PersonalBrain vs Daylite - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: PersonalBrain vs Daylite

 

PersonalBrain

vs Daylite

Company TheBrain Technologies LP Marketcircle Inc.
Company name TheBrain Technologies LP Marketcircle Inc.
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, multiple)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
  • email (copy)
  • api
  • reminders
  • projects (field)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, copy, link, retrieve)
  • api
Description A mindmapping tool with multi hierarchical capabilities. CRM with shared calendars, projects, tasks, and contacts.
Home page PersonalBrain Daylite
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Requires iPhone (for mobile access), OS X 10.4.9+ or 10.5.1+, 1 Ghz G4 or higher, 1 GB RAM, 200 MB hard drive space, 1086 x 764 or higher resolution.
Version 6
released: 2010-10-05
released: 2019-09-20
Release date 2010-10-05 2019-09-20
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $149.95 $189
Full price high $249.95 $189
Made specifically for GTD 1 0
Syncs with Apple Sync (auto sync); CSV, Tab Delimited (manual import/export), ACT!, Now Up-to-Date, Now Contact (manual import); XML (manual export), Filemaker, MoneyWorks, LightSpeed POS (push/pull)
Sync methods Import
Export
Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access Mobile App
Email-to-task support Copy to Task Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Copy to Task
Link to Task
Returns tasks or task lists on request or as scheduled
Categories Unlimited contexts Single context only
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 simple projects
Calendar integration Projects can be copied to the calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL www.thebrain.com/#-56 www.marketcircle.com/daylite/features.html
Screenshots URL www.marketcircle.com/daylite/index.html
GTD setup notes http://blog.thebrain.com/gtd/ Weak GTD support because Daylite limits users to a single Category or Location, either of which can be used as the GTD Context. Supports custom saved views, but with limited filtering options. (For example, you cannot filter to see all tasks without a Category, so it is excruciatingly painful to set up a view that correctly shows you your Inbox.)
Data can be manipulated via an API
Short details Complete CRM software for Mac with integrated and communal contacts, calendars, email, and task/project/sales management. Accessible from iPhone for good mobile integration.

Extensions include email, billing, accounting, retail/inventory connections, etc. Daylite also llows for task delegation to anyone accessing the same Daylite database.
Category dimensions 1 0
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 3
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 1 0
Collaboration and team support
  • PersonalBrain does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Daylite does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-10-12 2019-10-27

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