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Five Apps: Free project management alternatives

Five free Microsoft Project alternatives

Poor planning is the root of most project failures and interestingly, the smaller the project, the less scrutiny the plan gets! If you're managing projects, execution will benefit from tight tracking. Unfortunately, proprietary software is usually expensive or ransomed via subscription fees.

If you're supporting a small organization with an even smaller budget, consider one of these free software management solutions. At the end, you'll find a short list of feature comparisons (Table A). All five are desktop applications for Windows, although some are compatible with Mac OS and Linux. Be sure to read all licensing agreements to make sure you meet all requirements.

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Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.

8 comments
curt_wells
curt_wells

MALWARE WARNING !!   Tried to follow GanttProject download link....got the Delta-Search virus, which took over all my browsers

vickersf
vickersf

I started to blast Susan but there is no reason. It's just someone there needs to realize that fancy / flash and bling is a waste. Just show us the meat and we'll eat it up. Save the fluff for the people your trying to make money from. :)

Hunt1
Hunt1

Yes this new format will not work on any browser I use,

Just get a message Webpage failed to update then that is it.

cprelude
cprelude

I have to agree. It looked a promising article, but the navigation was so baffling and unintuitive that I simply gave up. To be honest, a boring old pdf would be better than this. I'm sure the content is fine...Just an over-worked, and consequently hopeless presentation: Stay away from the Whiteboard!

dsigetich
dsigetich

Like some others, I can't access the subsequent screens - links don't work. HATE this format.

MickKanner
MickKanner

While I can access the second and subsequent screens, I agree with the rest of Ron's comments. It's a big downside of this site.

Mick

rchuch
rchuch

I am unable to get to the second and subsequent screens.  Also, this format for articles requires a lot of scrolling up and down and if the article is useful I like to cut it to a word document.  So I can refer to it easily.  In this format you have to capture each page which wastes a lot of time.

Also, there is nowhere to send these comments to the web master.

Regards,

Ron