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8 Best Online Gantt Chart Software Options for 2020

April 2, 2020
Top 8 Best Online Gantt Chart Software
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The benefits of gantt charts

A gantt chart is a visual way to track the progress of a project and all its tasks. Simply put, it’s a bar chart that makes it easy to keep track of your project. 

Project managers love gantt charts because they provide the following benefits: 

  • Clearly see all due dates and dependencies in one place
  • Quickly spot roadblocks and problems with scheduling
  • Track the progress of tasks
  • View who is assigned and responsible for tasks

And, depending on the gantt chart software you use, you may be able to do even more!

How to choose the best gantt chart software

Choosing the best online gantt chart software depends on your specific needs. There are a lot of online gantt charts to choose from, many of which suffer from feature bloat or are difficult to use. 

Here’s a quick rundown of features you want to make sure your gantt chart software includes.

  • Alerts/notifications: Receive an email when a task is in danger of becoming overdue.
  • Comments/discussions:  Streamline task comments and questions in a single place.
  • Dependency tracking: See which tasks rely on others to begin and will be impacted by delays.
  • Drag and drop scheduling: Update and reorder tasks quickly and easily.
  • File attachments: Make important documents and files easily accessible for the whole team.
  • Milestone and progress tracking: Monitor deadlines and see how the project’s progressing.
  • Workload tracking: Make sure your team members are never over- or underworked.

Here are the results for the top 8 best online gantt chart software for 2020.

TeamGantt

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TeamGantt has modernized gantt charts for the online era. Its online gantt charts are easy to use and fully customizable. TeamGantt is best used as a project management and project planning tool for teams. It gives you everything you need to set up and manage a project—without all the clunky features most people don’t need.


Easy is the name of the game here. Tasks are created and edited with drag and drop functionality. TeamGantt even lets you attach comments, notes, and project files to any task in the gantt chart. You can also easily color-code tasks by team members. 

Features

  • To-do lists
  • Calendar views
  • Drag and drop
  • Workloads and team availability
  • Notifications
  • Comments/discussions
  • Portfolio view and reports
  • Dependencies and milestones
  • Change history
  • Excel imports
  • File attachments

Pricing

  • Free forever plan for up to 3 users
  • Free trial with unlimited projects

Wrike

Wrike’s gantt chart lets you see the progress of your project, including dependencies and scope of work. They also allow you to create milestones and share links to tasks. 


Wrike can be a good choice for project management and business operation teams. They offer several features beyond gantt charts, such as dashboards and workflows.

Features

  • Workloads
  • Notifications
  • Dashboards
  • Dependencies and milestones
  • Time tracking
  • Imports

Pricing

  • Free plan 
  • $24.80 per user, each month

Asana

Surprisingly, Asana doesn’t have a gantt chart. Instead, they have a feature called Timeline. You can think of it as a gantt chart-lite option. While their timeline is pretty to look at, it’s not the strongest contender for anyone looking for the full functionality of a true gantt chart.

Features

  • Drag and drop
  • Dependencies
  • Comments/discussions
  • Workload tracking
  • Milestone & progress tracking
  • File attachments

Pricing

  • Free plan 
  • $13.49 per user, each month

ClickUp

ClickUp does have a gantt chart, but you have to be on a paid plan to use it. Their gantt chart allows you to schedule tasks and manage dependencies. ClickUp lets you manage and reschedule tasks with drag and drop and view critical paths for projects. Their design is colorful and vivid.

Features

  • Workloads
  • Drag and drop
  • Dependencies 
  • Notifications
  • Time tracking

Pricing

  • Free plan without a gantt chart and a very limited 100 MB storage
  • $19 per user, each month

Workzone

The interactive gantt chart from Workzone meets all the necessary requirements for most users. It allows you to see the status of your projects to see what’s on track and what isn’t. You can also see workloads of team members and the number of tasks assigned to them. They even have a list view if you prefer that layout.

Features

  • To-do lists
  • Dependencies
  • Notifications
  • File storage
  • Workloads

Pricing

This is where we were unfortunately let down.

  • No free plan
  • You must call to get a custom price quote.

ProjectManager.com

ProjectManager.com offers many tools, including a gantt chart to plan out projects. Unfortunately some of the most useful features—like collaboration and reports—are locked behind higher pricing tiers.

Features

  • To-do lists
  • Calendar views

Pricing

  • No free plan
  • Individual plans begin at $15 per user per month with very limited features
  • Business plans begin at $25 per user per month

Smartsheet

Smartsheet is a rather robust platform for all your project information. They do provide a gantt chart that meets almost everyone's needs. In addition, they integrate with many business tools your team may already use. Smartsheet puts a lot of focus on enterprise features.

Features

  • Calendar views
  • Workloads and team availability
  • Notifications
  • Comments/discussions
  • Portfolio view and reports
  • Dependencies and milestones
  • Change history
  • File attachments

Pricing

  • No free plan
  • Small individual plans begin at $14 per month

GanttPro

GanttPro is another option for those who don’t need an enterprise software solution. They provide all the necessary features of a gantt chart and even have drag and drop features that make it easier to edit timelines.

Features

  • Workloads and team availability
  • Drag and drop
  • Notifications
  • Comments/discussions
  • Portfolio view and reports
  • Dependencies and milestones
  • File attachments

Pricing

  • No free plan
  • Individual plan begins at $15 per month

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