GTD Software Comparison - 20 researched apps

20 matching apps verified to support Getting Things Done as of today (12 Nov 2018)

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Wunderlist
Wunderlist

Priacta rating: ★☆☆☆☆

A chic, free task manager for every platform.

3 Key features:
  • projects (inline)
  • 1 date
  • email (manage)
Online WebWindowsPDALinux
Free version available
Details

Get It Done
Get It Done

Priacta rating: ★★★★☆

Simple but powerful Web-based GTD task management tool with great email integration.

8 Key features:
  • auto prioritization
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, copy, autoprocess)
TRO Ready
Online WebWindowsMacPDALinux
Free version available
Full: $39
Details

Nozbe
Nozbe

Priacta rating: ★★★★☆

Web application based on GTD by David Allen.

7 Key features:
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field, subtasks)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, autoprocess)
  • api
TRO Ready
Online WebWindowsMacPDALinux
Free version not available
Full: $42 - $408
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Remember the Milk
Remember the Milk

Priacta rating: ★★★★☆

Well-integrated task lists for browser and handhelds with email handling.

8 Key features:
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, autoprocess)
  • api
TRO Ready
Online WebWindowsMacPDALinux
Free version available
Full: $25
Details

Taskwarrior
Taskwarrior

Priacta rating: ★★☆☆☆

A command-line GTD task list manager.

5 Key features:
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (field, hierachy)
  • 4 dates
  • linked appts
  • import/export
WindowsMacLinux
Free version available
Details

TaskUnifier
TaskUnifier

Priacta rating: ★★☆☆☆

Freeware, multiplatform task manager application with customizable filters.

6 Key features:
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
TRO Ready
WindowsMacLinux
Free version available
Full: $14.99
Details

GTD-Free
GTD-Free

Priacta rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

A simple and compact personal TODO/Action Manager.

3 Key features:
  • reminders
  • projects (field)
  • 2 dates
WindowsMacLinux
Free version available
Details

BasKet Note Pads
BasKet Note Pads

Priacta rating: ★☆☆☆☆

A multi-purpose note-taking application that allows easy collection and collaboration.

3 Key features:
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (hierachy)
  • import/export
Linux
Free version available
Details

eProductivity
eProductivity

Priacta rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Complete GTD tool for Lotus Notes endorsed by David Allen.

6 Key features:
  • reminders
  • projects (field)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • import/export
  • email (manage)
Online WebWindowsMacPDALinuxPython
Free version available
Full: $108 - $420
Details

Online Task List
Online Task List

Priacta rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Online task manager for teams and individuals.

4 Key features:
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • email (notifications)
Online WebWindowsMacLinux
Free version available
Details

mGSD
mGSD

Priacta rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

A personal, browser-based GTD system built on TiddlyWiki.

2 Key features:
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (field)
WindowsMacPDALinux
Free version available
Details

GTD TiddlyWiki Plus
GTD TiddlyWiki Plus

Priacta rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

A Getting Things Done adaptation of TiddlyWiki.

1 Key feature:
  • projects (field)
WindowsMacLinux
Free version available
Details

Rainlendar
Rainlendar

Priacta rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Multi-platform, skinable desktop calendar and task list.

5 Key features:
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
WindowsLinux
Free version available
Full: $13.49
Details

Bontq
Bontq

Priacta rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Bug-tracking application for programs. Can be adapted as a team GTD task list.

5 Key features:
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 2 dates
  • import
  • email (notifications)
Online WebWindowsMacLinux
Free version available
Full: $108 - $1788
Details

ThinkingRock
ThinkingRock

Priacta rating: ★★☆☆☆

Java software for tasks and projects using GTD approach.

5 Key features:
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, autoprocess)
WindowsMacLinux
Free version available
Full: $40
Details

Org-Mode
Org-Mode

Priacta rating: ★★☆☆☆

An Emacs mode for notes and project planning.

6 Key features:
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • export
  • api
TRO Ready
Linux
Free version available
Details

TimeGT
TimeGT

Priacta rating: ★★☆☆☆

A cross-platform java application for managing tasks.

5 Key features:
  • auto prioritization
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
TRO Ready
WindowsMacLinux
Free version available
Full: $75
Details

TimeTo
TimeTo

Priacta rating: ★★★☆☆

Integrate all appointments and tasks into an automatically-updated calendar.

8 Key features:
  • auto prioritization
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, subtasks)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications)
TRO Ready
WindowsLinux
Free version available
- $129
Details

d-cubed

Priacta rating: ★☆☆☆☆

A TiddlyWiki plugin to support GTD.

4 Key features:
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (hierachy)
  • 1 date
TRO Ready
WindowsMacLinux
Free version available
Details

Next Action, Personal Edition

Priacta rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

A Getting Things Done todo-list tracking tool.

2 Key features:
  • projects (field)
  • 2 dates
Online WebWindowsMacPDALinux
Free version available
Details

2 Other Aplications We Are Watching

Although these programs do not meet our basic GTD capability criteria, we're keeping our eye on them since they have been suggested or advertised as GTD apps.

Scrybe

Browser-based calendaring system with offline and list capabiities.

Not Yet GTD Compliant: Lists are currently primitive, no way to record subsequent next steps, do not readily allow tasks to be moved from one context to another.

2008-08-13
Online WebWindowsMacLinux
Details

Memoranda

Open source, cross-platform diary manager and personal project scheduler.

Not Yet GTD Compliant: No support for any form of contexts or categorization.

2008-03-25
WindowsLinux
Details

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