Pocket Informant vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Pocket Informant vs TaskMerlin

 

Pocket Informant

vs TaskMerlin

Company Web Information Solutions, Inc. Interfathom
Company name Web Information Solutions, Inc. Interfathom
Rating ★★★★☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • time categorization
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Personal daily manager for Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Blackberry. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page Pocket Informant 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 Windows Mobile 5 or 6; BlackBerry OS 4.2+ including Bold, Storm, Tour; iPhone OS 3.0+) .NET Framework 2.0
Version released: 2019-11-04 5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2019-11-04 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial or Free feature-limited version Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $12.99 $49
Full price high $29.95 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with WM: Outlook (via ActiveSync); Exchange Server (via Exchange ActiveSync); Franklin Covey PPO 5.0 (via PPO sync conduit). BB: BB PIM (auto or manual). iPhone: GCal, Toodledo, Outlook (with $5 WebIS Desktop Sync). Android: Toodledo, Exchange Server. Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support Manage an email as a Task Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Copy to Task
Manage an email as a Task
Categories Unlimited contexts 3 single contexts fields
Time boxing Supports time boxing 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 Tasks can be linked to the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL pocketinformant.com/products_info.php?p_id=pocketinformant&tab_id=features 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 26 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 2 1
Collaboration and team support
  • Pocket Informant 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 2019-11-10 2014-03-12

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