OmniFocus vs Outlook - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: OmniFocus vs Outlook

 

OmniFocus

vs Outlook

Company The Omni Group microsoft
Company name The Omni Group microsoft
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
Description Full-featured task manager for Mac and iPhone. Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free).
Home page OmniFocus Outlook
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Details
Platform Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later, or iPhone 3G
Version 3.3.6
released: 2019-09-19
2010
released: 2010-10-26
Release date 2019-09-19 2010-10-26
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 14 day trial Free 60 day trial
(or get it free w/hosted Exchange)
A paid version is available
Full price low $19.99 $75
Full price high $79.95 $349
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) Exchange Server (direct); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via ActiveSync)
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
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. The classic email, calendar, contacts, and tasks manager used by corporations worldwide. Use with Exchange Server to automatically sync data to mobile devices.
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 does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2019-09-29 2015-11-22

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