Outlook for Mac vs Pocket Informant - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook for Mac vs Pocket Informant

 

Outlook for Mac

vs Pocket Informant

Company Microsoft Corporation Web Information Solutions, Inc.
Company name Microsoft Corporation Web Information Solutions, Inc.
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • unlimited contexts
  • time categorization
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
Description Microsoft Office 2011 Suite for Mac. Personal daily manager for Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Blackberry.
Home page Outlook for Mac Pocket Informant
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Intel Mac running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or higher Windows Mobile 5 or 6; BlackBerry OS 4.2+ including Bold, Storm, Tour; iPhone OS 3.0+)
Version 14.0.2
released: 2010-12-13
released: 2015-11-13
Release date 2010-12-13 2015-11-13
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial Free 15 day trial or Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $149.99 $12.99
Full price high $279.99 $29.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iCal, .Mac, Exchange Server (auto sync) WM: Outlook (via ActiveSync); Exchange Server (via Exchange ActiveSync); Franklin Covey PPO 5.0 (via PPO sync conduit). BB: BB PIM (auto or manual). iPhone: GCal, Toodledo, Outlook (with $5 WebIS Desktop Sync). Android: Toodledo, Exchange Server.
Sync methods Automatic Sync Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
Manage an email as a Task
Categories Unlimited contexts Unlimited contexts
Time boxing No time boxing support Supports time boxing
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 linked to the calendar
Features URL pocketinformant.com/products_info.php?p_id=pocketinformant&tab_id=features
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 26
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 2
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.
  • Pocket Informant does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-02-16 2016-01-03

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