Swift To-Do List vs EssentialPIM Pro - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Swift To-Do List vs EssentialPIM Pro

 

Swift To-Do List

vs EssentialPIM Pro

Company Dextronet.com Astonsoft Ltd
Company name Dextronet.com Astonsoft Ltd
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link)
Description Hierarchical task manager that supports reminders, attachments, and multiple databases. Tasks, email, contacts, notes, password manager, and calendar all in one.
Home page Swift To-Do List EssentialPIM Pro
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires
Version 9.503
released: 2015-12-01
8.6
released: 2019-10-15
Release date 2015-12-01 2019-10-15
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Free feature-limited version or Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $44.95 $39.95
Full price high $89.95 $49.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Swift To-Do List Online Outlook, Google Calendar, other computers running EPP (manual import/export/sync), Toodledo (Folders); EPIM (Android, iPad, and iPhone); EPIM Cloud; Dropbox
Sync methods Import
Export
Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Thumb Drive Version Mobile App
Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support Manage an email as a Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
Categories 3 single contexts fields 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 a single level of subtasks Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.dextronet.com/swift-to-do-list.php www.essentialpim.com/?r=products&pr=provsfree#
Screenshots URL www.dextronet.com/swift-to-do-list-software/screenshots
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details A simple but flexible, hierarchical to-do list manager. Task lists may be organized in a tree structure with icons. Also supports drag-and-drop reordering, task reminders, attachment of files to tasks, task view filtering, and data export. Priacta Coach's Review:
A low-cost alternative to Outlook, EssentialPIM does tasks, email, calendar, contacts, and notes. With a mobile (non-install) version and synchronization to Windows Mobile and Palm Smartphones, it's easy to take your information with you on the road.

EssentialPIM supports a vanilla GTD system, though people using more automated time management systems (such as TRO) may feel hampered by limited features--such as single categorization and no saved task views. Pro version includes "collaboration" by allowing multiple users to see the same task list. EssentialPIM does support limited task-assigning to other Pro users but does not support automated follow-up or reporting.

Users migrating from Outlook may be frustrated by missing features such as saved task views, email-to-tasks and note-to-task capabilities, advanced searching, advanced email filtering, default appointment reminder settings, etc.

EssentialPIM is a good option for students or businesses on a budget.
Category dimensions 3 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 99 7
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Swift To-Do List does not support teams or collaboration.
  • EssentialPIM Pro does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2015-12-05 2019-10-27

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