Project Viewer Lite Project Viewer Lite


Project Viewer Lite is a tool directed at staff and project stakeholders who need to be informed of aspects of the project plan and execution, throughout the project lifecycle. The project viewer can be utilized prior and during project reviews, in progress tracking, initiating change requests, and other actions that have direct bearing on the project, whilst preserving the project integrity and full retention of control by the Project Manager.

Project Viewer Lite has been designed for ease and speed of use and accuracy of rendered information. The traditional Windows user interface is employed, as it offers direct and unimpeded access to and use of the available commands without claiming additional screen space or need to follow complicated workflows.

Initially, Project Viewer Lite was conceived as a viewer for MSPDI (MS Project Data Interchange) .xml format, and was gradually extended to handle .mpp files as well. Recently added (v1802) functionality allows using actual viewing data from .mpp files, rather than rely only on the predefined views in Project Viewer Lite. One can view 2007 .mpp files, as if they were produced using MS Project 2010, 2013 or 2016, and in any other combinations of MS Project editions (provided the respective views are defined or imported by the user from other .mpp files). Imported views from MS Project can be modified, configured and saved for later use. Included in Project Viewer Lite are views from MS Project 2016. User configured views allow maintenance of common look of the displayed data for all project stakeholders and staff involved.

Project Viewer Lite has been designed for speed and ease of use. Its resemblance to MS Project paves the way to a wealth of widely available applicable information and tutorials. One can use the searh tool above to get information about terms and parameters of MS Project that have been made available in Project Viewer Lite in any language that MS Project supports. This Viewer retains its traditional Windows user interface as it offers direct and unimpeded access to and use of all available commands.

Present day project management often involves cross-border and cross-language project planning and project execution. A unique feature included in Project Viewer Lite is the ability to dynamically switch between languages according to a project stakeholder or staff understanding and preference. The set of built in user interface languages is growing and presently includes English, French, German, Russian, Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian (as new terms are added some text may appear in English).

  • Gantt charts for Planning, Tracking and Critical path display
  • Comprehensive set of tables containing relevant and purpose specific data sets
  • Powerful project navigational facilities
  • Inherent WBS Views
  • Progress lines over all Gantt charts
  • Task and resource detailed views
  • Create and use common visual configurations that are standard in your company or in your partners organization.
  • Edit various gantt bar types to suit your needs using the comprehensive Gantt bar editor.
  • Examine various task paths as well as critical paths.
  • Utilize GoogleDrive, OneDrive and others through their standard apps
  • Dynamic switching between languages without need to restart or change the installation options of the program
  • Simple project portfolio functionality
  • Opens MS Project .mpp and .xml files
  • Access directly the Windows default EMail client with item specific data
  • Runs on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista
  • RBS view for hierarchical display of resources according to their outline structure (not yet supported in MS Project)
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Note: Features may be added or removed without notice.

As of Version 1802 we shall publish updates every other month.

Some items in the menus and dialogs are grayed out - this means that they may have been disabled in the workflow or are not available in Project Viewer Lite. There are a few cases of these, which may be confusing at times, but one gets used to them fairly quickly.

If one needs description of MS Project terms and parameters are needed you can use the Search at the top of the page. The search has been customised to include the languages that are supported in Microsoft Project.

A commercial version of the viewer, among other tools, is forthcoming.

If you find a bug you can send brief description of bugs and/or comments to support@taktone.com.