TouchDown vs Evernote - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: TouchDown vs Evernote

 

TouchDown

vs Evernote

Company NitroDesk Inc. Evernote Corporation
Company name NitroDesk Inc. Evernote Corporation
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field)
  • export
  • email (notifications)
  • api
Description Mobile application that allows access to email, contacts, calendar, and tasks. Multi-platform information manager with tagging and search.
Home page TouchDown Evernote
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Android 1.5 or above, Outlook 2003/2007 running on windows XP or above, PC must have .Net Framework 2.0 Mac OS X 10.5, or Windows XP or Vista, or WinMobile 5/6, or iPhone 3G (native), or iPhone or iTouch (Web)
Version 6.1.0007
released: 2010-06-30
released: 2018-02-10
Release date 2010-06-30 2018-02-10
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version and a Free 5 day trial version (fully functional) Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $19.99 $45
Full price high $19.99 $45
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Google (contacts), Outlook Online or other desktop Evernote installs for same user (manual sync); Handheld to online or desktop (export sync); Formatted HTML (export); XML (import/export)
Sync methods Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Export
Manual Sync
Mobile access Mobile App Web Access
Email-to-task support Manage an email as a Task Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Categories Single context only 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 simple projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be linked to the calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL www.nitrodesk.com/dk_touchdownFeatures.aspx www.evernote.com/about/learn_more
Screenshots URL www.nitrodesk.com/screenshots.aspx
GTD setup notes Notebooks can be used as project names or general classes of tasks. Notes can be edited even after screen capture, allowing collection of future steps. Searches can be saved in Win verion.
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details Android application with a comprehensive coverage of Exchange features such as categorization of events, tasks and contacts, as well as setting and clearing Out Of Office messages. Priacta Coach's Review
Evernote is a great application for making your important documents available anywhere, any time. For people who travel, collaborate with a team, work from multiple offices, or who are seeking a paperless office, Evernote is a great system for storing and accessing resource information.

On the downside, Evernote is less useful as a task list. Evernote is a virtual filing cabinet, and Evernote as a virtual task list works about the same as a regular filing cabinet. The chief danger is that you will lose your tasks somewhere in the midst of all your files and notes.

The best way to use Evernote is as a repository for information. Keep your tasks in a true task manager, and when you have a task that requires resource information in Evernote, attach a link to the task. (Every document in Evernote can be linked to.)
Category dimensions 1 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 4 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • TouchDown does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
Date last reviewed 2010-09-30 2018-09-09

TouchDown vs other GTD software

Select the software to compare with:

Copmare TouchDown with other GTD software


Full GTD Software List