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Prior to purchasing


To run Merlin products, you will need a Mac computer on which at least macOS 10.11.6 is installed.


We recommend to always use the latest version of the operating system. At the moment this is macOS Mojave (10.14).

Read about all details regarding new features, changes and fixed issues for each product's versions in the release notes.

Merlin Server is an add-on to the basic software Merlin Project.

Merlin Project is the project management application for macOS. You install it on your local Mac. Your projects are generated and maintained there. Whenever you like to work at the same time or together with others (project members or devices), you may use Merlin Server.

Merlin Server is a separate product which has to be installed on a Mac of yours. It is no cloud service. You require either a subscription for Merlin Project or Merlin Project Go plus a license for Merlin Server.

How does Merlin Server work exactly?

Publish your project via Merlin Server. Other project members or devices can then subscribe to that project - e. g. with Merlin Project Go on the iPhone or iPad. The project file will be loaded on your device and also only modified there.

Whenever this device is connected to the internet, the local Merlin Project will try to communicate with Merlin Server, in order to synchronize modifications.

You do not have to do anything special to sync changes, it all happens in the background. In case you are offline, Merlin Project will wait patiently until you are back online to sync the latest changes.

Merlin Project's featurerichness is addressed to the professional project manager.

Merlin Project Express has been optimized and reduced to the main features for home and semi-professional users.

Refer to our comparison of functions for further details.

Yes. Merlin Project Go is the mobile app for Merlin Project. It is available for subscription in the App Store.

No. Merlin products are only available for the Apple operating system (macOS, iOS). At the moment, we do not plan on extending support to other operating systems.

Yes, you can test all our products free of charge before you decide to subscribe to it or buy a license. The trial period for Merlin Project and Merlin Server is 30 days. Merlin Project Go and Merlin Project Express start with a 14 days trial.

The demo version contains all features. After subscribing to the app or buying a license, the demo will be unlocked to a unlimited version and you can continue working with the already entered data.

You will find the prices for our products as well as the links to the different online stores here.

We have drawn up a summary of the license fees for the different Merlin versions.

  • Subscribe to Merlin Project directly from within the application. You will find the subscription management directly in the preferences of the app (more details are available in the quickguide). Additionally Merlin Project is also available in the Mac App Store.

  • The subscription for Merlin Project Go can be signed at the App Store.

  • The Merlin Project Express subscription is available at the App Store. Optionally you will find it at the Setapp subscription service.

  • Merlin Server is not available on subscription, but can be purchased as an unlimited license in our online shop or directly from us.

The former version Merlin Project 4 is not available online anymore, but only upon request.

We have integrated a simple and clear license management in Merlin Project. This is automatically activated as of the 2nd license in a subscription.

You can subscribe centrally from within the application for the required number of users and receive a list of license codes. Forward this code to the individual user by e-mail, text message, or as plain text for activating his or her team device.

With the login set by you, you can manage your subscription in Merlin Project, purchase additional licenses or cancel it. Canceled licenses will continue to run until the end of the current billing period.

In the license overview you can enter the name and e-mail address of the user next to the license code. If an employee leaves the company, you can withdraw his or her license and assign it to another employee.

A big advantage besides the central administration of all Merlin Project licenses in your company is also the fact that

  • as soon as the subscription contains 10 or more licenses, our volume discount is automatically deducted.
  • the price per license is the same for the entire subscription.
  • you do not have to enter the payment details for each individual subscription, as these are stored.

Note: The central license management is only available if the software was downloaded from our website and not from the Mac App Store. For Apple, each purchase is billed individually per user, and volume discounts are not available there.

Yes, you can also find Merlin Project, Merlin Project Express and Merlin Project Go in the App Store.

Download the software and start the subscription directly from within the application.

Setapp is the first subscription service for Mac Apps.

Setapp gives you a growing suite of hand-picked apps in one signup. There’s no store, just a folder on your Mac. You pay a fix monthly fee for using setapp without any hidden costs and choose the apps you like to use.

No: We have deliberately decided to offer Merlin Project, Merlin Project Express and Merlin Project Go on subscription only.

So you can constantly benefit from the improvements and enhancements in the software, without having to purchase them separately as updates.

Also, if you temporarily do not have a project to work on, you are free to cancel the subscription and re-subscribe again at a later date. Your data will be retained even without a current subscription and you can use the software in "read-only mode".

As an alternative to the annual subscription we offer a 3-year license. This is not automatically renewed. If you are interested, please email us.

Merlin Server is still available as perpetual license.

Yes. As soon as a Merlin Project subscription contains 10 or more licenses, our tiered volume discount is automatically deducted.

From 10 licenses -> 5% discount
From 20 licenses -> 10% discount
From 30 licenses -> 15% discount
From 50 licenses -> 20% discount
From 80 licenses -> 25% discount
From 100 licenses -> 30% discount

Please note, these discounts are only available when the app has been downloaded from our website not in the Mac App Store. Apple does not offer volume discounts.

Yes. The basic license for Merlin Server contains 5 users. Already for a Merlin Server license with 10 users you may benefit from the following discounts:

Merlin Server with 10 users -> 5% discount
Merlin Server with 20 users -> 10% discount
Merlin Server with 30 users -> 15% discount
Merlin Server with 50 users -> 20% discount
Merlin Server with 80 users -> 25% discount
Merlin Server with 100 users -> 30% discount

For technical reasons, each purchase is considered separately. It is not possible to include licenses already bought in the volume discount scheme.

Yes, with sufficient proof, you can benefit from our research and education discount of 50% off the list price for Merlin Project and Merlin Server.

Email us your valid proof (eg photo of your student ID card) and you will receive a coupon code, which you enter when you sign up for the Merlin Project subscription or when purchasing Merlin Server licenses. The discount is automatically taken into account.

Unfortunately, Apple does not grant an edu discount on the App Store. You can not subscribe to Merlin Project, Merlin Project Go and Merlin Project Express at the reduced price. More information for education customers can be found on the Apple website.

Setapp offers a student discount of 50% for the subscription. You will need to register with your educational institution email to receive the estate for Merlin Project Express. Further information for pupils and students has been compiled by Setapp.

Do you want to equip the entire project management course with licenses for Merlin Project? We also offer free, time-limited lecturer licenses. Details can be found here.

Different discounts cannot be combined with each other.

Yes. We support Non-profits and charities with a discount of 50% off the list price for Merlin Project and Merlin Server.

As soon as we have received proof (send to, we will mail you a coupon code. Please enter it when subscribing to Merlin Project or purchasing a Merlin Server license in order to receive the discount.

The discount is only available for subscriptions via our store operated by Paddle. If you prefer subscribing at the App Store, you need to contact Apple directly for any kind of discounts.

Our prices include sales tax (Value Added Tax, Goods and Service Tax).

Payment processing is handled by an external service provider who also takes care of compliance with global and complex tax guidelines.

For customers from EU member states who enter a valid VAT identification number, the VAT will be deducted.

Yes, but only for Merlin Server. Alternatively to our online store, we do also offer direct purchase for Merlin Server licenses.

Send us your order per e-mail. We will issue an invoice which can be paid via PayPal or by bank transfer (no credit card payments) to our account in Germany. After payment has been received, we will send you your license key per e-mail. This will unlock Merlin Server demo to a full version.

For those Merlin versions available on subscription, the purchase can only be done online.

Yes. In this case, you may take out the subscription directly via a website. Here is the link to our web shop. Payment can be made by credit card and PayPal.

No. We do not offer subscriptions to different Merlin products in a bundle.

Not every customer needs all versions of our software, therefore we have decided not to combine different product versions to one subscription.

Merlin Project, Merlin Project Express and Merlin Project Go are individual products for different operating systems (macOS and iOS) and scopes. They require individual subscriptions.

If you have questions regarding subscriptions in the App Store, you will find some answers on the Apple help page.

No. Merlin Project is available on subscription only. This requires that payment information (credit card or PayPal) is entered for the recurrently payment of subscription fees. Thus customers have to subscribe themselves and this cannot be done by third parties.

As an alternative to the annual subscription, we offer a 3-year license, which does not expire automatically, but after 3 years. This license is not available online, but only directly from us. Payment must be made in advance by bank transfer or PayPal. If you are interested, please email us.

If you are interested in our affiliate system please contact us.

We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. During this time you can cancel your purchase at any time.

Email us including details of your purchase

  • order number and date.
  • email address used to purchase the license
  • name/company

We will then take care of everything for you.

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