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Fixed issues

  • The app could crash when showing a save panel.

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Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • On some machines, Microsoft Project mpp files could not be imported.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Filtering by object type in attachments view did always hide check list items.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • When filtering for a specific type in the attachments view, other types were still visible.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

New Features

  • Starting with macOS 10.14, Merlin Project now also supports the dark appearance in all views. The colors of self-created style rules automatically adapt to the current appearance, but can also be edited manually. For rule-based styles, the colors for the light and dark appearance are stored separately. For individual selection styles, on the other hand, only one color is stored. Printing always takes place in the light appearance, while image exports take place in the currently selected appearance.
  • The new program setting "Views Appearance" allows the contents of the project views to be kept in bright while the rest of the application is darkened.
  • The new "Inspector Appearance" program setting allows the inspector to be brightened for a consistently bright appearance.
  • The inspector has been adapted to the new look of macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • Merlin Project now supports the new accent colors of macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • With the clearly arranged new start dialog, users can create projects from templates and access the latest documents, help and instructions.
  • The menu for switching the view type now contains the available configurations as submenus.
  • When copying to the clipboard, an XML representation of the selected objects is now also created. This simplifies integration with third-party applications.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Under some circumstances, a valid subscription was not accepted by the app.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Better support of Merlin Project 6 documents.
  • In report bar charts, custom columns of the same type could not be stacked or be plotted onto the same axis.
  • Some Merlin 2 documents could not be imported.
  • Empty rows were not ignored in CSV imports.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

New Features

  • Merlin Project 6 documents can be opened and edited.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Under some circumstances, dragging activities into the library did not work.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

New Features

  • Moved subscription management to a separate panel which can be opened from the Merlin Project menu.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Date cells in net plan cards sometimes showed unreadable duplicate text.
  • The dependency inspector did not work correctly with activated groupings.
  • Sometimes, the list of resource calendar exceptions did not refresh correctly.
  • HTML export: Scrolling of the exported webpage did not work correctly in Safari 13.0.
  • The height of Gantt bars can now be reduced down to 2 points.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • The import of some MS Project XML files exported from Primavera lead to an error if they contained invalid assignments.
  • Under macOS 10.11 it was not possible to move several boxes at once with the mouse in the net plan view.
  • On resources in parent projects, costs from subprojects were not always included.
  • Scrolling in the activity dependency inspector did not work correctly if an activity had many dependencies.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • The login panel was not shown when importing XML documents containing users or creating a new document from a template containing users.
  • On some machines, button titles were not centered correctly.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • The content of a cell in the "Resources" column could get mixed up when editing.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

New Features

  • We now support importing of OmniOutliner documents.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Filtering for equality of work values did not function.
  • When importing vCards, phone numbers and e-mail addresses were not included.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

New features

  • In work-breakdown and assignments views, row expansion triangles now also appear on the Gantt side when the outline is hidden.
  • The Gantt chart now shows a double arrow symbol to jump to bars outside the visible time range.
  • When dragging Gantt bars, guide lines now appear in the time scale.
  • The syncing panel has been redesigned to better support document sharing via Merlin Server, iCloud Drive, Dropbox, and SMB.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Microsoft Project Import: Warnings are now generated during import for tasks with contradictions to the actual values of their assignments.
  • Text encoding problems during CSV exports are now reported as warnings.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

New Features

  • We now support more timescale formats for Japanese locales.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • After changing the timescale zoom level, the Gantt chart could sometimes shake horizontally.
  • When importing vCard files, only the first contact contained was imported.
  • Individual style settings could be lost during export.
  • Sometimes coupon codes did not work correctly when subscribing.
  • MPP files could sometimes not be imported if third-party software was installed that could also import this format.
  • When opening merlinproject hyperlinks, the target document was not always found.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • MS Project documents with a value of zero in the fields "Hours per day", "Hours per week" or "Days per month" caused a crash when importing.
  • Printing the report view could cause pages to be missing.
  • The attachments inspector displayed the time of the creation and modification date in the wrong time zone.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • In some cases, custom templates could not be opened.
  • MS Project export: Activities with zero work but non-zero duration appeared as milestones in MS Project.
  • MS Project export: Activities with a given duration are now exported as tasks of type "Fixed Duration".
  • MS Project import: The task type "Fixed Duration" is now influencing whether work or duration gets set on Merlin activities.
  • Creating e-mails did not work under macOS 10.14.
  • Using the same FTP publishing account from multiple machines did not work.
  • The import of working time calendars could not be configured under macOS 10.14.
  • Under macOS 10.11, wrong footers could appear when printing.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Headers and footers for printing could not be edited under macOS 10.14 Mojave.
  • Sometimes exported HTML pages did not work.
  • The XML export did not contain the initials style and the setting whether resources are sharing their work.
  • When working with resource pools and sub-projects, a single assignment could wrongly appear multiple times in the assignments view.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • When working with sub-projects, resource leveling did not work for individual selected resources.
  • In resource pools, the column "Project" could show the wrong title for assignments.
  • Sometimes the "Undo" menu item did not work as expected.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • In the work breakdown view, manually ordering activities was sometimes difficult.
  • In the report view, style rules were sometimes evaluated in a wrong order.
  • The ordering of mind map nodes could be wrong in exported images.
  • The menu item "Format > Clear Style" did not remove manual styles from within table cells.
  • Sometimes the horizontal alignment did not work in the status column.
  • With activated grouping, the menu items for expanding and collapsing did not work.
  • The columns "Expected Start Slack" and "Expected End Slack" were not always calculated correctly with activated grouping.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Creating activity dependencies in the inspector could lead to a crash.
  • Pasting styles copied in TextEdit could crash the application.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • The styling of individual rows was not respected in HTML exports.
  • Hidden cards were selected when changing the net plan layout.
  • The context menu item for hiding columns was not always visible.
  • Fixed milestones were not always exported correctly to MS Project.
  • Opening of older documents is now faster.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • In some views, scrolling with an Apple Mighty Mouse did not work.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Final Release
This is the final release of Merlin Project 5. Thank you for trying out the public beta version!
Because of a limitation in our update mechanism the application will still be named "Merlin Project Beta" after updating.
Please remove the Beta suffix of the application in the Finder.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Empty style conditions could result in unexpected styling of project views.
  • Changing the title of a resource in a pool was not synced to other projects.
  • Some files resulted in an error message when used as a resource pool.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Project. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • The app could crash when showing a save panel.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • On some machines, Microsoft Project mpp files could not be imported.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • When filtering for a specific type in the attachments view, other types were still visible.

New Features

  • Starting with macOS 10.14, Merlin Project Express now also supports the dark appearance in all views. The colors of self-created style rules automatically adapt to the current appearance, but can also be edited manually. For rule-based styles, the colors for the light and dark appearance are stored separately. For individual selection styles, on the other hand, only one color is stored. Printing always takes place in the light appearance, while image exports take place in the currently selected appearance.
  • The new program setting "Views Appearance" allows the contents of the project views to be kept in bright while the rest of the application is darkened.
  • The new "Inspector Appearance" program setting allows the inspector to be brightened for a consistently bright appearance.
  • The inspector has been adapted to the new look of macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • Merlin Project now supports the new accent colors of macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • With the clearly arranged new start dialog, users can create projects from templates and access the latest documents, help and instructions.
  • The menu for switching the view type now contains the available configurations as submenus.
  • When copying to the clipboard, an XML representation of the selected objects is now also created. This simplifies integration with third-party applications.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Some Merlin 2 documents could not be imported.
  • Better support of Merlin Project 6 documents.

New Features

  • Merlin Project 6 documents can be opened and edited.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Sometimes, the list of resource calendar exceptions did not refresh correctly.
  • The height of Gantt bars can now be reduced down to 2 points.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • The import of some MS Project XML files exported from Primavera lead to an error if they contained invalid assignments.
  • Scrolling in the activity dependency inspector did not work correctly if an activity had many dependencies.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • The content of a cell in the "Resources" column could get mixed up when editing.

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New Features

  • We now support importing of OmniOutliner documents.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • When importing vCards, phone numbers and e-mail addresses were not included.

New features

  • In work-breakdown views, row expansion triangles now also appear on the Gantt side when the outline is hidden.
  • The Gantt chart now shows a double arrow symbol to jump to bars outside the visible time range.
  • When dragging Gantt bars, guide lines now appear in the time scale.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Microsoft Project Import: Warnings are now generated during import for tasks with contradictions to the actual values of their assignments.
  • Text encoding problems during CSV exports are now reported as warnings.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Headers and footers for printing could not be edited under macOS 10.14 Mojave.
  • The XML export did not contain the initials style and the setting whether resources are sharing their work.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Sometimes the "Undo" menu item did not work as expected.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • In the work breakdown view, manually ordering activities was sometimes difficult.
  • The menu item "Format > Clear Style" did not remove manual styles from within table cells.
  • Sometimes the horizontal alignment did not work in the status column.
  • The columns "Expected Start Slack" and "Expected End Slack" were not always calculated correctly with activated grouping.

Fixed issues

  • Creating activity dependencies in the inspector could lead to a crash.
  • Pasting styles copied in TextEdit could crash the application.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • The styling of individual rows was not respected in HTML exports.
  • The context menu item for hiding columns was not always visible.
  • Opening of older documents is now faster.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • In the inspector for working times decimal places were truncated.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • In some views, scrolling with an Apple Mighty Mouse did not work.

New Features

  • We now support more timescale formats for Japanese locales.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • After changing the timescale zoom level, the Gantt chart could sometimes shake horizontally.
  • When importing vCard files, only the first contact contained was imported.
  • Individual style settings could be lost during export.
  • MPP files could sometimes not be imported if third-party software was installed that could also import this format.
  • When opening merlinproject hyperlinks, the target document was not always found.

Fixed issues

  • MS Project documents with a value of zero in the fields "Hours per day", "Hours per week" or "Days per month" caused a crash when importing.
  • The attachments inspector displayed the time of the creation and modification date in the wrong time zone.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • In some cases, custom templates could not be opened.
  • MS Project import: The task type "Fixed Duration" is now influencing whether work or duration gets set on Merlin activities.
  • Creating e-mails did not work under macOS 10.14.
  • The import of working time calendars could not be configured under macOS 10.14.
  • Under macOS 10.11, wrong footers could appear when printing.

General

  • You need at least macOS 10.11.6 to run Merlin Project Express.
  • Merlin Project/Express 5 and Merlin Project/Express 4 documents are fully backwards/forwards compatible.
  • The UI now sports a fresh, clean modern design.

Simplified style system

  • You can now format table cells individually using the Format menu or the “For Selection” tab in the new styles editor.
  • The new styles editor can also be accessed via the new paintbrush icon in the view toolbar.
  • In the styles editor you can control the format of views in three basic ways via three tabs:
    • General: Here you set the basic format of a view.
    • By Rules: Here you can use dynamic conditions to set how the view format is to adjust automatically.
    • For Selection: You can customize the format for each row individually. You can reset these settings using the “Format > Clear Style” menu option.
  • In each of these tabs, select the view elements to be formatted by clicking an overview graphic. You can also select alternative elements via the overlying popup button.
  • The new styles editor now lets you control the content of the Gantt labels. Merlin Project Express 4 had its own contents inspector for this purpose. You can now access the new styles editor via the context menu’s “Style and Content” option. In doing so, the clicked element is preselected.
  • If a value appears in gray in the new styles editor, this means it has not been defined explicitly in the edited rule or selection, but originates from another preset. You can access the location of this preset by right-clicking the setting label. If a value has been set explicitly, it appears in white and you can reset it by clicking the X icon.

Additional changes

  • In addition to dragging and dropping them with the mouse, in the resources dialog of the main toolbar you can assign resources to the currently selected activities by clicking the new checkboxes.
  • Resources have a new “Image” field into which image files can be dropped, such as an employee’s photo. These images are then displayed in the image column in the Resources view and optionally in the resources fields and columns of other views. For this purpose the field has the new “Images” format option. If you drag and drop macOS contacts in to the Resources view, their photos are imported automatically.
  • The “Status” activity field now supports the format settings: “Automatic”, “Icon and Text”, “Text”, “Icon”, “Fill color”.
  • If you are working in a project with no dates or dependencies, all activities are set to “Unscheduled”.

Fixed issues

  • The app could crash when showing a save panel.

Download now

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Better support of Merlin Project 6 documents.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

New Features

  • Merlin Project 6 documents are now supported.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Web service: Scrolling did not work correctly in Safari 13.0.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Sometimes published HTML pages did not work.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Installing under macOS 10.11 did not always work.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • The web service could not be accessed with Firefox 61.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.
  • Opening sub-projects did not always work.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

Fixed issues

  • Improved general stability.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

This is the initial release of Merlin Server 5.

These refer to an older version of Merlin Server. Download version 6.0.4 (65468) instead.

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