Outlook vs Achieve Planner - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook vs Achieve Planner

 

Outlook

vs Achieve Planner

Company microsoft Effexis Software
Company name microsoft Effexis Software
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
  • auto prioritization
  • unlimited contexts
  • time categorization
  • reminders
  • projects (hierachy)
  • 3 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • import/export
  • email (copy, link, autoprocess)
Description Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free). To-Do list with hierarchical tasks and an integrated calendar.
Home page Outlook Achieve Planner
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Details
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Platform Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Requires .NET Framework 1.1
Version 2010
released: 2010-10-26
2.5
released: 2013-06-04
Release date 2010-10-26 2013-06-04
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 60 day trial
(or get it free w/hosted Exchange)
Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $75 $79.94
Full price high $349 $99.94
Made specifically for GTD 0 1
Syncs with Exchange Server (direct); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via ActiveSync) Outlook (manual import/export); Google Calendar
Sync methods Automatic Sync Import
Export
Manual Sync
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
Copy to Task
Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Categories Unlimited contexts Unlimited contexts
Time boxing No time boxing support Supports time boxing
Number of date fields
Has reminders
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂
Project support Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration Projects can be copied to the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.effexis.com/achieve/feature-comparison.htm
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. Achieve Planner is a practical Windows time management software system that helps you get organized, get focused and get more done in less time. Lets you capture, organize and manage all your projects and tasks in one central place. Achieve Planner also allows you to align your time, effort and energy with your highest priorities so you can focus on what really matters most, without worrying about missing an important deadline.

Achieve Planner also lets you import all your existing data from Outlook and keep it in sync.
Category dimensions 1 4
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 4
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • 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.
  • Achieve Planner does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2015-11-22 2020-05-22

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