Schedule your projects and assignments with GanttProject, which is free and open-source. Download it for Mac here or visit this page for the Windows version.
At Holyfile.com, we really like open-source applications, because they are completely free, and this time we have decided to take a look at another one called GanttProject. Personally, I’m not an expert on this subject, but it can be used to create so-called Gantt charts, which you can read more about on Wikipedia here.
GanttProject is a free and open source Java-based project management tool which runs on Windows, Linux and OS X. The program has a reasonable feature set. Gantt charts help you define milestones and see how your tasks are organised (and can be used to produce a PERT chart, too). GanttProject provides three charts: Ganttt, Resource Load, and PERT. It can read and write Microsoft Project files and CSV and can export charts to PNG images or produce reports in PDF and HTML.
We tested the Mac version on a MacBook Pro running the newest version of OS X, which is called Mavericks. The user interface is very simple and easy to use, even though it does look very outdated in some places. It is easy to create a new Gantt chart, but many aspects of the application are very confusing, so we think new users will definitely have to take a look at the official help page.
Based on the short amount of time that I spend using GanttProject, it looks like a solid application with some great functionality, but new users will have to spend some time learning the basics.Download GanttProject for Mac 2.6.2