Free Microsoft Project Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Microsoft Project is ProjectLibre, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft Project and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Microsoft Project are GanttProject (Free, Open Source), Quire (Freemium), Asana (Freemium) and Taiga.io (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021

    1. ProjectLibre is a Java-based project management solution that gives Microsoft Project a run for its money.
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      ProjectLibre vs Microsoft Project opinions
      Most users think ProjectLibre is a great alternative to Microsoft Project.
      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
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      It is open source and capable to open MS Project files.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      I work on MacBook Pro so MS Project is not compatible.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      It works really well, has a Desktop version and is compatible with MS Project.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      gustavoalbertoelizondo OpenSource and easily manages to do most of the basic things you can do with MS Project.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    2. 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? * Gantt chart. - Create work breakdown structure, draw dependencies, define milestones.
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      GanttProject vs Microsoft Project opinions
      Most users think GanttProject is a great alternative to Microsoft Project.
      fm123 i found it more precised,understandable and user friendly
      Positive comment over 1 year 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
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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).
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Do not work with app files
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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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.
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      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.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    4. 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.
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    5. Taiga is a full featured project management platform for startups and agile developers & designers who want a simple, beautiful tool that makes work truly enjoyable.
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      Taiga.io vs Microsoft Project opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Taiga.io is a great alternative to Microsoft Project.
      It applies the modern project management methodologies (scrum, sprint, kanban...)
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      This is a cloud app. MS Project is a desktop app.
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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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 over 1 year ago

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      MS project is a computer based app, not a web app. If i wanted a (self) hosted app, I would make this very clear
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    6. Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.
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      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 4 years ago

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      It can not level resources and can not run on desktop as a standalone application.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      Open source, many features, self hosted.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    7. Project Management & Team Communication Software.
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      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.
      Macopode Comparing Basecamp with MS Project is like comparing shoes with a car to go from A to B!
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      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.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      No task dependencies, no Gantt chart.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    8. 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.
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      Most users think OpenProject is a great alternative to Microsoft Project.
    9. 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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    10. Wrike's end-to-end solution takes your projects from initial request to tracking work progress and reporting results. With Wrike, you'll be able to create and delegate tasks, track deadlines, visualize your plans on the Gantt chart, and share reports.
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      Wrike vs Microsoft Project opinions
      Some users think Wrike is a great alternative to Microsoft Project, some don't.
      bartovan Great software, very user-friendly and with loads of features (including full-blown Gantt) if you pay at least the professional subscription. Great for collaboration and project management. The free version has no Gantt, nor dependencies between tasks,which cripples it substantially in my opinion.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      ok3141 This is web-based service. There's no standalone apps available.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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      Macopode This is not real project management application at all!
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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