Smartsheet vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Smartsheet vs TaskMerlin

 

Smartsheet

vs TaskMerlin

Company Smartsheet.com Interfathom
Company name Smartsheet.com Interfathom
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • linked appts
  • import/export
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Spreadsheet-style online collaboration tool. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page Smartsheet 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 .NET Framework 2.0
Version released: 2011-05-19 5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2011-05-19 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 30 day trial Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $99 $49
Full price high $1499 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Microsoft Excel, Google Spreadsheet, Microsoft Project Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Import
Export
Mobile access
Email-to-task support None Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Copy to Task
Manage an email as a Task
Categories Single context only 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 Supports simple 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 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 Supports team collaboration as well as customizable item fields and searches. Also includes integration with Google Docs.
Category dimensions 2 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 99 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 99 1
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
  • 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 2011-05-25 2014-03-12

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