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.



24 Reviews of ProjectLibre

Overall rating

4.33 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Julio Cesar from Optimissa

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

A great option

Pros

The ease of use and that it is a great option to other project management tools in the market.

Cons

The translation of some of the features (I'm a Spanish native speaker) are sometimes kind of "odd".

December 2018

Janette from Faureca

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Manage time

I like it, graphically is nice and all the functions and tools give the Gantt chart a very simple look.

Pros

I liked the simplicity of the use, I used this for a class to explain how Gantt charts work and it was really interesting to all students.

Cons

Even when it is a simple tool to manage and administrate task in a timeline it will not work for a company, because it is just the Gantt chart with dependencies, so if you are looking for a complete software it will not be helpful.

December 2018

Hillum from Nielsen kenya

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

A perfect project Management tool

It is an easy to use software that allows for easier management of project. The best part is that it is less costly compared to its competitors.It a tool that every company having projects should aim on having.

Pros

Projectlibre is one of the most used product in our company given that our company is much in research. It a replacement of Microsoft project which is less costly and allows us to keep track of our projects. What we like most about is that it allows us to well manage the many projects we have running in the company.It is also easy to use with a simple interface and very nice graphics.

Cons

There should be an improved in printing abilities, especially with the gantt chat.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Good Planning Software

We are able to map out our entire project timeline in a software that anyone can use or have, and keep track of what events have to happen in what order. We use it for all big timelines which for us are about 6 months to a year long.

Pros

Having a free software that isn't Microsoft for planning timelines is super helpful. It is just as easy to use as the big name pay software.

Cons

No real complaints about this software, it does what we need.

September 2018

Gabriela from Stone and Style

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Good experience

I liked the software, once you learn how to use it is easy, but it is a little hard to learn the use.

Pros

It work very good to plan projects. You can keep track of all activities and identify the most important. The features are good.

Cons

It is a little hard to learn how to use it.

September 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

September 2018

Great free project management tool

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.

June 2018

Fabiana from 7Q81

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

June 2018

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

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.

June 2018

Nelevis from Unikemia

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

June 2018

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

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.

June 2018

Cesar A from Inversiones SYS

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

Open source software for your projects

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.

April 2018

Tamoya from eGov

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Great alternative for MS Project

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.

April 2018

Daniel from Air Force Research Labs

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

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

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.

April 2018

Andrés from ELI SOLUTIONS INC.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

An affordable yet complete Project Management tool

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.

March 2018

Maria Nelly from Universidad Central de Venezuela

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

Excellent platform for project management.

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.

March 2018

ricardo from Vicepresidencia de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

Free Project very useful and friendly to plan.

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

March 2018

Jason from Colorado Christian University

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

March 2018

Decent free software for managing projects

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.

March 2018

lisbeth from Consejo Federal de Gobierno

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

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

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

March 2018

Louis from LionRT

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

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

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.

March 2018

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

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

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

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.

March 2018

Jean Carlos from Consejo Federal Gobierno

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

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

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.

March 2018

keiver from consejo federal de gobierno

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

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

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