Daylite vs EssentialPIM Pro - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Daylite vs EssentialPIM Pro

 

Daylite

vs EssentialPIM Pro

Company Marketcircle Inc. Astonsoft Ltd
Company name Marketcircle Inc. Astonsoft Ltd
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • reminders
  • projects (field)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, copy, link, retrieve)
  • api
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link)
Description CRM with shared calendars, projects, tasks, and contacts. Tasks, email, contacts, notes, password manager, and calendar all in one.
Home page Daylite EssentialPIM Pro
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires iPhone (for mobile access), OS X 10.4.9+ or 10.5.1+, 1 Ghz G4 or higher, 1 GB RAM, 200 MB hard drive space, 1086 x 764 or higher resolution.
Version released: 2019-09-20 8.6
released: 2019-10-15
Release date 2019-09-20 2019-10-15
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 30 day trial Free feature-limited version or Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $189 $39.95
Full price high $189 $49.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Apple Sync (auto sync); CSV, Tab Delimited (manual import/export), ACT!, Now Up-to-Date, Now Contact (manual import); XML (manual export), Filemaker, MoneyWorks, LightSpeed POS (push/pull) 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
Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App Mobile App
Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Copy to Task
Link to Task
Returns tasks or task lists on request or as scheduled
Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
Categories Single context only Unlimited contexts
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.marketcircle.com/daylite/features.html www.essentialpim.com/?r=products&pr=provsfree#
Screenshots URL www.marketcircle.com/daylite/index.html
GTD setup notes Weak GTD support because Daylite limits users to a single Category or Location, either of which can be used as the GTD Context. Supports custom saved views, but with limited filtering options. (For example, you cannot filter to see all tasks without a Category, so it is excruciatingly painful to set up a view that correctly shows you your Inbox.)
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details Complete CRM software for Mac with integrated and communal contacts, calendars, email, and task/project/sales management. Accessible from iPhone for good mobile integration.

Extensions include email, billing, accounting, retail/inventory connections, etc. Daylite also llows for task delegation to anyone accessing the same Daylite database.
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 0 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 7
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Daylite does not support teams or collaboration.
  • EssentialPIM Pro does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2019-10-27 2019-10-27

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