Gmail Tasks vs TouchDown - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Gmail Tasks vs TouchDown

 

Gmail Tasks

vs TouchDown

Company Google NitroDesk Inc.
Company name Google NitroDesk Inc.
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • email (link)
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
Description A bare-bones task list in Gmail. Mobile application that allows access to email, contacts, calendar, and tasks.
Home page Gmail Tasks TouchDown
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Android 1.5 or above, Outlook 2003/2007 running on windows XP or above, PC must have .Net Framework 2.0
Version released: 2010-10-26 6.1.0007
released: 2010-06-30
Release date 2010-10-26 2010-06-30
Type Freeware Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version and a Free 5 day trial version (fully functional)
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $19.99
Full price high $19.99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Google (contacts), Outlook
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 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 Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar Tasks can be linked to the calendar
Features URL www.nitrodesk.com/dk_touchdownFeatures.aspx
Screenshots URL www.nitrodesk.com/screenshots.aspx
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. Android application with a comprehensive coverage of Exchange features such as categorization of events, tasks and contacts, as well as setting and clearing Out Of Office messages.
Category dimensions 1 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.
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • TouchDown does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2010-11-10 2010-09-30

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