Our Score: 89/100
Freedcamp is a web, mobile and desktop project management and collaboration system that gives your team a better way to stay organized. It’s one of the most popular free project management software on the market. With Freedcamp, you can easily organize projects, tasks, and track your team working time.
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Businesses of all sizes typically have projects that they need to manage, and the cost is a big factor for most small businesses. However, choosing the cheapest or even free product available may not be the best option. The cheaper the project management software solution, the fewer features offered. But Freedcamp is different, it offers all the essential tools and features in their free version.
Freedcamp gives you a unified platform for your files, projects, messages, and tasks. Its core applications include tasks, milestones, calendar, time, files, wall, and discussions. It also has a mobile solution that works on your smartphone or tablet whether it’s Android, iPhone, or iPad.
|1.||Project Planning & Scheduling|
|1.1.||Setting priorities and deadlines||√|
|1.2.||Resources & Workload Management||√|
|1.3.||Support Agile Methodologies||√|
|1.6.||Intake / Request Forms|
|2.1.||Assigning tasks to team members||√|
|2.2.||Attach files to the task||√|
|2.3.||Comments on task||√|
|2.8.||Progress Tracking / Status||√|
|4.||Project Financial Management|
|4.2.||Payments / Billing||√|
|4.3.||Integration with Accounting Systems||√|
Projects, Task List, and Tasks are the three main building blocks in Freedcamp to simplify the way you organize your Tasks. Tasks are similar to items on a to-do list, it keeps track of action items that need to be completed. And Task List is a tasks group within a project that can be anything such as sprints for developers, parts of your projects split by functionality, areas of responsibility, region etc. In addition, you can add subtasks to helps you structure your big tasks and keep small tasks together.
In Freedcamp, you can view your project in a list view, Gantt Chart, Kanban Board, and Calendar Board. There is also time tracking application that fully integrated with Tasks.
Issue Tracker provides a clear and centralized overview for requests and their current state. It can be used by engineering, property maintenance, customer feedback collection, and support. Once an issue has been discovered, you can submit it within the application or your clients, if embedded, on the form within your own website. With Issue Tracker, you can keep track of issues through their entire lifecycle using this handy application.
Milestones work best with Tasks helping you to mark specific points along a project timeline. Milestones are used to monitor the progress of your project splitting tasks into logical chunks delivered by a set due date. You can bring milestones from multiple projects to a single view with a widget.
A discussion is a tool to communicate about topics that aren’t directly related to a single task. For example, you can share interesting articles, ask questions, or start brainstorming. Freedcamp lets you organize discussions into groups and move topics between them. With this feature, you can make better communication with your teams and clients.
The Wall is a Project Group Application and allows for instant communication between every user within your project group. Comments are instantly updated and can be made private to specific users in your project group. Because the Wall is a project group application it will be transparent to everyone. This means that everyone within the group regardless of which project they are a part of is able to see one another. The Wall application feels like social media platforms.
Sharing documents and files is an essential part of collaboration and teamwork. This is why Files application is added to every project in Freedcamp. It is a single place where you can access all the files in your project. Files uploaded directly in Files application and attached in your tasks, discussions, and comments are all shown here to make it effortless to find and download.
Freedcamp is one of the project management software which has a good document management application even in their free version. The features included attaching with drag and drop, file groups/folders, file versions, comment on files, and more. You can also attach Google Drive documents with Google Drive module.
Another interesting feature is Open API that makes Freedcamp has great ability to integrate with other tools. It also works with Zapier, which means you can connect other apps that aren’t natively supported using that service. And the best part of it, Freedcamp is the only one free online project management software that provides Open API to make easy integration with other software.
Freedcamp Mobile App
Stay organized with advanced task functionality anytime and anywhere using Freedcamp mobile app. With this app, you can create projects, organize tasks by Task List, and tackle your tasks from start to finish. Below are what you can do using Freedcamp mobile app.
- Assign tasks to people
- View Tasks per Project or items assigned to you
- Prioritize with three levels of importance
- Discuss tasks via comments
- Set due dates
Freedcamp is one of the few free project management software that allows unlimited users to create unlimited projects and tasks. And the best thing about it, Freedcamp allow users to use all the essential features that they have to offer in the free version. Here is my experience using Freedcamp that may be useful for you
Overall, Freedcamp has almost all features required for project management. It has a good user interface but some function is not simple enough to use. When compared to Trello, Freedcamp is more difficult to use but is more feature rich.
Freedcamp has a very informative Home Page that contains the most important information to help you take action faster to organize your work. It contains your current tasks, important updates about everything that related to you such as tasks and comments, and your current projects list. In addition, you can add a task, update tasks progress, create a project, and manage the system through the Home Page.
Basically, manage projects are easy from the first time. As mentioned above, you can add a new project or go to a specific project directly from the Home Page. Freedcamp allows you to create a project from the project templates or from scratch.
If you choose to create a project from scratch, you will be asked to choose the task management method do you prefer. The options include task list view, sticky notes view (Kanban), or Gantt chart view. You can easily switch between them once you are on the project page.
There is a Manage System menu that allows you to activate applications as you want to be featured on the specific project, invite project members, and create or manage teams role.
Task management in Freedcamp is also easy-to-use. You can add a new task directly from the Home page or from the Project page. There is also a drag and drop function to assign the task to a specific person, change tasks priority, and change progress.
One of the drawbacks task management is the status of the tasks can’t be customized, there are only three status options: No Progress, In Progress, and Completed. Also, you can’t assign the task to multiple people.
Another drawback of Freedcamp is the Time Tracking features is not simple enough to use. Unlike other project management software with Time Tracking feature, you can’t use the Time Tracking feature directly from the task. Tracking time in Freedcamp can be done in a way: Assign a task to an employee, go to “Time” menu, add Time Record, and relate the Time Record to certain Tasks.
And the last drawback that I found in the Task Management feature is when I want to create task dependencies. Freedcamp only allows users to make dependencies from one task to another through Gantt chart. I don’t know why Freedcamp doesn’t make task dependency features can be made directly from the assignment form, or maybe not yet.
Issue Tracker is like Task Management but it’s built for tracking issues such as customer feedback, bug fixing in software development, and more. Unlike Task Management, Issue Tracker has more status options to track issues: Open, Invalid, In progress, Review, and Completed. Also, you can assign the issue to a project member to solve them and give a responsibility to close the issues to the different person.
In my opinion, Issue Tracker is better and more flexible than Task Management. Especially for project management which has more complex workflow such as software development project. Unfortunately, this feature is only available on Business Plan which means you need to pay to use Issue Tracker.
Discussions application in Freedcamp is easy-to-use and flexible enough. You can start a new discussion through “Quick Add” menu that can be found on the top right corner of each page. You can create group discussions, add an attachment, set discussion to private or public, and keep important discussions on top by making them sticky.
But when there are many comments, it becomes not easy to use. It because the comment list can’t be sort based on the last comment that has been made. So I must scroll down the page every time I want to see the last comment of discussion. I think it would be better if Freedcamp adds Sorting Feature to the comments list or display them start from newest comments to oldest.
Users can watch basic and advanced Webinars to learn more about Freedcamp. Freedcamp offer support through the feedback portal, contact form, or by email to [email protected] The main differences of support between the available plans are response time. The free plan offer support response time within 3 days and Enterprise plan offer the fastest response time which is less than 1 business day.
Freedcamp has five plans — Free, Minimalist, Freelancer, Business, and Enterprise. The paid plans range between $1.49 to $16.99 per month (per user). The main differences between the plans include the available integrations, customer support response time, and more available features.
Pros and Cons
Freedcamp is one of few free project management software that allows unlimited users to create unlimited projects and tasks. Also, it’s one feature-rich project management software even in the free version. Another good thing about this software is the ability to integrate with many other apps, whether in the paid plan or free plan. And last, Freedcamp has a mobile app both on Android and IOS that make you easily organize your project anytime and anywhere.
Tasks status can’t be customized. No custom workflow.
We recommended Freedcamp for you who are looking for project management software that can cover almost all features required for managing projects and tasks, especially for you who have a limited budget. It’s really cheaper compared to competitors like Trello, Asana, Wrike, and more.
Reviewed by Audrey Addison
Freedcamp is a web, mobile and desktop project management and collaboration system for teams. The company was launched in 2010 in Santa Barbara, California by founder Angel Grablev.
Founder Angel Grablev claims that the “uses for Freedcamp are virtually unlimited”. Grablev has found that it is not only businesses that use the project, but Freecamp has been used in classrooms, at major universities by both students and teachers, for friends and family organizing trips, and for personal projects at home.
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