5pm vs ActionOutline - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: 5pm vs ActionOutline

 

5pm

vs ActionOutline

Company Disarea LLC Green Parrots Software
Company name Disarea LLC Green Parrots Software
Rating ★★★☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link, autoprocess)
  • projects (inline)
Description Web-based project management with timeline and email integration. Virtual filing system. Could also manage to-do and project lists.
Home page 5pm ActionOutline
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Flash 8 plugin (optional)
Version released: 2019-10-17 3.4
released: 2011-09-07
Release date 2019-10-17 2011-09-07
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 14 day trial Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $168 $39.95
Full price high $2100 $79.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Microsoft OneDrive; CSV (manual export); iCalendar, Google Calendar (auto sync); RSS (feed); Basecamp (import); Email (manual notifications); 5pm for iPhone; 5pm (Google Apps); Excel (Manual Import); Google Drive; Dropbox
Sync methods Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile App
Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
None
Categories Unlimited contexts No context support
Time boxing No time boxing support No time boxing support
Number of date fields 𐄂
Has reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂 𐄂
Project support Supports a single level of subtasks
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes Contexts are awkwardly supported through Task Team User profiles (define and select contexts in addition to people). Use folders for your GTD "context."
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Easy-to-use interface allows filtering by groups, project, date ranges, as well as switching between daily, weekly and monthly views. Creation or editing of projects, tasks, and messages can be made with a single email. Now with free apps for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry Bold, and WebOS. Free-form outlines organized by virtual file folders. This application does allow you to create GTD-style task lists using the folders, but power users will feel the lack of sorting and filtering options.
Category dimensions 1 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 4 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • 5pm does not support teams or collaboration.
  • ActionOutline does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2019-10-27 2015-08-23

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