ChiliProject – Open Source & Ruby on Rails-Powered Project Management App

ChiliProject is an open source project management application that helps tracking many aspects of a process.

It is built with Ruby on Rails on top of the popular Redmine (was shared at WRD) by the long-standing community members/contributors of it and follows a different roadmap.

The application has features for project and milestone planning (roadmap), ticket-based issue tracking, document management (including version control –Subversion or Git- for software projects) and time tracking to calculate costs.


ChiliProject notifies team members about the activities via e-mail and further notifications exist by simply subscribing to a project's activity feed.

In order to document the details/knowledge, there is a built-in wiki. Also, a forum exists for discussions with users other than the team members.

  • As a project manager, I can tell you that ChilliProject is good but not that great. The GUI is very outdated when compared to the tools that are currently on the market.

    It’s good that it’s free though…

  • Amit

    For those wondering what’s the difference between ChilliProject and Redmine –

  • I hear this application can notify team members about the activities via e-mail and there are also further notifications by simply subscribing to a project’s feed. That sound so great