Merlin Project Manager for Mac Adds Web Sharing

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NovaMind Software announces the immediate availability of Merlin 2.6, which includes Web publishing capabilities so that others can collaborate remotely on project management tasks, no matter what operating system they are using.

Merlin 2 Web Sharing

NovaMind Software announces the immediate availability of Merlin 2.6, which includes web publishing capabilities so that others can collaborate remotely on project management tasks, no matter what operating system they are using.

Merlin project management software for Mac has long been recognized as the leading professional project management application for Mac computers, and there have been many requests to make its powerful project management features available to people working on other operating systems.

With the Web Sharing module, users can publish project files over the Web either as a live HTML document so as to collaborate with other users over the Web, or as a static HTML page to share with a project team and other stakeholders.

This feature opens the door for all users who wish to use Merlin but can't because they are tied to an operating system other than Mac OS X. By publishing Merlin project files using the Merlin application and its Web Module add-on, other users can access the project and collaborate on it using their Web browser.

Projects that have been shared using Web Sharing have just about all the features of Merlin available to the whole team on the Web. There is also built in support for assigning users different permissions so that the appropriate information can be seen and edited by different people.

The update from earlier versions of Merlin 2 is free, but a separate license is required for the Web sharing capabilities. The Web sharing licenses can be purchased from the NovaMind online store.

Merlin 2.6 also has a wide range of bug fixes, and enhancements to things like Microsoft Project import, and application of styles.

The unique combination of NovaMind mind maps and Merlin brings a powerful extra dimension to project management, allowing much improved planning, staff buy-in and involvement in the whole process. One of the tenets of project management is the increasing cost of errors or omissions in the plans at each stage of the project. By starting the project with brainstorming and Mind Mapping, project scoping is clearly defined early on, problems are resolved during the planning process, and the team is able to have input into identifying issues before they cost a lot of time and money.

Merlin can both import and export NovaMind mind maps providing the best of Mind Mapping, visual planning and communication, as well as the best of project, risk and issue management.

Couple NovaMind and Merlin with the resources of the Apple iPhoto, Address Book, and iCal applications, and it makes a very powerful solution for the whole of the project from inception to delivery.

About NovaMind:
NovaMind has been the top Mind Mapping program available on Mac computers for the last 6 years, and is rapidly gaining recognition in the Windows market. NovaMind is designed to work in with Merlin for project management needs. NovaMind makes Mind Mapping intuitive and fun.

For more information about NovaMind, please visit http://www.novamind.com/ or e-mail Gideon King at gideon(at)novamind.com.

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