OmniFocus vs Gmail Tasks - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: OmniFocus vs Gmail Tasks

 

OmniFocus

vs Gmail Tasks

Company The Omni Group Google
Company name The Omni Group Google
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • email (link)
Description Full-featured task manager for Mac and iPhone. A bare-bones task list in Gmail.
Home page OmniFocus Gmail Tasks
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later, or iPhone 3G
Version 3.3.6
released: 2019-09-19
released: 2010-10-26
Release date 2019-09-19 2010-10-26
Type Commercial Freeware
Has free version
Free version notes Free 14 day trial
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $19.99
Full price high $79.95
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)
Sync methods Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile App
Web Access
Email-to-task support Emails are automatically tasks Link to 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 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 Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.omnigroup.com/products/omnifocus/features
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes Use lists as GTD contexts. Can display/edit tasks alongside
Google Calendar.
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details A professional task list featuring contexts and projects with different filtering and sorting options. Create lists of items, set due dates, notes, and add Gmail messages directly to Tasks.
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
  • Gmail Tasks does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2019-09-29 2010-11-10

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