Tips & Samples on project management software 2016

13 best free project management software programs 2016: great project management software tools that don’t cost a penny

1. Best free project management software: Trello

Trello utilises a project-management system developed by a former Toyota vice president, Taiichi Ohno. Every task is represented as a card, which allows you to create a visual representation of what is happening with a project. It is surprisingly effective And free if you can live with only 10MB of storage.

2. Best free project management software: Freedcamp

A more traditional type of project-management tool, Freedcamp is great for scaling up a business. It works perfectly well as a free tool for when you are starting a business, and costs very little to build on, with multiple paid-for bolt ons enabling new features as you go. It offers good admin tools, fleet management, and customer relationship management. Great for collaborating with colleagues and clients.

3. Best free project management software: Producteev

Producteev is rare in that it offers unlimited users and projects even on the free version. We can see no good reason to pay to upgrade, so if you want a long-term free project-management tool that is easy to use and flexible, look no further.

4. Best free project management software: GanttProject

Our first open-source project management tool, GanttProject offers all the features you could ever need, but has a reputation for being somewhat complex. You will never need to pay for it, however. And if you want project management software that can flex to your needs it comes recommended.

5. Best free project management software: Asana

Designed by Facebook founder Dustin Moskovitz, Asana benefits from a social-network-like level of untuition and ease. It is both simple, and effective, and offers a visual style that will help you get things done. Some users complain that it lacks the full feature set of some of the others mentioned here.

6. Best free project management software: MeisterTask

We are grateful to for pointing us in the direction of MeisterTask. Free and full featured, it plays nicely with online storage systems, other project managers and mobile apps.

7. Best free project management software: 2-Plan Team

2-Plan offers great features for no cost, but navigating the way the software works can be tricky. In essence, get everyone working using 2-Plan Desktop, and then merge up the projects with 2-Plan Team. You won’t regret it.

8. Best free project management software: Bitrix24

Ideal for small businesses, Bitrix24 remains free forever, so long as you don’t exceed 12 users. Other great small- or home office features include the ability to communicate across multiple locations, and free cloud storage for your projects.

9. Best free project management software: BamBam!

Another tip for which we thank, BamBam! is free for up to 10 users, and allows unlimited projects and storage for those 10 users.


10. Best free project management software: Zoho Projects

Unlimited in terms of users and projects, the free version of Zoho Projects is limited to only 10MB of storage.


11. Best free project management software: Evernote

Available for web, Android, Windows and iOS, Evernote provides integrated apps, task tracking, blog publication and public and private ‘notes’ formatted into a presentation.

Evernote only allows its users to upload 60 MB of data each month, but it is a great supplement to other free project management programmes.

12. Best free project management software: Harvest

Harvest provides time tracking, invoicing and report creating capabilities. It has a free service for small businesses that have around four clients/two projects a month.

Harvest is available for web, mobile and there is a plugin for Twitter and Gmail.

13. Best free project management software: Redmine

Redmine can support numerous projects and is highly customisable. What’s more, it offers feeds and notification system, issue tracking, time tracking and forums to discuss projects.

It’s not the most attractive user interface but is highly capable at managing large projects.

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