TouchDown vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: TouchDown vs TaskMerlin

 

TouchDown

vs TaskMerlin

Company NitroDesk Inc. Interfathom
Company name NitroDesk Inc. Interfathom
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Mobile application that allows access to email, contacts, calendar, and tasks. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page TouchDown TaskMerlin
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Android 1.5 or above, Outlook 2003/2007 running on windows XP or above, PC must have .Net Framework 2.0 .NET Framework 2.0
Version 6.1.0007
released: 2010-06-30
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2010-06-30 2014-02-21
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, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $19.99 $49
Full price high $19.99 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Google (contacts), Outlook Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support Manage an email as a Task Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Copy to Task
Manage an email as a Task
Categories Single context only 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
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 www.taskmerlin.com/features.aspx
Screenshots URL www.nitrodesk.com/screenshots.aspx 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 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.
Category dimensions 1 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 4 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • TouchDown 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 2010-09-30 2014-03-12

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