“Easier than MS Project & faster than Excel,” Tom’s Planner is a web-based project management tool that lets you create, manage, and share easy-to-read Gantt chart schedules.
A colorful intuitive drag-and-drop interface, with right-click menus on individual items, makes it easy for even non-techies to create project schedules.
- Templates to help you get started
- Collaborate in real-time with your team
- Save (and auto-save) your schedules online
- Save to your own computer
- Export to image or MS Project
- Embed your project schedules on your website, blog or intranet
The developers of Tom’s Planner are focussed now on spreading the word and crowdsourcing a To-Do list, so all new users who sign up by July 31, 2010 will get a free beta account. I've found it quite solid, with no glitches coming to light in a week of testing, so don't let the beta status keep you from trying this out if you've been looking for a new project management tool that everyone on your team can learn to use.
We plan to release Tom’s Planner and turn it into a paid service post-beta launch once we’re confident enough that there are no bugs.
Once Tom's Planner is released out of beta, it is our intention to extend all actively used beta accounts for a minimum of one additional year without any obligations. This will enable all Tom’s Planner beta users to continue to work with and use Tom's Planner for free for at least one more year.
Take a quick tour, or try the online demo (no sign-up needed) and let us know what you think of Tom’s Planner – is this a tool that could help your nonprofit?