I use both MS Project ($550+), and Omniplan 3 ($300) daily to run multi million dollar waterfall style projects. I recently purchased a new mbp, and was surprised when I went to re-install Omniplan from the AppStore that it had a dismal rating.. I was concerned but as I read the reviews it became clear that the product has not changed rather that the reviewers are complaining about the model into which Apple provided for the Omni Group to release their product. I understand the value of VPP (having run a 450+ person organization) and the complaints of time wasted setting up new vendors however you can't rate OmniPlan for the software distribution model provided by Apple.
This inspired me to write a review to help steer other users towards a good product. I much prefer the interaction mechanisms with OmniPlan to that of the MS Alternative. OmniPlan 3 is a stable and mature product, it delivers exactly what TOG puts on the box: project planning, data organization, reports, Monte Carlo Simulation (which is super neat), time lines, critical path identification, and resource analysis which is exceptional.
thank you Omni Group for making a product that continues to allow one to use a Mac in an otherwise all Windows world.
+1 to one of the reviewers comments.. "thick" bars would be nice to have..
support is top notch - and has fixed more than a few of my bugs over the years.
and yes.. charge for MSP reading and writing.. it helps pay for the quality software support.
$300 is a great price point. $150 is even better for an upgrade from v2.
kudos TOG and keep on developing (and supporting) great products!