ActiveInbox vs Zoot - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: ActiveInbox vs Zoot

 

ActiveInbox

vs Zoot

Company The Inbox Foundry zoot
Company name The Inbox Foundry zoot
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy, multiple)
  • 5 dates
  • linked appts
  • import
  • email (copy, link, autoprocess)
Description GMail Firefox addon that manages emails as tasks. PIM for collecting, processing, and prioritizing within contexts and timeframes.
Home page ActiveInbox Zoot
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Firefox 2.0 or later, GMail account (free), Chrome
Version released: 2019-09-16 5.3.05
released: 2009-07-01
Release date 2019-09-16 2009-07-01
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version 45 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $99
Full price high $24.95 $99
Made specifically for GTD 1 0
Syncs with Gmail (direct integration); other computers (settings sync, Pro only) Outlook (manual sync); Word DOC, HTML, RTF, PDF, Power Point, Excel, Web Archive MHT (manual import)
Sync methods Direct Database Update Import
Manual Sync
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Manage an email as a Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Copy to Task
Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
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 Tasks can be assigned to multiple projects, but projects cannot be assigned to other projects
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar Tasks can be linked to the calendar
Features URL www.zootsoftware.com/ftp/HTML/index.html
Screenshots URL www.zootsoftware.com/Screenshot.htm
GTD setup notes Zoot templates for GTD-like systems are available online (Google search: zoot gtd template).
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Zoot is a powerful, highly flexible program that provides 2-3 hours of tutorials to learn its full functionality. Categories may be Multiple, Non-nested (implimented through categories), OR Multiple, nested (implemented through smart folder hierarchy).
Category dimensions 1 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.
  • Zoot does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2019-10-27 2018-09-15

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