ActionOutline vs ActiveInbox - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: ActionOutline vs ActiveInbox

 

ActionOutline

vs ActiveInbox

Company Green Parrots Software The Inbox Foundry
Company name Green Parrots Software The Inbox Foundry
Rating ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline)
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
Description Virtual filing system. Could also manage to-do and project lists. GMail Firefox addon that manages emails as tasks.
Home page ActionOutline ActiveInbox
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Firefox 2.0 or later, GMail account (free), Chrome
Version 3.4
released: 2011-09-07
released: 2019-09-16
Release date 2011-09-07 2019-09-16
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $39.95
Full price high $79.95 $24.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 1
Syncs with Gmail (direct integration); other computers (settings sync, Pro only)
Sync methods Direct Database Update
Mobile access Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support None Manage an email as a Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Categories No context support Unlimited contexts
Time boxing No time boxing support No time boxing support
Number of date fields 𐄂
Has reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂 𐄂
Project support Projects can be nested within other projects
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 Use folders for your GTD "context."
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details 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 0 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • ActionOutline does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • ActiveInbox does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2015-08-23 2019-10-27

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