Bontq vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Bontq vs TaskMerlin

 

Bontq

vs TaskMerlin

Company BONTQ Interfathom
Company name BONTQ Interfathom
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 2 dates
  • import
  • email (notifications)
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Bug-tracking application for programs. Can be adapted as a team GTD task list. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page Bontq TaskMerlin
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires .NET Framework 2.0
Version 1.0
released: 2010-08-11
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2010-08-11 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 30 day trial Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $108 $49
Full price high $1788 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with FogBugz, Basecamp, Bontq Desktop Client Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Import
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.) Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Copy to Task
Manage an email as a Task
Categories Single context only 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 Supports simple 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 Bontq is an online bug and issue-tracking system that provides an easy way to manage projects, add tasks, and store all documentation. This application also makes use of a cross-platform desktop client to record videos and capture screenshots.
Category dimensions 0 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 99 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • 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
  • 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 2015-08-23 2014-03-12

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