Making Plans with PlancastThere’s something to be said for the thrill of spontaneity, but sometimes it’s nice to have something to look forward to. Making plans may not be the most glamorous of tasks, but it at least ensures that your time — whether it be used for work or pleasure — is maximized to the limits only imposed by hours in the day and months in the year. Not making plans might leave you at home alone on a Saturday night, twiddling your thumbs and wishing you’d figured out something to fill in the space on your calendar. (Not that there’s anything wrong with staying home on a Saturday night — especially if you specifically planned to do so!) In any case, you want to keep track of your options, and usually the only way to do this is to find a way to organize your time properly in a way that’s quick and as painless as possible.

Right now, many of the popular services and applications focus on enabling people to tell others what they’re doing at any given moment. Through these creations, you can sometimes find out a lot more about someone than you would ever care to know. Living in the moment is one thing, but the process of planning something hasn’t gone away. Plancast is a service that enables you to spread the word about what you’re planning to do so that other people can possibly join you.

A lot of planning tools are overly complicated and formal, but Plancast keeps things simple. By posting some quick details about what you’re planning to do, your friends and other users can see this information and let you know if they want you to count them in. It’s easy to see who’s going to be involved, and plans can be shared on Facebook and Twitter for greater visibility. If used, Plancast could prevent you from spending so much precious time making and sharing plans. So, what are you planning?