EfficientPIM vs ActiveInbox - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: EfficientPIM vs ActiveInbox

 

EfficientPIM

vs ActiveInbox

Company Efficient Software The Inbox Foundry
Company name Efficient Software The Inbox Foundry
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
Description Tasks, contacts, notes, password manager, diary, events, and calendar all in one. GMail Firefox addon that manages emails as tasks.
Home page EfficientPIM ActiveInbox
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Firefox 2.0 or later, GMail account (free), Chrome
Version 3.62
released: 2014-04-26
released: 2019-09-16
Release date 2014-04-26 2019-09-16
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 30 day trial Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $23.97
Full price high $23.97 $24.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 1
Syncs with Gmail (direct integration); other computers (settings sync, Pro only)
Sync methods Import
Export
Direct Database Update
Mobile access
Email-to-task support None Manage an email as a Task
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
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL
Screenshots URL www.efficientsoftware.net/pim/screenshots.htm
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details EffecientPIM does tasks, calendar, contacts, and notes.

EfficientPIM supports a vanilla GTD system, though people using more automated time management systems (such as TRO) may feel hampered by limited features--such no saved task views.
Category dimensions 3 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 5 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • EfficientPIM does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • ActiveInbox does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2016-02-13 2019-10-27

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