I tried out Gantter (project management web app) and I found it really useful and easy to learn. I watched this video playlist first (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILRIlaVMQ9A&list=PLF268E1300715C392) and then tried to make a simple project schedule (I made a moving schedule).
-% Complete column
-“Link” function that fills in the predecessor column automatically
-Custom calendars can be made
-Duration can’t be set to minutes (just days, hours, months)
-It was difficult to make custom work day hours. The “standard” calendar is 8am – 5pm and there is a 24hr calendar. I wanted to make the work day from 7am to 10p, but it took awhile to figure out how to do it.
I ended up leaving the project calendar as a standard calendar, then I made a custom calendar by going into the calendar properties, selecting “all Sundays by default”, entering the hours I want, saving the calendar, then “all Mondays by default”, etc. and entering the hours. Then I assigned that custom calendar to the resource working those hours (me!).
The software did what I needed it to do, but it crashed in the process of trying to figure out the work hours. I will try out some of the other applications listed in my previous post, and if one of the other ones works better, I will use it for making the project schedule for my tiny house. Hopefully I will get ProjectLibre to work.