Like many regular users of web technology, I get a lot of new software and apps sent to me, or recommended, for me to try out. Mostly these are designed to ‘make life easier’, some are primarily for fun. While I am in favour of both of these aims, many of the new applications do neither. One I discovered yesterday, however, is worth passing on – Tom’s Planner http://www.tomsplanner.com/software/project-planning/tour.aspx is a very simply tool that allows you to create your own Gantt Chart as a project planning aid. Like many people who have played around with other project planning software, I found that there is often a tendency to get TOO fancy, add one too many icon or feature – but Tom’s Planner is really simple, intuitive, and useful. The plan can be created very quickly and can be shared with project colleagues. It is also free for personal use. Worth passing on!