QuickPlan is NOT a simple clone of other traditional project schedule apps - We are developing an app based on the best practices of experts, for most of the user cases. Yes, QuickPlan is changing the game.
Why the task links are essential for the traditional schedule apps
Maintaining efficiency. It's tough to manage the tasks using project schedule apps before QuickPlan. Tasks links can help to change the date of the related tasks efficiently when scheduling and re-scheduling using traditional apps.
Satisfy the schedule rules - A task link is a date constraint to make sure changing the date of associated tasks in the control of the defined rule.
It looks that the links will help to increase the project tracking and maintenance efficiency, as they can automatic the re-scheduling work. However
It will be super time-consuming to create the perfect links. Although the apps can follow the links to update task dates, the apps have no magic to balance the resources, keep low cost and short duration.
The reality is that most of the time, we still need to check the result manually after the "perfect" link takes effect.
We will be in big trouble if there are many task links. A simple change to one task will cause many changes to others, and we may not know what happened as the app automatically does it. After a small change happens, to keep the updated plan be reasonable with the balanced resources, low cost, and as short as possible duration, we may need an unexpected effort to adjust the schedule manually.
The team may need more communication time to understand the "perfect" task map connected by links. And the team members should be conscientious about exploring the plan, and they should be cautious to avoid changing the plan.
We have an article related to talk about the task structures in the project plan
QuickPlan is changing the game.
QuickPlan is the app that makes maintaining tasks super more comfortable and much more efficient than any other the same kind (say times more productivity). We don't need to use the task links to help planning efficiently.
Using QuickPlan to organize tasks in groups and sub-projects, we don't need to rely on task links to re-schedule. We can change the tasks in a group or a sub-project simultaneously with a simple gesture. QuickPlan is the only app that organizes the tasks in the REAL task groups and sub-projects.
QuickPlan supports a new link behavior called "Simple Link." At the point of writing this article, this task link is not supported by other apps. Many of our users like this way as it's just intuitive as they expected. (please click the project name on the toolbar to change project properties include task link behavior).
With time using QuickPlan, we may find:
There is no more needs to create complicated task links using QuickPlan
Organize tasks well in groups and child projects (plus the simple "linked tasks" links) will be the better solution - please check out the article about how can I structure tasks well
QuickPlan is helping to MAKE the COMPLEX SIMPLE. Of course, task links are still useful for some cases - that's why QuickPlan supports part of it, and our suggestion is trying to avoid using it.