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Gantt Chart: Project Management & Planning Software

Gantt Project is one of the many freeware project management software out there which is a free alternative to the expensive Microsoft Project for managing projects and resource handling.

The uncluttered layout along with great features of organizing charts, allocating resources to the tasks, and depicting the PERT diagram of the corresponding tasks, makes it an easy-to-use app. It provides two charts for rendering you whole task; Gantt chart for managing tasks and Resource Load chart for resources. With Gantt chart dependencies can be established between resources and tasks.

You can create new tasks from the left pane. Right-click on the task, go to properties and start setting up tasks, checking predecessors, managing resources, setting up milestones of the project.

Gantt Project

Gantt Project has tabbed interface which make it easier to switch between tasks. Go to Resources tab to allocate resources to each task. Right-click in the left pane to add basic resource information.


Hit Pert Chart tab to see the pert pictorial representation.

Gantt pert

It can generate PNG image, PDF, and HTML reports and is capable of exporting data to spreadsheets in CSV format. It can also interoperate(import/export data) with Microsoft Project.

Download Gantt Project

It works on Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Vista, and Windows XP. It is also available for Mac OS X and Linux.


  1. Project Planning Software includes scoping, planning various aspects of project management, Recording , Monitoring, Closure. All activities (scope, time, cost, quality, risk, communication, procurement, integration & closure) which need to be completed within the start and end of the project are included in this software. It is an exhaustive exercise of creating a project plan from start till closure.
    Project Planning Software is wrongly understood as the software which can help in recording start and end dates and owners and that’s it. It is nowhere close to this. Ideal expectation is that, the software should follow all the principals of project management life cycle and have these as features implemented in the software. It should also help in making them automated as and where needed and take it to the lowest level of detail.

  2. Hi
    Thanks for sharing these project management software details.Currently I am working on ms project 2007 and planning to undergo advanced ms project training. Though I’d like to try this one since it interoperates (import/export data) with Microsoft Project. Thanks again.


  3. I've been using PlanningForce Express Premium for quite a long time (6 months), it's also great, but thx for the tip, will try 🙂 – Isabelle,

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