Org-Mode vs EssentialPIM Pro - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Org-Mode vs EssentialPIM Pro

 

Org-Mode

vs EssentialPIM Pro

Company Bastien Guerry Astonsoft Ltd
Company name Bastien Guerry Astonsoft Ltd
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • export
  • api
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link)
Description An Emacs mode for notes and project planning. Tasks, email, contacts, notes, password manager, and calendar all in one.
Home page Org-Mode EssentialPIM Pro
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Emacs
Version 7.8.11
released: 2012-05-25
8.54
released: 2019-09-19
Release date 2012-05-25 2019-09-19
Type Open Source Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version or Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $39.95
Full price high $49.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iCalendar, LaTeX (export) Outlook, Google Calendar, other computers running EPP (manual import/export/sync), Toodledo (Folders); EPIM (Android, iPad, and iPhone); EPIM Cloud; Dropbox
Sync methods Export Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App Mobile App
Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support None Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
Categories Unlimited contexts 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 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 orgmode.org/org.html www.essentialpim.com/?r=products&pr=provsfree#
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details Priacta Coach's Review:
A low-cost alternative to Outlook, EssentialPIM does tasks, email, calendar, contacts, and notes. With a mobile (non-install) version and synchronization to Windows Mobile and Palm Smartphones, it's easy to take your information with you on the road.

EssentialPIM supports a vanilla GTD system, though people using more automated time management systems (such as TRO) may feel hampered by limited features--such as single categorization and no saved task views. Pro version includes "collaboration" by allowing multiple users to see the same task list. EssentialPIM does support limited task-assigning to other Pro users but does not support automated follow-up or reporting.

Users migrating from Outlook may be frustrated by missing features such as saved task views, email-to-tasks and note-to-task capabilities, advanced searching, advanced email filtering, default appointment reminder settings, etc.

EssentialPIM is a good option for students or businesses on a budget.
Category dimensions 1 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 7
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Org-Mode does not support teams or collaboration.
  • EssentialPIM Pro does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2012-07-08 2019-08-04

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