5pm vs PersonalBrain - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: 5pm vs PersonalBrain

 

5pm

vs PersonalBrain

Company Disarea LLC TheBrain Technologies LP
Company name Disarea LLC TheBrain Technologies LP
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link, autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, multiple)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
  • email (copy)
  • api
Description Web-based project management with timeline and email integration. A mindmapping tool with multi hierarchical capabilities.
Home page 5pm PersonalBrain
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Requires Flash 8 plugin (optional)
Version released: 2019-10-17 6
released: 2010-10-05
Release date 2019-10-17 2010-10-05
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 14 day trial Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $168 $149.95
Full price high $2100 $249.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 1
Syncs with Microsoft OneDrive; CSV (manual export); iCalendar, Google Calendar (auto sync); RSS (feed); Basecamp (import); Email (manual notifications); 5pm for iPhone; 5pm (Google Apps); Excel (Manual Import); Google Drive; Dropbox
Sync methods Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Import
Export
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile App
Web Access
Email-to-task support Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Copy to Task
Categories Unlimited contexts Unlimited contexts
Time boxing No time boxing support No time boxing support
Number of date fields
Has reminders 𐄂
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂 𐄂
Project support Supports a single level of subtasks Projects can be assigned to multiple parent projects
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar Projects can be copied to the calendar
Features URL www.thebrain.com/#-56
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes Contexts are awkwardly supported through Task Team User profiles (define and select contexts in addition to people). http://blog.thebrain.com/gtd/
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details Easy-to-use interface allows filtering by groups, project, date ranges, as well as switching between daily, weekly and monthly views. Creation or editing of projects, tasks, and messages can be made with a single email. Now with free apps for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry Bold, and WebOS.
Category dimensions 1 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 4 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • 5pm does not support teams or collaboration.
  • PersonalBrain does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2019-10-27 2011-10-12

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