|Company name||Effexis Software||Astonsoft Ltd|
|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|
|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|
Thumb Drive Version
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||✓||✓|
|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|
|GTD setup notes|
|Data can be manipulated via an API||𐄂||𐄂|
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.
|Number of priority levels||4||7|
|Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.)||0||0|
|Collaboration and team support||
|Date last reviewed||2020-05-22||2019-10-27|
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