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GanttProject 2.6.6 showing the Gantt chart of the sample project
Developer(s) The GanttProject Team
Stable release 2.7.1 / July 23, 2015 (2015-07-23)
Development status Active
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Project management software
License GNU General Public License
Website GanttProject

GanttProject is GPL-licensed (free software) Java based, project management software that runs under the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems. This project was initiated in January 2003, at University of Marne-la-Vallée (France) and managed, at first, by Alexandre Thomas, now replaced by Dmitry Barashev.


Comparing to other full fledged project management software, one could say that GanttProject is designed considering the KISS principle.

It features most basic project management functions like a Gantt chart for project scheduling of tasks, and doing resource management using resource load charts. It does not have advanced features like cost accounting, message and document control. It has a number of reporting options (MS Project, HTML, PDF, spreadsheets).[1]

The major features include:

  • create Work Breakdown Structure
  • Task Hierarchy and Dependencies
  • Gantt Chart
  • Resource Load Chart
  • Baselines saving and comparing
  • Generation of PERT Chart
  • PDF and HTML Reports
  • MS Project import/export with file format MPX (*.mpx) and MSPDI (*.xml) (XML-based data interchange format since Microsoft Project 2002)
  • Exchange data with spreadsheet applications
  • WebDAV based groupwork
  • Project file format is XML
  • Vacation and Holidays management
  • Available in more than 20 languages

Screen Shots[edit]


  • Number of download: as of January 2014, there are 1600k downloads of GanttProject 2.0.10 for Windows from Google Code.[2] Average daily download count is about 1.5k
  • Infoworld reviewed GanttProject favorably.[3]
  • As of June 2011, the number of weekly downloads of GanttProject (ver 2.0.9) at SourceForge was third among such programs: first was OpenProj (ver 1.4), second was JFreeChart.[4] Note: Since GanttProject ver 2.0.10 is no longer posted at SourceForge, this download ranking is not relevant.
  • User rating at cnet/Download is 3.5 stars (MS Project is 4.0 stars).[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ GanttProject Home page retrieved 2011-9-13
  2. ^ Google Code "GanttProject 2.0.10" retrieved 2014-1-31
  3. ^ Best of open source software awards: Enterprise applications, InfoWorld, August 05, 2008
  4. ^ SourceForge
  5. ^ cnet Download GanttProject

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