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We can do more than project management

From time to time our developers program small apps to try out new techniques or to meet current challenges. This is how 3 small applications for the iPhone were created last year, which we would like to briefly introduce to you today:

  • Phone Memos for passing short notes to absentees.
  • Herein! for contact tracking
  • Meeting Cards for more fun in video conferences

Posted by Stefanie Blome on August 4th, 2021 under Products
Tags: ios-apps Mémos de Phone herein Meeting Cards

Merlin Project 7.2.6 Is Released

News about Merlin Project

We have just released the version 7.2.6. This free update is important for Merlin Project.

  • Update your Mac versions in Merlin Project for free with "Check for updates…".
  • The version for the iPad and iPhone will be released after review in the App Store automatically.

We have also updated Merlin Project Express. The new versions will be provided in the Mac App Store or at SetApp – right after its review.

Posted by Frank Blome on July 19th, 2021 under Products
Tags: merlin-project merlin-project-express release

macOS Hints: Testing macOS-Betas

Tip how to install and try out macOS betas


Apple's new operating systems always bring additional and interesting features. At the beginning of June at WWDC 2021, Apple presented its upcoming operating system macOS Monterey (version 12). This macOS version is not expected to be officially available until fall. Nevertheless, developers registered with Apple as well as interested users can already try out the so-called beta systems.

Since it is not yet stable and final software, but rather a construction site, which can however already be walked on, you should not use such betas as a work or everyday system.

The safest and easiest way to install a macOS beta system is to use a partition or external hard drive.

This ensures that the previous operating system remains on the Mac and you create a new volume for the beta or connect it externally.

Below are the steps for a successful beta installation of macOS Monterey.


Posted by Antoni Cherif on July 13th, 2021 under Products
Tags: Apple macOS beta Installation disk utility macos-hints

macOS Hints: Dock Fine-Tuning

Apple user love the macOS Dock for quick accessing the most frequently used applications. It is nice, neat and customizable. But we all probably have been storing so much applications here, that at first sight we might get a little bit lost again.

Any chance to fine-tune the dock, so that it gets more comfortable even with a large collection of app icons?
Yes! Most of us are not aware, Apple already delivers some sort of hidden "onboard resources".


Posted by Peter Meier on July 6th, 2021 under Products
Tags: apple macos dock macos-hints

M1-Macs: Help with Problems

How to Repair M1 Macs with Apple Configurator


The new Apple M1 Macs are true wonder machines. They are fast, efficient and power-saving. They are completely different from the previous Intel Macs. If you are looking for a PRAM reset, NVRAM reset or any other previously known startup handle, you won't find it anymore.

This in turn raises the question, what if the M1-Mac no longer starts or the firmware goes on strike?

There is only one button that you have to press. Thus, you keep the power button pressed until the startup options appear on the screen.

This takes you to options that, for example, reboot the system. This is always helpful if macOS stops working properly and you still want to keep your data. Furthermore, with the help of Disk Utility, you can repair the hard drives, partition them and get rid of most of the problems.

But what to do if that doesn't work either and the startup options don't work anymore? In principle, the Mac remains completely inaccessible.


Posted by Antoni Cherif on June 23rd, 2021 under Products
Tags: M1 DFU firmware recovery repair

The Merlin Project Magic on the Mac and iPad

Gantt chart, Kanban and mind map on Mac and iPad. Test now 30 days for free.