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Project management freeware vs. shareware


Many reviews in Internet show that there are basically two types of project management solutions, including freeware and shareware. This article will help choose the best solution for you and your team.

PM freeware means that you can download and use project management software for free without any limitation in time and functionality. There are many different PM freeware solutions, including web based and desktop solutions. However, all they have approximately one and the same suit of features and tools that help manage projects. Here are typical features of simple shareware :

  • Work tree building: you can develop task hierarchies and categorize project tasks.
  • Task scheduling tool: you can plan, do and track tasks of your project.
  • User collaboration tool: it allows you to collaborate with other users, access group tasks and teamwork items, and share information.
  • Scheduling tool: it lets you develop timelines, plan tasks, create task calendars, etc.
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PM shareware is a software solution that you can download for free and use for free within a period of time (an evaluation period). You can evaluate it for free prior to purchase. When evaluating an example of Mac or Windows compatible solution, you can contact the company which developed your software example and ask questions or even request support service sessions in case of necessity. Free support and evaluation period are two advantages that allow to excel freeware in user convenience and support . Besides, in most cases free shareware is rather powerful than download solutions. It has all the listed features, plus it gives some additional tools and options for more advanced PM:

  • Project workflow editing: you can set and customize specific workflows for processes and tasks of your projects.
  • Task field customization: you can add new fields to your task lists.
  • Database management tool: you keep your tasks and data in one database that can be managed.

VIP Task Manager is an example of shareware. It features Task Tree view, Task List view and Scheduler to help you plan, perform, control and report project tasks and activities. VIP Task Manager supports workflow editing tool and task field customizer. The software is available for free download and use during 30 days, so you can download it and easily compare with any other project management freeware Windows compatible solutions.


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