Thursday, November 25, 2010

Free Project Management Tools - Freeware And Opensource Tools To Manage Projects More Efficiently

Employing project management tools is becoming a necessity in our world today. They help in coming up with efficient and faster communication, as well as in keeping everything well organized. Thus, whatever project you are completing will be implemented with success.

Tools such as these will make it very easy for you to collaborate with your co-workers, teammates and clients, even if you’re in different places.

There are several free project management tools that you can download from the internet. They usually have calendars, file sharing, conferencing tools, time tracking and reporting, chat and messaging features, milestones, dashboards, whiteboards and message boards. You can also make use of add-ons and other applications.

Below are the 5 leading project management tools nowadays:


It is one step ahead of its rivals because it is too easy to utilize. It also works on various iPhone applications and can be accessed on your android mobile phone. You do not need a software to make it run because it is browser-based. Small, growing and big businesses and organizations will certainly be thankful for it. You can avail the free 30-day trial of Basecamp to give yourself the chance to enjoy its full features before you decide to purchase the plan.

Central Desktop

Central desktop is easy to use and will fit small or starting businesses and small-task teams. Its Intranet solution can be installed in minutes. You do not have to be a tech person to do that. You only need to follow the instructions provided. It operates like an academic bulletin board and it will be easy for the collaborators to familiarize themselves with the system.


It has a lot of neat features that project managers, web developers and even students will love. It doesn't require installation because it is web-based. It has great emailing features and more features are being added to it every month. It doesn't charge on a per project basis but per usage. You can try it free for 30 days.


It offers 1 GB of storage and Facebook applications. Suitable for small to medium sized businesses, its simplicity and accessibility serves as its selling point; moreover, it doesn't limit the number of collaborators.


Just like the other collaboration tools, this one has a lot of features that you and your co-workers can employ. The free plan will allow you to manage up to 5 projects, and 5 users can be assigned for each project.

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