By Aaron Lee
Oryx Digital's Hyper Plan is a planning solution for macOS (10.8 and higher) and Windows. It allows anyone to easily create cards with user-defined properties, such as status, priority, assigned to and budget.
The cards can then be arranged and colored according to these properties. Users can arrange cards in rows by priority, or even colored by who they have been assigned to. Hyper Plan can also arrange cards in a timeline and total numerical properties by row and column.
Hyper Plan allows you to create cards with properties such as status, priority, assigned to and budget. The cards can then be arranged and colored according to these properties. For example, you could arrange cards into columns to do, doing, done and waiting with rows for each member of staff, and colored according to priority.
Or you could arrange them in rows by priority, colored by who they have been assigned to. You can switch between views with a mouse click. Hyper Plan can also arrange cards in a timeline and total numerical properties by row and column.
Many people plan projects by placing sticky notes on a wall. This is fine for quick brain storming sessions, but isn't very effective for managing ongoing projects.
From Hyper Plan, you export to SVG format. SVG format can be edited using vector graphics packages such as Inkscape and Abobe Illustrator, though the former has better SVG support.
Hyper Plan offers a visual planning tool with the flexibility of sticking colored notes to a wall, but without the physical limitations. It's suitable for new approaches to planning, such as Kanban planning, pioneered by Toyota, and agile planning.
Hyper Plan is suitable for pretty much any type of planning where you have discrete tasks or items that you want to visually categorize, prioritize, assign, track or schedule. Including: project planning, event planning, time-tabling, software release planning, sales pipelines, manufacturing scheduling, conference scheduling, staff rosters, and more.
Hyper Plan costs $40 per user and is available here. A demo is available for download.
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