TouchDown vs FacileThings - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: TouchDown vs FacileThings

 

TouchDown

vs FacileThings

Company NitroDesk Inc. FacileThings Ltd.
Company name NitroDesk Inc. FacileThings Ltd.
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, autoprocess)
Description Mobile application that allows access to email, contacts, calendar, and tasks. GTD-specific task application trains you in pure GTD principles as you work.
Home page TouchDown FacileThings
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Android 1.5 or above, Outlook 2003/2007 running on windows XP or above, PC must have .Net Framework 2.0 Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Safari 4+, Android, phone browser
Version 6.1.0007
released: 2010-06-30
released: 2018-09-04
Release date 2010-06-30 2018-09-04
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version and a Free 5 day trial version (fully functional) Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $19.99 $83
Full price high $19.99 $83
Made specifically for GTD 0 2
Syncs with Google (contacts), Outlook
Sync methods Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App Web Access
Mobile Optimized Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support Manage an email as a Task Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Emails are automatically tasks
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 Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.nitrodesk.com/dk_touchdownFeatures.aspx facilethings.com/tour/en
Screenshots URL www.nitrodesk.com/screenshots.aspx
GTD setup notes
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. 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 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.
  • FacileThings does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2010-09-30 2018-09-30

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