Focus vs Shadow Plan - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Focus vs Shadow Plan



vs Shadow Plan

Company Christian Staudenmeyer
Company name Christian Staudenmeyer
Rating ☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • 1 date
  • projects (hierachy)
  • 3 dates
Description A fast and intuitive visual task list plus mindmap. Task manager for Palm with desktop support.
Home page Focus Shadow Plan
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Windows XP
Requires .NET framework 3.5
Version 1.0
released: 2011-03-22
released: 2005-07-25
Release date 2011-03-22 2005-07-25
Type Freeware Commercial
Has free version 𐄂
Free version notes Full Version
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low
Full price high
Made specifically for GTD
Syncs with
Sync methods
Mobile access
Email-to-task support None None
Categories Single context only Single context only
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
GTD setup notes Your "lists" will be areas in your visual task space.
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Focus is simple, fast, and light. Install and start focusing in two minutes.
Category dimensions
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.)
Collaboration and team support
  • Focus does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Shadow Plan does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-05-13 2009-10-27

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