Outlook for Mac vs Life Balance - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook for Mac vs Life Balance


Outlook for Mac

vs Life Balance

Company Microsoft Corporation Llamagraphics, Inc
Company name Microsoft Corporation Llamagraphics, Inc
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • auto prioritization
  • projects (hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
Description Microsoft Office 2011 Suite for Mac. A smart organizer that manages tasks, projects, and life areas.
Home page Outlook for Mac Life Balance
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Intel Mac running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or higher
Version 14.0.2
released: 2010-12-13
5.7.16 (Windows)
released: 2012-07-23
Release date 2010-12-13 2012-07-23
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 $39.95
Full price high $279.99 $79.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iCal, .Mac, Exchange Server (auto sync) Palm, desktop versions, other computers running Life Balance (manual sync)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Manual Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
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 Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration Projects can be copied to the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.llamagraphics.com/LB/windows/index.php
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.
  • Life Balance does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-02-16 2016-04-11

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