Backpack vs Pocket Informant - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Backpack vs Pocket Informant

 

Backpack

vs Pocket Informant

Company Web Information Solutions, Inc.
Company name Web Information Solutions, Inc.
Rating ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • time categorization
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
Description Information organizer and simple Intranet with calendar, email integration, and reminders, by 37 Signals. Personal daily manager for Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Blackberry.
Home page Backpack Pocket Informant
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Windows Mobile 5 or 6; BlackBerry OS 4.2+ including Bold, Storm, Tour; iPhone OS 3.0+)
Version released: 2019-11-04
Release date 2019-11-04
Type Commercial
Has free version 𐄂
Free version notes Free 15 day trial or Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $12.99
Full price high $29.95
Made specifically for GTD 0
Syncs with WM: Outlook (via ActiveSync); Exchange Server (via Exchange ActiveSync); Franklin Covey PPO 5.0 (via PPO sync conduit). BB: BB PIM (auto or manual). iPhone: GCal, Toodledo, Outlook (with $5 WebIS Desktop Sync). Android: Toodledo, Exchange Server.
Sync methods Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support None Manage an email as a Task
Categories No context support Unlimited contexts
Time boxing No time boxing support Supports time boxing
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 linked to the calendar
Features URL pocketinformant.com/products_info.php?p_id=pocketinformant&tab_id=features
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details
Category dimensions 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 26
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 2
Collaboration and team support
  • Backpack does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Pocket Informant does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2009-04-22 2019-11-10

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