TimeTo vs FacileThings - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: TimeTo vs FacileThings

 

TimeTo

vs FacileThings

Company David Berman Developments Inc. FacileThings Ltd.
Company name David Berman Developments Inc. FacileThings 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
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, autoprocess)
Description Integrate all appointments and tasks into an automatically-updated calendar. GTD-specific task application trains you in pure GTD principles as you work.
Home page TimeTo FacileThings
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires WINE for Linux Version Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Safari 4+, Android, phone browser
Version 2009.02.19
released: 2009-02-19
released: 2018-09-04
Release date 2009-02-19 2018-09-04
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Donation requested, charityware Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $83
Full price high $129 $83
Made specifically for GTD 0 2
Syncs with CSV, TXT (manual import/export); Outlook (direct integration); Google Calendar (manual export); Palm, Blackberry (via Outlook ActiveSync)
Sync methods Import
Export
Manual Sync
Direct Database Update
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile Optimized Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.) Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Emails are automatically tasks
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 Supports simple projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.timeto.org facilethings.com/tour/en
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. Facile Things is an noble attempt to teach you a pure GTD approach as you manage your tasks. The original interface was especially good at doing this, stepping you through the process of a mid dump and the 5 phases of GTD for each task.

Facile Things supports unlimited tagging (contexts), Goals that can be connected to projects IF the goals already exist (which is very awkward), and Contacts (which must already be Facile Things users to utilize some functionality--it will not invite them for you).

Collaboration ability appears to be a work in progress as of this writing, but it looks like it is coming.

TRO Implementation: To do TRO with Facile Things, do not use the built-in Waiting For functionality--it does not support dates. Instead, use the W/F method taught in TRO Online Training. Use the Date feature as the hard date, and use special #ThisWeek, #NextWeek, #ThisMonth, #NextMonth tags as soft dates. Use #Today as a Do Today indicator. You cannot use special characters with tags. Tasks cannot be transferred from one project to another, so use the inline+notes project approach for most project tasks.
Category dimensions 3 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 1025 0
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
  • FacileThings does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-06-12 2018-09-30

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