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DescriptionMerlin is a project management software for OS X.Open source, web-based project management and issue tracking tool.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 0.94
Rank #231
Score 65.67
Rank #19
DeveloperProjectWizards
Websiteprojectwizards.netredmine.org
Technical documentationprojectwizards.net/­en/­support/­documentationredmine.org/­projects/­redmine/­wiki/­Guide
Social network pages
LinkedIn95followers
Twitter2,040followers
Facebook2,073likes
LinkedIn1,259followers
Initial release20042006
LicenseCommercialOpen SourceinfoGPL 2
Web-based architecturenoinfoweb interface is availableyes
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on Rails
Operating systemsOS XLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Mobile appsiOSAndroid
iOS
Windows Phone
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfacenoyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPasswordPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
NotificationsnoEmail
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesinfovia plugin
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesinfovia plugin
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startyesyes
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesyesyesinfovia plugin
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review TechniqueyesinfoNet plan viewno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyesinfovia plugin
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesinfovia plugin
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyesinfovia plugin
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesyesinfovia plugin
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnoyesinfovia plugin
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesyesinfovia plugin
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyes
Discussion forumyes
Online chatyesinfovia plugin
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingno
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningyesinfovia plugin

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