OmniPlan 2.3 public testing

Good news everybody, OmniPlan 2.3 is ready for public testing and we’re inviting everyone to take it for a spin!

“What’s new in this release?”, you may be asking. Great question!

  • OmniPlan now runs in the App Sandbox to keep your computer safe and support for OS X Auto Save and Versions has been added. We employ security features which are new to OS X 10.8, so this version will not run on earlier releases of Mac OS X.
  • A lot of work has gone into improving our handling of Microsoft Project file formats, specifically MPP import. Please let us know if you come across any issues and send along the Microsoft Project file, if possible.
  • We’re introducing a new feature to help answer the question, “Why did OmniPlan schedule this task on that date?”. It’s called Scheduling Influences, and you can enable it under the View menu when you have a task selected.
  • Support for new constraint types like ‘start no later than’ and ‘end no later than’ constraints have been added. The old constraints are still there and are referred to as ‘start no earlier than’ and ‘end no later than’.
  • By popular request, gantt chart date headers are now printed at the top of every page.

Of course, no release is complete without a healthy serving of bug fixes. You can read more about them in our release notes.

Standard warning: Our Public Test releases are not for the faint of heart. There will be bugs. We want to know them.

Still interested after all that reading? If so, head on over to our Public Test page to grab the latest OmniPlan 2.3 Public Test release!