Top 7 Microsoft Project alternatives

Last updated: November 20, 2012
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Project is a project management software program developed and sold by Microsoft which is designed to assist project managers in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workloads. The application creates critical path schedules, and critical chain and event chain methodology third-party add-ons are also available. Schedules can be resource leveled, and chains are visualized in a Gantt chart. Microsoft Project free alternatives are Asana and Trello
The best Microsoft Project alternatives:


Basecamp


Basecamp tackles project management with a focus on communication and collaboration. Making to-do lists and adding to-do items literally just takes seconds. Basecamp is optimized to make the things you do most often really fast and really easy. Basecamp mobile is especially made for popular mobile devices like iPhone and Android. Basecamp free alternatives are Trello and Asana. If you are looking for open-source self-hosted Basecamp alternatives pay attention to RedMine or ProjectPier.

Asana


Asana is the shared task list for your team, where you can plan, organize & stay in sync on everything.As fast as a text editor. Plenty of keyboard shortcuts, fewer page loads and mouse clicks. Asana is one app that won't get in your way. Free Asana alternatives are Bitrix24, Producteev, Remember The Milk. Asana open-source self-hosted alternatives are: RedMine and ProjectPier.

ProjectLibre


ProjectLibre is a major open source addition as the leading alternative to Microsoft Project. It intends to be a complete desktop replacement for Microsoft Project. ProjectLibre runs on the Java Platform, allowing it to run on the Linux, Mac OS or MS Windows operating systems. It is released under the Common Public Attribution License and thus qualifies as Free Software according to the Free Software Foundation.

Wrike


Juggling multiple projects? Wrike makes it easy and efficient for you. It lets you easily adjust plans on the Gantt chart, optimize schedules in the workload view, create custom reports, track time and much more — all with a few mouse clicks. Wrike free alternatives are Trello and Asana. If you are looking for open-source self-hosted Wrike alternatives pay attention to RedMine or ProjectPier.

SharePoint


SharePoint's multi-purpose platform allows for managing and provisioning of intranet portals, extranets and websites, document management and file management, collaboration spaces, social networking tools, enterprise search, business intelligence tooling, process/information integration, and third-party developed solutions. SharePoint can also be used as a web application development platform. SharePoint alternatives for small business are: Office 365, Box, G Suite, Zoho. There are also free open-source alternatives to Sharepoint - Alfresco, Nuxeo, Liferay Portal.

JIRA


JIRA provides issue tracking and project tracking for software development teams to improve code quality and the speed of development. Combining a clean, fast interface for capturing and organising issues with customisable workflows, OpenSocial dashboards and a pluggable integration framework, JIRA is the perfect fit at the centre of your development team. JIRA free alternatives are: Trello, Todoist. If you are looking for open-source self-hosted JIRA alternatives pay attention to Redmine, Bugzilla, Trac

QuickBase


Create business apps with QuickBase online database software; collaboration & automation solutions for Project Management, CRM, Customer Service & HR. Apps that meet your exact needs. No coding. No compromise. Just software solutions.