TaskUnifier vs EssentialPIM Pro - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: TaskUnifier vs EssentialPIM Pro

 

TaskUnifier

vs EssentialPIM Pro

Company Benjamin Leclerc Astonsoft Ltd
Company name Benjamin Leclerc Astonsoft Ltd
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link)
Description Freeware, multiplatform task manager application with customizable filters. Tasks, email, contacts, notes, password manager, and calendar all in one.
Home page TaskUnifier EssentialPIM Pro
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires at least Java 1.6
Version 4.3.4
released: 2015-01-31
8.6
released: 2019-10-15
Release date 2015-01-31 2019-10-15
Type Freeware Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version or Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $14.99 $39.95
Full price high $14.99 $49.95
Made specifically for GTD 1 0
Syncs with Toodledo; Google Calendar; Google Tasks Outlook, Google Calendar, other computers running EPP (manual import/export/sync), Toodledo (Folders); EPIM (Android, iPad, and iPhone); EPIM Cloud; Dropbox
Sync methods Manual Sync
Plugin
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 Unlimited contexts 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 Projects can be copied to the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.taskunifier.com www.essentialpim.com/?r=products&pr=provsfree#
Screenshots URL www.taskunifier.com/images/screenshots/full_task_table.png
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Supports Task synchronization from various web applications, use of templates for adding tasks with ease, specialized search filters, and collaboration by sharing tasks via a network share plugin 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 5 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 5 7
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 1 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
  • EssentialPIM Pro does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2018-03-04 2019-10-27

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