Outlook for Mac vs ActionOutline - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook for Mac vs ActionOutline

 

Outlook for Mac

vs ActionOutline

Company Microsoft Corporation Green Parrots Software
Company name Microsoft Corporation Green Parrots Software
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • projects (inline)
Description Microsoft Office 2011 Suite for Mac. Virtual filing system. Could also manage to-do and project lists.
Home page Outlook for Mac ActionOutline
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Intel Mac running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or higher
Version 14.0.2
released: 2010-12-13
3.4
released: 2011-09-07
Release date 2010-12-13 2011-09-07
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $149.99 $39.95
Full price high $279.99 $79.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iCal, .Mac, Exchange Server (auto sync)
Sync methods Automatic Sync
Mobile access Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
None
Categories Unlimited contexts No context support
Time boxing No time boxing support No time boxing support
Number of date fields 𐄂
Has reminders 𐄂
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂 𐄂
Project support Supports a single level of subtasks
Calendar integration Projects can be copied to the calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes Use folders for your GTD "context."
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Free-form outlines organized by virtual file folders. This application does allow you to create GTD-style task lists using the folders, but power users will feel the lack of sorting and filtering options.
Category dimensions 1 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • Outlook for Mac does not support teams or collaboration.
  • ActionOutline does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-02-16 2015-08-23

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