VIP Task Manager vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: VIP Task Manager vs TaskMerlin

 

VIP Task Manager

vs TaskMerlin

Company VIP Quality Software Interfathom
Company name VIP Quality Software Interfathom
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description A scheduling software with features for time, projects, and contacts management. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page VIP Task Manager TaskMerlin
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires .NET Framework 2.0
Version 4.2.1
released: 2010-10-13
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2010-10-13 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 30 day trial Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $149.95 $49
Full price high $199.95 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods
Mobile access
Email-to-task support None 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 Supports simple projects Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL 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 Supports team collaboration and advanced filtering options.
Category dimensions 3 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 6 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • Automatically reports completion status or progress
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • VIP Task Manager 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 2010-12-24 2014-03-12

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