Gmail Tasks vs ActiveInbox - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Gmail Tasks vs ActiveInbox

 

Gmail Tasks

vs ActiveInbox

Company Google The Inbox Foundry
Company name Google The Inbox Foundry
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • email (link)
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
Description A bare-bones task list in Gmail. GMail Firefox addon that manages emails as tasks.
Home page Gmail Tasks ActiveInbox
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Firefox 2.0 or later, GMail account (free), Chrome
Version released: 2010-10-26 released: 2019-09-16
Release date 2010-10-26 2019-09-16
Type Freeware Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low
Full price high $24.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 1
Syncs with Gmail (direct integration); other computers (settings sync, Pro only)
Sync methods Direct Database Update
Mobile access Web Access
Email-to-task support Link to Task Manage an email as a Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Categories Single context only 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 Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes Use lists as GTD contexts. Can display/edit tasks alongside
Google Calendar.
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Create lists of items, set due dates, notes, and add Gmail messages directly to Tasks.
Category dimensions 1 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Gmail Tasks does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • ActiveInbox does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2010-11-10 2019-10-27

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