OmniFocus vs ActiveInbox - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: OmniFocus vs ActiveInbox

 

OmniFocus

vs ActiveInbox

Company The Omni Group The Inbox Foundry
Company name The Omni Group The Inbox Foundry
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
Description Full-featured task manager for Mac and iPhone. GMail Firefox addon that manages emails as tasks.
Home page OmniFocus ActiveInbox
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later, or iPhone 3G Firefox 2.0 or later, GMail account (free), Chrome
Version 3.3.6
released: 2019-09-19
released: 2019-09-16
Release date 2019-09-19 2019-09-16
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 14 day trial Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $19.99
Full price high $79.95 $24.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 1
Syncs with iCal (auto sync); multiple OmniFocus Mac or iPhone DBs (manual, MobileMe, Bonjour, iDisk, WebDAV); TaskPaper, TXT, HTML CSV (manual export) Gmail (direct integration); other computers (settings sync, Pro only)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Direct Database Update
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support Emails are automatically tasks Manage an email as a 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 Projects can be nested within other projects Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and 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 2 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • OmniFocus does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • ActiveInbox does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2019-09-29 2019-10-27

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