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E-mails for project managers

Yesterday was another one of those days… 250 e-mails in my inbox. Yes, in one day! Of course 75% of it was spam. And even if you use's spam filter – which actually works very well – you will always find that a mail slipped into the wrong folder from time to time. This triggered an interesting discussion: Is the e-mail still relevant for the project manager, or have Slack & Co. already taken over all the tasks? But first let me take a closer look at the subject of e-mail.

How is email written correctly?

One of my favorite discussions ;-) When I skim our website, I find at least two versions: eMail and e-Mail. But what is correct? Internationally it is a bit difficult. Here the use of email or e-mail is roughly balanced. As usual, the Duden has a clear opinion for the German-speaking area: E-Mail.


Posted by Frank Blome on April 25th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: communication merlin-project

Does project management software make sense on the Apple Watch?

News from the Merlin Project product team

I am regularly asked if and when there will be functions for the Apple Watch in Merlin Project. Since the question is natural and justified, I invite you to a short walk in my head.

Merlin Project on the Mac and iPad

Currently Merlin Project is running on the Mac, iPad and iPhone. New projects are created and edited on the Mac and iPad. Compared to the Mac version, we're not quite up to date with the iPad version yet, but we're constantly working on it. This means that both tools have a clear use case: create and manage projects of any size.


Posted by Frank Blome on April 24th, 2019 under Products
Tags: merlin-project

Merlin Project 5.1.3 is released

News from the Support team

With version 5.1.3 we do not only provide maintenance updates for the users of Merlin Project on Mac and iPad, as well as Merlin Server. There are also new functions included, which increase the comfort especially for large projects:

The Gantt chart now shows a double arrow symbol to jump to bars outside the visible time range.

Double arrow symbol in the Gantt chart of Merlin Project to jump to bars

In the structure plan and the assignment view, the line pop-up triangles now also appear on the guest page when the outline is hidden.

Line pop-up triangles in the Gantt chart of Merlin Project with hidden outline

The synchronization panel has been redesigned to better support document sharing via Merlin Server, iCloud Drive, Dropbox and SMB.

Redesigned synchronization panel in Merlin Project

In addition, when dragging Gantt bars, guide lines now appear in the time scale.

Update the macOS versions with the function "Check for updates...".

Here you can find the release notes fro Merlin Project and Merlin Server. Most of these updates also apply to Merlin Project Express. The new versions will be provided in the Mac App Store or at SetApp – right after its review.

Merlin Project 5.0.12 is released

News about Merlin Project

We have just released the version 5.0.12. This maintenance update is important for Merlin Project.

Use "Check for updates …" to download the new macOS versions.

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.

Project management at your fingertips

Merlin Project is now available on the iPad

News about Merlin Project

For 15 years, Merlin Project has been at the heart of all project managers on the Mac. Now with the new version we also make your iPad a powerful project tool.

Apple's magic tablet attracts everyone. Whether you're holding it up like a piece of paper in a meeting, appreciating its light weight when travelling, or using it as an intuitive tool and letting your fingers fly over its glass: Everyone loves their iPad. So it was obvious for us to prepare our favorite tool for the next decade. Now you have your projects within reach: Move Gantt bars and Kanban cards with just one finger and effortlessly wipe through large project plans. Experience all the powerful Merlin Project features on your iPad.

Assignments in Merlin Project on the iPad
Kanban Boards in Merlin Project on the iPad
Mindmaps in Merlin Project on the iPad

Our patented MagicSync synchronizes all project data with all devices. If your tablet is already in the meeting room, but you want to make a last, quick change, this is no problem. Modify it on the Mac – by the time you're in the meeting, everything's synchronized.

But Merlin Project doesn't just run on your iPad. On iPhone, it displays all project content in portrait format as compact lists and shows a dynamic Gantt chart in landscape format.

Try Merlin Project for iPad free for 30 days. The price for the monthly subscription is USD/EUR 6.99, the annual subscription is USD/EUR 69.99.

The new Merlin Project for iPad replaces the previous Merlin Project Go. If you have already subscribed, you will automatically receive the new version at the old price.

Posted by Frank Blome on March 7th, 2019 under Products
Tags: merlin-project iOS macOS mind map kanban

The Merlin Project magic now also on the iPad

Gantt Chart, Kanban and Mindmap on Mac and iPad. Try now for 30 days for free.