Vitalist (Free Edition) vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Vitalist (Free Edition) vs TaskMerlin

 

Vitalist (Free Edition)

vs TaskMerlin

Company Vitalist Solutions LLC Interfathom
Company name Vitalist Solutions LLC Interfathom
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
  • email (notifications, autoprocess)
  • api
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description Online GTD solution with direct mobile phone support, email integration. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page Vitalist (Free Edition) 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 .NET Framework 2.0
Version released: 2010-04-28 5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2010-04-28 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 5 project/context trial 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 iGoogle, Netvibes (widgets); Twitter (import); iCal, RSS (export) Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Import
Export
Manual Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Emails are automatically tasks
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 No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.vitalist.com/tour 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 2 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 4 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
  • 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 2010-05-31 2014-03-12

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