I2E Consulting

Project Planning Pro

4 / 5 42 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Project Managers, Operational Managers, Anyone who needs to manage tasks & Resources. People who are looking for an alternative for Microsoft Project on Mac.


Average Ratings

42 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $29.99/one-time/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • I2E Consulting
  • i2econsulting.com/
  • Founded 6
  • United States

About This Software

Task and resource management software for project planners and managers. Create and Manage tasks on the go and assign tasks to your colleagues. Import Microsoft Project files and use Interactive Gantt Charts to illustrate your tasks. You can allocate resources and add Milestones on completion. Critical Path view to set priority to tasks.


Features Checklist

  • Budget Management
  • Bug Tracking
  • Collaboration
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Testing / QA Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

Product Reviews

Great product and very easy to use and self explanatory

Jun 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Pros are that no one needs to teach you how to work on this if you have handled timelines before then everything works automatically.

Great and easy tool to use. Helped me very much during my course

May 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's very user-friendly tool. It was also easy accessible for me to train my team members. Everyone learned very quickly how to use the tools as well as to adapt and streamline processes

Cons: Customer support was a bit timely. If I needed customer support it took longer for me to get a hold of someone .

Great for planning on the move

May 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, and has decent reporting. After trying most of the free and paid iOS iPad apps for project management, this is by far the easiest to use after coming from a Microsoft Project background. The charts and timelines update automatically and smoothly, but without using up all the iPad's memory (unlike Microsoft apps). The ability to import existing MSP files is crucial, and although there are some new MSP features that don't always import perfectly, this app is way ahead of the other project management iOS apps I've tried.
Well worth learning to use, with plenty of features to fine tune my projects 'on the go'.

Cons: Doesn't always handle all aspects of MSproject files when importing. However it does a much better job than other iOS apps.

Overall: Management of existing projects in a mobile app.

it's so good for develop any proyect

May 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: easy to use and understand, this software give all the tools to develop a project with all the necessities to the company

Cons: the software is easy to use, i think it is a complete tool for any kind of project and any person can to use this

I found it by searching under project management and it is available on iPhone and Mac.

May 06, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The fact that it is visually effective and it is compatible with the iphone and mac is ideal. Ability to have multiple projects is good.

Cons: It could be made more user friendly and losing data is frustrating. I wish it had a backup system. I also wish it was more compatible with other apps including calendar.

Overall: None yet but I did track purchasing a home with this.

It be very good, but sometimes the mails do not deliver. You can also improve the %completion. Menu

May 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1 It easy to used,
2 Good interface ,
3 can add tasks and sub task
4 The exports option is very Good
5

Cons: 1 some times sending e mail do not get delivered
2 The currency option should be enriched. E.g I am a Nigerian I would like to see Naira
3 The completion % need to be increased

Overall: The App as assisted me as a person to manager my organization project ,
We are now able to monitor the progress of all our project .
Coordination of project and other programme are easily handled now.
In one glance in can see the progress and status of my organization projects , I can also quickly assigned task .

I enjoy using this. It keeps my projects in order and on time.

May 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and the ability for me to share the project with my team. Has been easier than other products at my disposal

Cons: I would like to see a cloud upload/download (maybe I missed this if it does in fact exists. Also a share version where others can make changes/additions and show the work added/lined out.

Overall: first time user. I was able to get a project moving with my team that was stalled

This is a great little tool to use when you require a mobile solution.

May 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its Mobile. I can be out onsite with my iPad and be able to enter information as it happens. If a scheduling conflict arises I can update it quickly without forgetting.

Cons: It doesn't easily integrate as an overall desktop and mobile solution. Just for on the go needs. So if I want to work on the iPad the. Go back to working on my desktop it won't live sync.

Vendor Response

by I2E Consulting on May 02, 2017

Hello Jeremy, Yes it was not possible to sync your projects in realtime until the latest version of Project Planning Pro was released. Now you can sync projects in realtime with iCloud. Hope this helps you organise your projects better and save time in making changes on your desktop version. Happy Planning!

Vast potential, complicated user interface.

Apr 28, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The specificity of defining constants and roles to each individual in an organizational project. As well as clocking in and out and being similar to a mindmap but it's for mapping out each individual's roles.

Cons: It takes time to learn and fully operate. It's expensive, and finally there aren't training videos on the application in its UI at least.

Overall: Finding the strengths and weaknesses of everybody in the company.

Very interessant

Apr 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: The app is very friendly and usable in different contest: al the school for amministrative procedure and for Learning contrst

easy to use

Apr 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: easy to use

Cons: missing a dashboard for multiple products

Overall: Nice easy switch between table and gantt chart view. App is simple enough to use without need for much training.

Needs more features

Apr 04, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: The is great for mobile

Cons: Connection seems to be slow

Overall: I like to have flexibility on several things and this program is not as flexible as others in the market

Great software

Apr 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Being able to do a project timline to show the customer

Cons: As project progressed remembering to update as i completed tasks

Overall: I used project planning pro to estmate project timelines. Toughest part was updating the program as the project progressed.

Makes hard things easy

Apr 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Simplicity and intuitiveness

Cons: Not much of a Training Manual

Overall: I need of a Gantt charter, I discover Project Planning Pro and decided to give it a try and I am still loving it. (I even want to have more projects!!) Simple and intuitive but very complete.

Recommendations to other buyers: The more you use it, the more you discover great tools available

Good for the price

Apr 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lots of features for a mobile planning app - especially the detailed GANNT view

Cons: Sometimes incorrect dates and times appear when moving data between this app and MSProject - usually related to time zone assumptions and international dates (ddmmyyyy) being interpreted as US format (mmddyyyy).

Overall: Good to use in the field, with lots of features. Need to use a full sized iPad to get the most out of it, and be careful to check that everything has converted correctly (especially dates & times) when transferring between this and MS Project.

Recommendations to other buyers: Use a full sized iPad to get the most out of the charts and other summary views

Project Made Easy

Mar 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I am the type of person that try any new software to see if it can benefit and make my work very easy. I found Project Planning to meet all my need and makes my work go very smooth.

Cons: To be more user-friendly so that anyone who wants to use the software can be able to interact with all the interface.

Overall: The software is very good, as an event planner, and project supervisor in a construction company, project pro makes my job very easy and smooth.
The dropbox Synchronization is very easy and working on the same project through iPhone and iPad at the same time and effect changes immediately.
Easy to use both on iPad and iPhone
iMessage also available

I can arrange my task and To Do List easily and this makes my work easier.
So many other features are available, which can easily be used and I can do my work without stress. I can work on the system, iPhone, and Ipad and my work are updated.
I Love the App.

Recommendations to other buyers: Good Job!

A Standout product

Mar 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Helped me layout my project from beginning to end with ease. I was able to navigate the software without any difficulties.

One of the best planning apps I've ever used

Mar 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I downloaded this app to test it (I've been using other software - omniplan 3 ) and I really loved it! It's way simpler than other apps such as omniplan and the ms project. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that it does not works on windows and that can be an issue when your client does not have macs, so sharing the files to them is not easy... they have to see it in their iPhone/iPad... anyway, do not hesitate in download it and play with it... is simple, effective and above all, user friendly!

Project Planning Pro

Mar 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can organize things my way. And it helped me on my inventory floor set .

Cons: They should have more items to play with .

Overall: I love using the project Planning pro . It helped me in decision in how I will be moving things around at work and at home. And how to make space .

Recommendations to other buyers: No

Excellent app

Mar 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: good

Cons: none

Overall: Excellent app, very useful for an engineer. I can planning all of my work in a portable device and conectivity with desktop apps

Great app everything go fine

Mar 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've used a few months ago and I'm 100% satisfied., the feature is easy to use and it's so simple do my projects with it

Great Project Software

Mar 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Helps us be efficient in project planning and execution.

Cons: None!

Overall: Great software for helping me plan out projects at work. Allows for organization and monitoring of tasks that need to be completed in order for our projects to be done on time.

Inexpensive and does many things

Mar 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Limited printing options

Overall: Since switching to MAC i have missed my MSProject. This program does a lot of project functions at a fraction of the price. Wish the prints had more options. I have never had a need to contact product support.

Project Planning Pro

Mar 27, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The tool is very useful for project management. Project Planning Pro is versatile and flexible for every day needs.

Project planning

Mar 27, 2017
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The description is a little misleading and it's hard to navigate. Saving a project is somewhat confusing as well.

Great Software

Mar 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Love this software. Very practical and easy to use. I use it for tracking and shedules. I prefer it as an alternative to MS Project.

Great program!

Mar 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Easy to use...the only problem I had was the fact I am not an avid user of project management software. I was familiar with Project Manager with Microsoft. This program closely simulates it. It is easier to use than the project manager templates offered on Word by Microsoft. I would have loved the opportunity to use it until project was completed. That was my only problem.

Great information

Mar 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Are use project pro for my writing skills and loved it. It is great for my organization, it was very easy efficient and useful. As well as to use this application for my team members.

Would recommend!

Mar 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I use this product allows quick project planning on the fly. I'm on the road 75% of the year and need a mobile solution when planning a project, Project Planning Pro let's me do this.

Project planning experience

Mar 27, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: It works very fine for my projects, i do all my schedule projects with this app. I really recommend it

Nice Start

Mar 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Simple interface
Easy to navigate
Import ability

Cons: Gestures don't work to zoom gantt
Show activities on calendar

Overall: The functionality is ok for a basic project management tool. Not a replacement for desktop based tools with more functionality. Would be nice if the app used the gestures available to iPhone users for navigation.

Project Planning Pro in Film Production

Mar 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use when I was doing PM work with the government caught my attention. That allowed me to port our previous project planning from spreadsheets to a robust project planning software.

Cons: None that readily come to mind.

Overall: I encountered PPP while doing project management for the one of the many government agencies. I was looking for alternatives to MS Project. Since I stared using it I have since expanded my usage to my blossoming second career in film production. One could use MS Project as well, but I have found the PPP just flowed more seamlessly. We track tasks and dependencies for Development through Post-Production without any issues.

Recommendations to other buyers: I am an iPad and iPhone guy, so having apps on these platforms allows me to access the project plans on the go. In feature film process, you are often on the go.

Great program!!

Mar 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use

Overall: Great value for the money. I enjoy this program it is very helpful for day-to-day activities. It helps our project stay organized so we are not missing details. I searched for a while for a program to help and I'm so glad that I found it.

Good Product

Mar 27, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Price

Cons: Not full control over logic like Microsoft project.

Overall: For a small iOS app it works pretty good. I would prefer a bit more control over the depndancies and logic; however, for the price and ease of use, it can't be beat.

Recommendations to other buyers: Great buy

Great program

Dec 20, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I like the program. I do have a problem with adding more tasks. It seems a little hard to add and move around.

Initial Project Designs

Dec 14, 2016
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have used the product a few times to import MPP files and have created a few projects. The print feature needs improvement. I would like to see it generate files easily converted to MSProject.

Project Planning Pro for Mac

Dec 02, 2016
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Price and Mac compatibility

Cons: Got kicked out several times and lost my work

Overall: Overall the program is functional. There are some quirks with functionality that make using it frustrating at time. Great value for the money, though.

First approach

Dec 02, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This app es very easy to use, the management of my project is very easy and confortable.
the type of file is another positive point the is very practical.

Project Planning Pro

Dec 02, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cross platform sharing of my projects, especially to my iPad as I am on the go a lot.

Cons: Some of the online help could be improved. I had some problems learning the work flow process coming from MS Project. I had to reach out to support a couple of times, but they were very responsive.

Overall: after years of using MS Project and few other project management softwares on the market I happened up Project Planning Pro. Now I use it for my IT projects, the film productions work I perform on local indie films as well as future planning. In addition the ability to share the project plans across my different devices has excellent to have.

I am looking forward to new features they may have coming in the future.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't expect it to be an exact duplicate of MS Project. Once I unlearned some of my habits from MS Project I found that the work flow was easier with Project Planning Pro

Great product for my architectural practice

Dec 02, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I have been using this software to program and keep track of design/build projects at my studio and I can comment that it has been a breeze to learn and adapt to it. I am not likely to go deep into tutorials and manuals and this software is so intuitive and adaptive that I have been able to incorporate it into daily use without any stress.

Simple & Effective Alternative for MS Project on Mac

Mar 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I tried many apps when i switched to Mac from Windows and this had most features which i used on MS Project. It is very easy to use and fulfils most of the features i used.

Pros:
Cheap
Imports Ms Project files, also from dropbox and email
Gantt Charts
Milestones, Critical path

Cons:
UI could be better
Cant change color of the tasks (which they said comes soon. *fingers crossed*)

It lacks some features but the major ones i use are available so i was happy. I contacted support regarding importing a file and they responded quickly (one reason why i am writing this).
Totally recommend it! :)
P.S it's very cheap compared to other apps available in the market.

Easy to use

Mar 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: PPP is very simple and easy to plan and manage any kind of project. It helps to manage my complex projects at any time.