Quickly link information with Hook
As an experienced project manager, you are well aware. Even if project management is universally applicable, every industry is different, no two projects are alike. Therefore, you surely are familiar with the following situation too:
You are working on a new project and need information from various sources. Your search on the intranet or internet is sooner or later successful and you actually find everything you need for the planning of this project. Now you want to keep sources and documents together for documentation purposes, or your own filing system, so that you can find them again as quickly as possible at any time. What to do?
Typically, as a Merlin Project user, you will add more detailed information as Attachments. You know that you can define attachments anywhere and at any project line. You have documents which are important and binding for the project in their current state, you can add them to the project via Insert > Attachments > File. In order to get the information about the attached documents quickly, it is enough to select their attachment line and use the options of the File inspector.
Did you obtain special information for your planning from an Internet link? Record its URL by simply calling Insert > Attachments > Information from the menu for a selected line and specify the Internet source in the inspector under the URL field.
An efficient way to create and hold links is offered by the Hook app. Merlin Project 8 users are now able to exchange links with Hook much faster - not only to project files but also to specific lines of a project.
Keep In Touch With Project Stakeholders Using Daylite
Merlin Project integrates perfectly with a wide range of applications. You get data in various formats? With Merlin Project, you almost always have a way to adopt them. Export is similarly easy.
Do you use the software Daylite for customer relation management (CRM) in your company? Do you manage your contacts, appointments, emails, workflows and even documents there?
Combine the strengths of Merlin Project and Daylite. With the MerlinDayliteLink, developed by our partner LGO Knowledge, this is easy. Do your planning in Merlin Project, send your activities as tasks or appointments to Daylite and assign them to Daylite contacts.
Timeline 3D Gives Projects A New Perspective
TimeLine 3D creates timelines that can contain texts, graphics, hyperlinks and annotations. The software helps with many tools to place the content. Historical and chronological events can be presented in a graphically appealing way.
Many project managers also use this software to realize special display requests and to create timelines of the project's progress. The free AppleScript sends project data from Merlin Project to Timeline 3D.
Project Management With Elephant Memory Thanks To Evernote
Who has a memory like an elephant, except the elephant itself. You organize your notes, documents, pictures, links - almost your whole (working) life in Evernote? You'll be happy to know that you can link these Evernote notes to your projects, activities, resources and attachments in Merlin Project.
One way is to copy the Evernote link into any text field in Merlin Project. Read how here.
Or you can use our free AppleScript for an automated link. You can find the download in our support article.
Get things done with Things
Do you use task planning software, or to-do apps, to organize your thoughts and tasks - from everyday errands to life's biggest goals? Apps like Things and Omnifocus also help project managers micromanage to plan their day and work efficiently toward goals. Of course, the tasks that need to be done in the project should also be included.
It is therefore obvious to send activities from the project plans of Merlin Project as tasks to Things. But also transfer tasks from Things as activities to Merlin Project. The free AppleScript developed for this purpose enables easy data exchange between the two programs. In this way, the two programs complement each other perfectly.