Top 5 Best Free Project Management Software for Windows

by Ramesh Natarajan on September 22, 2011

Are you looking for a free alternative to Microsoft project professional? If you want an effective project management software that will help you organize, track, and chart your projects without spending a dime then you will be delighted to know that we have come up with the Top 5 Free Project Management Software for Windows that will give you robust project scheduling and management features that are great even for professionals!

1. Open Workbench

Open Workbench is superior project management software that does not come out as half-baked or amateurish for a free software. One of its best features include the ability of the program to also read Microsoft project files – which are not a common feature to even the paid project management programs. This program is ideal for large scale projects with its robust functionalities such as project planning, resource management, project scheduling and project review.

2. OpenProj

OpenProj is another great free tool for Windows-based desktop project management which is a great alternative to Microsoft Project. It is equipped with efficient scheduling engine. It also supports all major project management features such as resource management, task handling, project scheduling, and work bench approach. It also has a similar interface as the Microsoft project.

3. GanttProject

GanttProject is again a free tool that offers a plethora of task building, project charting and milestone implementation. It can also export and import functions to Microsoft project which makes it a really versatile program. It is ideal for small to medium sized projects.

4. DotProject

DotProject is a free web-based project management program that provides functionality for scheduling, planning and staffing projects. The Dotproject system fundamental units are companies, projects, tasks and users. It has an extensive functionality especially when using it for task management.

5. ReqMan

ReqMan is another free project management tool that is highly versatile and configurable. It has powerful features such as questionnaire module, planning and time module and a reporting module. It is a great option for businesses and organizations to meet their particular project requirements.


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vivek December 31, 2012 at 9:08 pm

its amazing…. i really like it.

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Priya June 7, 2014 at 12:12 am

it is usefull.. aftr ur review… i hv chsen to download gantt software… mainly bcz of milestone feature.. which is vry important… n also based on desktop option..

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