TimeTo vs PersonalBrain - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: TimeTo vs PersonalBrain

 

TimeTo

vs PersonalBrain

Company David Berman Developments Inc. TheBrain Technologies LP
Company name David Berman Developments Inc. TheBrain Technologies LP
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, field, multiple)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
  • email (copy)
  • api
Description Integrate all appointments and tasks into an automatically-updated calendar. A mindmapping tool with multi hierarchical capabilities.
Home page TimeTo PersonalBrain
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Requires WINE for Linux Version
Version 2009.02.19
released: 2009-02-19
6
released: 2010-10-05
Release date 2009-02-19 2010-10-05
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Donation requested, charityware Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $149.95
Full price high $129 $249.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 1
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
Import
Export
Mobile access Web Access
Email-to-task support Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.) Copy 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 assigned to multiple parent projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar Projects can be copied to the calendar
Features URL www.timeto.org www.thebrain.com/#-56
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 http://blog.thebrain.com/gtd/
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.
Category dimensions 3 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 1025 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 2 1
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
  • PersonalBrain does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-06-12 2011-10-12

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