PersonalBrain vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: PersonalBrain vs TaskMerlin

 

PersonalBrain

vs TaskMerlin

Company TheBrain Technologies LP Interfathom
Company name TheBrain Technologies LP Interfathom
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, multiple)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
  • email (copy)
  • api
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description A mindmapping tool with multi hierarchical capabilities. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page PersonalBrain TaskMerlin
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires .NET Framework 2.0
Version 6
released: 2010-10-05
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2010-10-05 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $149.95 $49
Full price high $249.95 $99
Made specifically for GTD 1 0
Syncs with Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Import
Export
Mobile access Web Access
Email-to-task support Copy 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 assigned to multiple parent projects 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.thebrain.com/#-56 www.taskmerlin.com/features.aspx
Screenshots URL www.taskmerlin.com/tour/start.aspx
GTD setup notes http://blog.thebrain.com/gtd/ 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 0 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 1 1
Collaboration and team support
  • PersonalBrain 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 2011-10-12 2014-03-12

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