Outlook for Mac vs ActiveInbox - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook for Mac vs ActiveInbox

 

Outlook for Mac

vs ActiveInbox

Company Microsoft Corporation The Inbox Foundry
Company name Microsoft Corporation The Inbox Foundry
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
Description Microsoft Office 2011 Suite for Mac. GMail Firefox addon that manages emails as tasks.
Home page Outlook for Mac ActiveInbox
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Intel Mac running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or higher Firefox 2.0 or later, GMail account (free), Chrome
Version 14.0.2
released: 2010-12-13
released: 2017-03-02
Release date 2010-12-13 2017-03-02
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
Full price high $279.99 $24.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 1
Syncs with iCal, .Mac, Exchange Server (auto sync) Gmail (direct integration); other computers (settings sync, Pro only)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Direct Database Update
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
Manage an email as a 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 Supports a single level of subtasks Projects can be nested within other projects
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
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details
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.
  • 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 2011-02-16 2017-04-28

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