When comparing TickTick vs Nirvanahq, the Slant community recommends Nirvanahq for most people. In the question“What are the best GTD apps?” Nirvanahq is ranked 3rd while TickTick is ranked 4th.
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Pro Create checklist for a task
On each task you can choose between a text description or a checklist.
It’s accessible on the web, via a Chrome extension, on Android (phone/tablet, with widgets), and on iOS.
Pro Flexible recurring tasks
Recurring tasks are simple to set, and can be created according to custom rules.
Pro Lightweight app
TickTick is resource-light, which is great if you run multiple programs or are using an older device.
Pro Clean UI
TickTick takes a minimalistic approach in order to keep things simple.
Pro Easy to add tasks
Just start typing to add a task.
Pro Free task tagging
Tags are a native feature; up to five tags can be applied to each task.
Pro Has a calendar view
Pro version of the software allows tasks to be laid out in an easy to overview calendar view.
Pro Customizeable Android widget
You can change the opacity, themes, lists, and cosmetic features of the widget.
Pro Google Calendar integration
You can integrate TickTick with Google Calendar.
Pro Supports #hashtags (labels)
Just click a hashtag to filter your labeled tasks.
Pro Can set duration of a task
You can set starting and ending date and time for tasks.
Pro Location reminder
Remind you of a task when you reach specific location.
Pro Advanced sorting options
Tasks can be sorted by dragging and dropping them in the list.
Pro Multiple reminders
You can add up to five reminders for different time to a single task.
Pro Follows Android design guidelines
The mobile Android app of TickTick follows the Android design guidelines for a familiar interface.
Pro Share task lists for collaboration
You can share a list through an email or a shareable link.
Pro Set list color
You can set a different color for each list.
Pro Great support to recurring tasks
Easy to set recurring tasks and a lot of possibilities to do that.
Pro Smart date parsing
You can type "buy milk tomorrow 5pm" it will turn into a task as "buy milk" and reminder set as tomorrow 5pm automatically.
Pro Description and checklist all together
Paid users can add description and checklist into a single task all together.
Pro Multiple reminders
Supports up to 5 reminders per task.
Pro Keyboard shortcuts
TickTick supports keyboard shortcuts that makes it easier to work with.
Pro Custom themes for pro users
Paid users can enjoy pro themes.
Pro Smart List
Allows you to set custom filters, making it easier to find tasks.
Pro Recover from trash
Easy to see and recover tasks from trash if you deleted them by accident.
Pro Print tasks
Easy to print any task you want to.
Pro Siri integration
You can add tasks via Siri.
Pro Folder with concluded tasks
Easy to see all concluded tasks by date of conclusion.
Pro Support team is great
Support team responds quickly.
Pro Integration with calendars by URL
Shows your events on other calendars (like Outlook) in your task list.
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 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 Use start dates
A vital functionality in a GTD app.
Pro Allows adding items via email
Pro Can email focus list
The app can send you the most important items for the day in an email.
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 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 No native integrations with IFTTT or Zapier
The app doesn't feature native integration with these services, but you can use this functionality by fiddling with the custom email address that is provided by TickTick.
Con Abo model is too expensive.
Con unable to sync with gtasks, only imports
Con Free version is limited
TickTick's free version is limited to 19 task lists, 1 attachment per day, and 1 collaborator.
Con Translation to Portuguese is not professional
For Portuguese speakers, the Portuguese translation seems very amateurish.
Con No search of non-latin languages in web
The web version has no ability to search non-latin languages (e.g. Russian, Greek).
Con Interface is not clear
It has too much information, causing some confusion sometimes.
Con Intelligent date and time entries don't work everywhere
In some apps, you can type "call Ben tomorrow at noon" and the date and time fields will be automatically populated with "tomorrow" and "noon". TickTick has recently implemented this feature, but it doesn't work flawlessly via the webapp or via a widget. The functionality does work good within the Android app, however.
Con No native desktop applications yet
Currently the only way to access the app on a desktop machine is via a webapp.
Con Does not integrate with other apps or services
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.