vs FacileThings ▼
|Company name||Effexis Software||FacileThings Ltd.|
|Description||To-Do list with hierarchical tasks and an integrated calendar.||GTD-specific task application trains you in pure GTD principles as you work.|
|Home page||Achieve Planner||FacileThings|
|Tro training||No TRO training available.||No TRO training available.|
|Platform||Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP|
|Requires||.NET Framework 1.1||Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Safari 4+, Android, phone browser|
|Has free version||✓||✓|
|Free version notes||Free 30 day trial||Free 30 day trial|
|A paid version is available||✓||✓|
|Full price low||$79.94||$83|
|Full price high||$99.94||$83|
|Made specifically for GTD||1||2|
|Syncs with||Outlook (manual import/export); Google Calendar|
Mobile Optimized Web Access
Copy to Task
Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Emails are automatically tasks
|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||Supports simple 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.
Facile Things is an noble attempt to teach you a pure GTD approach as you manage your tasks. The original interface was especially good at doing this, stepping you through the process of a mid dump and the 5 phases of GTD for each task.
Facile Things supports unlimited tagging (contexts), Goals that can be connected to projects IF the goals already exist (which is very awkward), and Contacts (which must already be Facile Things users to utilize some functionality--it will not invite them for you).
Collaboration ability appears to be a work in progress as of this writing, but it looks like it is coming.
TRO Implementation: To do TRO with Facile Things, do not use the built-in Waiting For functionality--it does not support dates. Instead, use the W/F method taught in TRO Online Training. Use the Date feature as the hard date, and use special #ThisWeek, #NextWeek, #ThisMonth, #NextMonth tags as soft dates. Use #Today as a Do Today indicator. You cannot use special characters with tags. Tasks cannot be transferred from one project to another, so use the inline+notes project approach for most project tasks.
|Number of priority levels||4||0|
|Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.)||0||0|
|Collaboration and team support||
|Date last reviewed||2020-05-22||2018-09-30|
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