Gmail Tasks vs Pocket Informant - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Gmail Tasks vs Pocket Informant

 

Gmail Tasks

vs Pocket Informant

Company Google Web Information Solutions, Inc.
Company name Google Web Information Solutions, Inc.
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • email (link)
  • unlimited contexts
  • time categorization
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
Description A bare-bones task list in Gmail. Personal daily manager for Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Blackberry.
Home page Gmail Tasks Pocket Informant
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Windows Mobile 5 or 6; BlackBerry OS 4.2+ including Bold, Storm, Tour; iPhone OS 3.0+)
Version released: 2010-10-26 released: 2019-11-04
Release date 2010-10-26 2019-11-04
Type Freeware Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial or Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $12.99
Full price high $29.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with WM: Outlook (via ActiveSync); Exchange Server (via Exchange ActiveSync); Franklin Covey PPO 5.0 (via PPO sync conduit). BB: BB PIM (auto or manual). iPhone: GCal, Toodledo, Outlook (with $5 WebIS Desktop Sync). Android: Toodledo, Exchange Server.
Sync methods Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access Mobile App
Email-to-task support Link to Task Manage an email as a Task
Categories Single context only Unlimited contexts
Time boxing No time boxing support Supports time boxing
Number of date fields
Has reminders 𐄂
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂 𐄂
Project support Projects can be nested within other projects Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar Tasks can be linked to the calendar
Features URL pocketinformant.com/products_info.php?p_id=pocketinformant&tab_id=features
Screenshots URL
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.
Category dimensions 1 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 26
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 2
Collaboration and team support
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Gmail Tasks does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Pocket Informant does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2010-11-10 2019-11-10

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