vs FacileThings ▼
|Company name||Efficient Software||FacileThings Ltd.|
|Description||Tasks, contacts, notes, password manager, diary, events, and calendar all in one.||GTD-specific task application trains you in pure GTD principles as you work.|
|Tro training||No TRO training available.||No TRO training available.|
|Platform||Windows XP, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7|
|Requires||Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Safari 4+, Android, phone browser|
|Has free version||✓||✓|
|Free version notes||Free 30 day trial||Free 30 day trial|
|A paid version is available||✓||✓|
|Full price low||$23.97||$83|
|Full price high||$23.97||$83|
|Made specifically for GTD||0||2|
Mobile Optimized Web Access
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||✓||✓|
|Can automatically prioritize tasks||𐄂||𐄂|
|Project support||Supports simple projects|
|Calendar integration||No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar||Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar|
|GTD setup notes|
|Data can be manipulated via an API||𐄂||𐄂|
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.
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.
|Number of priority levels||5||0|
|Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.)||0||0|
|Collaboration and team support||
|Date last reviewed||2016-02-13||2018-09-30|
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