Project Management

12 Best Free Linux Project Management Software (Updated 2019)

Project management tools encompass many different types of software such as scheduling, resource allocation, collaboration software, quality management, and cost control / budget management. This type of software is typically used by project managers looking to plan and control resources, costs and schedules to meet the objectives of a project.

To help plan a project, there are a number of different types of project management tools. One of the industry standards is the Gantt Chart, which provides a graphical displays of all the tasks that a project is composed of. Each bar on the chart is a graphical representation of the length of time the task is planned to take. Other popular tools include PERT charts (a method for analyzing the tasks involved in completing a project), Product Breakdown Structure (a hierarchical tree structure of components that make up a project deliverable), and Work Breakdown Structure (a hierarchical tree structure of deliverables and tasks that need to be performed to complete a project).

Project management tools offer many advantages when it comes to project planning and tracking. Gantt charts are synonymous with project management. The ability to get an overview of a project visually in the form of a simple to understand chart should not be underestimated. But good project management software offers so much more functionality.

Project management software can be implemented as a Web application, accessed through an intranet or extranet using a web browser. We have included our favorites.

It’s been ages since we last surveyed the project management scene. Here’s our updated recommendations for free project management software.


To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 12 high quality Linux project management tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wishes to organize their project.

Now, let’s explore the 12 project management applications at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.

Project Management Software
OdooSuite of open-source business apps written in Python
OpenProjectCollaborative project management
MyCollabProject Management, CRM and Document Management
TaigaWeb-based tool for agile project management
RedmineFlexible application written using the Ruby on Rails framework
ProjectLibreStandalone replacement for Microsoft Project
GanttProjectGraphical Java program for editing Gantt charts
eGroupWareEnterprise ready web-based groupware suite with project management
dotProjectWeb-based, multi-user, multi-language project management application
TaskjugglerModern and powerful open source project management tool
PlannerThe GNOME project management tool
LibreplanProject planning, monitoring and control
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  1. Thanks. Could you please always provide the date of your articles. So I can see how up to date this list is.

  2. Web2Project often gets missed from these tests… Its superior to a fair number on these listings so worth a review.

    1. Web2Project often is not recommended because it’s not as good as popular open source project management software. It hasn’t had a release since October 2014. I admit it’s been a long while since I tried it (v3.0), but I suspect it’s still lacking the features I need.

  3. thanks for the information. i loves using project management software for the business because of the advanced tools it has. there are many advantages of using the project management software and the best feature i like about this software is Real-time Reporting and Portfolio-Wide Visibility.

  4. I appreciate your research time to find your open source project management tools that are available in the market. Simply thank you for doing great work. Please update the list of tools for future.

  5. Thanks a lot for your review.
    Would it be possible to publish an overview table to show the rated criteria to understand your rating.
    E.g. I’m especially interested in multi project management, but I would prefer not installing a server.

  6. Does anyone know if there is an off-line management software that does not require a server? with simple install on Linux?

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