Smartsheet vs FacileThings - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Smartsheet vs FacileThings

 

Smartsheet

vs FacileThings

Company Smartsheet.com FacileThings Ltd.
Company name Smartsheet.com FacileThings Ltd.
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • linked appts
  • import/export
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, autoprocess)
Description Spreadsheet-style online collaboration tool. GTD-specific task application trains you in pure GTD principles as you work.
Home page Smartsheet FacileThings
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Safari 4+, Android, phone browser
Version released: 2011-05-19 released: 2018-09-04
Release date 2011-05-19 2018-09-04
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 30 day trial Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $99 $83
Full price high $1499 $83
Made specifically for GTD 0 2
Syncs with Microsoft Excel, Google Spreadsheet, Microsoft Project
Sync methods Import
Export
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile Optimized Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support None Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Emails are automatically tasks
Categories Single context only Unlimited contexts
Time boxing No time boxing support No time boxing support
Number of date fields
Has reminders 𐄂
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂 𐄂
Project support Supports simple projects Supports simple projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be linked to the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL facilethings.com/tour/en
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Supports team collaboration as well as customizable item fields and searches. Also includes integration with Google Docs. Facile Things is an noble attempt to teach you a pure GTD approach as you manage your tasks. The original interface was especially good at doing this, stepping you through the process of a mid dump and the 5 phases of GTD for each task.

Facile Things supports unlimited tagging (contexts), Goals that can be connected to projects IF the goals already exist (which is very awkward), and Contacts (which must already be Facile Things users to utilize some functionality--it will not invite them for you).

Collaboration ability appears to be a work in progress as of this writing, but it looks like it is coming.

TRO Implementation: To do TRO with Facile Things, do not use the built-in Waiting For functionality--it does not support dates. Instead, use the W/F method taught in TRO Online Training. Use the Date feature as the hard date, and use special #ThisWeek, #NextWeek, #ThisMonth, #NextMonth tags as soft dates. Use #Today as a Do Today indicator. You cannot use special characters with tags. Tasks cannot be transferred from one project to another, so use the inline+notes project approach for most project tasks.
Category dimensions 2 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 99 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 99 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Other people's tasks can be edited
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
  • FacileThings does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-05-25 2018-09-30

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