Developer: The Omni Group

Current Version: 2.4.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 23.7 MB - Download


OmniPlan is designed to help you visualize, maintain, and simplify your projects. Break down tasks, optimize the required resources, control costs, and monitor your entire plan—all at a glance. Collaborate with your colleagues and share every detail, update a calendar with your days off, or mix and match. Accept and reject changes one-by-one or all in one go. OmniPlan provides features like Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical path highlighting to let you manage all of your activities. From customizable views to fast data entry, OmniPlan helps you manage projects that are as simple or complex as you need them to be—without the complexity.


• Publish & Subscribe [NEW!]: Stop, collaborate, listen. Make changes to your project and see those from your collaborators with syncing; customize your availability and have your colleagues' calendars update instantly. Mix and match your publish and subscribe actions to meet your needs.

• Change Tracking [NEW!]: Use change tracking to keep tabs on and review the changes you've made in your project so far. If you're syncing, use change tracking to review, browse, and then accept or reject changes (task by task or en masse) from your collaborators.

• Friendly Interface: We designed OmniPlan to help you spend your time on more worthy pursuits than trying to figure out how to use project management software. OmniPlan's intuitive approach helps you get things done and stays out of your way while doing so. OmniPlan has several customizable views starting from "simple creation" for basic planning options; when you're ready for more sophisticated functions, OmniPlan can be configured to meet your needs.

• Data-sharing options: OmniPlan can import XML, MPX, and MPP project files from Microsoft Project 2003 - 2013, as well as OmniOutliner, OmniGraffle, and CSV files. OmniPlan exports information to iCal, CSV, Microsoft Project (MPP), Microsoft Project Exchange (MPX), Microsoft Project (XML), HTML, OmniOutliner, OmniGraffle, and a variety of image formats. You can create detailed HTML reports with OmniPlan, and use filtered criteria for customized printing and exporting options.

• Efficient resource allocation: With OmniPlan's resource management, you can identify bottlenecks in your project, track budgets, and distribute workloads fairly and efficiently.

• Visual timelines: The Timeline (or Gantt Chart) view of your project displays activities in a calendar. Durations for each task are shown graphically in a time-phased diagram by day, week, month, quarter, or year. The Gantt view shows task start and stop times, dependencies, resources, or resource usage by task, all on a timeline. You can visually edit tasks and create dependencies (where a certain task can't begin unless another has finished) by dragging and connecting them in the Gantt view. OmniPlan's graphical display of your project's information helps you quickly assess status and proactively manage deadlines.

• Violations and critical paths: If your schedule has a logical impossibility – for example, the scheduled start date for a task occurs before the project start date – OmniPlan displays a violation window, with an explanation of the problem and suggestions of possible solutions (and links that automatically resolve the violation). In the Gantt view, OmniPlan displays your project's critical path, which is the series of tasks that are necessary in order for your project to finish on schedule. The critical path can change as you progress through your schedule; OmniPlan keeps you up to date so you can make informed decisions.

For video tutorials and other information, please visit our website!


If you have any feedback or questions, we'd love to hear from you! The Omni Group offers free tech support: you can reach us by email at [email protected], by phone at 1-800-315-6664 or +1 206-523-4152, or on twitter at @omniplan.

Thank you!


Release Notes:

OmniPlan 2.4.1 contains bug fixes, improved stability, and updates to the help documentation.

Recent Changes and Bug Fixes

• The in-app help has been updated with new images and improved documentation on certain features.
• Fixed a bug where the horizontal scroll bar would obscure the last task in a project.
• The Project Information inspector now updates correctly when the granularity setting has been changed.
• In some cases, v2.4 produced different leveling results compared to 2.3.7 due to a previous leveling fix. The results are now consistent.
• Fixed a bug where automatic leveling could adjust baseline dates.
• Realigned the Accept All & Reject All toolbar buttons to the right side of the Change Tracking toolbar.
• The Change Tracking toolbar buttons were missing in localized versions of OmniPlan.
• Corrected the Spanish translation of “Task” to “Tarea”.
• “Task” and “Resource” are now displayed in Chinese when using Chinese localizations.
• Removed duplicate menu items for expand/collapse rows from Chinese localizations.
• Fixed a crash that would occur during file save.
• Showing and hiding the Change Tracking view no longer crashes.
• Removing a publishing action was crashing the app in rare cases.
• Showing the Action menu in the Resource Information Inspector no longer crashes.
• Fixed a crash that occurred when parsing certain date formats in the Task Schedule Inspector.
• OmniPlan no longer stalls when generating a large Quick Look preview during a file save.
• Fixed a crash with updating completion percentages on tasks.
• Choosing “Print Report” from the Print panel no longer crashes.

… and much more! For more release notes, please see our website.

We love hearing from you! You can reach us by choosing "Send Feedback" from the Help menu, sending email to [email protected], tweeting to @OmniPlan, or calling 1-800-315-OMNI or +1 206-523-4152.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.3
Review by jasper_d

Terrific Project Management Software - Bravo! - I have been using OmniFocus for around 3 years at this point, and have been really impressed with the Omni Group's take on Getting Things Done. If you haven't checked out OmniFocus and you are a dedicated GTD'er, there is no one else in the game who is even close. As for OmniPlan, I decided to give it a try when my professional duties expanded recently to include more project planning, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Using OmniPlan day to day is a breeze, it's beautiful and works very intuitively, and exporting as your plan as HTML is the icing on the cake. The exported reports look amazing! Everyone in the office has been complimenting our business plan (or, at least how it looks exported as an HTML-based report, hehehe), and I have to hand it to the Omni Group for 'getting that done'. OmniPlan is terrific project management software, 5 stars all the way!!

Found helpful by 27 out of 33 people
Version 2.1.2
Review by lopomum

Biggest waste of time ever... - This is the most overpriced and useless app I have ever had the misfortune to purchase. Good job I can't remember how much I paid for it because I am sure it'd make me mad. I have spent 3 hours this afternoon trying to copy a simple project plan into this crappy app, and it just acts randomly! There is NO logic to how it connects tasks, assigns dates to them, or even allows me to edit them. For some reason, it decided that (even though I said "plan from start date") that my project ended after 2 days, and every time I tried to add tasks, it just dated them the same day!! There is no useful help tools and it is so much harded to work with than MSFT project. I HATE HATE HATE this app!!! I want my money back!!!

Found helpful by 79 out of 131 people