ProjectLibre is open-source project management software with key features including Gantt charts, network diagrams, WBS/RBS charts, earned-value costing and resource histograms. ProjectLibre is available in more than 200 countries with the support of over 20 languages.
ProjectLibre provides common processes for creating project plans, including an indented task list or work-breakdown structure (WBS). Users can create links, set durations and assign resources.
ProjectLibre is accessible on Linux, Mac OS or Windows platforms and is compatible with Microsoft Project files.
Louis from LionRT
Specialty: Transportation & Logistics
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Download freely and easy to use......if there aren't constraints requiring Microsoft Project implementation......Project Libre will suit quite well to creating new projects across the widest file categories and project types .....at our company we are extremely happy with Project Libre's flexibility and ease of use. It is quite intuitive to operate as well. Project Libre is a welcome software solution as an addition to our operating environment. Project Libre absolutely helped our company organize our file project load, as well as allowing us to use fewer organization software solutions. Keep in mind it is freeware so there is a lack of readily available direct online customer service support however one can access online tutorials quite readily from existing user forums. This user support is most helpful....we would recommend Project Libres use to any company and users interested.
Extremely easy to use , Project Libre supports a wide variety of tasks including scope, time, and budget needed to create our local projects for company use.
The software is supported on all major OS platforms including MAC OS, Linux, and MS Windows.
Project Libre projects can take some time to load when the project sizes are larger and there is a relative lack of customer support, but we believe that is to be expected when dealing with an open source and freeware software......not much to dislike frankly. Be aware that plenty of curated user community specific online support materials exist and are most helpful.
Gabriela from Stone and Style
Employees number: 51-200 employees
I liked the software, once you learn how to use it is easy, but it is a little hard to learn the use.
It work very good to plan projects. You can keep track of all activities and identify the most important. The features are good.
It is a little hard to learn how to use it.
It's free, so that's a great pro and it has most of what you need.
It's hard to navigate and there is little to no customer support. I had to watch videos by other users to learn how to use it.
Fabiana from 7Q81
Employees number: 2-10 employees
We have been able to share and communicate timelines with the teams and clients. Also, with ProjectLibre we cam estimate critical tasks and dates of the projects.
Although is an open source free tool, ProjectLibre has many options and is relatively easy to use. I like the ability to change the views from Gantt to WBS or Resource usage. Yo can easily define tasks, predecessors tasks and assign resources. Also, you can configure the calendar and export to PDF making it easy to share with clients.
Sometimes, when trying to create new tasks, all the diagram mess up and it is almost impossible to relink all the tasks again. Also the interface could improved a lot.
Nelevis from Unikemia
Employees number: 11-50 employees
It is a good free alternative for project management.
It can be open on Linux, Mac OS or Windows. Also, it has useful Gantt Chart and it is compatible with Microsoft Project.
Sometimes I have had problems clicking on save because the system has closed without giving me any message about the error.
Cesar A from Inversiones SYS
Collaboration is the key work when you use Project Libre, you can use this software anywhere you are because you do not have a limited number of users, you can also manipulated the project from many places without any limitation, and I can say that it is almost better than MS Project.
The older versions were a little unstable, but with the years they have improve a lot and many people all over the world use this software for make and design projects.
Tamoya from eGov
The greatest benefit: it is a free and open source application having similar functions and features as a paid for MS Project software.
The GUI could be a little more user friendly. The user interface looks a little old and is not as modern as MS Project.
Daniel from Air Force Research Labs
Employees number: 201-500 employees
I'm able to do project management tasks, ranging from small quick tasks to extracting the critical path and progress towards milestones of many-thousand line projects, easily and from a variety of computer stations without having an expensive license that is locked to a single machine.
For anybody learning how to use project management software for school or other uses, starting with ProjectLibre is an excellent choice.
The most valuable capability for ProjectLibre is that it performs every task that somebody already familiar with Microsoft Project can, and the more standardized (compared to the varieties and versions of MS Project) interface actually makes it more practically usable.
The other major advantage is that all versions of ProjectLibre appropriately handle XML export and import, which cannot be said of many versions of MS Project.
The only real drawbacks are that it doesn't integrate with many other office utility applications. The real advantage in my daily use of the MS Project offering is that it will interface with MS Project Server, which is only realistically relevant if you're already locked into the MS suite of tools.
The UI isn't as polished as high-dollar offerings, and in some cases it requires searching through third-party support documentation to figure out what's actually going on in some situations.
Andrés from ELI SOLUTIONS INC.
I did not have the budget to use MS Project but I needed to use a PM softaware, so I did.
It allows you to create columns for every piece information you need (deviation rates, resources added, etc) and make your calculations with your dates and deadlines. Basically, you can make your entire Gantt with ease, and offer almost the same experience if you were working with MS Project.
Its UI is not attractive and sometimes it crashes without any reason whatsoever. Also you need to be familiar with PM terms and tactics or you will be lost using this software. Export capabilities are poor and you are left with the responsibility of understanding where is what if you want the software to work for you.
Maria Nelly from Universidad Central de Venezuela
What I like most is that you can evaluate the cost of the earned value in a simple and very complete intuitive way.
what I like the least about this program is that it does not allow you to use the mouse wheel to scroll in the bar diagram you should look at the zoom buttons in the toolbar of rest is very friendly.
ricardo from Vicepresidencia de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela
What I like the most is the ease of making Work Decomposition Structure Diagrams (WBS) which allows a feasible balance between the different disciplines and locations of the project.
I don't find anything to the program that I don't like sincerely is a very useful tool for project management which facilitates the planning
Jason from Colorado Christian University
Project Libre provides a pretty close alternative to MSProject for free. It has most features that MSProjeft 2007 has.
Not a complete replacement and it is missing quite a few features that MSProject has. Has not kept up with MSProject versions and many newer features are missing which makes it much less attractive.
lisbeth from Consejo Federal de Gobierno
Planning of all the activities to be carried out in the execution of a project and thus compare how the project is going with respect to the planned time
helps to organize and plan all the actions that must be fulfilled, easy economic installation Easy visualization of the tools you can export and import can also be exported to pdf, it is compatible with your Microsoft similar one.
some tools and errors that the system presents some specifically when you request the help in the system eas is the only thing that I would love to improve your other functions are perfect
María Luisa from Colegio Universitario de Caracas (Universidad Nacional Experimental de la Gran Caracas)
Improve the management and administration of projects.
That I can open and use documents that I have worked with Microsoft Project, and at least what I have done as a Gantt chart, tables, costs and tables, I can migrate them to Project Free without any problem.
Jean Carlos from Consejo Federal Gobierno
The ease with which we can perform the analysis of resource management through the option histogram, and that allows to see the graph of use of each resource and compare it with its availability, is what I like the most since with that information it can be decided if it is necessary to increase the availability of the resource or redistribute its allocation .
What I like the least is that I have tried to create a single resource base for several projects and to indicate when I have a resource conflict but I have not managed to carry out this action.
keiver from consejo federal de gobierno
its license is completely free, it is also compatible with gnu / linux, Microsoft and macOS being this very favorable for its users, it is also an excellent program to plan, manage, direct and manage a project since the usability and the interface are usually very similar to the Microsoft project
ricardo from FONDO DE COMPENSACION INTERTERRITORIAL
Projectlibre allows to export and save projects in PDF version and offers good options for printing reports.
Ana Karina from Fondo de Compensación Interterritorial
The best thing in this software allows you to save the baselines in order to make comparisons between the initial planning and the final realization of the project.
It is a simple tool offers only the tools necessary to manage a project, and does not allow management of the critical chain method
nirmal from GMR Group
I use it for managing construction projects, found the software very useful and made my task very easy to achieve.
Its very simple and easy to use, more easy than microsoft project, its very intuitive . Has a number of advanced features which are very useful for project management.
its cloud support and collaboration features need some improvement. the GUI could be done more user friendly which will make it very appealing.
Carlos from Index
1) Visual help for Project scheduling
2) Resource administration easiness
3) Timelines for tasks and complete project
This software lets you manage projects with a reasonable level of complexity, such as having multiple tasks simultaneously, specific task/job completion dates, predeceasing tasks, and resource managing, by providing you with a good set of reports and data views that may vary from a simple lines and columns table, up to a Gantt chart (a tasks & calendar arrange),and ultimately a critical path diagram.
When entering records for the tasks of the project, the program has an issue when trying to make a correction in a cell (mainly a text one like the task name/description), if you make a "typo", and you try to delete the letter by using the "Back space" key, it may delete the whole line instead of the typo. This is time consuming since it makes you have to start entering the record all over again.