December 9, 2009

Tom’s Planner – Intuitive Project Plans and Schedules


Whether you’re organizing a company project, scheduling a holiday vacation, or planning for your wedding, Tom’s Planner is a web-based management system that makes it easy to build visual and intuitive Gantt charts online. Projects can be laid out, color coded, shared with multiple collaborators, and even exported to other scheduling systems like MS Project—all without the need for any extensive training or technical skills.

New users can get started by choosing from one of Tom’s Planner’s multiple templates or building their own Gantt chart from scratch. Schedules can be color coded and organized in whatever way you see fit. Unlike some other scheduling programs, which are oftentimes too complex for basic users to manage on a daily basis, Tom’s Planner is simple, straightforward, and easy to use. Within minutes, you can set up a new project, use your right click button to insert events, and save the schedule on your desktop.

When you’d like to revisit the schedule, just sign into your account on the Tom’s Planner website and choose the schedule you’d like to open. In addition, users can export their projects to other scheduling systems like MS Project or published them online for collaborators to view. Whether you’re a small business owner, a party planner, an executive assistant, or just a person who likes to stay organized, Tom’s Planner is a system that offers all the benefits of a top-of-the-line scheduler without any of the hassles.

Practical Uses:

  • Collaborate with coworkers on a big project
  • Use Tom’s Planner to keep track of employee’s work schedules
  • Schedule your wedding or event
  • Organize your time on an upcoming vacation

Insider Tips:

  • Get started quickly by working from a template
  • Adjust the Gantt chart timeline to meet your specific needs
  • Save as an image to use in company reports
  • Export your schedule to MS Project

What we liked:

  • Drag and drop technology makes scheduling a snap
  • Color coded events simplify the planning process
  • Export schedule as an image to share with coworkers via email
  • Ability to include your company logo on a schedule

What we didn’t like:

  • Although the service is free during Beta, a pricing plan will begin after the official launch


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2009 (Still in Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Netherlands
  • Founded by: Thomas Ummels
  • Web site:


  • Free in Beta


  1. If you need a tool to manage your software development projects,
    I can reccommend
    It includes complete set of features for web-based creation, editing, viewing, discussing, versioning, secured sharing and publishing of project plans.

    It’s free!

  2. A lot of functions and features in a single software.Looking nice.There are a number of schedule management softwares available nowadays.Tom’s Planner is a good one.

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