OmniFocus vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: OmniFocus vs TaskMerlin

 

OmniFocus

vs TaskMerlin

Company The Omni Group Interfathom
Company name The Omni Group Interfathom
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Full-featured task manager for Mac and iPhone. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page OmniFocus 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 Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later, or iPhone 3G .NET Framework 2.0
Version 3.3.6
released: 2019-09-19
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2019-09-19 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 14 day trial Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $19.99 $49
Full price high $79.95 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iCal (auto sync); multiple OmniFocus Mac or iPhone DBs (manual, MobileMe, Bonjour, iDisk, WebDAV); TaskPaper, TXT, HTML CSV (manual export) Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web 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 Projects can be nested within other 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.omnigroup.com/products/omnifocus/features 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 A professional task list featuring contexts and projects with different filtering and sorting options.
Category dimensions 2 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • OmniFocus 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 2019-09-29 2014-03-12

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