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December 17, 2010

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Tom’s Planner – Surprisingly Easy Project Planning

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Tom’s Planner allows you to create Gantt charts with drag & drop simplicity.

Target Audience: Project Managers.
Website URL: http://www.tomsplanner.com/


Feedback sought:

  • What is your first impression when you open the website?
  • What do you think of our tagline: “Truly easy to use project planning software”. Do you think “Surprisingly easy to use project planning software” would be better?
  • On the website: what would you definitely keep and what would you change?
  • When you go to the ‘pricing and sign-up page, do you find the information is presented in a clear and straight forward way?
  • How would you market Tom’s Planner?
  • Do you know any specific blogs, websites and/or journalists that would be interested in writing about Tom’s Planner?
  • Any additional feedback/comments are welcome!

About Tom’s Planner:

Tom’s Planner allows you to create and share project plans online. It’s the ideal starting point for virtually every project and every project manager. You can publish your schedules online, collaborate on them with a team, export them to an image or MS Project with no more than two mouse clicks.

What makes Tom’s Planner stand out in the crowd of PM tools is that we approach the creation of project schedules from a visual angle instead of an abstract framework of activities and dependencies. This results in an extremely user friendly application.

The application is used by a wide audience. Current PM software is just often too complex and time consuming to learn – Tom’s Planner has been increasingly popular among its user as it provides the answer to the real problem. Not only are companies managing their resources and projects with Tom’s Planner but individuals are also planning their weddings, thanksgiving dinners or home construction projects with Tom’s Planner. In a review a user described it as:

‘Tom’s Planner, Gantt charts for the rest of us!

Cash Award: 10 Feedback/Reviews Awarded $5 Each. No Awards Remaining.

       
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  1. [1]
    Dec 16 2010
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    *My first impression is that the site is appealing. I enjoyed the color schemes and it was layed out in a way that is easy to navigate.
    *Honestly, I do not like either tagline. I think it should be something shorter and easier for people to remember.
    *I would keep everything “except” for the quick tool. I think it has to many advertisements on it and it would make customers that pay attention to the content of the website.
    *The signup and pricing is perfect and I would not change it. It is easy to understand and layed out in a straight forward manner.
    *I would market it on linkedin, facebook and twitter.
    *I am a freelance writer and could write about Tom’s Planner.
    * I think you should rearrange the tabs. The about us should be first, product info then signup & pricing.

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  2. [2]
    Dec 16 2010
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    What is your first impression when you open the website? I am inspired by all the bright colors of the website upon opening the main page. As usual, when I am visiting a new website, I look for the main tabs for the navigation of the website. I find these tabs located just under the header. The tabs contain all the tools I am searching for without confusion.

    What do you think of our tagline: “Truly easy to use project planning software”. Do you think “Surprisingly easy to use project planning software” would be better? Although I have no issues with your present tagline, “Truly easy to use”, for some reason, to me, “Surprisingly easy” seem to flow better.

    On the website: what would you definitely keep and what would you change? Although I do like the Quick Sign Up option on the main page, I am a little turned off by the “What Others are Saying” portion of the sign up. My immediate attention is drawn to the names on the ads (logos) of the “Others”. The impression of seeing ads take my attention away from the site. I am thinking, too overwhelming for me to read. I would do away with that, or at the most maybe leave one or two.
    I would definitely keep the header the way it is. I love it!

    When you go to the ‘pricing and sign-up page, do you find the information is presented in a clear and straight forward way? Yes. I love the method of having a checklist to compare the plans. I am super surprised to see that “email support” is an option for all three of your plans. That is something that I base my decisions on when signing up for a plan.

    How would you market Tom’s Planner? I, personally, would market the website via all my social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. I feel that discussing the site and it’s benefits to all my business associates is the best way to advertise.

    Do you know any specific blogs, websites and/or journalists that would be interested in writing about Tom’s Planner? I would definitely start with Linkedin. I would also ask moms to mention your site on Cafemom.com. There are lots of business moms on Cafemom that are always looking for project management ideas.

    I appreciate the fact that the contact tab is easy to find in all pages of the website. That is my most important consideration, always! I also feel that the pricing is current with today’s market!

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    Tijo
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    Dec 16 2010
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    What is your first impression when you open the website? I think the website is really busy. It is trying to …
     

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  4. [4]
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    Points: 10876
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    Dec 16 2010
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    Answers based on feedback sought: 1) My first impression of Tom's Planner website is that it is visually appealing and I …
     

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    shann10
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    Dec 16 2010
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    - When I first opened the website, the first thing that caught my eye was the colors. They work …
     

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    greatfeedback4u
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    Points: 10555
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    Dec 16 2010
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    My first impression was positive. I easily understood what the site was about, and the bright colors grabbed my …
     

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    kybocskay
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    Points: 1025
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    Dec 17 2010
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    What is your first impression when you open the website? This website is very appealing to the eyes. When i …
     

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  8. [8]
    mikib
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    Points: 1575
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    Dec 17 2010
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    • My first impression piques my interest and made me want to keep reading and find out what this site is …
     

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  9. [9]
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    Points: 1502
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    Dec 17 2010
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    1) What is your first impression when you open the website? I like the home page although it looks a bit …
     

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  10. [10]
    Sierra12346
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    Points: 3279
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    Dec 17 2010
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    •What is your first impression when you open the website? My first impression was wow there is a lot going on …
     

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  11. [11]
    Latasha
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    Dec 17 2010
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    What is your first impression when you open the website? When I first opened the site I really liked the …
     

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  12. [12]
    olgamrt
    Dec 17 2010
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    my impression is When I first opened the site I really liked the design of the website. I really liked how there was a planner right at the top of page and i love the colors there are so colorful and bright.

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    Eric Morrison
    Dec 17 2010
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    Home page appears a bit cluttered. Quick tutorial did not work. “Truly easy to use project planning software”. I think is the way to go. Pricing is presented clearly and it is very reasonably priced.
    I have a video/film production company and this program is easier to use that some design specifically for the video/film production industry.
    I’d try making some of the templates specific to production and market it to tv production/stations.

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    Points: 625
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    Dec 17 2010
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    Thanks you so much for you input!
     

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  15. [15]
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    Points: 625
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    Dec 17 2010
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    Really appreciate your input, thanks for taking the time to review our website!
     

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  16. [16]
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    Thanks so much for taking a critical look at Tom's Planner. Definitely going to think about what part Tom's Planner …
     

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  17. [17]
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    Points: 625
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    Thanks for taking the time to give feedback. Really appreciate it. Within the team we've also had the discussion about …
     

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  18. [18]
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    Points: 625
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    Dec 17 2010
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    Thanks for your input! Will definitely think about the chart in the header, you might have a point and more …
     

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  19. [19]
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    Points: 625
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    Thanks so much for taking the time to review Tom's Planner. Really like your input on the tagline, I'm going …
     

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  20. [20]
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    Points: 625
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    Dec 17 2010
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    Thanks a lot for taking the time to review Tom's Planner and pointing out the location of the tabs and …
     

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  21. [21]
    wadekay
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    Points: 325
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    Dec 17 2010
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    a) My first impression when i open the website is the colorful display of the layout and the abundance of …
     

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  22. [22]
    Maria2
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    Points: 75
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    Dec 17 2010
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    When I open the page I thought is was very colorful and had big lettering and I thought that was …
     

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  23. [23]
    lyndzeb
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    Points: 1451
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    Dec 17 2010
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    * What is your first impression when you open the website? When I first go open your website, I like the …
     

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    Mikhaela
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    Points: 300
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    Dec 17 2010
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    - My first impression of the site was that it looked complicated. But after reading the "Tip" it's actually …
     

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    Crissie
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    Points: 100
    Rank: Level 4
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    Dec 17 2010
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    FIRST IMPRESSION UPON VISITING SITE: My overall initial impression was OVERWHELMINGLY FAVORABLE. The colorful, high-quality images which greet …
     

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  26. [26]
    Neatha23
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    Points: 50
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    Dec 17 2010
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    -MY FIRST IMPRESSION OF THE WEBSITE IS THAT IT IS VERY COLORFUL AND VERY BRIGHT. IT'S VERY WARM AND INVITING …
     

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  27. [27]
    StartUpLift
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    Dec 17 2010
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    $5 awarded to vanity.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    StartUpLift
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    $5 awarded to greatfeedback4u.
     

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  30. [30]
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    Feedback sought: What is your first impression when you open the website? I thought that overall your website was colorful and …
     

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    prwriter2008
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    Dec 17 2010
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    What is your first impression when you open the website? 1. I am a project manager at a marketing firm, and work …
     

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    Sierra12346
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    Dec 18 2010
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    •What is your first impression when you open the website? My first impression was wow there is a lot going on …
     

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    greatmcknight
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    Points: 25
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    Dec 18 2010
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    I enjoyed the color schemes.the layout was great too.I think it is easy to navigate,I would keep the taglines.I would …
     

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  34. [34]
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    Points: 625
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    Dec 18 2010
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    Many thanks for your feedback. More reviewers want the labels/navigation moved, so we'll seriously consider this.
     

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  35. [35]
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    Thanks so much for all your comments and feedback. Like your input on the fonts, we've been playing around with …
     

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  36. [36]
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    Many thanks for all your feedback! I really like your input concerning marketing and teaming up with other services, good …
     

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  37. [37]
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    Your input is really appreciated! Many thanks for taking the time to look at Tom's Planner!
     

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  38. [38]
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    Thanks for your input!
     

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  39. [39]
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    Thanks for your time! Would you be interested in helping us create a template (or more) specific for your line …
     

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    Really appreciate the feedback, many thanks!
     

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  41. [41]
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    Great that you took the time to look at Tom's Planner!
     

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  42. [42]
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    Really appreciate your input and critical feedback. There are definitely some issues we are going to address. Thanks again!
     

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  43. [43]
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    Many thanks for taking the time to review Tom's Planner. It's really helpful!
     

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  44. [44]
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    Many, many thanks for your input and feedback, it has been really helpful and we are definitely going to implement …
     

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  45. [45]
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    Your input is very much appreciated! Thanks for taking the time to review Tom's Planner.
     

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  46. [46]
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    Many thanks for your input and feedback. It would be great if you would blog about Tom's Planner. Let me …
     

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    StartUpLift
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    melaniestuber
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    What is your first impression when you open the website? My first impression of Tom's Planner website is that it is …
     

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  52. [52]
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    Your input has been very valuable, many thanks for taking the time to review Tom's Planner. We are definitely going …
     

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    StartUpLift
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    StartUpLift
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