ActiveInbox vs Focus - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: ActiveInbox vs Focus

 

ActiveInbox

vs Focus

Company The Inbox Foundry Christian Staudenmeyer
Company name The Inbox Foundry Christian Staudenmeyer
Rating ★★★☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
  • 1 date
Description GMail Firefox addon that manages emails as tasks. A fast and intuitive visual task list plus mindmap.
Home page ActiveInbox Focus
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Firefox 2.0 or later, GMail account (free), Chrome .NET framework 3.5
Version released: 2019-09-16 1.0
released: 2011-03-22
Release date 2019-09-16 2011-03-22
Type Commercial Freeware
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version Full Version
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low
Full price high $24.95
Made specifically for GTD 1
Syncs with Gmail (direct integration); other computers (settings sync, Pro only)
Sync methods Direct Database Update
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Manage an email as a Task
Emails are automatically tasks
None
Categories Unlimited contexts 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 No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes Your "lists" will be areas in your visual task space.
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Focus is simple, fast, and light. Install and start focusing in two minutes.
Category dimensions 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • ActiveInbox does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Focus does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2019-10-27 2011-05-13

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