ProjectLibre software


19 reviews(4.5/5)
19 reviews(4.5/5)

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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Great free project management tool

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    Pros

    It's free, so that's a great pro and it has most of what you need.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Fabiana from 7Q81

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2018

    A good alternative to Microsoft Project for Gantt charts and project management tool

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    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.

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nelevis from Unikemia

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

    Excellent experience using this tool in the management of free software development projects

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    It is a good free alternative for project management.

    Pros

    It can be open on Linux, Mac OS or Windows. Also, it has useful Gantt Chart and it is compatible with Microsoft Project.

    Cons

    Sometimes I have had problems clicking on save because the system has closed without giving me any message about the error.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Cesar A from Inversiones SYS

    June 2018

    Open source software for your projects

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tamoya from eGov

    April 2018

    Great alternative for MS Project

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    Pros

    The greatest benefit: it is a free and open source application having similar functions and features as a paid for MS Project software.

    Cons

    The GUI could be a little more user friendly. The user interface looks a little old and is not as modern as MS Project.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Daniel from Air Force Research Labs

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    April 2018

    Excellent alternative to MS Project, more portable and good XML support.

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    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.

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Andrés from ELI SOLUTIONS INC.

    April 2018

    An affordable yet complete Project Management tool

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    I did not have the budget to use MS Project but I needed to use a PM softaware, so I did.

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Maria Nelly from Universidad Central de Venezuela

    March 2018

    Excellent platform for project management.

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    Pros

    What I like most is that you can evaluate the cost of the earned value in a simple and very complete intuitive way.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • ricardo from Vicepresidencia de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela

    March 2018

    Free Project very useful and friendly to plan.

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jason from Colorado Christian University

    March 2018

    Decent free software for managing projects

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    Pros

    Project Libre provides a pretty close alternative to MSProject for free. It has most features that MSProjeft 2007 has.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • lisbeth from Consejo Federal de Gobierno

    March 2018

    practical for organization of all the work to be done in a project

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    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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Louis from LionRT

    Specialty: Transportation & Logistics

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2018

    Project Libre is extremely useful as a possible software solution alternative to Microsoft Project where unique compatibility is not strictly required.

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    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.

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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  • María Luisa from Colegio Universitario de Caracas (Universidad Nacional Experimental de la Gran Caracas)

    March 2018

    The free project is a free software that I use very frequently for the management and administration

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    Improve the management and administration of projects.

    Pros

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jean Carlos from Consejo Federal Gobierno

    March 2018

    Projectlibre has made life easier for me, since it has allowed planning at low cost.

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    Pros

    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 .

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • keiver from consejo federal de gobierno

    March 2018

    proyectlibre is an open source software, that was born as an good alternative to microsoft project.

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    Pros

    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

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • ricardo from FONDO DE COMPENSACION INTERTERRITORIAL

    March 2018

    Is a software that facilitates the analysis and management of projects in a simple way.

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    Pros

    Projectlibre allows to export and save projects in PDF version and offers good options for printing reports.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ana Karina from Fondo de Compensación Interterritorial

    March 2018

    Free alternative for project management

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    It is a simple tool offers only the tools necessary to manage a project, and does not allow management of the critical chain method

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • nirmal from GMR Group

    February 2018

    Very useful application for project management

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    I use it for managing construction projects, found the software very useful and made my task very easy to achieve.

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    its cloud support and collaboration features need some improvement. the GUI could be done more user friendly which will make it very appealing.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Carlos from Index

    January 2018

    A good alternative for low budget planning projects

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    1) Visual help for Project scheduling 2) Resource administration easiness 3) Timelines for tasks and complete project

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
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