ActionOutline vs Outlook - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: ActionOutline vs Outlook

 

ActionOutline

vs Outlook

Company Green Parrots Software microsoft
Company name Green Parrots Software microsoft
Rating ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
Description Virtual filing system. Could also manage to-do and project lists. Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free).
Home page ActionOutline Outlook
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Details
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
Version 3.4
released: 2011-09-07
2010
released: 2010-10-26
Release date 2011-09-07 2010-10-26
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Free 60 day trial
(or get it free w/hosted Exchange)
A paid version is available
Full price low $39.95 $75
Full price high $79.95 $349
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Exchange Server (direct); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via ActiveSync)
Sync methods Automatic Sync
Mobile access Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support None Copy to Task
Link to Task
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 Projects can be copied to the 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. The classic email, calendar, contacts, and tasks manager used by corporations worldwide. Use with Exchange Server to automatically sync data to mobile devices.
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.
  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • Outlook does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2015-08-23 2015-11-22

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