ToDoList vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: ToDoList vs TaskMerlin

 

ToDoList

vs TaskMerlin

Company AbstractSpoon Software Interfathom
Company name AbstractSpoon Software Interfathom
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • auto prioritization
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Hierarchical task manager with native XML custom reporting. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page ToDoList TaskMerlin
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Details
No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires .NET Framework 2.0
Version 7.0.11
released: 2016-01-01
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2016-01-01 2014-02-21
Type Open Source Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $49
Full price high $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Outlook (import), PocketPC (export), XML (direct/import/export), GanttProject (export), MS Project 2002 (import), FreeMind Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Import
Export
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 Unlimited contexts 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 Tasks can be linked to the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL abstractspoon.pbwiki.com 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 1 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 10 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • ToDoList 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 2016-01-03 2014-03-12

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