GanttPRO Review + Mini Tutorial

Are you looking for an online tool to create powerful Gantt charts and manage your resources, such as file sharing, exporting, and file sharing? GanttPRO may be the right tool for you.
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(Full Disclosure: I was compensated for the time spent on this review, but my views are my own. This is an honest review/tutorial about how I found it.

General Information
First impressions
How to create a Gantt chart
Hierarchy of tasks
GanttPRO task icons
Creating dependencies
NotificationsMilestones in GanttPRO
Gantt Chart Columns

Resource management
Tracking effort and duration
Time tracking
Reports
GanttPRO Integrations
GanttPRO Billing
Kanban Board in GanttPRO
Baselines
Sharing your plans with othersOption 1: Export
Option 2: Public URL

Save as a template
Options for assistance
GanttPRO vs Microsoft Project
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General Information
Name: GanttPRO
Vendor: XB Software, Inc
Hostingoptions: Only online solution (desktop). The mobileapp is in development.
Languages:English and Russian, Spanish, German, and Portuguese
Cost: There is no free plan, but there is a trial. Pricing starts at $8.90 per user per month for teams with more then 5 users. If you are the sole project manager and need a Gantt charting solution for your project, there is an individual plan that costs $15 per month.
First impressions
GanttPRO’s power is, as you can guess from its name, in the Gantt charting.
It’s really good from the first impression.
Because Microsoft Project is the tool I am most familiar with and have used for years, I tend to compare things with it. I consider myself a ‘normal user’ of MSP, even though I don’t use many of the advanced cost tracking features.
GanttPRO is a Microsoft Project great. It’s simple and enjoyable to use. You can use any other Gantt charts project planners and this one will be easy to learn.
How to create a Gantt chart
Start a new project. Set the duration you want to work with. You can choose to set hours, days, weeks, or months in the Duration step. You can also set your working hours and days so that you can give your team a generous lunch break.
Once you’re done, you can see the Gantt chart view.
Hierarchy of tasks
A sub-project is the highest level in your project Gantt charts. If you are planning a program, this could be a workstream, group or task, or simply a sub-project.
You can add tasks to this menu, and the additional “three dots” menu lets you add subtasks infinitely. To add another task or add a sibling task to the same level, click Enter.
Drag and drop anything onto the Ganttchart, even indenting/outdenting tasks.
GanttPRO task icons
Three icons are used for each task:
Information: This contains the name and description for the task. The description can be used to communicate key information to others. You can hover over the task to see the details pop up. Personally, I wouldn’t trust anyone hovering to find any critical information. But I’m sure there are some uses for that field.
Settings: This section contains basic task parameters (start/end dates, priority, estimate). You can set a deadline. This will display a fire icon on your Gantt chart.
It’s a visual way to see a set date. The scheduling is not affected by the fire icon. Your task can still be late. The Gantt chart will display a message advising you that your task is due by the deadline.
This feature is amazing! It shows people the impact of late delivery.
The settings icon also gives youinformation on dependencies, status (open/closed etc), duration, type(task/milestones), and task attachments (which you can add from the desktop, dragand drop, or add from Google drive or One Drive).
You can delete the task by clicking on the “Delete” button
Creating dependencies
GanttPRO makes it easy to create a dependency. You can do i