QuickPlan supports exporting the project as a Microsoft project plan file in XML format, and Microsoft Project can open the XML file. The Microsoft project plan file can be saved as an XML file on the PC, and QuickPlan can import the .xml file as a new project.

Exporting to MS Project

  • Export the project as a Microsoft Project file in XML format.
  • On PC, open the Microsoft Project app and click the "Open" menu to open the XML file.
  • Select the "As a new project" option and then click the "Finish" button.
  • A new project will be created in MS Project.


MS Project requires the XML file encoding to be Unicode, but sometimes when an XML file is emailed or transferred from a cloud service, the file encoding can be changed - this is out of QuickPlan's control. Learn how to fix this here:

  • Open the XML file in the Notepad app on Windows PC.
  • "Save as" in Notepad, then specify the encoding as Unicode.

Import from MS project

Tasks from the first eight outline levels of the Microsoft project are imported. Tasks from the first four levels are in the main project; tasks from outline levels five to eight are imported into sub-projects.

  • Open an MS project at PC, then click the "Save As" menu to save the file as an XML file.
  • Import the XML into QuickPlan on the iOS device. For example, if the XML file is transferred to the iOS device via email as an attachment.
  • A new project is created in QuickPlan.