ActiveInbox vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: ActiveInbox vs TaskMerlin

 

ActiveInbox

vs TaskMerlin

Company The Inbox Foundry Interfathom
Company name The Inbox Foundry Interfathom
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description GMail Firefox addon that manages emails as tasks. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page ActiveInbox TaskMerlin
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Firefox 2.0 or later, GMail account (free), Chrome .NET Framework 2.0
Version released: 2019-09-16 5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2019-09-16 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 $49
Full price high $24.95 $99
Made specifically for GTD 1 0
Syncs with Gmail (direct integration); other computers (settings sync, Pro only) Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Direct Database Update
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Manage an email as a Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Copy to Task
Manage an email as a Task
Categories Unlimited contexts 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 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 See http://www.taskmerlin.com/gtd.aspx
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details
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
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • ActiveInbox 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 2019-10-27 2014-03-12

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