Outlook for Mac vs EfficientPIM - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook for Mac vs EfficientPIM

 

Outlook for Mac

vs EfficientPIM

Company Microsoft Corporation Efficient Software
Company name Microsoft Corporation Efficient Software
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
Description Microsoft Office 2011 Suite for Mac. Tasks, contacts, notes, password manager, diary, events, and calendar all in one.
Home page Outlook for Mac EfficientPIM
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Intel Mac running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or higher
Version 14.0.2
released: 2010-12-13
3.62
released: 2014-04-26
Release date 2010-12-13 2014-04-26
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $149.99 $23.97
Full price high $279.99 $23.97
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iCal, .Mac, Exchange Server (auto sync)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Import
Export
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
None
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
Calendar integration Projects can be copied to the calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL
Screenshots URL www.efficientsoftware.net/pim/screenshots.htm
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details EffecientPIM does tasks, calendar, contacts, and notes.

EfficientPIM supports a vanilla GTD system, though people using more automated time management systems (such as TRO) may feel hampered by limited features--such no saved task views.
Category dimensions 1 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 5
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.
  • EfficientPIM does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-02-16 2016-02-13

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