Anybody who's ever managed a project, whether online or off, knows how invaluable a Gantt chart can be.
For project managers looking for a Web-based alternative to the industry standard Microsoft Project for creating Gantt charts, one option might be Gantto, a Y Combinator-funded startup that recently went into private beta.
Gantto offers an intuitive UI for building out and editing Gantt charts, from the most basic to the rather complex. To make things easy for those who have historically used Microsoft Project, Gantto allows you to import project files in XML format.
For those who aren't familiar with them, Gannt charts are bar-based charts that break down a project's timeline. They've been around for about a century, but it was only with the invention of the personal computer that it became easy to rapidly produce complex Gantt charts. Today, they're an indispensable part of any project.
Project managers looking to take Gantto for a spin can sign up here.