MindManager vs Focus - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: MindManager vs Focus

 

MindManager

vs Focus

Company Christian Staudenmeyer
Company name Christian Staudenmeyer
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • 1 date
Description Graphical task mapping tool that can support GTD. A fast and intuitive visual task list plus mindmap.
Home page MindManager Focus
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Online standalone or supplement for Win/Mac versions .NET framework 3.5
Version 8.1 (Win); 7 (Mac), Web
released: 2009-02-24
1.0
released: 2011-03-22
Release date 2009-02-24 2011-03-22
Type Commercial Freeware
Has free version
Free version notes Free 21 day trial Full Version
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $99
Full price high $349
Made specifically for GTD
Syncs with Outlook (direct integration); Exchange Server (via Outlook); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via Outlook ActiveSync)
Sync methods Direct Database Update
Mobile access
Email-to-task support None None
Categories Unlimited contexts 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 www.mindjet.com/us/products/mindmanager_pro7/details.php?s=1
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
  • MindManager does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Focus does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2016-04-11 2011-05-13

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