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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By Susan Harkins

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.