Outlook for Mac vs OmniFocus - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook for Mac vs OmniFocus

 

Outlook for Mac

vs OmniFocus

Company Microsoft Corporation The Omni Group
Company name Microsoft Corporation The Omni Group
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
Description Microsoft Office 2011 Suite for Mac. Full-featured task manager for Mac and iPhone.
Home page Outlook for Mac OmniFocus
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Intel Mac running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or higher Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later, or iPhone 3G
Version 14.0.2
released: 2010-12-13
3.3.6
released: 2019-09-19
Release date 2010-12-13 2019-09-19
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial Free 14 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $149.99 $19.99
Full price high $279.99 $79.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iCal, .Mac, Exchange Server (auto sync) iCal (auto sync); multiple OmniFocus Mac or iPhone DBs (manual, MobileMe, Bonjour, iDisk, WebDAV); TaskPaper, TXT, HTML CSV (manual export)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to 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 www.omnigroup.com/products/omnifocus/features
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details A professional task list featuring contexts and projects with different filtering and sorting options.
Category dimensions 1 2
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.
  • OmniFocus does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-02-16 2019-09-29

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