Zoot vs TaskMerlin - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Zoot vs TaskMerlin

 

Zoot

vs TaskMerlin

Company zoot Interfathom
Company name zoot Interfathom
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy, multiple)
  • 5 dates
  • linked appts
  • import
  • email (copy, link, autoprocess)
  • 3 contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 5 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • email (notifications, copy, manage)
  • api
Description PIM for collecting, processing, and prioritizing within contexts and timeframes. Hierarchical outliner for projects, tasks and notes.
Home page Zoot TaskMerlin
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires .NET Framework 2.0
Version 5.3.05
released: 2009-07-01
5.2.0.2
released: 2014-02-21
Release date 2009-07-01 2014-02-21
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes 45 day trial Free 30 day, feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $99 $49
Full price high $99 $99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Outlook (manual sync); Word DOC, HTML, RTF, PDF, Power Point, Excel, Web Archive MHT (manual import) Outlook, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar
Sync methods Import
Manual Sync
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
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 Tasks can be assigned to multiple projects, but projects cannot be assigned to other projects 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.zootsoftware.com/ftp/HTML/index.html www.taskmerlin.com/features.aspx
Screenshots URL www.zootsoftware.com/Screenshot.htm www.taskmerlin.com/tour/start.aspx
GTD setup notes Zoot templates for GTD-like systems are available online (Google search: zoot gtd template). See http://www.taskmerlin.com/gtd.aspx
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details Zoot is a powerful, highly flexible program that provides 2-3 hours of tutorials to learn its full functionality. Categories may be Multiple, Non-nested (implimented through categories), OR Multiple, nested (implemented through smart folder hierarchy).
Category dimensions 1 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 999
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 1
Collaboration and team support
  • Zoot 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 2018-09-15 2014-03-12

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