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Merlin Project 4 has the design, interface and functions for almost every kind of scenario in project management. The icing of the cake are the support team who have amazing response time and know exactly what you want (Sorcerers, indeed!)

- TM, 2016

(…) I found your Merlin Project by using BusyContacts & BusyCalendar. A reference to your program is in their help manual. I have begun using Merlin with the 30 day trial and recognize its power. It is very evident that you have done a fantastic job designing this program and can help us to better manage multiple projects. (…) It is impressive how you have made integration so useful in Merlin. WOW nice work!

- Allen Licari, 2016
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(…) Merlin Project has a super clean and slick Gantt chart interface and is excellent at showing the dependencies between multiple projects and therefore potential problems or issues. Merlin allows you a very high degree of control over complex procedural structures and costing. Merlin Project is also very useful for those that run multiple projects with similar characteristics as it allows you to create templates when creating new projects. It even includes it’s own mind mapping tool to help you brainstorm ideas which it can then automatically breakdown into a project Gantt chart.(…)

- MacHow2, 2015

I’ve been working with Merlin 2 for three years and am just in love with Merlin Project. I want to congratulate all of the staff for the excellent work. Earned Value Analysis was a long standing wish and now it is present in a very extensive form. The interface, views and all the new functionalities are awesome.

- Jasmine Moreira, 2015

I have downloaded the Beta version of Merlin Project, and I love it. I have been looking for a project management software to plan my doctoral thesis, and this has all the functionalities I wanted, especially the mind mapping and other views. I am very excited as I have evaluated at about 25 PM and task management software, and none have all the functionalities and usability that I want. So, I really want to get started on planning my thesis with Merlin Project.

- Louise Courtemanche, 2015

Merlin is a fully-featured project manager designed to streamline your workflow and help you handle large and complex projects with ease.

- George Popescu, Softpedia, 2015

After extensively researching (…) I finally found Merlin-exactly the same logic as MS Project, but with a new looking UI and powerful tracking capabilities for high-level task tracking with just the right details for time variance, budget vs. actual reporting, and resource capacity planning. I'm really looking forward to continuing to use this tool--especially since I just downloaded Merlin Project (beta version). Really awesome!

- Julie Baron via Capterra.com, 2014

As an active user of Merlin 2, you will be impressed by Merlin Project’s many new features. After all, nowadays successful project management demands software that offers you the freedom to design projects that suit your expectations. This is precisely what Merlin Project does; It puts this power in your hands.

- Alternative to, 2014

Congratulations on your beta launch! I am such a project management junky. Merlin Project looks like a great product. I especially love the reporting feature. So many people get this wrong.

- J. A., 2014

After a few days with Merlin Project beta, I can say that the new interface and the views are great (especially the mindmap).

- C. G., 2014

(…) The look is great. The integrated one-window interface is great. The handling of the working hours. The handling of the exception days is great [...] wow, easy to learn but powerful too!

- Alex Foerster, 2014

I have purchased many apps for the Mac and iPhone and I would have to say Merlin is one of the most used apps I use for project management on the go and in the office. The support is great and they continually listen to feedback. Thank you Merlin!

- J. S., 2014

Mac users are familiar with the ease and comfort of using Merlin. Of course, the noted project management software has now made its way to iOS, and it’s just as handy as its computer counterpart, if not more so! Giving you both online and offline access to all of your tasks saved on your Merlin account, you can even view the progress of the project via customized chart.

- apppicker, 2013

Thus Merlin contains a complete risk management, a file management with version control and also an issue tracking. Even a specialized CRM is firmly integrated in Merlin

- TechSpot, 2013

Merlin 2 is a best-of-breed project management application that is capable, versatile, and powerful. It offers a compelling set of project management tools that give project managers who want to use a Mac an excellent reason to forgo Windows virtualization, drop MS Project, and manage everything they do using a Mac.

- Jeffery Battersby, Macworld.com, 2012

Brainstorm with your colleagues and capture information as a Mindmap. Whether you are using Novamind or MindManager, you can quickly and easily take the results of your brainstorming sessions and open it in Merlin as the basis for creating the initial structure of your project.

- NovaMind at CNET Download.com, 2012

After reviewing iTask and Omni, I've stopped on Merlin in the case of easy interfaces (4 main windows), by which these good guys covered all main steps on preparing projects plan. I used it instead of MS Project with a lot of advantages in speed and friendly and beauty interfaces. I fall in love in screen with utilization, haven't meet with this cool view in another programs.

- FindTheBest, 2011

Great user support and resource work-hour management make this software a winner.

- TopTenREVIEWS, 2011

(…) The biggest advantage Merlin has above the competition is its sharing capabilities; if sharing project management files is a requirement, Merlin may be the only real solution currently available.

- TechRepublic, 2011

(…) new workflows are introduced in the latest version 2.7.9 enabling it to connect to the personal task management Mac software, Things by Cultured Code. Further enhancements are also implemented for the collaboration with the project management software for Windows MS Project. Finally, there are several improvements under the hood.

- MacTech, 2011

(…) I took a risk and tried Merlin on a large project. (…) The ease of use and transparency it provides into the project were a fantastic and I finally felt I had a tool to support me. I purchased the iPhone license for my iPad today and in the last couple of hours, I can already say that this is a fantastic add on. More PM’s need to move to a Mac just to use this tool

- Joe Power - MouseWorks, 2011

(…) Its major advantages are the wide use of visualization and mapping. Other than that, it fulfills all the functions that an average server program should. That, and a very modest price for a program of its kind, makes Merlin a very nice application to have.

- Gustav O., Mac Informer, 2011

Now I think I have found the solution to the Project Management problem. Merlin by ProjectWizards. Compatible with Microsoft Project files? Check! LAN based collaboration? Check! Ability to centralize projects? Check! iPhone/iPad (iOS) compatible? Check!

- Lance Haynie, 2010

(…) Merlin scores big points with me because it enables you to import mindmaps from Novamind and MindJet from MindManager to kick start your project schedule. I use mindmaps rather frequently for brainstorming and visualizing project information with my writing and consulting work and see them as project management tools in their own right. Like it or not, the Gantt chart isn’t for everybody and building out the structure of your project schedule visually in a mindmap can open a helpful view into project scheduling and planning for stakeholders and team members who may not find the Gantt chart so friendly. (…)

- Projects At Work, 2010

Merlin Server for Mac maximizes project management across a network. Merlin Server delivers the ultimate network landscape for enabling professional project management. Merlin Server redefines true ease of use by delivering no less than three built-in network services in the form of a System Preference. Not only can all projects be published for Merlin on Mac OS X, including access for web browsers and iPhones, but these services are always accessible and built right into Mac OS X.

- Best Shareware, 2010

Merlin 2 is a project manager for Mac OS X that is as powerful as Microsoft Project, and a lot easier to use. It includes high-end features such as net plan charts, resource leveling, and utilization graphs. Merlin 2 can be used to plan anything, including creative projects. (…)

- IT.Enquirer, 2010

You can access your Merlin projects via the iPhone's data connection of Wi-Fi. Once connected you have access to all activities, resources and elements. You can also update assignments directly from the iPhone interface.

- Jim Dalrymple, Macworld, 2009

(…) Merlin offers you all the features you would expect from a project management application. Moreover, if you ever needed a simple tool for your own needs but you haven't managed to find a good one up to now, you might discover that this is just the one for you, especially if you work with small projects. (…)

- Softpedia, 2009

(…) At this year’s Expo, the company debuted an iPhone piece to that puzzle that let you edit projects from your phone—updating completion status, editing other details, viewing attached documents, and so forth. (Imagine a contractor using the software to track a remodel; he could attach photos of the house in various stages of rebuilding.) (…)

- Macworld, 2009

Video giving instructions on how to create a project plan with Merlin for Mac OS X

- Jonathan Duxbury on YouTube, 2009

Video describing how to use Merlin Project Management software to forecast delay in a project.

- Jonathan Duxbury on YouTube, 2009

We have taken the decision to use Merlin as our project management tool. I was previously recommended this by the Technical Director at Evolving, a very experienced project manager. There are a few really cool things about Merlin. It comes with project templates such as web build with the key stages setup. It allows for easy scheduling of staff. It has a cool iPhone app to monitor remotely.

- McCormack & Morrison, 2009

Building a project with Merlin is a breeze. You can start from a blank canvas or simply choose from one of the excellent in-built templates

- LgoConsulting, 2009

We have been so impressed with its performance that not only do we use it, but we also offer Merlin training and consulting in North America

- John Shoemaker via Capterra.com, 2009

(…) Merlin is a very visual yet very powerful program that rivals Project in many ways. (…) Merlin easily allows you to create dependencies, allot resources across multiple projects, and monitor who is overextended and who has too little on their plate. It also allow you to export CSV files of your data so you can do statistical analysis on your team’s productivity in a sister program like Excel. Also, Merlin is unique in that it allows you to update from the web so that you can add a task in a pinch, even if you don’t have your computer or software in front of you.

- Myzips.com Software Blog, 2009

This gives you access to the power of Merlin for professional project management to manage and plan a project, whilst sharing the outcome with Daylite’s team and business management tools. If you use Daylite Touch, you can then use this data on your iPhone.

- Marketcircle Blog, 2009

Merlin is a commercial project management software application for Mac OS X, developed by ProjectWizards GmbH in Germany. It focusses on project plans creation, tracking the status of activities, assignment of resources, and managing budgets. Merlin contains a reporting system that includes visualization of activity timelines (Gantt)

- Wikipedia, 2009

(…) Merlin is less a 'challenger brand' and now a better, more comprehensive tool that too few people have yet discovered.

- Pharkie's Blog, 2008

Here’s how Merlin is Awesome — especially in comparison to MS Project. You can zoom in to days and zoom out to weeks/months quite easily. Scaling seems like a really awesome feature that Project is just way behind in presentation-wise. (…) If you’re looking for a Gantt Charting tool for the Mac or for Project Management Software for the Mac — Merlin is a serious contender.

- Gantt Charts For Everyone, 2008

German Project management consultants ProjectWizards have announced that their project management application Merlin has won Macworld’s 2007 Editor’s Choice award (Third-Party Software of the Year category) and a Golden Cube award from IT Enquirer (Software category)

- PMFORUM Breaking News, 2007

The input of tasks and resources can easily be done using either the mouse or shortcuts. Entering larger amount of data can be done fast and efficiently in Merlin

- Thomas Klambauer, 2007

With this release, Merlin 2 integrates a very special function to its intuitive set of features. Now you can track your activity time, manage your expenses and send out invoices with the seamless integration to the Marketcircle time tracking and invoicing application, Billings 2.5 (www.billings2.com)

- MacMegasite, 2007

(…) Merlin v1 was a promising if slighly unpolished effort from German development house ProjectWizards. With version 2, they've added more view options, enhanced import/export, built bridges to mind-map applications like NovaMind and MindManager, and thrown in resource integration with Address Book and Entourage.

- Tuaw - The Unofficial Apple Weblog, 2006

The updated version of the project management application is now a Universal Binary application, allowing it to run natively on PowerPC and Intel-based Macs

- the Mac Observer, 2006