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CC:www.elogiclearning.com Let's take a look at each of these projects and try to answer some of the questions readers have had i...

Top 10 free project management tools for 2018

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Let's take a look at each of these projects and try to answer some of the questions readers have had in the comments of last year's edition, including which are still in active development, provide hosting options, offer a mobile solution, and more.

1-MyCollab

MyCollab is a multi-purpose solution which features tools for customer relationship management, document management, and project management. In this case, let's look at MyCollab-Project. 

MyCollab-Project includes many features, like a Gantt chart and milestones, time tracking, and issue management. It also supports agile development models with its Kanban board. MyCollab-Project comes in three editions, of which the community edition is the free and open source option.

2-Odoo

Odoo is a full suite of business applications, of which project management is just one. Odoo is a multiplatform solution, supporting Windows, several Linux distributions, and other operating systems as well. The community edition is, of course, free and open source, but limited in features compared to the enterprise version. 
Odoo project management has some interesting features, such as Gantt charts, a Kanban view, tasks and issues, graphs, and more. Notable assets are the community resources, and its official Docker image.

3-Taiga

Taiga is an open source project management platform for startups, agile developers, and designers. It focuses on agile development methods, and has all of the required features such as a backlog, Kanban board, tasks, sprints, and issues. 
Notable pros are the integration with GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket, making it an interesting project management tool for developers. Taiga can also be extended through plugins, and has a REST API.

4-OrangeScrum

OrangeScrum is a project management tool for freelancers, agencies, and small to medium businesses. It includes features such as a scrum task board, resource planning, progress tracking, Kanban and Gantt chart views. 
Notable for OrangeScrum are its new skin, based on the Google Material Design. Android and iOS mobile appications are expected for version 4.0, in June 2018

5-Tuleap Open ALM

With a focus on software development projects, Tuleap provides a feature rich platform which includes project management features like Scrum and Kanban support, tracking, document management, and other collaborative tools. 
Pros for Tuleap are support for agile, traditional, hybrid, or custom processes for project management. It supports planning, sprints, tasks, reports, and more. This tool is very suitable for open source development companies, as the tool also integrates with Git, SVN, Jenkins, and more. Tuleap also provides an appliance installation (virtual machine), or installation through Ansible.

6-Agilefant

Agilefant has focuses on agile approaches involving Kanban and Scrum, but also can be bent to support traditional approaches to project management such as the waterfall method. 
Agilefant offers a free and open source product that can be downloaded and deployed into your own private cloud. Called a solo plan, you can also sign up for a free cloud offering.

7-Redmine

Redmine is a web-based project management tool. Where it lacks some of the enterprise features, it makes up for that with strong features such as a wiki, repository, and issue tracker. 
Redmine also has an advantage in access: it is available to project managers, other team members, as well as, the clients.

8-project-open

project-open is an enterprise project management tool with many features, including support for agile methods. The software is released under a mixed source model, or a "dual license," meaning that at its core it is open source (GPL), with additional modules released under a commercial license. project-open runs as client software on both Windows and Linux, depending on a stack of open source packages. po is currently working on version 5.0, which includes a Gantt editor, a portfolio Pplanner and several charts rendered in HTML5.

9-LibrePlan

LibrePlan is a web-based application, making project management available to not just the project manager, but the entire project team, and if necessary across organizations. This is another full featured tool supporting resource allocation, Gantt charts, financials, and more. These features coupled with a web based application make LibrePlan a great collaboration platform. 
LibrePlan provides a modern design and balanced user interface, as well as, good and complete documentation, built in reporting, and professional support. A mobile application is available for Android, Windows phone, and other platforms.

10-ProjectLibre

ProjectLibre is an award winning tool, which has been downloaded over two million times in 200 countries. It holds features such as support for task management, resource allocation, tracking, Gantt charts, and much more. 
The ProjectLibre team is completely rewriting the code, giving it a new modular architecture, which in turn allows for a more robust engine.

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