Assembla Tickets vs EssentialPIM Pro - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Assembla Tickets vs EssentialPIM Pro

 

Assembla Tickets

vs EssentialPIM Pro

Company Assembla Inc. Astonsoft Ltd
Company name Assembla Inc. Astonsoft Ltd
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, subtasks, hierachy, multiple)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link, manage, autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link)
Description A combination of cloud-based task and code management tools for software developers. Tasks, email, contacts, notes, password manager, and calendar all in one.
Home page Assembla Tickets EssentialPIM Pro
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TRO training available

Details
No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires All major web browsers.
Version released: 2017-06-28 8.6
released: 2019-10-15
Release date 2017-06-28 2019-10-15
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version 𐄂
Free version notes Free feature-limited version; Free 15 day trial Free feature-limited version or Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $288 $39.95
Full price high $1908 $49.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Assembla Touch (iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android) Outlook, Google Calendar, other computers running EPP (manual import/export/sync), Toodledo (Folders); EPIM (Android, iPad, and iPhone); EPIM Cloud; Dropbox
Sync methods Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Direct Database Update
Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile App
3rd Party Mobile App
Mobile App
Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
Manage an email as a Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
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 assigned to multiple parent 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.assembla.com/features www.essentialpim.com/?r=products&pr=provsfree#
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Fast, flexible and connected, Assembla Tickets can be used to fit almost any work environment, any management style, and any time management system.

Favorite features include unlimited tagging, powerful searches you can save, and email-to-task integration.

Assembla Tickets is perfect for individuals who want to track their tasks from multiple computers and want access to their tasks on a mobile device.
Priacta Coach's Review:
A low-cost alternative to Outlook, EssentialPIM does tasks, email, calendar, contacts, and notes. With a mobile (non-install) version and synchronization to Windows Mobile and Palm Smartphones, it's easy to take your information with you on the road.

EssentialPIM supports a vanilla GTD system, though people using more automated time management systems (such as TRO) may feel hampered by limited features--such as single categorization and no saved task views. Pro version includes "collaboration" by allowing multiple users to see the same task list. EssentialPIM does support limited task-assigning to other Pro users but does not support automated follow-up or reporting.

Users migrating from Outlook may be frustrated by missing features such as saved task views, email-to-tasks and note-to-task capabilities, advanced searching, advanced email filtering, default appointment reminder settings, etc.

EssentialPIM is a good option for students or businesses on a budget.
Category dimensions 2 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 20 7
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 20 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Multiple people can edit a record at the same time
  • Automatically reports completion status or progress
  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Other people's tasks can be edited
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
  • EssentialPIM Pro does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2017-07-11 2019-10-27

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