Outlook vs ClearContext - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook vs ClearContext

 

Outlook

vs ClearContext

Company microsoft ClearContext Corporation
Company name microsoft ClearContext Corporation
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
  • auto prioritization
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
Description Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free). Outlook plugin organizes and manages tasks, automatically suggesting folders for emails.
Home page Outlook ClearContext
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Platform Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Outlook 2007-2013 with Exchange, and POP3/SMTP or Exchange Active Sync (EAS)
Version 2010
released: 2010-10-26
released: 2019-09-05
Release date 2010-10-26 2019-09-05
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 $89.95
Full price high $349 $89.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Exchange Server (direct); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via ActiveSync) Outlook
Sync methods Automatic Sync Direct Database Update
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
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
Calendar integration Projects can be copied to the calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.clearcontext.com/pro
Screenshots URL www.clearcontext.com/pro
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. Keeps messages organized by automatically suggesting the right folders to file messages and entire conversations with a single click. Also provides projects and upcoming tasks/appointments summary and supports an automatic email-to-task or appointment functionality.
Category dimensions 1 0
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 3
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 1
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.
  • Automatically reports completion status or progress
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • ClearContext does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2015-11-22 2020-05-22

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