Open source Project Management replaces Microsoft Project & OpenProj

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ProjectLibre is an open source alternative to Microsoft Project. It is also the new updated version of OpenProj. We were the developers of OpenProj A compliment to Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice. We have a community site as well at http://www.projectlibre.org It has been downloaded over 500,000 times in 200 countries and was just won InfoWorld "Best of Open Source" award. ProjectLibre is compatible with Microsoft Project 2003, 2007 and 2010 files. You can simply open them on Linux, Mac OS or Windows. ProjectLibre has been rewritten and added key features:

* Compatibility with Microsoft Project 2010
* User Interface improvement
* Printing (does not allow printing)
* Bug fixes

The ProjectLibre team has been the key innovators in project management software. In development of a PPM and cloud/server replacement of Microsoft Project Server. If you download please donate so we can continue https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PZRJ24PWQE5C8


  • Microsoft Project replacement
  • Gantt Chart
  • New and updated version of OpenProj with hundreds of updates/bug fixes
  • Earned Value Costing
  • PERT Charts
  • Project Management software
  • RBS Chart
  • New version of OpenProj

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Simple. Useful. Light.


Lowest Rated

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I'm not sure if it's because it's Java-based, but I'm frustrated by the lack of normal Windows behavior in ProjectLibre. Cntrl-S does not save, Cntrl-X does not cut (it just copies to buffer, the Cntrl-V pastes but leaves original cell as it was), ESC doesn't exit out of dialog boxes, arrow up/down moves the cursor sometimes but not always, highlighting several task rows and choosing to "insert" doesn't insert several rows but instead just adds one (and at unexpected spots), moving/copying a task to an existing summary task does not adjust predecessors for existing tasks in that summary task. Most of this I think is related to it being in Java (would it be that much harder to build for Windows too? I know, easier asked than done...) It's all just a bit too messy to recommend. However, considering that it's free and Project starts at 600 dollars, I'll keep suffering through for at least my current project, since feature-wise it does seem fairly on par with Project.

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In my organisation I have two kinds of project managers Group 1 - Those who only need to create a simple bar chart (for which they can use Excel), but a linked GANTT is preferred i.e. with some precedence links for which they need something more. This Group also need to be able to open a MSProject file ACCURATELY and review the information (although they can do this on a MSPROJECT .pdf) Group 2 - Who want to develop and use a real Project Schedule/Plan with links, critical path etc. For this group the operation speed is quite critical, togther with the ability to 'group work' by passing copies around. I think the speed is curently an issue (1.5.9) and it shouldn't be as we are using thin clients linked to our network i.e. VDI. Currently our 'acceptance testers' report issues around accuracy with downloads of MSProject; speed; printing GANTT Charts that run to 23 pages - because the Calender cannot be customised to say weeks/months or even quarters; and projectLibre file sizes being very large. We are still trying to check/bottom this out but obviously it will prevent acceptance in a commercial environment. This does remind me of the early days (pre-Windows) of MSProject

Posted 06/23/2014
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This tool is useless. It does not show all the tasks and shows incorrect start and finish times for the tasks it does display. It is clunky and hard to use, has very little documentation and is badly designed. AVOID!

Posted 06/19/2014
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All the features of low-quality Java application: 1. MSI installer doesn't work with my Comodo Antivirus (most other programs install without problem). I needed to switch it off. 2. It refused to work with my Java. It said minimum is version 6, but I had 7!!! I needed to re-install Java. 3. Tiny font that I can't read comfortably. And no way to adjust its size. 4. Wrong data format, not corresponding to what is set in my Windows. 4/6/2014 is not 6.04.2014, you see? 5. I don't like to work ribbon menus, seeking where the hell is that what I need. It's much easier when everything is concentrated in usual drop-downs. 6. When I tried to get help info, it connected me to the site https www.projectlibre.org/wiki/projectlibre-documentation which has wrong certificate. 7. Even when I added that certificate to exceptions, I got no help. The site said: Access denied You are not authorized to access this page. Well, dear developers, have some conscience! 8. I checked what junktrunk said in his revew - yes, Ctrl-X doesn't cut. And probably so on, as other critical reviewers said. Don't like all this. Will look for other solutions.

Posted 04/06/2014
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Very useful software!!!

Posted 01/22/2014
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Miss basic features like "leveling resources". No documentation or help unless you register on the webpage. Basically, does nothing that you can not get from a free online-tool.

Posted 10/25/2013
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