ActiveInbox vs Outlook - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: ActiveInbox vs Outlook

 

ActiveInbox

vs Outlook

Company The Inbox Foundry microsoft
Company name The Inbox Foundry microsoft
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
Description GMail Firefox addon that manages emails as tasks. Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free).
Home page ActiveInbox Outlook
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Details
Platform Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Firefox 2.0 or later, GMail account (free), Chrome
Version released: 2019-09-16 2010
released: 2010-10-26
Release date 2019-09-16 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 $75
Full price high $24.95 $349
Made specifically for GTD 1 0
Syncs with Gmail (direct integration); other computers (settings sync, Pro only) Exchange Server (direct); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via ActiveSync)
Sync methods Direct Database Update Automatic Sync
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Manage an email as a Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Copy to Task
Link to Task
Categories Unlimited contexts Unlimited contexts
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 Projects can be copied to the calendar
Features URL
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details 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
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • ActiveInbox 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 2019-10-27 2015-11-22

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