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Hyper Plan

Plan Work and Life Projects Visually

$40
v2.6.0 Mac & PC  Download Trial
Platforms: Windows XP or later, Mac OS X 10.8 or later
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Sure, you could get a stack of colored Post-It notes and start planning your project that way. It’s all well and good until a critical task drops to the floor overnight and ends up stuck to someone’s shoe the next day! There’s a better, more efficient and effective approach to visual planning, and it’s in the form of today’s discount software promotion, Hyper Plan!

Hyper Plan lets you plan your work and life in visual, color-coded form, letting you see what you need to do next with just a glance. With Hyper Plan, you’ll be able to select which properties you want to visualize, from tasks and people to priorities and budgets. Click between these views easily. Apply categories to tasks, then assign colors. Or view everything that needs doing in a timeline.

Best of all, when you use Hyper Plan, you’re no longer limited by wall space or sticky note colors! And if you need to see plans from a few months, or even a few years ago, Hyper Plan makes it easy to call them back up just like that!

    The developer has released version 2 of Hyper Plan with many improvements and new features. Quite a few are based on BitsDuJour user feedback. These improvements include:
  • Create bar charts in a few clicks, e.g. chart the effort assigned by person and status.
  • Intelligent text scaling (more text is shown on cards as you zoom in).
  • Improved card appearance.
  • Click overlay icons to edit or delete cards.
  • Save appearance themes for use across all your plans.
  • Run Hyper Plan as a local application (e.g. off a USB stick).
  • Import CSV files into existing plans.
  • New 'Properties' pane.
  • Color cells according to properties in the 'Table' pane.
  • Find and replace.
  • Customizable tool bar.
  • Export to SVG.
  • Intelligent dates (e.g. 'today' or 'monday').
  • Improved filtering.
  • 35 built-in stock images.
  • Optional dark 'skin' for Windows.
  • ...and much more.

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Javier Gil Nice program with lots of potential.
It's definitely on my radar, but what I'd like to see is:

- When I press zoom in and zoom out, I really don't want the table to shrink or grow, I just want the cards to shrink or grow. At present, both the table (the frames around the cards so to speak) and the cards shrink and grow, which is a nice feature, but when you have a project with hundreds of tasks and you zoom out to get a clear picture, the table titles shrink too and you can't read them (the fact that the cards shrink and you can't read its titles is not really a problem because you can point your mouse over them and you get a popup displaying the info, although the popus could have designed a lot better, it's very basic).

- Zoom selected note feature: I'd like see the selected card zoomed in, but the rest of the cards in the background, so that when I click escape after zooming in, I get back to the same screen. Instead, I have to zoom out each time. Not very practical.

- When you zoom out, the border between the cells kind of disappears, so it's hard to tell where one ends and the other one begins. I wish I could choose a different background for each one (you can change the background colour for the whole page, but not for each file and row). I mean... this is supposed to be kind of a visual program...

I do like the fact that it's so easy to move tasks from one section to another and so on, but in my opinion, a lot more work has to be done regarding user customization.
Mind you, the program can be used very productively already and I remember when I first saw the first version of this and it has grown admirably well since the, so that's a pretty good sign...
Jul 11 at 1:10am Copy Link
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Andy Brice >When I press zoom in and zoom out, I really don't want the table to shrink or grow

I'm not sure how that would work. Perhaps you could send a diagram to our support email.

>though the popus could have designed a lot better

Can you suggest an example of a program that does a good job of this?

>Zoom selected note feature: I'd like see the selected card zoomed in, but the rest of the cards in the background, so that when I click escape after zooming in

That is an interesting idea. I will make a note of it.

>When you zoom out, the border between the cells kind of disappears, so it's hard to tell where one ends and the other one begins. I wish I could choose a different background for each one (you can change the background colour for the whole page, but not for each file and row).

You can set a different background color for each row (column) and the color is taken from the row (column) property. Just set 'layout/color>set row/column' to 'By row' ('By column'). But I'm not sure how you would set a different color for each cell. You could try combining the row and column colors, but I'm not sure how helpful that would be. Perhaps we can make the padding inside cells a bit larger?

>but in my opinion, a lot more work has to be done regarding user customization.

It would be easy enough to add lots more options. But some customers have told us that the appearance customization options in the 'cards' pane are already a bit overwhelming.

>Mind you, the program can be used very productively already and I remember when I first saw the first version of this and it has grown admirably well since the, so that's a pretty good sign...

Thanks! If you look at the website 'news' page you will see that we have put out quite a few releases. And thank you for the constructive comments.
Oryx Digital Ltd - Jul 11 at 4:00am Copy Link
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Miguel Melo Hi. Is there a roadmap of planned features? Is version 3 due anytime soon? Thanks!
Jul 11 at 10:28pm Copy Link
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Andy Brice Miguel

There is a roadmap, but it isn't public.

There is a v3 planned. But we never commit to release dates. It's ready when its ready.

If you buy v2 within 3 months of the release of v3, you get a free upgrade to v3. If you buy v2 more than 3 months before the release of v3, you get a 60% discount on the price of a new license.
Oryx Digital Ltd - Jul 11 at 11:48pm Copy Link
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Miguel Melo Playing around with the software, I have a couple usability suggestions:
- double clicking in a cell, would insert a car with the values for the property allocated to X and Y already filled in to the coordinates of that cell. Cell(s) in cards should not occupy the full cell (e.g. only 90% width) so you can still click the cell to add new.
- when filling in the cards, maybe the property combos should expand on click and be filtered as you type so it is easier to understand what/select values that already exist.
Cheers!
Jul 13 at 3:52pm Copy Link
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Andy Brice >double clicking in a cell, would insert a car with the values for the property allocated to X and Y already filled in to the coordinates of that cell. Cell(s) in cards should not occupy the full cell (e.g. only 90% width) so you can still click the cell to add new.

Hi Miguel

You can Alt+Click anywhere in a cell to create a card in that cell (even on another card).

>when filling in the cards, maybe the property combos should expand on click and be filtered as you type so it is easier to understand what/select values that already exist.

The combo boxes should select the closest matching value as you type.

The variation you are suggesting sounds rather non-standard, which might confuse people.
Oryx Digital Ltd - Jul 13 at 11:27pm Copy Link
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Miguel Melo Hi Andy,
Thanks for the reply - didn't know about the Alt+Click - exactly what I was after and very handy! :)

As for the variation (autocomplete), it's a very standard pattern these days, especially in the web, so people shouldn't be confused. As you type, the dropdown list is progressively filtered down to the options that have what you typed. Then you can TAB to pick the first match (which is the current behaviour, minus the dropdown being expanded) or click on one of the other ones. Have a look at https://leonardofernandes...ctory.aspx for an example.

Cheers.
Jul 13 at 11:37pm Copy Link
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Andy Brice Thanks for the example. I agree that sort of combo box filtering could be useful. But I don't think it is standard behaviour for combo boxes on Windows or Mac. I will make a note and try to find some time to look into it.
Oryx Digital Ltd - Jul 13 at 11:52pm Copy Link
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