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Microsoft Project Alternatives

Microsoft Project is described as 'Microsoft Office Project gives you robust project management tools with the right blend of usability, power, and flexibility, so you can manage projects more efficiently and effectively' and is a popular project management tool in the business & commerce category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft Project for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is ProjectLibre, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Project are Quire, GanttProject, Asana and Taiga.io.

Microsoft Project alternatives are mainly Project Management Tools but may also be Task Management Tools or Kanban Boards. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Project.
This page was last updated Jun 30, 2022
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  1. monday.com Work OS is far more than a project management tool. It is an intuitive platform that helps transform the way teams work together, meet deadlines, and build a culture of transparency.

  2. ProjectLibre

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    ProjectLibre is a Java-based project management solution that gives Microsoft Project a run for its money.

    ProjectLibre vs Microsoft Project opinions
    Most users think ProjectLibre is a great alternative to Microsoft Project.

    It is open source and capable to open MS Project files.

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    gustavoalbertoelizondo

    OpenSource and easily manages to do most of the basic things you can do with MS Project.

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    I work on MacBook Pro so MS Project is not compatible.

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    ProjectLibre has been downloaded over 4,700,000 times for a reason. It is clearly the best alternative to MS Project. Gantt chart, Network Diagram, WBS, RBS... earned value costing etc. It is a clone of MS Project

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    It works really well, has a Desktop version and is compatible with MS Project.

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    It is very similar to Microsoft Project, but free. The GUI is a bit old styled, but the resulting project graphics are good and uses the same style as Microsoft Project.

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  3. An award-winning cloud-based Project Management software aims to help collaborative teams organize and manage from small enterprise projects to large-scale initiatives.

    Quire vs Microsoft Project opinions
    Some users think Quire is a great alternative to Microsoft Project, some don't.
    Dimi

    This is web-based service.

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  4. GanttProject

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Linux Mint
    • Ubuntu

    GanttProject is a cross-platform desktop tool for project scheduling and management. It runs on Windows, Linux and MacOSX, it is free and its code is opensource. What can it do?

    GanttProject vs Microsoft Project opinions
    Most users think GanttProject is a great alternative to Microsoft Project.

    Do not work with app files

    Negative comment about 4 years ago
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    matthewrayner

    It is great because it gives you gant charts free. thats the only thing it does though and though it;s great some of the others do offer more features however this is the best one that is free to use

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    bartovan

    Standalone WIndows app that is very easily installed (no server needed). Quite complete Gantt features including FS, FF, SS and SF dependencies and the possibility to change task colors. It's rather basic as project management software (no "to do" list per week, no comments on tasks, no display filters, no collaboration...), and a bit old-school looking, but as a free Gantt solution it's one of the best (together with ProjectLibre).

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    fm123

    i found it more precised,understandable and user friendly

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  5. Whether you’re between meetings or in line for a latte, use Asana to quickly capture tasks, to-dos, reminders, and ideas. Get updates from coworkers, organize tasks and projects for work, or manage your to-do list for the day.



  6. Taiga.io

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Django
    • AngularJS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Cloudron

    Taiga is the easy and intuitive yet powerful agile project management tool for multi-functional teams. Taiga has a best in class Sprint task board, and you can seamlessly migrate to Kanban if needed.

    Taiga.io vs Microsoft Project opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Taiga.io is a great alternative to Microsoft Project.

    MS project is a computer based app, not a web app. If i wanted a (self) hosted app, I would make this very clear

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    It applies the modern project management methodologies (scrum, sprint, kanban...)

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    This is a cloud app. MS Project is a desktop app.

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    I disagree with the poster who gave this a thumbs down. Not everyone looking for an alternative is looking for like-to-like. For instance if one has one's own webspace and a chromebook or skips between devices then a self hosted alternative with a free starting point would be quite attractive.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  7. Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.

    Redmine vs Microsoft Project opinions
    Some users think Redmine is a great alternative to Microsoft Project, some don't.

    Redmine has to much focus on software development. It is not a good fit for other kinds of projects.

    Negative comment about 5 years ago
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    It can not level resources and can not run on desktop as a standalone application.

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    Open source, many features, self hosted.

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  8. Basecamp is a web-based project collaboration tool that allows groups of people to share files, meet deadlines, assign tasks, and centralize feedback.

    Basecamp vs Microsoft Project opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Basecamp is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft Project, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Basecamp is very simple project management software. MSP - is the complex software with a lot of functionality and methodologies. MSP is a decision for project professionals with cost value support, advanced resource management, gantt graphics and many other things.

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    No task dependencies, no Gantt chart.

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    Macopode

    Comparing Basecamp with MS Project is like comparing shoes with a car to go from A to B!

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  9. OpenProject is an open-source project management software with a wide set of features and plugins. It supports project timelines / Gantt charts, issue tracking, wiki, document management, time and cost reporting, code management, Scrum and much more.

    Most users think OpenProject is a great alternative to Microsoft Project.
  10. ClickUp is an all-in-one project management platform that eliminates the need of using more than one tool for your organization’s workflow.

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