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Free Microsoft Project Alternatives

The best free alternative to Microsoft Project is ProjectLibre, which is also 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, Quire, Asana and Redmine.

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.
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  1. ProjectLibre icon

    ProjectLibre

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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    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.

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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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  2. GanttProject icon

    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?

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

    Do not work with app files

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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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  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.

    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Quire.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineQuire can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Sync with Google CalendarQuire can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Quire simultaneously.
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    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. 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.

    ⚫︎ Calendar ViewAsana has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    ⚫︎ Sync with Google CalendarAsana can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    ⚫︎ Task Time TrackingKeep a record of time spent on a task with Asana.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Asana simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Goal TrackingAsana can be used for tracking progress toward personal or business goals.
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  5. Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.

    ⚫︎ File VersioningRedmine has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableRedmine is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Task Time TrackingKeep a record of time spent on a task with Redmine.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsRedmine can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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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.

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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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    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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Taiga.io simultaneously.
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    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.

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

    ⚫︎ Sync with Google CalendarBasecamp can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    ⚫︎ Task Time TrackingKeep a record of time spent on a task with Basecamp.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Basecamp simultaneously.
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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.

    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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  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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableClickUp is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in ClickUp simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownClickUp supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with ClickUp.
    ⚫︎ Task Time TrackingKeep a record of time spent on a task with ClickUp.
    ⚫︎ Calendar ViewClickUp has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Wrike simultaneously.
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    Some users think Wrike is a great alternative to Microsoft Project, some don't.
    ok3141

    This is web-based service. There's no standalone apps available.

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    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.

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    Macopode

    This is not real project management application at all!

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