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OpenProject is the best open source Redmine alternative for project management

Redmine is an established player in the open source project management space. The tool offers many features and plugins. Redmine is mainly used for software development projects and supports issue tracking, roadmaps and source code management integration. Additional plugins are available for many functionalities, such as agile and scrum or meetings.

What does OpenProject offer?

Both OpenProject and Redmine offer classic and agile project management features. However, Redmine uses an outdated user-interface and requires a lot of page reloads to complete steps. A Redmine user interface can be upgraded, but you would need to install an additional plugin. With OpenProject you won’t have to choose between a visually pleasing software and high security standards of a self-installed software. Take a look at this article and the following comparison table and see why OpenProject is the best Redmine alternative.

OpenProject vs. Redmine

Compare both tools side by side and decide for yourself

Features OpenProject Redmine
Open source software
Available on-premises
Available in the cloud
Comprehensive project management features
Meeting management
Team planner
Document management
No document collaboration integration.
Modern design
Professional support

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Why is OpenProject better than Redmine for project management

If you are especially looking for an active and modern Redmine alternative, take a look at the following advantages and learn why OpenProject is the best choice.

No compromises in usability

Software should not only be functional, but also intuitive and visually appealing. With Redmine you have a rather outdated user interface. OpenProject invests in a modern and user-friendly interface. The layout is responsive and mobile-friendly.

Wide feature range

OpenProject is continuously developed and improved. Powerful features, such as team planner, action boards, notifications center, custom theme etc. are released constantly and enhance the project management functionalities that OpenProject offers.

Everything from a single source

With OpenProject you can plan and execute entire projects without depending on too many external plugins. You can visualize timelines, track time and costs, include agile boards, manage documents and meetings or create forums to connect your teams and foster communities. With Redmine you rely on external plugins for several functionalities.

OpenProject and Redmine comparison

The following video shows the differences between both tools.

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Enterprise add-on

The OpenProject Enterprise add-ons are part of our Enterprise on-premises and cloud plans. With the upgrade to a paid version, you will support the development and maintenance of the open source project.