TimeTo vs EssentialPIM Pro - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: TimeTo vs EssentialPIM Pro

 

TimeTo

vs EssentialPIM Pro

Company David Berman Developments Inc. Astonsoft Ltd
Company name David Berman Developments Inc. Astonsoft Ltd
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • auto prioritization
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, subtasks)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link)
Description Integrate all appointments and tasks into an automatically-updated calendar. Tasks, email, contacts, notes, password manager, and calendar all in one.
Home page TimeTo EssentialPIM Pro
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires WINE for Linux Version
Version 2009.02.19
released: 2009-02-19
8.6
released: 2019-10-15
Release date 2009-02-19 2019-10-15
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Donation requested, charityware Free feature-limited version or Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $39.95
Full price high $129 $49.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with CSV, TXT (manual import/export); Outlook (direct integration); Google Calendar (manual export); Palm, Blackberry (via Outlook ActiveSync) 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
Manual Sync
Direct Database Update
Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.) 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 Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.timeto.org www.essentialpim.com/?r=products&pr=provsfree#
Screenshots URL www.download.com/TimeTo/3000-2074_4-10336608.html?tag=lst-1&cdlPid=10855515
GTD setup notes GTD setup recommendations are at http://www.davidberman.com/software/timetohelp/GTD.htm
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Can run entirely from any USB flash memory drive, so you can work your schedule on any available Windows computer (without re-installing). World time zones/daylight saving, Skype dial, free SMS alarms, automatic work/life balance and life goals prioritization, likely the most detailed task recurring properties out there, automatic task splitting, full international support, input/search in 17 languages. 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 1025 7
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 2 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Multiple people can edit a record at the same time
  • Automatically reports completion status or progress
  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Other people's tasks can be edited
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
  • EssentialPIM Pro does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-06-12 2019-10-27

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