ActionOutline vs Organizer for Outlook 2007+ - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: ActionOutline vs Organizer for Outlook 2007+

 

ActionOutline

vs Organizer for Outlook 2007+

Company Green Parrots Software Ceptara Corp.
Company name Green Parrots Software Ceptara Corp.
Rating ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline)
  • reminders
  • projects (field)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
Description Virtual filing system. Could also manage to-do and project lists. An Outlook add-in designed to shift focus from messages to tasks and projects.
Home page ActionOutline Organizer for Outlook 2007+
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows XP, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Outlook 2007 and Up
Version 3.4
released: 2011-09-07
3.5.1007
released: 2011-09-12
Release date 2011-09-07 2011-09-12
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version 𐄂
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Free 45 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $39.95 $49.95
Full price high $79.95 $50
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with
Sync methods Automatic Sync
Mobile access Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support None Manage an email as a 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 Supports simple projects
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.ceptara.com/products/organizer
Screenshots URL www.ceptara.com/products/organizer/screenshots
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. Defines projects and focuses which are saved as Outlook categories. Organizer for Outlook 2007+ adds a new folder view ("My Organizer") and "Organizer Task Pane" for simpler weekly and daily planning, as well as help for managing projects and task requests via graphical and mind-mapping.
Category dimensions 1 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 3
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • ActionOutline does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Automatically reports completion status or progress
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
Date last reviewed 2015-08-23 2016-05-01

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