Org-Mode vs Outlook - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Org-Mode vs Outlook

 

Org-Mode

vs Outlook

Company Bastien Guerry microsoft
Company name Bastien Guerry microsoft
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • export
  • api
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
Description An Emacs mode for notes and project planning. Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free).
Home page Org-Mode 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 Emacs
Version 7.8.11
released: 2012-05-25
2010
released: 2010-10-26
Release date 2012-05-25 2010-10-26
Type Open Source Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 60 day trial
(or get it free w/hosted Exchange)
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $75
Full price high $349
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iCalendar, LaTeX (export) Exchange Server (direct); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via ActiveSync)
Sync methods Export Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support None 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 orgmode.org/org.html
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API
Short details 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 1 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 3
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Org-Mode 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 2012-07-08 2015-11-22

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