Nirvana vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Nirvana vs TaskMerlin

 

Nirvana

vs TaskMerlin

Company Nirvanahq, Inc. Interfathom
Company name Nirvanahq, Inc. Interfathom
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Advanced personal TRO and GTD in a simple, sleek, and easy-to-use web interface. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page Nirvana TaskMerlin
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires .NET Framework 2.0
Version released: 2016-02-17 5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2016-02-17 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $39 $49
Full price high $39 $99
Made specifically for GTD 1 0
Syncs with Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Export
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support Emails are automatically tasks Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Copy to Task
Manage an email as a Task
Categories Unlimited contexts 3 single contexts fields
Time boxing No time boxing support No time boxing support
Number of date fields
Has reminders
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂 𐄂
Project support Supports simple projects Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.nirvanahq.com/tour www.taskmerlin.com/features.aspx
Screenshots URL www.taskmerlin.com/tour/start.aspx
GTD setup notes See http://www.taskmerlin.com/gtd.aspx
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details Nirvana has evolved into an excellent personal GTD and GTD solution, worth looking at.

Particularly nice is its ability to pause or schedule projects (and all tasks within them) and designate project steps as sequential or simultaneous. You can also star tasks to create an instant "must do today" list as taught in TRO Online training.
Category dimensions 1 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 4 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • Nirvana does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Multiple people can edit a record at the same time
  • Automatically reports completion status or progress
  • 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 2016-05-01 2014-03-12

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