Free Microsoft Project Clone


OpenProj is a free and open source version of the most popular (and expensive) project management application, Microsoft Project. Yes, that’s right, free. Not only can it create project files that can be shared with Microsoft Project users but OpenProj can actually open Microsoft Project files as well! It becomes in essense a Project viewer much like Adobe Reader views PDF files, except for one major distinction: OpenProject doesn’t just view Microsoft Project files, it allows you to make changes to them too!
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Here’s a screenshot of OpenProj. Click to view larger image.

Download OpenProj here for free. This isn’t some restricted time-limited lame demo trial version either. This is the full monty! Full version, free without any catches. There is a web version that they sell called Project-on-Demand which is still a fraction of what Microsoft Project Web Access costs (not to mention the expense for SharePoint and SQL server which are required)!

Projity is the company behind OpenProj with offices in California, France and India. There are gaining incredible popularity and credibility all over the world. OpenProj is a fantastic way to save $600 to $1000 per Microsoft Project license.

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  • Joseph Palmer

    We use Project-ON-Demand from Projity since our offices are spread out but also trialed OpenProj and it ROCKS !!!! There is no reason to spend the time and money on Microsoft Project. The SaaS solution only costs us $19/month and it does more than Microsoft Project and is in the browser. They both open my original Microsoft Project files so switching was easier than easy!

  • Joseph Palmer

    We use Project-ON-Demand from Projity since our offices are spread out but also trialed OpenProj and it ROCKS !!!! There is no reason to spend the time and money on Microsoft Project. The SaaS solution only costs us $19/month and it does more than Microsoft Project and is in the browser. They both open my original Microsoft Project files so switching was easier than easy!

  • http://thepaisano.wordpress.com/ Paisano

    Thanks so much for the real world testimonial! Much appreciated!
    I know it’s always good to hear what actual customers think of a service or product. Thanks for coming by too!

    Pai

  • http://thepaisano.wordpress.com Paisano

    Thanks so much for the real world testimonial! Much appreciated!
    I know it’s always good to hear what actual customers think of a service or product. Thanks for coming by too!

    Pai

  • http://www.alvaradomfg.com/ Tom

    I need the trail version for testing purpose

  • http://www.alvaradomfg.com Tom

    I need the trail version for testing purpose

  • Richard

    I would love to use this package, unfortunately it SCRAMBLES every file that it saves. The more often you save it the more it scrambles it until nothing is recognizable.

  • Richard

    I would love to use this package, unfortunately it SCRAMBLES every file that it saves. The more often you save it the more it scrambles it until nothing is recognizable.

  • http://www.aclion.com/ Joshua Russak

    Richard, I’m curious to hear more about this issue. Everyone seems to agree it’s a great product, but you seem to be noting a “SCRAMBLE” issue. e-mail me if you can at Red@aclion.com. Thanks!

    Otherwise, the product looks great and I’m interested in implementing here at AC Lion.

  • http://www.aclion.com Joshua Russak

    Richard, I’m curious to hear more about this issue. Everyone seems to agree it’s a great product, but you seem to be noting a “SCRAMBLE” issue. e-mail me if you can at Red@aclion.com. Thanks!

    Otherwise, the product looks great and I’m interested in implementing here at AC Lion.