When comparing Pocket Informant vs Nirvanahq, the Slant community recommends Nirvanahq for most people. In the question“What are the best GTD apps?” Nirvanahq is ranked 4th while Pocket Informant is ranked 18th.
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Pro Integrates with Apple calendar & iCloud
Pro Getting Things Done (GTD) integration
Pro Manages much more than events
Pocket informant manages notes, tasks, and calendar info.
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 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 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 Solid project management
Pro Allows setting how much effort a task will take
You can set how long a task will take and how much effort will it ask of you on a scale of 1 to 3.
Pro Allows adding items via email
Pro Use start dates
A vital functionality in a GTD app.
Pro Beautiful interface
Clean, intuitive user interaction. The design is very thoughtful. Somehow it makes Things feel clunky, despite obvious similarities of all GTD platforms.
Pro Allows to add postponed tasks
You can postpone a task. It helps not to clutter task lists up until you really need them.
Pro Can email focus list
The app can send you the most important items for the day in an email.
Pro Beautiful interface
Clean, intuitive interface — both desktop and mobile. Lots of intelligent design thinking behind this. Somehow makes other GTD apps like Things feel clunky, despite similarities.
Pro Native support for Areas of Responsibility
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 Does not integrate with other apps or services
Con No native desktop applications yet
Currently the only way to access the app on a desktop machine is via a webapp.
Con No way to work with teams
This is a one-person solution, there is absolutely no ability to share projects with others.
Con No way to add sub-projects
Con No bulk (copy/paste) feature
Con Limited features in the free version
Free version limited to 5 projects, 3 reference lists and 2 areas.
Con No attachments
Can't add any attachments to the tasks - no photos, no pdfs.
Con No way to color-code projects
Con No recur upon completion option
If you have a daily recurring task, it will recur every day regardless if it's been completed the prior day.