5pm vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: 5pm vs TaskMerlin

 

5pm

vs TaskMerlin

Company Disarea LLC Interfathom
Company name Disarea LLC Interfathom
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link, autoprocess)
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Web-based project management with timeline and email integration. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page 5pm TaskMerlin
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Flash 8 plugin (optional) .NET Framework 2.0
Version released: 2019-10-17 5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2019-10-17 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 14 day trial Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $168 $49
Full price high $2100 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
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 Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Copy to Task
Manage an email as a Task
Categories Unlimited contexts 3 single contexts fields
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 nested within other projects
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.taskmerlin.com/features.aspx
Screenshots URL www.taskmerlin.com/tour/start.aspx
GTD setup notes Contexts are awkwardly supported through Task Team User profiles (define and select contexts in addition to people). See http://www.taskmerlin.com/gtd.aspx
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 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 4 999
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.
  • Multiple people can edit a record at the same time
  • Automatically reports completion status or progress
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
Date last reviewed 2019-10-27 2014-03-12

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