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Hack-A-Day: OpenProject, the free project management application

Even if everybody tells me that “there’s no such thing us free lunch”, I still believe otherwise. With a little digging, you will realize that the internet is a cauldron of tasty free treats. The key word is “Open Source”. If you are too broke to buy these ridiculously expensive applications, just append the word “Open Source” to any software utility you are looking for. Then, Voila! you have a huge chance of finding a free alternative. Now let’s try it. Say, you cannot afford the “stroke-inducing and appendix-rupturing” price of MS Project. Open Google, then type the word “open source project management software”.

The result will surely be Open Project. It is a free project management application which intends to replace Microsoft Project. It can open native MS Project files as well as files made in GANTT Charts and PERTH Charts. It was developed by Projity in 2007. It runs on the Java Platform so it can basically run on major Operating Systems.

Here’s the link to the installation files. Grab it now and drop me a comment later. OpenProject



  • http://www.thenerdynurse.com The Nerdy Nurse

    refereed to this software by someone on linkedin. Am definitely going to get this a try!

    Thanks for the resource! Always interested in great free software!

    • Anonymous

      this is a great software. I even like it more than MS project. And for the price of free, nothing will beat it.

  • Pjcphd

    How does Open Project compare with dotProject?
    Thanks!

    • Rolando Cabral

      Openproject is basically similar to MS Project. Purely project management capability. DotProject is also a project management application with an inclusion of a collaboration capability. If you are familiar with basecamp. Dotproject is like a hybrid of Openproject and Basecamp. I will feature DotProject in my upcoming post about free productivity tools.

    • Anonymous

      Openproject is basically similar to MS Project. Purely project management capability. DotProject is also a project management application with an inclusion of a collaboration capability. If you are familiar with basecamp. Dotproject is like a hybrid of Openproject and Basecamp.I will feature DotProject in my upcoming post about free productivity tools.

      • Rolando Cabral jr.

        sorry I signed as bongieto, thst’s my twitter name. Dotproject has a broader feature set. It includes the following capabilities:

        User ManagementTicketing Support System provided via emailClient ManagementTask ListingFile ArchiveContact ListCalendarDiscussion Forum

        It is a very powerful application.

        • Pjcphd

          Thanks for the explanation. I’ve been needing to learn to use dotProject. It does seem very powerful, but also a bit complex!