Resource Planning Made Easy
Looking for an easy-to-use resource planning tool to create simpler schedules? Tom's Planner is a free task management software. Tom's Planner is specifically built for planning projects but our users tell us that they also use it for scheduling resources. Restaurants use it to schedule shifts, car rental companies and vacation home rental firms track their bookings with it and some schools even apply it to their classrooms. You cannot schedule resources in relation to other project schedules in your account but as a standalone scheduler it's a neat tool to use.Example Example
On-the-fly changes are easy. So John will directly see that he has to fill in for Jill (again).
A Versatile Online Resource Scheduler
In case of fewer resources, you can insert and group activities on the left side column, while each different color box on the right side of the Gantt chart can represent a different resource. If there are more resources than activities, however, doing it the other way around is simpler: just insert the task into the desired period of the schedule, drag it out to the desired length and add some symbols or comments for good measure. It could not be easier.
INTUITIVE PROJECT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Our resource planning tool is just as simple to use a Gantt chart made in Excel, but its intuitive features make it much easier to create schedule templates. Adding comments, symbols or labels to provide extra information is done in seconds with a simple right-click. Different time scales (from months to minutes) provide extra versatility, while the duration special column is a great way to see total amount of time per resource/activity. A truly easy to use chart program for scheduling resources online.
SHARE YOUR SCHEDULE TEMPLATE - KEEP EVERYONE INFORMED
No matter the area, keeping key people in the loop about your schedule is important. Flexible and ever-changing shifts in a thriving little business? Not a problem: Tom's Planner runs perfectly on iPad and iPhone, allowing you to publish, share and collaborate on your schedule online so that everyone knows what they're supposed to do and on-the-fly changes are easy. So John will directly see that he has to fill in for Jill (again). Tom's Planner's project resource management templates mean that the good news will find you wherever you are. Try it today.
Examples & Templates:
Web DesignWHAT FOR:
Creating a website from brainstorm to Launch. All aspects are covered.FOR WHO:
Web developers, web designers, design studios, marketing agencies.
An example on how to use Tom's Planner in construction projects.FOR WHO:
Contractors, home owners, building companies, government agencies.
The year leading up to the wedding, two months leading up to the big day and the big day itself.FOR WHO:
Brides and grooms or wedding planners.
Schedule all your resources: personel, equipment, employees, team members etc..FOR WHO:
Employers, rental agencies, project teams, employment agencies etc.
Research projects, dissertation papers, theses or graduation.FOR WHO:
Researchers, students and scientists.
Holiday SeasonWHAT FOR:
Plan Thanks Giving, Halloween and Christmas ahead. Avoid chaos.FOR WHO:
Families. Big or small.
Conferences, events, conventionsFOR WHO:
Professional and casual event and conference planners.
Keep track of the occupation of your vacation rentalsFOR WHO:
Campground, resort, holiday park or hotels
New businessWHAT FOR:
Start a new business from scratch. All the steps involved in setting up a new company.FOR WHO:
Entrepreneurs and everyone else with a good business idea.
What others are saying:
Tom's Planner: easy Gantt charts. One of the best, usefull and free services for getting things done faster online. msnbc.com
It's well-designed and simple, which makes it really easy to use, even for complete project management novices. newyorktimes.com
Tom's Planner: impressive intuitive and readers choice top personal Project Management Tool. lifehacker.com
Part of Mashable's Spark of Genius series: Tom's Planner has had a promising start thanks to its user-friendliness, and we're eager to see how it does in the future. mashable.com
Tekzilla's 'This weeks website pick'. Color us impressed Tom! revision3.com (starts at 09:00)
One of the 5 must-have apps for new businesses along with Gmail and Skype. Tom's Planner is project management software that you absolutely should not be without. thenextweb.com
Getting things done faster: one of the apps and services you shouldn't live without. With Tom's Planner you go straight to the final product. pcworld.com
The beauty of the application is that it's simple to use, even for those users who aren't particularly tech-savvy. techcrunch.com