Smartsheet as Gantt Chart Software

Easily Create Online Gantt Charts in Seconds

Faster and more intuitive than MS Project, the Smartsheet online work execution platform is the easiest way to create Gantt charts for all of your project and work management needs.

With over 78,000 brands and millions of information workers that trust Smartsheet to get work done, it’s easy to understand why 96% of customers say they would recommend Smartsheet to a colleague.

Benefits

Increase Output

Get Started, Fast

With its easy-to-use, familiar spreadsheet interface, teams can quickly create Gantt charts in a few easy clicks. Plus, Smartsheet works with the tools you already use, so you won’t miss a beat.

Anywhere Anytime Access

Improve Collaboration

Share your work with key internal and external stakeholders and attach files and information in context with your Gantt chart, creating one central location for project details.

Collaboration at Scale

Gain Real-Time Visibility

Empower team members to manage their work from anywhere at any time, and roll up multiple Gantt charts into a real-time dashboard, providing a view into status across projects.

It is so easy, so intuitive. Every project is unique and different and Smartsheet allows us to really tailor the needs to the specific client and the team using it.

Kristen Komassa, Associate Vice President of Corporate Solutions

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The Essential Capabilities You Need in an Online Gantt Chart Tool

Organize & Schedule Tasks

Organize & Schedule Tasks

Break down complex project timelines into manageable tasks and organize them by project phase.

Drag & Drop Gantt Bars

Drag & Drop Gantt Bars

Easily drag and drop Gantt bars to adjust your timeline. Underlying dates automatically adjust.

Set Durations & Dependencies

Set Durations & Dependencies

Set durations for each task and then assign dependencies to ensure proper order of completion.

Adjust Gantt Colors

Adjust Gantt Colors

Keep tasks organized with color coded Gantt bars, organized by phase, task type, or task owner.

Collaborate with Comments

Collaborate with Comments

Track conversations right in your Gantt chart to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Change Column Types

Change Column Types

Reduce manual work by setting specific column types, like checkbox, date, contact, and symbol.

Set Alerts & Reminders

Set Alerts & Reminders

Automatically notify team members and stakeholders of upcoming due dates and milestones.

Identify Critical Path

Identify Critical Path

Highlight critical path with the click of a button, so you know which tasks must be completed on time.

Share with Stakeholders

Share with Stakeholders

Share your project with internal and external stakeholders to ensure visibility.

Store Files & Key Information

Store Files & Key Information

Attach files and key documentation right to your Gantt chart project plan to keep details in context.

Track Milestones

Track Milestones

Identify milestones on your Gantt chart to provide a view into progress and ensure you hit important dates.

Assign Tasks

Assign Tasks

Set clear expectations and increase accountability by assigning tasks to individual team members.

Import & Export

Import & Export Your Work

Import existing work from Excel, MS Project, Google, and Trello, and, export to PDF and PNG files.

Change Views

Change Views

Work how you want to by easily switching between grid, Gantt, calendar, and Kanban card views.

View Status on Dashboards

View Status on Dashboards

Provide stakeholders with a high-level view of key metrics and progress on real-time dashboards.

Manage Resources

Manage Resources

Allocate resources to tasks within your project plan, and track progress and workloads right within your Gantt chart.

Mobile

Access Your Work on Mobile

Use the Smartsheet mobile app for Android and iOS devices to access and manage work from anywhere, at any time.

Integrated

Stay Integrated

Keep work connected with integrations in Smartsheet, like Google, O365, Dropbox, Salesforce, Jira, and more.

Organize & Schedule Tasks

Break down complex project timelines into manageable tasks and organize them by project phase.

Drag & Drop Gantt Bars

Easily drag and drop Gantt bars to adjust your timeline. Underlying dates automatically adjust.

Set Durations & Dependencies

Set durations for each task and then assign dependencies to ensure proper order of completion.

Adjust Gantt Colors

Keep tasks organized with color coded Gantt bars, organized by phase, task type, or task owner.

Collaborate with Comments

Track conversations right in your Gantt chart to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Change Column Types

Reduce manual work by setting specific column types, like checkbox, date, contact, and symbol.

Set Alerts & Reminders

Automatically notify team members and stakeholders of upcoming due dates and milestones.

Identify Critical Path

Highlight critical path with the click of a button, so you know which tasks must be completed on time.

Share with Stakeholders

Share your project with internal and external stakeholders to ensure visibility.

Store Files & Key Information

Attach files and key documentation right to your Gantt chart project plan to keep details in context.

Track Milestones

Identify milestones on your Gantt chart to provide a view into progress and ensure you hit important dates.

Assign Tasks

Set clear expectations and increase accountability by assigning tasks to individual team members.

Import & Export Your Work

Import existing work from Excel, MS Project, Google, and Trello, and, export to PDF and PNG files.

Change Views

Work how you want to by easily switching between grid, Gantt, calendar, and Kanban card views.

View Status on Dashboards

Provide stakeholders with a high-level view of key metrics and progress on real-time dashboards.

Manage Resources

Allocate resources to tasks within your project plan, and track progress and workloads right within your Gantt chart.

Access Your Work on Mobile

Use the Smartsheet mobile app for Android and iOS devices to access and manage work from anywhere, at any time.

Stay Integrated

Keep work connected with integrations in Smartsheet, like Google, O365, Dropbox, Salesforce, Jira, and more.

See How You Can Easily Create Your Gantt Chart in Smartsheet

Teams of All Sizes Use Simple Gantt Charts in Smartsheet

Select a Gantt chart template below to get started quickly.

We can see changes at a glance, attach documents, and run reports for a quick snapshot of our progress. The ease of use and powerful collaboration features make Smartsheet a great tool to support key processes at World Vision International.

Juan Bertoldi, Senior Advisor - Strategy

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FAQs About Smartsheet Gantt Chart Software

How do I know which tasks need to be finished before others can start?

With dependencies in Smartsheet, you can set when certain tasks need to be finished before others can start. Plus, with critical path, you can quickly identify which tasks need to be finished for your project to be complete, in just one click.

How will a delayed task impact the rest of my Gantt timeline?

Apply conditional formatting to give you a quick view into which tasks are at risk of being delayed, in order to adjust resources or dates to keep your project on track. As you make changes, your Gantt timeline will automatically adjust.

Why use an online Gantt chart software?

Originally, Gantt charts were created manually with magnetic blocks on a board or paper and pencil. Now, with Gantt chart software, you get a real-time way to track & manage project timelines, share with team members, and make adjustments with reduced effort.

Can I access my Gantt charts from anywhere?

Online Gantt charts in Smartsheet empower you to access and manage your project timelines from anywhere at any time. Share your work with internal and external team members to collaborate on plans no matter where they are located.

Does Smartsheet track changes in real time?

All changes in Smartsheet are tracked in real time. Additionally, with Activity Log, you can see change history, including who has viewed a sheet, what changes were made, and when those activities occurred, all logged in one location.

Can I start creating custom Gantt charts for free?

With a free, 30-day trial in Smartsheet, you can start creating custom Gantt charts for your next project. It’s quick and easy, there’s nothing to install, and no credit card is required. Start creating your Gantt chart in Smartsheet, today!

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