BasKet Note Pads vs FacileThings - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: BasKet Note Pads vs FacileThings

 

BasKet Note Pads

vs FacileThings

Company Kelvie Wong FacileThings Ltd.
Company name Kelvie Wong FacileThings Ltd.
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (hierachy)
  • import/export
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, autoprocess)
Description A multi-purpose note-taking application that allows easy collection and collaboration. GTD-specific task application trains you in pure GTD principles as you work.
Home page BasKet Note Pads FacileThings
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires KDE 4.x Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Safari 4+, Android, phone browser
Version 1.80
released: 2010-03-23
released: 2018-09-04
Release date 2010-03-23 2018-09-04
Type Open Source Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $83
Full price high $83
Made specifically for GTD 0 2
Syncs with BasKet archives, text files (import/export); KNotes, KJots, KnowIt, TuxCards, Sticky Notes, Tomboy (import), HTML (export)
Sync methods Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile Optimized Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support None Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Emails are automatically tasks
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 Supports simple projects
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL basket.kde.org/index.php facilethings.com/tour/en
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Centralize project data and collect your thoughts in idea boxes. Notes can be organized in a hierarchy of baskets, by topic or project, or by groups. Image posting, hyperlinks, file attachments, and application launchers are all supported. Facile Things is an noble attempt to teach you a pure GTD approach as you manage your tasks. The original interface was especially good at doing this, stepping you through the process of a mid dump and the 5 phases of GTD for each task.

Facile Things supports unlimited tagging (contexts), Goals that can be connected to projects IF the goals already exist (which is very awkward), and Contacts (which must already be Facile Things users to utilize some functionality--it will not invite them for you).

Collaboration ability appears to be a work in progress as of this writing, but it looks like it is coming.

TRO Implementation: To do TRO with Facile Things, do not use the built-in Waiting For functionality--it does not support dates. Instead, use the W/F method taught in TRO Online Training. Use the Date feature as the hard date, and use special #ThisWeek, #NextWeek, #ThisMonth, #NextMonth tags as soft dates. Use #Today as a Do Today indicator. You cannot use special characters with tags. Tasks cannot be transferred from one project to another, so use the inline+notes project approach for most project tasks.
Category dimensions 2 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • BasKet Note Pads does not support teams or collaboration.
  • FacileThings does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2018-02-25 2018-09-30

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