Outlook for Mac vs Focus - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook for Mac vs Focus

 

Outlook for Mac

vs Focus

Company Microsoft Corporation Christian Staudenmeyer
Company name Microsoft Corporation Christian Staudenmeyer
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • 1 date
Description Microsoft Office 2011 Suite for Mac. A fast and intuitive visual task list plus mindmap.
Home page Outlook for Mac Focus
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Intel Mac running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or higher .NET framework 3.5
Version 14.0.2
released: 2010-12-13
1.0
released: 2011-03-22
Release date 2010-12-13 2011-03-22
Type Commercial Freeware
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial Full Version
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $149.99
Full price high $279.99
Made specifically for GTD 0
Syncs with iCal, .Mac, Exchange Server (auto sync)
Sync methods Automatic Sync
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
None
Categories Unlimited contexts Single context only
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 Your "lists" will be areas in your visual task space.
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Focus is simple, fast, and light. Install and start focusing in two minutes.
Category dimensions 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 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.
  • Focus does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-02-16 2011-05-13

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