Gmail Tasks vs Outlook - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Gmail Tasks vs Outlook

 

Gmail Tasks

vs Outlook

Company Google microsoft
Company name Google microsoft
Rating ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • email (link)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
Description A bare-bones task list in Gmail. Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free).
Home page Gmail Tasks 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
Version released: 2010-10-26 2010
released: 2010-10-26
Release date 2010-10-26 2010-10-26
Type Freeware Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 60 day trial
(or get it free w/hosted Exchange)
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $75
Full price high $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 Web Access
Email-to-task support Link to Task Copy to Task
Link to Task
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
Calendar integration Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar Projects can be copied to the 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. 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
  • Gmail Tasks 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 2010-11-10 2015-11-22

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