Achieve Planner vs EssentialPIM Pro - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Achieve Planner vs EssentialPIM Pro

 

Achieve Planner

vs EssentialPIM Pro

Company Effexis Software Astonsoft Ltd
Company name Effexis Software Astonsoft Ltd
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • auto prioritization
  • unlimited contexts
  • time categorization
  • reminders
  • projects (hierachy)
  • 3 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • import/export
  • email (copy, link, autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link)
Description To-Do list with hierarchical tasks and an integrated calendar. Tasks, email, contacts, notes, password manager, and calendar all in one.
Home page Achieve Planner EssentialPIM Pro
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires .NET Framework 1.1
Version 2.5
released: 2013-06-04
8.6
released: 2019-10-15
Release date 2013-06-04 2019-10-15
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 30 day trial Free feature-limited version or Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $79.94 $39.95
Full price high $99.94 $49.95
Made specifically for GTD 1 0
Syncs with Outlook (manual import/export); Google Calendar Outlook, Google Calendar, other computers running EPP (manual import/export/sync), Toodledo (Folders); EPIM (Android, iPad, and iPhone); EPIM Cloud; Dropbox
Sync methods Import
Export
Manual Sync
Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
Categories Unlimited contexts Unlimited contexts
Time boxing Supports time boxing No time boxing support
Number of date fields
Has reminders
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂
Project support Projects can be nested within other projects Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.effexis.com/achieve/feature-comparison.htm www.essentialpim.com/?r=products&pr=provsfree#
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Achieve Planner is a practical Windows time management software system that helps you get organized, get focused and get more done in less time. Lets you capture, organize and manage all your projects and tasks in one central place. Achieve Planner also allows you to align your time, effort and energy with your highest priorities so you can focus on what really matters most, without worrying about missing an important deadline.

Achieve Planner also lets you import all your existing data from Outlook and keep it in sync.
Priacta Coach's Review:
A low-cost alternative to Outlook, EssentialPIM does tasks, email, calendar, contacts, and notes. With a mobile (non-install) version and synchronization to Windows Mobile and Palm Smartphones, it's easy to take your information with you on the road.

EssentialPIM supports a vanilla GTD system, though people using more automated time management systems (such as TRO) may feel hampered by limited features--such as single categorization and no saved task views. Pro version includes "collaboration" by allowing multiple users to see the same task list. EssentialPIM does support limited task-assigning to other Pro users but does not support automated follow-up or reporting.

Users migrating from Outlook may be frustrated by missing features such as saved task views, email-to-tasks and note-to-task capabilities, advanced searching, advanced email filtering, default appointment reminder settings, etc.

EssentialPIM is a good option for students or businesses on a budget.
Category dimensions 4 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 4 7
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Achieve Planner does not support teams or collaboration.
  • EssentialPIM Pro does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2020-05-22 2019-10-27

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