WinPIM vs EssentialPIM Pro - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: WinPIM vs EssentialPIM Pro

 

WinPIM

vs EssentialPIM Pro

Company YQSoft Inc. Astonsoft Ltd
Company name YQSoft Inc. Astonsoft Ltd
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • time categorization
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
  • api
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link)
Description All-in-one personal information manager (PIM) that comes with network solution included. Tasks, email, contacts, notes, password manager, and calendar all in one.
Home page WinPIM EssentialPIM Pro
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires
Version 16.50
released: 2019-07-09
8.6
released: 2019-10-15
Release date 2019-07-09 2019-10-15
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes 30 use limit. Free feature-limited version or Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $39.95 $39.95
Full price high $59.95 $49.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iPhone, Windows Mobile, Palm, Outlook, PIM data server(auto), Google Calendar and Contacts Outlook, Google Calendar, other computers running EPP (manual import/export/sync), Toodledo (Folders); EPIM (Android, iPad, and iPhone); EPIM Cloud; Dropbox
Sync methods Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Plugin
Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support Manage an email as a Task Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
Categories Unlimited contexts Unlimited contexts
Time boxing Supports time boxing 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 Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.winpim.com/winpim.htm www.essentialpim.com/?r=products&pr=provsfree#
Screenshots URL www.winpim.com/winpim.htm
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details Supports the creation of groups, appointments, tasks, and outbound e-mails. Offers drag-and-dropping to organize contacts, standard links to web pages and other programs, and summary generation for contacts. Also supports sending appointments and calendar updates to your mobile phone. Supports Sound recording in diary, note, and email. Priacta Coach's Review:
A low-cost alternative to Outlook, EssentialPIM does tasks, email, calendar, contacts, and notes. With a mobile (non-install) version and synchronization to Windows Mobile and Palm Smartphones, it's easy to take your information with you on the road.

EssentialPIM supports a vanilla GTD system, though people using more automated time management systems (such as TRO) may feel hampered by limited features--such as single categorization and no saved task views. Pro version includes "collaboration" by allowing multiple users to see the same task list. EssentialPIM does support limited task-assigning to other Pro users but does not support automated follow-up or reporting.

Users migrating from Outlook may be frustrated by missing features such as saved task views, email-to-tasks and note-to-task capabilities, advanced searching, advanced email filtering, default appointment reminder settings, etc.

EssentialPIM is a good option for students or businesses on a budget.
Category dimensions 0 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 7
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
  • EssentialPIM Pro does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2020-05-22 2019-10-27

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