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Old 31. Aug 2020, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know an Outlook addin which can enhance the Outlook Calendar or Tasks for scheduling personal work?
I recently found [edited[] which is however not freeware.
I was wondering if something similar exists, a sort of mixture between the Outlook Calendar and Microsoft Project, for one single person and not multiple resources.
Or maybe if a freeware standalone application exists which is simpler than Microsoft Project.

Thanks!

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Question Pendulums APP might work?

Have you looked at the Pendulums APP Yet ... it is a "Stand Alone" APP that doesn't need Outlook?
https://pendulums.io/
(I use Thunderbird instead of Outlook and the Lightning Add-In for Thunderbird handles all of my tasks and scheduling.)
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Have you looked at the Pendulums APP Yet ... it is a "Stand Alone" APP that doesn't need Outlook?
https://pendulums.io/
(I use Thunderbird instead of Outlook and the Lightning Add-In for Thunderbird handles all of my tasks and scheduling.)
Thank you! I'll take a look also for Android!
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Or maybe if a freeware standalone application exists which is simpler than Microsoft Project.

Thanks!
Yes, there IS a nice freeware kind of Microsoft Project. It is called ProjectLibre - it works on Linux/Mac/Windows - It is Open Source - It CAN open MS Project Files.

https://www.projectlibre.com/product...re-open-source

I threw MS Software out of my Computer years ago (They don't support MAC that well. ) with a nice suite of Open Source Software. Instead of MS Office 365 I Use LibreOffice 7. https://www.libreoffice.org/
Instead of Outlook I use ThunderBird https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/
(With the Lightning ADD-In it does all tasks and scheduling) https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US...dl-mostpopular
And ProjectLibre Opens MS Project Files. https://www.projectlibre.com/product...re-open-source

All future updates to these projects are free - and there are frequent updates. LibreOffice is Better than MS Office - I haven't use outlook in so long I don't know how Thunderbird stacks up against it. You can tell me if ProjectLibre is nicer than MS Project yourself, OK?
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The Android Version of Pendulums either installs as an APK File, or you can use the F-Droid Client to download and install Pendulums FOR You. https://f-droid.org/

I use F-Droid on MY Android ... it's the easiest way to get PySolFC installed on Android ... (Beware of PySolFC ... a major time waster!).
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Resolved Why I stopped using Microsoft software.

Because I found out that the FREE "Open Source" software IS Better than the Proprietary Closed Source products you must PAY For ... a 'no brainer' for me.

Here is a nice comparison of how LibreOffice against MS Office: Feature Comparison: LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office

And I don't miss Outlook one bit with Thunderbird (and Lightning): Feature Comparison: Mozilla Thunderbird vs. Microsoft Outlook

GIMP is as nice as PHOTOSHOP .... INKSCAPE replaces ILLUSTRATOR ... for just about ANY program I might want to BUY there is a usable FREE variant that is "Open Source". And I'm getting better at hunting them down.


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Yes, there IS a nice freeware kind of Microsoft Project. It is called ProjectLibre - it works on Linux/Mac/Windows - It is Open Source - It CAN open MS Project Files.

https://www.projectlibre.com/product...re-open-source

I threw MS Software out of my Computer years ago (They don't support MAC that well. ) with a nice suite of Open Source Software. Instead of MS Office 365 I Use LibreOffice 7. https://www.libreoffice.org/
Instead of Outlook I use ThunderBird https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/
(With the Lightning ADD-In it does all tasks and scheduling) https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US...dl-mostpopular
And ProjectLibre Opens MS Project Files. https://www.projectlibre.com/product...re-open-source

All future updates to these projects are free - and there are frequent updates.
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You can tell me if ProjectLibre is nicer than MS Project yourself, OK?
Have fun with your new toys ...
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Hi,

Does anyone know an Outlook addin which can enhance the Outlook Calendar or Tasks for scheduling personal work?
I recently found [edited[] which is however not freeware.
I was wondering if something similar exists, a sort of mixture between the Outlook Calendar and Microsoft Project, for one single person and not multiple resources.
Or maybe if a freeware standalone application exists which is simpler than Microsoft Project.

Thanks!
Are you still looking for A NEW Personal Task manager, and Project tracker?
I just found "Stacks" ... which looks like JUST the Thing you need. FREE.

https://stacks.rocks/ <----- Web Site.

Download:
https://github.com/stacks-task-manag...eleases/latest

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