PersonalBrain vs 5pm - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: PersonalBrain vs 5pm

 

PersonalBrain

vs 5pm

Company TheBrain Technologies LP Disarea LLC
Company name TheBrain Technologies LP Disarea LLC
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, multiple)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
  • email (copy)
  • api
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link, autoprocess)
Description A mindmapping tool with multi hierarchical capabilities. Web-based project management with timeline and email integration.
Home page PersonalBrain 5pm
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Requires Flash 8 plugin (optional)
Version 6
released: 2010-10-05
released: 2019-10-17
Release date 2010-10-05 2019-10-17
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Free 14 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $149.95 $168
Full price high $249.95 $2100
Made specifically for GTD 1 0
Syncs with Microsoft OneDrive; CSV (manual export); iCalendar, Google Calendar (auto sync); RSS (feed); Basecamp (import); Email (manual notifications); 5pm for iPhone; 5pm (Google Apps); Excel (Manual Import); Google Drive; Dropbox
Sync methods Import
Export
Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support Copy to Task Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
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 assigned to multiple parent projects Supports a single level of subtasks
Calendar integration Projects can be copied to the calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL www.thebrain.com/#-56
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes http://blog.thebrain.com/gtd/ Contexts are awkwardly supported through Task Team User profiles (define and select contexts in addition to people).
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details Easy-to-use interface allows filtering by groups, project, date ranges, as well as switching between daily, weekly and monthly views. Creation or editing of projects, tasks, and messages can be made with a single email. Now with free apps for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry Bold, and WebOS.
Category dimensions 1 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 4
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 1 0
Collaboration and team support
  • PersonalBrain does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • 5pm does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-10-12 2019-10-27

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