ActionOutline vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: ActionOutline vs TaskMerlin

 

ActionOutline

vs TaskMerlin

Company Green Parrots Software Interfathom
Company name Green Parrots Software Interfathom
Rating ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Virtual filing system. Could also manage to-do and project lists. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page ActionOutline TaskMerlin
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires .NET Framework 2.0
Version 3.4
released: 2011-09-07
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2011-09-07 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $39.95 $49
Full price high $79.95 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods
Mobile access Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support None Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Copy to Task
Manage an email as a Task
Categories No context support 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 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 Use folders for your GTD "context." See http://www.taskmerlin.com/gtd.aspx
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details Free-form outlines organized by virtual file folders. This application does allow you to create GTD-style task lists using the folders, but power users will feel the lack of sorting and filtering options.
Category dimensions 1 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • ActionOutline 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 2015-08-23 2014-03-12

ActionOutline vs other GTD software

Select the software to compare with:

Copmare ActionOutline with other GTD software


Full GTD Software List