2-plan Desktop PM Freeware Download and Installation FAQs

Do you need more specific instructions with the download and installation of 2-plan Desktop software? We have collected these frequently asked questions from our Google Analytics Reports and forums over the course of several months. These download and installation questions are what users of this project management freeware usually search for in Google or ask about.

 

Where do I start, 2-plan Desktop or 2-plan Team?

How do I get 2-plan Desktop to work?

When I try to launch the 2-plan Desktop, I get a long Java error message. How do I solve this?

How do I create a 2-plan Desktop shortcut automatically right after the zip file extraction??

How do I update my 2-plan Desktop to the latest version?

How do I make my 2-plan Desktop portable on my flash drive?

How can I use my 2-plan Desktop on different computers with different OS like Windows, Mac OS and Linux?

Where can I download the 2-plan Desktop source code?

How do I install the 2-plan Desktop plug-ins?

How can I solve the "Failed to discover..." message when trying to install the 2-plan Desktop plug-ins?

How do I install or use 2-plan Desktop on my iPhone|Smartphone|Android or handheld device?

Where do I start, 2-plan Desktop or 2-plan Team?

You can use both tools standalone. Use 2-plan Desktop as a project scheduling, budgeting, brainstorming, general project planning, and monitoring software. Meanwhile, use 2-plan Team as a collaboration platform, and for detailed project planning, project execution with individual project member or team reporting, and multiple projects implementation.

When you want to use both tools (through the Team Connector plugin) you must start with the 2-plan Desktop. When you have created your time schedule, just transfer the work packages from your 2-plan Desktop to the 2-plan Team. Select processed team information can also be transferred from the 2-plan Team to the 2-plan Desktop for executive level project monitoring purposes.

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How do I get 2-plan Desktop to work?

First, make sure that you have downloaded and extracted a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) on your computer or flash drive if you want a portable application. JRE and/or JDK are available for free at the Oracle website.

Second, download and extract 2-plan Desktop on your computer or flash drive.

Third, click on the 2-plan Desktop icon.

Fourth, if you encounter any problems, check the 2-plan website forums.

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When I try to launch the 2-plan Desktop, I get a long Java error message. How do I solve this?

This is possibly caused by a 32 bit Java installation running on a 64 bit operating system. Try to install a 64 bit Java version.

Another possibility is that your Java version is corrupted. One 2-plan Desktop user used a utility called JavaRa which is available at SourceForge.net and then uninstalled Java. Next, he reinstalled Java. You can see the troubleshooting details here. We are very thankful for the active participation of 2-plan Desktop users in the community to help us and other users solve these kinds of problems.

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How do I create a 2-plan Desktop shortcut automatically right after the zip file extraction?

If you use the installer.exe then the shortcut will be created by the installer. If you download the zip file, then you'll have to create the shortcut by your own.

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How do I update my 2-plan Desktop to the latest version?

For a step-by-step guide with screen shots, please click here.

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How do I make my 2-plan Desktop portable on my flash drive?

First, search for the Java Runtime Environment on your system (something like c:/Program Files/Java/jre6).

Next, create a new directory in the 2-plan Desktop installation directory and name it.

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How can I use my 2-plan Desktop on different computers with different OS like Windows, Mac OS and Linux?

For details on how to go about this, click here.

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Where can I download the 2-plan Desktop source code?

The 2-plan Desktop source code is not available for download. While it is freeware, 2-plan Desktop is not open source. However, the 2-plan Team source code is available at SourceForge.net since 2-plan Team is open source.

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How do I install the 2-plan Desktop plug-ins?

For a step-by-step guide with screen shots, please click here.

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How can I solve the "Failed to discover..." message when trying to install the 2-plan Desktop plug-ins?

When you get this message, Failed to discover all 2-plan plug-ins. Please check your proxy settings in the preferences. This means that there is a proxy between your computer and the internet service provider. Please check the: User preferences -> General -> Network Connections and configure appropriately. To get the information you need, you can also compare the proxy settings with the proxy settings that you use in your internet browser.

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How do I install or use the 2-plan Desktop on my iPhone|Smartphone|Android or handheld device?

You can't. However, you can access the 2-plan Team with your mobile phone. You don't need to download any apps on your phone. The principle behind this is that several project team members can upload information on the 2-plan Team which has a database. In turn, the 2-plan Desktop can access this 2-plan Team processed information through the Team Connector plugin for planning and monitoring purposes. This way, 2-plan Desktop is easy to install and use without a database engine requirement but can also scale up in usage through the 2-plan Team whenever you need to monitor several people or implement multiple projects in different geographic locations.

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