This week MacSparky is sponsored by inShort (website) (Mac App Store) (iOS App Store). inShort is is an iPhone/iPad/Mac application that lets you plan projects and processes graphically across all of your Apple devices. This brings a new paradigm to process and project planning and is absolutely worth checking out.
One of the more clever features is the way it allows you to embed processes and drill down to the level of detail you need at the moment. I like to think of this as "nested" flowcharts and I think it's really smart. It's a great way to sort out a process in your own mind and then explain it to others when you're done.
inShort continues to receive active development. Just this past weekend inShort for the Mac got a new update. There are some nice new features and improvements:
• They've added milestones — now the diagram analysis takes into account the time limits.
• There are new special objects that allow adding new diagrams without losing any previous scheduling, called Schedule Keepers.
• There are new triggers than can learn about decisions taken above.
• There is a new Navigator tab that allows you to quickly orientate yourself in tasks by dates.