TiDy vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: TiDy vs TaskMerlin

 

TiDy

vs TaskMerlin

Company Longwitz Organisation & Consulting Interfathom
Company name Longwitz Organisation & Consulting Interfathom
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • auto prioritization
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Free Excel add-in for planning and reporting tasks and projects. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page TiDy TaskMerlin
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 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Requies Microsoft Excel 2002 or later .NET Framework 2.0
Version 1.5.5
released: 2009-10-07
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2009-10-07 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $7.98 $49
Full price high $7.98 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Outlook (import), Excel (direct integration) Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Import
Manual Sync
Direct Database Update
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 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 en.longwitz.ch/media/TiDy%20Manual.pdf 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 99 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • TiDy 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 2011-05-28 2014-03-12

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