Online organiser Jumps at chance to make your life less hectic

Latest in long line claims to be unique -- they all are, aren't they?

An online personal organiser complete with diary, e-mail and address book has been launched by Internet start-up Jump Networks. The free service is designed to make busy lives less hectic and can be accessed by anyone with a connection to the Internet. Jump! is being billed as the only free and completely connected calendar, email and address book on the Web, yet a simple Web search reveals there are more a dozen similar services available online. "The trend towards free Web-based messaging, calendaring and scheduling services continues to gain momentum," said Mike Comiskey, senior research analyst at IDC. "Jump!'s integrated offering on its Web site offers a one-stop-shop that could prove attractive to consumers and business professionals alike," he added. He could be right. A similar service being offered by SuperCalendar.com is currently closed to users because of excessive demand. Apparently. ®

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