OmniFocus vs Evernote - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: OmniFocus vs Evernote

 

OmniFocus

vs Evernote

Company The Omni Group Evernote Corporation
Company name The Omni Group Evernote Corporation
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field)
  • export
  • email (notifications)
  • api
Description Full-featured task manager for Mac and iPhone. Multi-platform information manager with tagging and search.
Home page OmniFocus Evernote
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later, or iPhone 3G Mac OS X 10.5, or Windows XP or Vista, or WinMobile 5/6, or iPhone 3G (native), or iPhone or iTouch (Web)
Version 3.3.6
released: 2019-09-19
released: 2018-02-10
Release date 2019-09-19 2018-02-10
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 $45
Full price high $79.95 $45
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iCal (auto sync); multiple OmniFocus Mac or iPhone DBs (manual, MobileMe, Bonjour, iDisk, WebDAV); TaskPaper, TXT, HTML CSV (manual export) Online or other desktop Evernote installs for same user (manual sync); Handheld to online or desktop (export sync); Formatted HTML (export); XML (import/export)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Export
Manual Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile App
Web Access
Email-to-task support Emails are automatically tasks Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
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 Supports simple 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 www.evernote.com/about/learn_more
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes Notebooks can be used as project names or general classes of tasks. Notes can be edited even after screen capture, allowing collection of future steps. Searches can be saved in Win verion.
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details A professional task list featuring contexts and projects with different filtering and sorting options. Priacta Coach's Review
Evernote is a great application for making your important documents available anywhere, any time. For people who travel, collaborate with a team, work from multiple offices, or who are seeking a paperless office, Evernote is a great system for storing and accessing resource information.

On the downside, Evernote is less useful as a task list. Evernote is a virtual filing cabinet, and Evernote as a virtual task list works about the same as a regular filing cabinet. The chief danger is that you will lose your tasks somewhere in the midst of all your files and notes.

The best way to use Evernote is as a repository for information. Keep your tasks in a true task manager, and when you have a task that requires resource information in Evernote, attach a link to the task. (Every document in Evernote can be linked to.)
Category dimensions 2 2
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.
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
Date last reviewed 2019-09-29 2018-09-09

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