What are good alternatives to Microsoft Project

MS Project Alternative: 15 project management tools in comparison

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Too many tasks, deadlines and priorities? The key is optimal project management, which clearly lifts your organization into new spheres.

In addition to MS Project, there are plenty of other providers. We compare 15 project management tools and present them to you in detail - so that you can soon save a lot of effort and time when planning and realizing projects.

An overview of 15 suitable MS Project alternatives

The market for project management tools besides MS Project is huge, we have selected the 15 top programs as alternatives for you. You will get to know the most important features of who the tools are mainly aimed at and then you can decide which alternative to MS Project best suits you and your projects.

Zenkit

Does the layout look familiar to you? Zenkit is a German alternative to MS Project and is clearly based on the American Trello. With a lot of functionality, Zenkit is in no way inferior to the model. Using the Gantt chart, complex projects can be organized on a detailed schedule, and individual tasks can be delegated to the members of the workspace.

Who did what in the project? Zenkit tracks all activities in real time - you can then use the feed to create a helpful, individual wiki. In addition to working in the browser, the projects can also be organized seamlessly using a well-made Android app from the MS Project alternative.

Zenkit cost:

Plus: € 9.00 per user / month
Business: € 25.00 per user / month
Enterprise: Prices are available upon request
Staff: Free of charge

Free Trial:

Personnel: permanently free of charge

Zenkit Apps:

  • Zenkit iOS app
  • Zenkit Android app
  • Zenkit Windows app
  • Zenkit Mac app

Zenkit benefits:

  • Good balance of many functions and ease of use
  • Combination of Todoist and Evernote functionalities
  • Easy prioritization and sorting of topics

Zenkit cons:

  • App not designed for native mobile
  • Memory capacity is limited

Zenkit experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 ⭐ (209)
G2 rating: 5.0 / 5.0 ⭐ (59)

Suitable Zenkit alternatives:

Genius Project
ZenHub
Proggio

Trello

Trello looks like a digital post-it wall and is one of the most popular alternatives to MS Project. The tool is super simple and helps you to organize several projects quickly and clearly and to assign priorities. Boards, cards and lists in different colors make project management a visual experience.

The program is suitable for professional projects as well as for private planning, such as moving, building a house or the next trip. You can assign documents and pictures to each “Post-it” and thus have all the relevant information in one place. A digital servant in the MS Project alternative automates calendars and due dates. The butler should help you think about important events or deadlines.

Trello cost:

Business Class: € 9.00 per user / month
Enterprise: € 18.76 with per user / month (with 50 users)
Free: € 0.00 per user / month

Free Trial:

Free of charge: permanently free

Trello apps:

  • Trello iOS app
  • Trello Android app

Trello benefits:

  • Basic version at no cost
  • very easy to use
  • Many additional functions can be activated

Trello cons:

  • The file size is limited to 10 MB in the basic version
  • Premium version cannot be tested
  • Project status not visible

Trello experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 ⭐ (16,421)
G2 rating: 4.5 / 5.0 ⭐ (10,381)

Suitable Trello alternatives:

Activity Management System
Moat
Spherexx.com

Asana

Asana counts on the success of the small steps. The MS Project alternative divides projects, your own tasks and those of your team with lists, boards and timelines into easy-to-understand work steps.

These subtasks support you as a project manager in delegating tasks to the team. Milestones ensure that decisive project stages can be defined, presented and then celebrated as goals.

Every task and discussion can be enriched in the alternative to Microsoft MS Project with documents from Google Drive or Dropbox. With Asana, as with social chats, you can press the Like button and create positive vibes in the project.

Asana cost:

Premium: € 10.99 per user / month
Business: € 24.99 per user / month
Enterprise: Prices are available upon request
Basic: € 0.00 per user / month

Free Trial:

Basic: permanently free

Asana apps:

  • Asana iOS app
  • Asana Android app

Asana benefits:

  • Intuitive and very uncomplicated operation
  • Up to 15 members in the free version
  • Keep an eye on the overview and status of projects

Asana cons:

  • Paid versions are comparatively expensive
  • no chat function
  • Texts cannot be linked

Asana experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 ⭐ (8,633)
G2 rating: 4.3 / 5.0 ⭐ (6,548)

Suitable Asana alternatives:

Genius Project
Celoxis
ZenHub

ProjectManager.com

The ProjectManager.com should be a central hub for teams to plan projects together and also to easily implement big goals. In the alternative to MS Project, it only takes a few minutes to set up a first project.

The tool includes Gantt charts with which teams can organize and implement real-time projects - always keeping an eye on the timeline. Lists and tasks support you in completing appointments and to-dos according to the respective priority and due date.

Kanban boards that are easy to structure and that can be quickly set up and rearranged using drag & drop are also very helpful. In any case, an alternative to Microsoft's MS Project that you should take a look at.

ProjectManager.com costs:

Personnel: € 13.50 per user / month
Team: € 18.00 per user / month
Business: € 22.50 per user / month

Free Trial:

30 days

ProjectManager.com Apps:

no apps available

ProjectManager.com advantages:

  • Easy to manage and delegate planning and resources
  • Document share with notification
  • Flexible dashboard for project management

ProjectManager.com cons:

  • Customer service could be improved
  • no support for Mac’s and iOS
  • only paid packages (with test phases)

ProjectManager.com experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.1 / 5.0 ⭐ (316)
G2 Rating: 3.7 / 5.0 ⭐ (24)

Suitable ProjectManager.com alternatives:

GoProof
MelpApp
Kezmo

Workamajig

Workamajig is an alternative to MS Project, which primarily relies on clear communication in projects and in project teams; the tool functions as a virtual meeting point.

The software runs via the browser and is very flexible and individually adaptable. Creative teams in advertising and design will feel particularly at home here. In addition to the familiar basic functions, a time tracker and billing and analysis features ensure high productivity in project management.

Workamajig is a comprehensive, yet simple application that, as a successful alternative to MS Project, gives creative project teams a central location for digital work. A very good customer service provides quick and competent support if you have any questions.

Workamajig costs:

5-9 users: € 45.00 per user / month
10-19 users: € 34.20 per user / month
20-49 users: € 32.40 per user / month
50-99 users: 30.60 € per user / month
100-1000+ Users: Prices are available upon request

Free Trial:

Try the free demo version for 1 hour

Workamajig Apps:

  • Workamajig iOS app
  • Workamajig Android app
  • Workamajig Windows App
  • Workamajig Mac app

Workamajig benefits:

  • central and clear communication hub
  • Competent and fast customer service
  • Functions can be designed flexibly and individually

Workamajig cons:

  • Menu navigation a bit complicated
  • Diverse functionality requires extensive training
  • Users need to know what is where - not very self-explanatory

Workamajig experiences:

Capterra Rating: 3.7 / 5.0 ⭐ (277)
G2 rating: 3.6 / 5.0 ⭐ (161)

Suitable Workamajig alternatives:

ZenHub
Kanban tool
Genius Project

Mavenlink

The Mavenlink tool aims to make project management easy, the operation of the MS Project alternative is intuitive and uncomplicated, even for beginners. Synchronization in real time is of course included so that all projects are always up to date.

The expert training that Mavenlink offers its customers is really good. It offers the best conditions for you and your team to quickly understand the diverse functions of the alternative to MS Project and, above all, to use them efficiently. If you still have questions, customer service is available 24 hours a day.

Mavenlink costs:

Enterprise: prices are available upon request
Premier: prices are available upon request
Professional: € 35.00 per user / month
Teams: € 17.00 for 5 users / month

Free Trial:

10 days

Mavenlink Apps:

No apps available

Mavenlink advantages:

  • Menu navigation and operation very straightforward
  • Real-time synchronization of all projects
  • Well suited for project management in marketing or agencies

Mavenlink cons:

  • can only be used with a browser
  • Outlook synchronization could be improved
  • complicated invoicing and payment process

Mavenlink experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.2 / 5.0 ⭐ (350)
G2 rating: 4.0 / 5.0 ⭐ (351)

Suitable Mavenlink alternatives:

Bannerwise
Advantage
AccountAbility ERP

Basecamp

Basecamp focuses on the essence of project management. As an alternative to MS Project, the tool focuses on collaboration, document sharing, goals and lists for individual tasks.

By concentrating on the essentials, you can set up, handle and use the tool easily. The projects and the number of users can be expanded very flexibly. The template function is practical, with which you can use previous projects as a project management blueprint for new tasks. A great plus point of the MS Project alternative compared to Microsoft.

Basecamp costs:

Business: € 89.15 per user / month
Personnel: € 0.00 per user / month

Free Trial:

Personnel: permanently free

Basecamp Apps:

  • Basecamp iOS app
  • Basecamp Android app
  • Basecamp Windows App
  • Basecamp Mac app

Basecamp advantages:

  • uncomplicated team coordination
  • diverse features for project management
  • Templates can be changed individually

Basecamp disadvantages:

  • Integration of external services is only possible to a limited extent.
  • Cluttered user interface
  • Insufficient information or assistance with familiarization

Basecamp experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 ⭐ (11,843)
G2 Rating: 4.1 / 5.0 ⭐ (4,386)

Suitable Basecamp alternatives:

Productive
Agency In A Box
Vivify Scrum

Team leader

Teamleader is much more than a pure MS Project alternative. Here you can also manage customer administration, invoicing and of course the classic project business in one place. The mini-CRM has an easy-to-use user interface, so you always have an eye on customers and projects.

With Teamleader you can create business offers, record working hours, write invoices and manage payments. As an alternative to Microsoft's MS Project, Teamleader has many functions for the holistic management of small or medium-sized projects.

Team leader costs:

GOt: € 50.00 per 2 user / month
MOVE: € 60.00 per 2 user / month
BOOST: € 80.00 per 2 user / month

Free Trial:

14 days

Teamleader Apps:

  • Teamleader iOS app
  • Teamleader Android App

Teamleader advantages:

  • Simple operation and use
  • excellent customer service
  • Well-equipped and intuitive app

Team leader disadvantages:

  • fixed tool, few options for customization
  • Analysis and reporting can get better
  • Large projects can only be mapped to a limited extent

Teamleader experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 ⭐ (23)
G2 rating: 3.2 / 5.0 ⭐ (12)

Suitable team leader alternatives:

Affinity
Gro CRM
Nutshell

Wrike

Wrike is an alternative to MS Project for creative teams. The Microsoft competition has a tidy dashboard that you can personalize - and which synchronizes in real time.

For precise planning, Wrike has interactive Gantt charts and time tracking, with intelligent resource management you can check and plan the workload. The feature for team discussions helps with internal coordination, and you can view current events in real time via a news feed.

In addition to working in the browser, you can also use Wrike via an Android and iPhone app, the MS Project alternative can be connected to the most important cloud services.

Wrike cost:

Professional: € 8.83 per user / month
Business: € 22.33 per user / month
Enterprise: prices are available upon request
Free: € 0.00 per user / month

Free Trial:

Free of charge: permanently free

Wrike Apps:

  • Wrike iOS app
  • Wrike Android app

Wrike benefits:

  • uncomplicated communication and teamwork
  • Flexible and customizable dashboard with real-time reporting
  • Creative teams will love the tool

Wrike cons:

  • Complex functions require longer training
  • too many clicks are often necessary
  • Integration of external services sometimes problematic

Wrike experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.2 / 5.0 ⭐ (1,573)
G2 rating: 4.0 / 5.0 ⭐ (1,150)

Suitable Wrike alternatives:

Genius Project
ZenHub
WorkOtter

Redbooth

Redbooth aims to speed up communication and work. As an alternative to MS Project, Redbooth wants to help project teams with the planning and organization of projects and their individual tasks - so that you can tackle better and more effectively.

The main functions for this are visually well-presented timelines, clear dashboards and Kanban charts. Productivity reports give you a good overview of the status of projects and tasks. For personal meetings, the video software Zoom is integrated in Redbooth, you can start your meetings and team conferences directly from the MS Project alternative.

Redbooth cost:

Pro: € 8.10 per user / month
Business: € 13.5 per user / month
Enterprise: prices are available upon request

Free Trial:

14 days

Redbooth Apps:

  • Redbooth iOS app
  • Redbooth Android App
  • Redbooth Windows App
  • Redbooth Mac app

Redbooth benefits:

  • uncomplicated operation and use
  • Good tool for communication and organization
  • Helpful video guides and tutorials

Redbooth cons:

  • Integration of external services limited
  • comparatively high price
  • Comments cannot be edited

Redbooth experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 ⭐ (80)
G2 rating: 4.4 / 5.0 ⭐ (84)

Suitable Redbooth alternatives:

Genius Project
ZenHub
Proggio

Master task

Meistertask calls itself the most innovative tool for collaboration and task management on the Internet. And yes, the operation of the MS Project alternative is definitely uncomplicated and self-explanatory. Register once, invite the team and the project work can begin.

Even those who are working with project management software for the first time know their way around straight away. Project overviews and dashboards make projects and tasks clear, you can brainstorm creatively using the MindMeister software - the mind mapping tool is fully integrated. Reports, analyzes and time tracking are also included with Meistertask. This alternative to MS Project is fun!

Master task costs:

Pro: € 8.25 per user / month
Business: € 20.75 per user / month
Enterprise: prices available upon request
Basic: € 0.00 per user / month

Free Trial:

Basic: permanently free of charge

Meistertask Apps:

  • Meistertask iOS app
  • Meistertask Android app
  • Meistertask Windows App
  • Meistertask Mac app

Meistertask advantages:

  • Simple and self-explanatory operation
  • nice design and layout
  • extensive apps for mobile use

Meistertask disadvantages:

  • Automation functions could be better
  • Task overview takes getting used to
  • Checklists need revision

Meistertask experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 ⭐ (845)
G2 rating: 4.6 / 5.0 ⭐ (133)

Suitable Meistertask alternatives:

Taskade
To do
LeaderTask

monday.com

monday.com comes as a flexibly designed MS Project alternative that adapts well to your circumstances and needs. Monday.com has even automated simpler processes so that the teams can use their time for creative tasks and concentrate on the essentials. Organization and coordination should be as invisible as possible.

The virtual project hub is also suitable as an alternative to MS Project for international teams; the integration of external services such as Dropbox, Calendar or Google Drive is seamless.

Monday.com cost:

Basic: € 39.00 per 5 user / month
Standard: € 49.99 per 5 user / month
Pro: € 79.00 per 5 user / month
Enterprise: prices available upon request

Free Trial:

30 days

Monday.com Apps:

  • monday.com iOS app
  • monday.com Android app
  • monday.com Windows app
  • monday.com Mac app

Monday.com advantages:

  • Great visualization tools for project data
  • Attractive design
  • Good adaptability

Monday.com cons:

  • Desktop version with small bugs
  • Tool sometimes slow, low bandwidth
  • Diverse functions increase complexity

Monday.com experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 ⭐ (2,054)
G2 rating: 4.5 / 5.0 ⭐ (821)

Suitable Monday.com alternatives:

Genius Project
ZenHub
WorkOtter

Planio

Planio doesn't just want to help you organize your projects and clients. The planning tool supports you as an alternative to MS Project, especially where problems start in classic projects - at Planio this is called issue tracking.

The focus is on agile project management, you can also manage files very easily, share knowledge in a team and communicate smoothly.

Time recording makes resource management easier for you, and customer service is available to answer any questions you may have. A lot of webinars are very helpful to get started, in which you will get a comprehensive explanation of the functions of the MS Project alternative from Planio.

Planio costs:

Platinum: € 149.00 for 45 users / month
Diamond: € 75.00 for 20 users / month
Gold: € 39.00 for 10 users / month
Silver: € 19.00 for 5 users / month
Enterprise: from € 299.00 for 100 or more users / month

Free Trial:

30 days

Planio Apps:

  • Planio iOS app
  • Planio Android app

Planio advantages:

  • user-friendly and simple
  • Tutorials in webinar form for learning
  • Goals and intermediate goals for monitoring the project status

Planio disadvantages:

  • Classic old school design
  • Subscription offers confusing
  • limited number of projects

Planio experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 ⭐ (20)
G2 rating: 4.4 / 5.0 ⭐ (17)

Suitable Planio alternatives:

Pivotal tracker
FunRetro
Kanbanize

Stackfield

The German MS Project alternative Stackfield relies primarily on security and also operates its servers in Germany. The software is therefore a wonderful local and national way to organize and plan your projects and tasks. The tool makes teamwork easier for you with the usual functions for projects and their implementation.

A special feature of Stackfield is the end-to-end encryption. Sensitive project data and information about the company and your customers are securely protected. The data is encrypted via the browser; only those involved in the project with the appropriate authorization can decrypt them again. An alternative to MS Project that is specially designed for security and that is worth comparing!

Stackfield costs:

Business: € 49.00 for 10 users / month
Premium: € 69.00 for 10 users / month
Enterprise: prices available upon request

Free Trial:

14 days

Stackfield Apps:

  • Stackfield iOS app
  • Stackfield Android App
  • Stackfield Windows App
  • Stackfield Mac App

Stackfield advantages:

  • Design in a modern layout
  • Simple and self-explanatory operation
  • End-to-end encryption

Stackfield disadvantages:

  • few interfaces to external services
  • Tasks do not link optimally
  • no tool-internal e-mail forwarding

Stackfield experiences:

Capterra Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 ⭐ (5)

Suitable Stackfield alternatives:

Tamashare
Mirrorfly
Wunderlist

ClickUp

The MS Project alternative ClickUp is designed to be user-friendly. This makes planning and organizing your projects very easy.

The program relies on agile project management; tools such as clear timelines, Kanban boards, time recording and a communication platform support you here.

ClickUp supports you with tutorials and training in learning the functions. Numerous webinars and 24/7 support are very helpful. Customer care. The alternative to MS Project has integrated various interfaces to external services.

ClickUp costs:

Unlimited: € 4.49 per user / month
Business: € 8.08 per user / month
Enterprise: prices available upon request
Free: € 0.00 per user / month

Free Trial:

Free: permanently free

ClickUp Apps:

  • Clickup iOS app
  • Clickup Android app
  • Clickup Windows App
  • Clickup Mac app

ClickUp advantages:

  • Regular updates with new features
  • Simple operation in a great design
  • Many interfaces to external services

ClickUp disadvantages:

  • Numerous functions extend training
  • Complicated initial setup
  • Difficult reporting

ClickUp experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 ⭐ (1,882)
G2 rating: 4.7 / 5.0 ⭐ (1,012)

Suitable ClickUp alternatives:

Send task
Taskade
LeaderTask

Paymo

The Paymo application is a modern and user-friendly alternative to MS Project. Numerous functions make Paymo an attractive overall package, including excellent task management, simple planning and scheduling, as well as time recording and invoice processing.

Paymo supports you as a complete solution along the entire path from project creation to project completion, including payment. You can analyze external service providers using a time tracker, and switching between individual tasks and holistic projects is very straightforward with the MS Project alternative.

Paymo costs:

Small Office: € 8.00 per user / month
Business: € 12.80 per user / month

Free Trial:

15 days

Paymo Apps:

  • Paymo iOS app
  • Paymo Android App
  • Paymo desktop app
  • Paymo Mac App

Paymo advantages:

  • Easily switch between tasks and projects
  • Time recording for suppliers
  • Calendar overview

Paymo cons:

  • Project costs are incomprehensible
  • Confusing with a high number of projects
  • Sub-optimal prioritization

Paymo experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 ⭐ (362)
G2 rating: 4.5 / 5.0 ⭐ (407)

Suitable Paymo alternatives:

Celoxis
Genius Project
Sciforma

GanttPRO

The name gives it away: GanttPRO is an MS Project alternative based on Gantt charts. Companies should be able to significantly improve their planning and communication. Task management via drag & drop, target specifications and resource management for your team capacities complete the offer.

You can manage your budget just as easily with GanttPro. Numerous tools and features make collaboration child's play. For an easy introduction to the alternative to MS Project from Microsoft, you can watch webinars and contact customer service 24/7 if you have any questions.

GanttPRO costs:

Individual: 15.00 € per user / month
Team: € 8.90 per user / month
Company: prices available upon request

Free Trial:

14 days

GanttPRO apps:

no apps available

GanttPRO advantages:

  • Great resource management
  • Diverse Gantt charts
  • Self-explanatory and simple operation

GanttPRO disadvantages:

  • Undo button is missing
  • Poor performance on complex projects
  • Reporting expandable

GanttPRO experiences:

Capterra Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 ⭐ (160)
G2 rating: 4.7 / 5.0 ⭐ (155)

Suitable GanttPRO alternatives:

Genius Projects
Proggio
ZenHub

Which MS Project alternative do you like?

We have shown you 15 recommended alternatives to MS Project from Microsoft, which should support you personally as well as professional teams in project work. The functions are often similar, but the details make the difference - have you already found a favorite for yourself?

If you have not yet been able to decide on an MS Project alternative, most of the tools can be tried out for a free trial period; some are completely free of charge in the basic version. You can use real examples to choose the right software application for you. What is the MS Project alternative of your choice?

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