 1979 and was particularly impressed by one idea: Operating a graphical user interface with the mouse.

However, it would be another four years before the Lisa appeared as a mouse-operated computer in 1983. Although it offered groundbreaking functions such as the graphical interface and the drag & drop option, it remained commercially unsuccessful due to its high price of over $10,000.

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Posted by Frank Blome on January 18th, 2024 under Internal
Tags: history macintosh

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