Netherlands-based Startup Tom’s Planner is launching their dead-simple web-based project management and planning system lets users create and visualize an online planning schedule. The application is meant to be used by a broad spectrum of consumers, from project managers, event and wedding planners to busy soccer moms or personal assistants.
Tom’s Planner lets you create color-coded project plans and schedules, share them anyone in a team or groups, embed project schedules, and export to Microsoft Project. To help users get started, Tom’s Planner provides project planning templates for website designers, construction projects, event and wedding planners, vacation home rentals and personnel schedules. And users can save their projects to their hard drives instead of storing the file in the cloud.
The startup faces competition from Microsoft Project, LiquidPlanner, Primavera, and others. But the beauty of the application is that it’s simple to use, even for those users who aren’t particularly tech-savvy. And it’s free (for now). Tom’s Planner is offering a free, one-year account to all new users who sign up for the public beta launch by December 31.