|Company name||Time Doctor||Astonsoft Ltd|
|Description||Tasks, email, contacts, notes, password manager, and calendar all in one.|
|Home page||Time Doctor Pro||EssentialPIM Pro|
|Tro training||No TRO training available.||No TRO training available.|
|Platform||Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7||Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista|
|Has free version||𐄂||✓|
|Free version notes||Free feature-limited version or Free 30 day trial|
|A paid version is available||𐄂||✓|
|Full price low||$39.95|
|Full price high||$49.95|
|Made specifically for GTD||0||0|
|Syncs with||Outlook, Google Calendar, other computers running EPP (manual import/export/sync), Toodledo (Folders); EPIM (Android, iPad, and iPhone); EPIM Cloud; Dropbox|
Thumb Drive Version
Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
|Categories||Single context only||Unlimited contexts|
|Time boxing||No time boxing support||No time boxing support|
|Number of date fields||𐄂||✓|
|Can automatically prioritize tasks||𐄂||𐄂|
|Project support||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|
|GTD setup notes|
|Data can be manipulated via an API||𐄂||𐄂|
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.
|Number of priority levels||0||7|
|Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.)||0||0|
|Collaboration and team support||
|Date last reviewed||2014-10-19||2019-10-27|
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