ProjectLibre is a free, open source project management program, and it’s the perfect alternative to Microsoft Project and other similar, costly programs. Even though it’s free, the ProjectLibre team has implemented many features that are only found here, already adding to the ease of use.
The ProjectLibre interface has four ribbons: View, Resource, Task and File, and there you’ll find all the info you will need to perform your tasks. At the File ribbon for instance you will find the Project tools and gain access to a working calendar, information about your project, project baseline management and many other features.
Over at the Task tab you’ll find Task Usage, Work Breakdown Structure, Network and other useful options. Inserting and removing tasks is a breeze, and the Task allows you to save project baselines.
One of ProjectLibre’s most useful features is letting you build a Resource Breakdown Structure and see how resources are being used for a project. The View tab gives you access to project schedules views and sub views, and there are an extensive set of filters for grouping and sorting data, essential when you’re tasked with a complex task.
If you have used project management software before, you’ll have no trouble learning how ProjectLibre works, and you will certainly appreciate the features available here at no cost.