OmniFocus vs Outlook for Mac - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: OmniFocus vs Outlook for Mac

 

OmniFocus

vs Outlook for Mac

Company The Omni Group Microsoft Corporation
Company name The Omni Group Microsoft Corporation
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
Description Full-featured task manager for Mac and iPhone. Microsoft Office 2011 Suite for Mac.
Home page OmniFocus Outlook for Mac
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later, or iPhone 3G Intel Mac running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or higher
Version 3.3.6
released: 2019-09-19
released: 2018-12-17
Release date 2019-09-19 2018-12-17
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 14 day trial Free 15 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $19.99 $149.99
Full price high $79.95 $279.99
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) iCal, .Mac, Exchange Server (auto sync)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support Emails are automatically tasks Copy to Task
Link to Task
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 a single level of subtasks
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar Projects can be copied to the 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 3
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • OmniFocus does not support teams or collaboration.
  • 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.
Date last reviewed 2019-09-29 2019-10-27

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