Ganttify is a software extension that converts a Basecamp project, a Google Calendar or Trello board into a Gantt chart. A typical Gantt chart shows a list of activities of a project, its timeline, and the duration of each activity as shown by its start date and end date. Therefore, it represents visually the structure and flow of a project through time. Through Gantt charts, users are able to get an overview of the project flow. A similar app we found that may compete with Ganttify is Bridge24.com
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Gantt Chart for Basecamp, Google Calendar and Trello – Ganttify fills in a functionality gap in Basecamp, Google Calendar and Trello as these applications do not have a Gantt chart view. Some users prefer a more detailed and professional-looking Gantt chart over a calendar when looking at a project timeline. The application has a more flexible timeline that can range from every 5 minutes to a whole month. Gantt charts also can provide a quick view of the whole project flow with dependencies as well as detailed information of each activity or task. Since Trello can now have a start date and duration in each To-do Item in a card, Ganttify can create a Gantt chart that shows this duration using a specific syntax.
- Save, Share and Print Gantt Charts – The software extension enables users to save their Gantt charts as image or PDF file. They can export them and paste them in word documents or slide presentations. When exporting the image, users can opt to show or hide weekends. They can print the Gantt charts and post them on the wall. They can share direct links of the chart in web pages and emails, and the application works with most browsers, including Safari in iPhone and iPad. Communication between user’s browsers and the servers are secured with SSL technology.
Ganttify is currently free to use. Users only need to use the service by logging in with their Basecamp, Google or Trello account. Afterwards, they need to select a project from their account which the software extension will turn into a Gantt chart. Eventually, using the service will cost $29 per year, but until then, the developer is inviting everyone to give it a try without having to register.
Social Network Presence
Ganttify is for people who have Basecamp, Google Calendar or Trello accounts. It is for users who prefer to have a Gantt chart view of a project in addition to calendar view provided by said applications.
Currently supports English only.
Robb Gorringe stated that this is just what he is looking for.
Daniel Hyland stated that he will definitely give it a go, as he is always on the lookout for new tools to improve his productivity.
A calendar view on projects gives limited information while Gantt charts provide users with flexibility to get a project overview at a glance or drill down for a detailed look on a specific task, schedule, or duration. It also provides not only static information but can be easily adjusted for tracking progress. Ganttify is a simple way to extend the functionality of Basecamp, Google Calendar and Trello with Gantt charts, so users do not have to request and wait for the feature to be released, or worse, completely migrate to another application that they have to learn all over again.
Ganttify is a product of Tom’s Planner N.V., a privately held computer software and services company based in The Netherlands. It was founded by Thomas Ummels, an experienced project manager who became a web developer to build a better tool for making a Gantt chart. This tool is called Tom’s Planner, a web-based project management system that enables its users to easily create, share and publish their Gantt charts with drag and drop technology. Ganttify is the result of the collaboration by Tom’s Planner and Gantto Inc, which was acquired by Tom’s Planner.