Outlook for Mac vs TouchDown - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook for Mac vs TouchDown

 

Outlook for Mac

vs TouchDown

Company Microsoft Corporation NitroDesk Inc.
Company name Microsoft Corporation NitroDesk Inc.
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
Description Microsoft Office 2011 Suite for Mac. Mobile application that allows access to email, contacts, calendar, and tasks.
Home page Outlook for Mac TouchDown
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Intel Mac running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or higher Android 1.5 or above, Outlook 2003/2007 running on windows XP or above, PC must have .Net Framework 2.0
Version 14.0.2
released: 2010-12-13
6.1.0007
released: 2010-06-30
Release date 2010-12-13 2010-06-30
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial Free feature-limited version and a Free 5 day trial version (fully functional)
A paid version is available
Full price low $149.99 $19.99
Full price high $279.99 $19.99
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iCal, .Mac, Exchange Server (auto sync) Google (contacts), Outlook
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 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 Tasks can be linked to the calendar
Features URL www.nitrodesk.com/dk_touchdownFeatures.aspx
Screenshots URL www.nitrodesk.com/screenshots.aspx
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Android application with a comprehensive coverage of Exchange features such as categorization of events, tasks and contacts, as well as setting and clearing Out Of Office messages.
Category dimensions 1 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 4
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.
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • TouchDown does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2011-02-16 2010-09-30

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