Achieve Planner vs FacileThings - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Achieve Planner vs FacileThings

 

Achieve Planner

vs FacileThings

Company Effexis Software FacileThings Ltd.
Company name Effexis Software FacileThings 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
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, autoprocess)
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
Version 2.5
released: 2013-06-04
released: 2018-09-04
Release date 2013-06-04 2018-09-04
Type Commercial Commercial
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
Sync methods Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile Optimized Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support 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
Has reminders 𐄂
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
Features URL www.effexis.com/achieve/feature-comparison.htm facilethings.com/tour/en
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.
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.
Category dimensions 4 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 4 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Achieve Planner does not support teams or collaboration.
  • FacileThings does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2020-05-22 2018-09-30

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