Gmail Tasks vs EfficientPIM - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Gmail Tasks vs EfficientPIM

 

Gmail Tasks

vs EfficientPIM

Company Google Efficient Software
Company name Google Efficient Software
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • email (link)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
Description A bare-bones task list in Gmail. Tasks, contacts, notes, password manager, diary, events, and calendar all in one.
Home page Gmail Tasks EfficientPIM
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires
Version released: 2010-10-26 3.62
released: 2014-04-26
Release date 2010-10-26 2014-04-26
Type Freeware Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $23.97
Full price high $23.97
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with
Sync methods Import
Export
Mobile access Web Access
Email-to-task support Link to Task None
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 Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL
Screenshots URL www.efficientsoftware.net/pim/screenshots.htm
GTD setup notes Use lists as GTD contexts. Can display/edit tasks alongside
Google Calendar.
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Create lists of items, set due dates, notes, and add Gmail messages directly to Tasks. 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 1 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 5
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Gmail Tasks does not support teams or collaboration.
  • EfficientPIM does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2010-11-10 2016-02-13

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