Outlook vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook vs TaskMerlin

 

Outlook

vs TaskMerlin

Company microsoft Interfathom
Company name microsoft Interfathom
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free). Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page Outlook TaskMerlin
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TRO training available

Details
No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires .NET Framework 2.0
Version 2010
released: 2010-10-26
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2010-10-26 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 60 day trial
(or get it free w/hosted Exchange)
Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $75 $49
Full price high $349 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Exchange Server (direct); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via ActiveSync) Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Automatic Sync
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
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
Calendar integration Projects can be copied to the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL 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 The classic email, calendar, contacts, and tasks manager used by corporations worldwide. Use with Exchange Server to automatically sync data to mobile devices.
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
  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • Outlook 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 2015-11-22 2014-03-12

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