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web2project

A free open source business-oriented project management system built for the future.

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Our rating: 

3
Get It: Web App
License: Free (Open source)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Project Manager

Pros & Cons:

Web-sync; better for collaborative projects with shared calendars; can migrate projects from dotProject; screenshots and video tutorials.
You have to install your own web server or get a hosted account; Some features previously available at dotProject are still being developed

Our Review:

To run web2project, you need "self host" running on your own web server (Apache or Microsoft IIS, with PHP and MySQL) or use a web hosting provider. If you're unsure about doing it yourself then reading the installation instructions will give you a clear idea whether you can do it. For this reason, web2project is more likely to appeal to IT professionals.

web2project split from dotProject in 2007 when dotProject started its own redevelopment process. As its name suggests, web2 project had clear aims and they've certainly improved the visual appearance over dotProject. Unfortunately web2project is still working on becoming the complete project manager. But you have the option to start in dotProject and then migrate your project to Web2project although the reverse is not possible.

The application is well documented in a user guide and has video tutorials. There is also a Microsoft Project import tool.

Overall, it takes more time to setup the projects than the other options. However its strength is in collaborative projects with shared calendars. It will push events to Google Calendar and iCalendar. It has the ability to work with as many companies, departments, and users as you want. You can produce Gantt charts for individual projects or overall groups. It also has a Risk Management module to for monitoring the specific risks associated with individual tasks or entire projects.


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