ActionOutline vs ClearContext - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: ActionOutline vs ClearContext

 

ActionOutline

vs ClearContext

Company Green Parrots Software ClearContext Corporation
Company name Green Parrots Software ClearContext Corporation
Rating ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline)
  • auto prioritization
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
Description Virtual filing system. Could also manage to-do and project lists. Outlook plugin organizes and manages tasks, automatically suggesting folders for emails.
Home page ActionOutline ClearContext
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Outlook 2007-2013 with Exchange, and POP3/SMTP or Exchange Active Sync (EAS)
Version 3.4
released: 2011-09-07
released: 2019-09-05
Release date 2011-09-07 2019-09-05
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $39.95 $89.95
Full price high $79.95 $89.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Outlook
Sync methods Direct Database Update
Mobile access Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support None 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
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.clearcontext.com/pro
Screenshots URL www.clearcontext.com/pro
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. Keeps messages organized by automatically suggesting the right folders to file messages and entire conversations with a single click. Also provides projects and upcoming tasks/appointments summary and supports an automatic email-to-task or appointment functionality.
Category dimensions 1 0
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 3
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
Collaboration and team support
  • ActionOutline does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Automatically reports completion status or progress
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • ClearContext does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2015-08-23 2020-05-22

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