When comparing Nirvana vs Dynalist, the Slant community recommends Dynalist for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform to do list apps?” Dynalist is ranked 32nd while Nirvana is ranked 54th.
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Pro Streamlined for Getting Things Done
Designed specifically for the Getting Things Done methodology as created by David Allen.
Pro Useful history of actions
Nirvana offers a chronological look at completed tasks that is good for reporting and improving future estimations. That said, it could be improved by incorporating a true journal view rather than a simple list broken up by week.
Pro One of only few faithful implementation of GTD approach
The Nirvana approach is one of the few that successfully encapsulates the spirit of Getting Things Done.
Pro Clean layout
It has a very simple, understated design.
Pro Ability to create documents and organize by folder, and search by title
Pro Unlimited notes
Which is perfect for personal knowledgebase.
Pro Search and link to other notes
Pro Bullet hierarchy with zoom
Able to zoom in in bullet points, collapse bullets, move bulleted information, etc.
Pro Create custom user styles
Anyone can create a custom style and share them with the community, which can be found here.
Pro Inline images
Pro Printable shared lists
Con No native OS X & Windows apps
There are currently no native apps for Windows or OS X, although the company has claimed to be working on them.
Con The Pro service tier still does not have common features
Common features such as notifications and sharing between applications aren't available, even in the Pro-tier. Its only native integration with other applications is adding tasks via a specialized email address generated for your account.