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Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator

If you are considering purchasing this (very expensive) software, there is a 100% chance you are doing so because you have been awarded a Government contract that dictates you use 4Clicks Project Estimator. There are plenty of easier to use estimating packages out in the world, but you can't use any of them if you have a contract that requires 4Clicks.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

1) Great for managing your work and personal activities.2) One of the best implementations of the Getting Things Done method.3) Not really suited for collaborative work management; OmniFocus is managed on a per-user basis so you can't share/assign tasks.
Ash Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
OmniFocus
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
OmniFocus
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
OmniFocus
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
OmniFocus
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
OmniFocus
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
OmniFocus

Project Management

Project Estimator
OmniFocus
7.1
Task Management
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
9.8
Resource Management
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
8.3
Gantt Charts
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
1.0
Scheduling
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
7.2
Workflow Automation
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
6.6
Team Collaboration
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
10.0
Document Management
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
4.7
Email integration
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
7.5
Mobile Access
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
8.4
Timesheet Tracking
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
1.0
Change request and Case Management
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
5.0

Professional Services Automation

Project Estimator
OmniFocus
2.7
Quotes/estimates
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
7.0
Invoicing
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
1.0
Project & financial reporting
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
2.0
Integration with accounting software
Project Estimator
OmniFocus
1.0

Pros

Project Estimator

  • The estimates it produces are simple and easy to follow. The formatting is good.
  • The tech support provided is very attentive.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

  • Ease of viewing your projects at a high-level.
  • Ease of viewing what tasks need to be done at the present moment and the sorting of those tasks by availability, due date, start date, needed resources, and project.
  • The visual interface is really nice to work with, the UX/UI is intelligent and intuitive.
  • It's the most extensible software I've used. There is a community of people that publish compatible scripts for Omnifocus at no charge.
  • The code is robust and I've almost never had a bug or a glitch that resulted in issues.
  • The software syncs in the cloud between MacOS and iOS seamlessly and faster than other To-Do software. The sync aspect is available free of charge.
  • The development team at Omnifocus is on top of bugs and they have been adding releases regularly to increase functionality and performance.
  • While OmniFocus adheres to the GTD (Getting things done) principles, it can be used in almost any manner and you aren't stuck with just that methodology.
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Project Estimator

  • The software feels 20 years old. It has not kept up with modern times, and practically functions like an old DOS program.
  • Clunky interface, arcane commands.
  • Even their training info focuses on hotkeys like this is 1995. Even though I am of an age to remember computers in 1995, the younger generations of managers/estimators are not. It is time to bring the software into the new century!
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

  • I would really like to see graphic presentations of how I allocate my time, what categories of tasks don't get accomplished, etc.
  • I would like to see OmniFocus include Gantt chart functionality, such as allowing me to see how long it took me to accomplish a task from start to finish. Allowing me to actually input time spent, and seeing it on a Gantt chart, would be icing on the cake.
Brad Pearce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OmniFocus

OmniFocus 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Over the past 4 years of use I still haven't found any product that comes close in terms of capability
Ash Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OmniFocus

OmniFocus 9.0
Based on 3 answers
OmniFocus has excellent user forums. They're active as well as mature, since the product has been around for years. I've never needed to actually contact customer support because OmniFocus is popular enough that I've always been able to find an answer in the forums, or in an article, or in a YouTube video.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Project Estimator

WinEst uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

Part of O365 is the Tasks application, which is "free" with O365 and does a lot of essential task management. Yes, it's very basic. Yes, it's basically "To-do," but it works quite well. Omnigraffle does everything better, and more thoroughly, but at a higher initial cost. If your workplace provides O365 for "free," however, I would suggest starting with Tasks and moving to OmniFocus if/when you need more functionality.
Ryan Stasel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Project Estimator

  • As stated before, if you are buying this software, it is because you have a contract forcing you to. While it does work, it is clunky, awkward, and very expensive.
  • The price of the software and databases has always been high, but with the fairly recent acquisition of 4Clicks by Gordion (who also bought RS Means for their databases), there is literally no competition. Prices will continue to be very high, with no check on how high they can go.
  • Again, can't fault 4Clicks tech support, as I think it is the best in the industry. They know their product and they respond to issues immediately. Considering what we spend a year for this product, however, you would expect nothing less.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

  • OmniFocus keeps our tasks moving forward. Using a free script you can search all your current projects for projects that have no next step assigned to it to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
  • When we serve our clients, the attention to detail we are able to give them comes from accurate tracking of what we need to deliver.
  • We complete projects 25% faster than before and we can see where the bottlenecks are immediate. We have also been forced to document tasks in a more concrete manner which allows for better execution.
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OmniFocus

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator
9.0
OmniFocus
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator
OmniFocus
10.0

Support Rating

Project Estimator
OmniFocus
9.0

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