Org-Mode vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Org-Mode vs TaskMerlin

 

Org-Mode

vs TaskMerlin

Company Bastien Guerry Interfathom
Company name Bastien Guerry Interfathom
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • export
  • api
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description An Emacs mode for notes and project planning. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page Org-Mode 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 Emacs .NET Framework 2.0
Version 7.8.11
released: 2012-05-25
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2012-05-25 2014-02-21
Type Open Source Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $49
Full price high $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iCalendar, LaTeX (export) Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Export
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support None 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 orgmode.org/org.html 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
Category dimensions 1 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • Org-Mode 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 2012-07-08 2014-03-12

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