ActiveInbox vs EfficientPIM - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: ActiveInbox vs EfficientPIM

 

ActiveInbox

vs EfficientPIM

Company The Inbox Foundry Efficient Software
Company name The Inbox Foundry Efficient Software
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
Description GMail Firefox addon that manages emails as tasks. Tasks, contacts, notes, password manager, diary, events, and calendar all in one.
Home page ActiveInbox EfficientPIM
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Firefox 2.0 or later, GMail account (free), Chrome
Version released: 2019-09-16 3.62
released: 2014-04-26
Release date 2019-09-16 2014-04-26
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $23.97
Full price high $24.95 $23.97
Made specifically for GTD 1 0
Syncs with Gmail (direct integration); other computers (settings sync, Pro only)
Sync methods Direct Database Update Import
Export
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Manage an email as a Task
Emails are automatically tasks
None
Categories Unlimited contexts Unlimited contexts
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 No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL
Screenshots URL www.efficientsoftware.net/pim/screenshots.htm
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details EffecientPIM does tasks, calendar, contacts, and notes.

EfficientPIM supports a vanilla GTD system, though people using more automated time management systems (such as TRO) may feel hampered by limited features--such no saved task views.
Category dimensions 1 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 5
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • ActiveInbox does not support teams or collaboration.
  • EfficientPIM does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2019-10-27 2016-02-13

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