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Simple. Useful. Light.


Lowest Rated

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Tryed to use it for a simple project : the GUI is buggy, grouping task does not display correctly, copy paste does not update task grid correcty and so on. Unusable currently.

  • mvazzquezzg
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    Existe un Bug con la definición de los calendarios, que ha persistido desde mucho tiempo. No es fácil trabajar con ellos y tampoco los guarda correctamente, a veces los elimina o cosas así. La idea es buena pero simplemente no es práctico definir un calendario que desaparecerá, además de que no todos trabajamos con el mismo horario.

    Posted 10/02/2015
  • tcz8
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    The java based gui of this app is its downfall

    Posted 09/22/2015
  • hatemsaa
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    If you're real PM , don't waste your time trying this kind of shitty app. It is all buggy especially the task screen. The bugs touches sensitive and important modules used by any PM regardless the project size. I tried to use it (as a kind of support for open-source projects) for experimental project, but it fails from the first 4 tasks and because of this we decide to trash it forever. Personally, honestly I feel that it is not practical at all.

    Posted 09/20/2015
  • joki1248
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    Useful program but the GUI lacks major features, which makes working very inefficient Such as - All tasks are expanded when opening a project, current view cannot be saved - Strange scrolling behaviour, zooming by mousewheel not working - GUI options are not saved and so on. I also had a look at the source code, almost no comments existing.

    Posted 09/19/2015
  • kckaaos
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    Has potential, but lacks any real support or even decent documentation. The "help" button takes you to a defunct website. The "community" support is months or years behind and often gives overly simplified answers to questions to make it look like they are doing something. Setting in this software have issues sticking. You may have to set a setting 5 times before it sticks. Tons of bugs. When changing a resources calendar, the software may recalculate a task to be a million days to complete. When copying a resource, if that resource is assigned anywhere, the copy will also be assigned. You cannot delete the copy's assignment without closing the application and reopening, then delete the resource assignment, then restart the software to see the change. Assigning calendars to a resource seems to work, but does not show correctly in the interface. The software often confuses hours with dollars so when a task costs 100,000 dollars, it is automatically scheduled to take 100,000 days to complete. It is clear that this software is being abandoned since these bugs have been present in the software for several months with no information on correcting them. Too bad, it has a lot of potential.

    Posted 09/02/2015
  • rsjafe
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    Used it for several projects and it is a wonderful tool with lots of features to manage costs, resources, dates, tasks, completion percentages and more. Initially the learning curve is a little high, but it is worth the effort!

    Posted 07/08/2015
  • sexysnicker
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    Thats neat

    Posted 03/20/2015
  • rolleraurora
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    Its astonishing :)

    Posted 03/20/2015
  • pearstweet
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    This is very nice

    Posted 03/18/2015
  • softaficionado
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    Probado, muy bueno. Me gustó la interfaz tan familiar a todos los que han usado el project de ms

    Posted 03/08/2015
  • mohdsm81
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    wonderful light weight enabling piece of software. I love Java GUI a lot, neat on higher resolutions with font smoothing enabled. I wish though if that also extends to text fields in the task list and so on, i.e. smooth fonts and smoother graphics. Fully functional for me even using shortcuts.

    Posted 02/24/2015
  • cedric_hutt
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    Tryed to use it for a simple project : the GUI is buggy, grouping task does not display correctly, copy paste does not update task grid correcty and so on. Unusable currently.

    Posted 02/09/2015
  • nataliagarber
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    Pretty useful, but I would say that MS Project is more 'fully-fashioned', also because it's now available in cloud too:

    Posted 02/02/2015
  • dvschuetz
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    Useful. But: the Windows Installer creates the button not in the start menu for "all Users", but in the start menu of the actually logged in user. If another user logs in, he can not find the button to start ProjectLibre.

    Posted 01/29/2015
  • rovind
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    I really want to like this program. I do. I've used it on and off for a few years. It is simply unusable for anything over 20 or 30 entries. Keyboard behaviour is non-standard. It does weird stuff if you use a wheelie mouse. It is agonisingly slow, so as to be unusable. A damn shame, if I'm honest.

    Posted 01/08/2015
  • armandossmaceio
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    I am a mac user and this software is useful for the main project activities. WBS, Resource association, custs, export do PDF and more. But, I can not import ms project files...

    Posted 12/25/2014
  • kb0808
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    Very similar to project. Easy to use

    Posted 10/17/2014
  • marcoraven
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    It's possible to create a basic project plan with ProjectLibre, but extracting it in a form that other people can read doesn't work nicely - and this is mainly because at default the applications shows every day - so you're plan is normally not shown on one page, but on a whole lot of them. I think I found earlier how to set the timescale to something more normal, but it didn't save my prefference and I can not find it again (and all support-website were down today). Too much trouble to use.

    Posted 10/02/2014
  • canhosaigon
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    Thanks for sharing

    Posted 08/30/2014
  • mlao
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    Slow performance speed is a reason to bypass Project Libre 1.59. I've been a user of MS Project for more than ten years, and I've wanted to have a replacement with cost that reduces the barrier to entry for collaboration in project planning and management. Project Libre looks like a good possibility, and there are good reviews from seemingly reliable reviewers. I installed Project Libre 1.59, current in July 2014 as I write this, and verified that my system also contained the most recent Java version, which is recommended in the Project Libre website. Unfortunately I've found Project Libre ver 1.59 is so slow that its operation is very frustrating as projects reach 50 to 100 tasks. Gantt chart view scaling is very limited, choices of time scale in the Gantt chart are very limited, Gantt chart horizontal scrolling is peculiar in that it's both slow and the scrolling increments vary unexpectedly, sometimes it can't scroll to the right-hand end of the chart. Its slow performance speed is the real killer- I'm convinced that the positive reviews didn't involve actual use of Project Libre in a project that reached more than a few tasks in complexity. I REALLY like the apparent intention of the developers to produce a useful tool, but PL is not yet at that point.

    Posted 07/31/2014
  • mhartley47
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    I'm not a PM or delivery manager. I build and migrate complex and difficult systems, these work packages take up to 12 months and generally consist of many tasks and milestone, in this context, I find this work is easier to manage if I create detailed team plans. While many reviewers complaints about keyboard mapping and toolbar images and appearance are stylistically accurate, they do somewhat reflect the effect of the Microsoft generation on application design. However, most of the complaints and observations are weak arguments for rejecting a functionally excellent project management tool that is cheap or free. I use ProjectLibre on Windows, Mac and occasionally on Linux. Mostly I just need to keep a list of tasks and link them together so that I can demonstrate some basis for project time span calculations and to keep track of task completion as work progresses. If you're a professional project manager who manages very large and complex projects, the cost of Microsoft project and the overhead of learning to use the tool is small and worth the investment in your time. However, if like me, you need to organize and track work packages with team plans and task tracking then ProjectLibre will be a big asset to your day. I'm confident the project managers and developers of this project know they are making a meaningful contribution to peoples lives with ProjectLibre, but like most people, I bet they appreciate being told they are doing well. So folks, keep doing what you do well, there are lots of users of your project that love it.

    Posted 07/24/2014
  • postie46
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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
  • woodz25
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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
  • faguz
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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 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
  • helen1338
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    Very useful software!!!

    Posted 01/22/2014
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