TaskPaper vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: TaskPaper vs TaskMerlin

 

TaskPaper

vs TaskMerlin

Company Hog Bay Software Interfathom
Company name Hog Bay Software Interfathom
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (hierachy)
  • import
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Simple notepad-like tool for tasks and projects with categories. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page TaskPaper 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 requires OS X 10.6 or higher .NET Framework 2.0
Version 3.8.6
released: 2019-06-13
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2019-06-13 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 $29.95 $49
Full price high $29.95 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Any UTF8 text file (import) Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Import
Mobile access
Email-to-task support None 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 nested within other projects 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.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 2 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • TaskPaper 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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