Planner – project management software

Planner is a project management tool which supports Gantt charts, resource allocation and integration with other GNOME applications.

Its goal is to be an easy-to-use no-nonsense cross-platform project management application. It can store its data in either XML files or in a PostgreSQL database. Projects can also be printed to PDF or exported to HTML for easy viewing from any web browser. Included in the HTML document is a simplified Gantt chart, task list (with %complete, start, end, work, and resource columns), and a resource allocation table. It is an excellent way to give people easy access to project status information.

The MS Project XML import is new and considered experimental. Microsoft Project version 2002 and above supports saving project files in XML format.

Planner was formerly known as Imendio Planner.

Features include:

  • Definition of tasks and subtasks, resources and resource groups:
    • Task Definition – break down project deliverables into smaller, more manageable tasks.
    • Task Sequencing – identify dependencies between tasks and other constraints via the task properties dialog, predecessors tab.
    • Task Duration Estimating – estimate the time it will take to complete the tasks.
    • Task Cost Calculation – estimate what it will cost to complete the tasks.
  • Gantt charts:
    • View a graphical representation of the project schedule.
    • Manage task relationships using drag and drop.
    • Use Zoom in and Zoom out features to view different levels of detail.
    • View resources assigned to each task.
  • Resource View offering:
    • Resource list management, including both human resources and materials.
    • Resource group management.
    • Resource cost management.
  • Dependencies between tasks.
  • Display of the critical path.
  • Calendars with working/non-working time.
  • HTML export of project plans.
  • Translated to nearly 20 languages including French, Spanish and Swedish.

Developer: Richard Hult, Mikael Hallendal, Alvaro del Castillo, Kurt Maute, Maurice van der Pot
License: GNU GPL v2


Planner is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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