Project Management may sound easy, as it is assumed as a career obtained with time and experience. Manpower and Project Managers can only do so much and there will be a time when Project Managers will depend on automation. With growing data and technological advances, the need for software and better management of projects and employee hours has become a necessity. Here is a list of the top open source project management software narrowed down to 7:

Zoho Projects

With an unlimited number of users allowed, a 10 MB limit on storage and

a free version that does not have any limits on functionalities, Zoho Projects is one of the best open source Project Management software available. Priced at $25 per month, users are allowed to upgrade to this plan any time they like.


Completely free for unlimited number of users, Bitrix24 is one of the best open source project management software that has a storage limit of 5 GB per month. Users are allowed to upgrade to a plan of $39 per user per month. Providing Gantt charts, time tracking and management, real-time communication and more, Bitrix24 even acts as a DropBox alternative for easy document sharing.


GanttProject is a project management tool that can be used for both scheduling as well as management. With the ability to generate Gantt and PERT charts, GanttProject produces reports in HTML as well as PDF formats. GanttProject allows project managers to identify problems and issues and sets goals for improvement in projects.


Unlimited users, storage, projects, functions and more, Freedcamp comes with a lot of bonus packages that include an attractive user interface. The free version of Freedcamp has almost all features available along with time tracking, invoicing, role-based privileges and alerts and notifications.


Orangescrum has both on-premise and cloud-based versions, where on-premise is free and cloud-based starts at $9 per month. Customizable to user preferences and needs, this software is the most flexible project management software available.


From task management, project lifecycle monitoring, project planning, time and cost reporting and documentation, OpenProject is a feature-rich project management tool with a world-class user interface. OpenProject is a good choice for large and small enterprises, on the lookout for an affordable open source project management software.


Odoo provides multiple functionalities that include project management tools as one of the functions. Odoo is free and open source but has limited features when compared to other open source project management tools. With Gantt charts, Kanban view, graphs and more, Odoo is a reliable tool for all enterprises.