EfficientPIM vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: EfficientPIM vs TaskMerlin

 

EfficientPIM

vs TaskMerlin

Company Efficient Software Interfathom
Company name Efficient Software Interfathom
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Tasks, contacts, notes, password manager, diary, events, and calendar all in one. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page EfficientPIM TaskMerlin
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires .NET Framework 2.0
Version 3.62
released: 2014-04-26
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2014-04-26 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 $23.97 $49
Full price high $23.97 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Import
Export
Mobile access
Email-to-task support None Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Copy to Task
Manage an email as a Task
Categories Unlimited contexts 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 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.efficientsoftware.net/pim/screenshots.htm 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 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 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 5 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • EfficientPIM does not support teams or collaboration.
  • 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 2016-02-13 2014-03-12

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