Gmail Tasks vs Remember the Milk - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Gmail Tasks vs Remember the Milk

 

Gmail Tasks

vs Remember the Milk

Company Google Remember the Milk
Company name Google Remember the Milk
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • email (link)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, autoprocess)
  • api
Description A bare-bones task list in Gmail. Well-integrated task lists for browser and handhelds with email handling.
Home page Gmail Tasks Remember the Milk
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Details
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Google Gears, IE 6.0+ or FireFox 1.5+ for browser version; Win Mobile 5/6, iPhone/iTouch for handheld
Version released: 2010-10-26 released: 2019-10-28
Release date 2010-10-26 2019-10-28
Type Freeware Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $25
Full price high $25
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Gmail (Firefox plugin); Google Calendar, Twitter (direct integration); Atom/RSS, IM (feed)
Sync methods Automatic Sync
Plugin
Mobile access Web Access Mobile App
Email-to-task support Link to Task Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Emails are automatically tasks
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 Supports simple projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.rememberthemilk.com/tour
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
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 4
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.
  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • 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 2010-11-10 2020-05-22

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