When comparing Pocket Informant vs Facilethings, the Slant community recommends Facilethings for most people. In the question“What are the best GTD apps?” Facilethings is ranked 2nd while Pocket Informant is ranked 20th.
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Pro Manages much more than events
Pocket informant manages notes, tasks, and calendar info.
Pro Integrates with Apple calendar & iCloud
Pro Great organizer
Almost everything is provided, from calendar to todo,'s as well as managing lists, all of which is organized via Pocket and syncs perfectly thru all devices.
Pro Getting Things Done (GTD) integration
Pro Projects & checklists
Pro Syncs across all devices
InformantSync ensures that your calendar / tasks / notes / etc. are all synced.
Pro Displays weather
Temperature and other weather conditions are displayed each day.
Pro Easy and great looking Calendar to work with
Adding events and making them visible between other events is easy. Streamlining your multiple events is implemented very well in this app.
Pro Configurable views
Pro Advanced filtering system
Events can be tagged, sorted by location, priority, or context.
You can use it as a basic organizer or a complex project tool.
Pro Seven Day side-by-side view puts the next 7 days in an easy to use format
It makes is extremely easy to view and provides great functionality for updates or creating new events.
Pro Time zones and trips
Handles time zones automatically considering declared trips.
Pro Calendar printing
Pocket Informant supports printing, meaning that a calendar can be printed after being loaded with information.
Pro Helps the weekly review process
Pro Horizons of Focus
FacileThings integrates GTD's Horizons of Focus.
Pro Allows adding items via email
Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to add a new item to the Inbox.
Pro Support of a "start" date and a "expected" date
This is a very outstanding feature for a gtd App.
Pro Allows attachments in emails
You can collect stuff in the FacileThings Inbox by sending an email with attachments to the email@example.com address.
Pro Full Integration and Syncing with Evernote
All notes are automatically synced.
Capture things in Evernote and the notes will appear in the FacileThings inbox.
Reference Material in Evernote will appear in Facile Things.
Pro Integrates with a bunch of third-party tools
Facilethings can integrate with Evernote, Twitter, Dropbox and Google calendar.
Con Bit complicated for everyone
It is a feature oriented app for the people who love its multiple functions, but those that don't may find it complicated to use.
Con Restricted free version
The free version has many restrictions. The full version costs $14.99.
Con Android app
The Android app is not always reliable and doesn't have all of the features of the desktop app.
Con Rather slow
The web app has some performance issues. It feels too unresponsive at times.
Con A lot of clicking
Little inline editing or keyboard shortcuts.