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Feature-by feature tabular comparison of collaboration and task-management solutions

From the CompaReview series, here is a feature-by feature tabular comparison of collaboration and task-management solutions.

Including many useful features, like:

  • Login via google account
  • Real-time sync
  • Real-time latency
  • Show other user’s position
  • Show other user’s text selection
  • Show other user’s text cursor position
  • Show other user’s editing character-by-character
  • Show element’s author
  • Show element’s creation date
  • Show element’s last modification date
  • Show element’s history
  • Android client
  • Rich-text comments
  • Apply rich-text attributes accross nodes
  • WYSIWYG Rich-text editor
  • CSS / styles
  • Tags in text
  • Tags assigned to whole nodes
  • Threaded (tree) comments
  • Notify new messages
  • Go to next unread
  • Expand/colllapse elements
  • Reference another user in text
  • Enter into sub-tree
  • Instant edit in a given location, without a need to press a button
  • List bullets are objects with user-visible metadata
  • Rich-text
  • Keyboard operation
  • Keyboard operation: arrow movement
  • Gadgets
  • No extraneous rows/columns
  • Quickly add row/node
  • Natural text editing
  • Global undo
  • Edits saved automatically, no need to confirm
  • Quickly reorder nodes
  • Estimate task durations
  • Sub-tasks
  • Read offline
  • Edit offline
  • Distributed sync (p2p)

Products included in the comparison: closing down?

Today I received the following e-mail:


Dear Catch user,
Catch has made the difficult decision to take the company in a different direction. As such, we will be terminating service next month. We value our users and have greatly enjoyed providing Catch to you and millions of others over the last several years.

Catch will no longer be available after August 30, 2013. We apologize for the disruption this may cause to you. We’ve created an export tool to help you keep your notes and transition to another service. Please follow these directions to download your data before that date. Afterwards, you will no longer be able to access your notes on the web and our mobile apps, Catch Notes and AK Notepad, will no longer sync content across devices or allow collaboration. Click here for help and information about other note taking apps.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at We apologize if we are not able to respond to all emails.

Thank you again for your support,
The Catch Team

What could be the reasons and what “new direction” could it be?