WinPIM vs FacileThings - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: WinPIM vs FacileThings

 

WinPIM

vs FacileThings

Company YQSoft Inc. FacileThings Ltd.
Company name YQSoft Inc. FacileThings 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
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, autoprocess)
Description All-in-one personal information manager (PIM) that comes with network solution included. GTD-specific task application trains you in pure GTD principles as you work.
Home page WinPIM FacileThings
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Safari 4+, Android, phone browser
Version 16.50
released: 2019-07-09
released: 2018-09-04
Release date 2019-07-09 2018-09-04
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes 30 use limit. Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $39.95 $83
Full price high $59.95 $83
Made specifically for GTD 0 2
Syncs with iPhone, Windows Mobile, Palm, Outlook, PIM data server(auto), Google Calendar and Contacts
Sync methods Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Plugin
Automatic Sync
Mobile access 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 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 Supports simple 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 facilethings.com/tour/en
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. 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 0 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 0
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
  • FacileThings does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2020-05-22 2018-09-30

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