ActionOutline vs Gmail Tasks - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: ActionOutline vs Gmail Tasks

 

ActionOutline

vs Gmail Tasks

Company Green Parrots Software Google
Company name Green Parrots Software Google
Rating ☆☆☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline)
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • email (link)
Description Virtual filing system. Could also manage to-do and project lists. A bare-bones task list in Gmail.
Home page ActionOutline Gmail Tasks
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires
Version 3.4
released: 2011-09-07
released: 2010-10-26
Release date 2011-09-07 2010-10-26
Type Commercial Freeware
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $39.95
Full price high $79.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with
Sync methods
Mobile access Thumb Drive Version Web Access
Email-to-task support None Link to Task
Categories No context support Single context only
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 Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes Use folders for your GTD "context." Use lists as GTD contexts. Can display/edit tasks alongside
Google Calendar.
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. Create lists of items, set due dates, notes, and add Gmail messages directly to Tasks.
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
  • Gmail Tasks does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2015-08-23 2010-11-10

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