Project management program

Balance time budgets with this slightly complicated schedule manager.

MinuteManPlus has several tools for organizing the time budgets for various projects. The program offers an impressive amount of options, but fails to pull ahead of its competition.

We found MinuteManPlus's biggest problem to be its interface. The program offered far too many options and didn't label its commands well enough for us to easily navigate. We were constantly trying to figure out how to get back to a previous screen or understand exactly how the current screen was different from the previous. The program's primary function was listing events and their durations. We could view several different visual layouts, ranging from bar charts to shopping list-type itineraries, but none was definitively more helpful than the others. The program also featured an option for entering expenses and tracking our budget, which was, thankfully, simpler to follow. The most helpful aspect of the program was its Reports feature, which condensed all the information on our various projects onto one screen and showed our progress. We were constantly jumping back and forth between functions and never felt comfortable with the program as a whole. We caught ourselves daydreaming about other schedulers we'd tested that made this job much simpler.

MinuteManPlus has a 21-day trial. It comes as a compressed file, installs desktop icons without permission, and leaves folders after uninstall. Since we have tested other programs that make project management simpler, we do not recommend this program.

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