OpenProj

Free alternatives GanttProject FreeMind ABC Roster
Commercial alternatives Microsoft Project
Operating systems Windows Linux FreeBSD Mac OS X

OpenProj главный экран

Description

OpenProj - free analogue Microsoft Project. This cross-platform software designed for project planning and is a very good substitute for paid software. The program includes all necessary functions: Gantt charts, network traffic, resource allocation, reports also supports the import / export of documents Microsoft Project. The program comes in two variations: Paid for sharing and free, namely OpenProj where available the use of the product only on his personal computer.

=== === Use

As you know, the program is designed to create and manage your projects. The first thing to note - its functionality. Creating a project is not complicated, there are many cells to enter your criteria. Also in a separate window, you can customize% completion, the cost, duration and more.

As for the interface, it is the most similar to Microsoft Project, has partial support for importing files from the program. Still, back to the interface. Everything is done quite efficiently and conveniently. A set of tabs with drop-down list will help you not to get lost in finding the right tool or setting. And everything is done in beautiful colors that do not give tired eyes quickly from the sharp colors and images of poor quality.

After creating the project, you can open a tab when the "View" choose the most convenient mode of review: Gantt chart, network diagram view of resources and their use, etc.

=== === The main program window

'' Gantt '

OpenProj Диаграмма Ганта

'' Network Diagram ''

OpenProj Сетевой график

'Resources'

OpenProj Ресурсы

However, it is worth noting that the program will not be able to compete with its prototype in the form of Microsoft Project as the program has room for improvement and development. Taking into account customer feedback, we can conclude that the program is more suitable for the evaluation of the projects.

Conclusion

The program is in its interface is very similar to Microsoft Project, that will greatly facilitate the transition to free software user who is accustomed to the commercial product. Also, weighty significance is the fact that it allows you to work directly with MS Project files and Primavera. It should be noted that the compatibility of the file will be only partial. The program is easy to install and configure. The program is not good enough to exceed the paid counterparts, but is perfect for those who need to become familiar with the project, but can not pay big money just because of the needs for training. This program would have more to recommend for installation and learning in educational institutions because of its simplicity and free distribution.

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