Manage projects electronically

This time management tool could use a little organization itself.

DevPlanner is designed to facilitate project management. You can keep track of your project's schedule with the built-in calendar and customize the program by adding your own categories and tasks.

We like the idea of managing our to-do list with DevPlanner. However, it's not user friendly. The interface is somewhat crowded when all of the areas are open at once, and it's not immediately obvious what some of them do. We tried to create new tasks by clicking on the calendar section, but the program wouldn't let us type there. We created a new task item using the drop-down menus but couldn't add it to our calendar. There are Import and Export buttons in the File menu, so presumably it's possible to export parts of this program to PDFs or spreadsheets, but that option was grayed out, and we couldn't get it to work no matter what buttons we pushed. There's a Help file and a tutorial, and users can probably get up and running if they have the time to wade through those, but busy people will be inconvenienced by this software's steep learning curve. A program that is supposed to help users with time management should be more intuitive to use.

This is a 30-day trial version of the program. DevPlanner installs and uninstalls with no problems. This planning software aims to tame your schedule but falls short. Unless you have time to read through the tutorial, it will end up being just another item on your to-do list.

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