Outlook vs EfficientPIM - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook vs EfficientPIM

 

Outlook

vs EfficientPIM

Company microsoft Efficient Software
Company name microsoft Efficient Software
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 2 dates
  • import/export
Description Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free). Tasks, contacts, notes, password manager, diary, events, and calendar all in one.
Home page Outlook EfficientPIM
Tro training TRO Online Training available icon

TRO training available

Details
No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Windows XP, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires
Version 2010
released: 2010-10-26
3.62
released: 2014-04-26
Release date 2010-10-26 2014-04-26
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 $23.97
Full price high $349 $23.97
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Exchange Server (direct); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via ActiveSync)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Import
Export
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
None
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 No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL
Screenshots URL www.efficientsoftware.net/pim/screenshots.htm
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. EffecientPIM does tasks, calendar, contacts, and notes.

EfficientPIM supports a vanilla GTD system, though people using more automated time management systems (such as TRO) may feel hampered by limited features--such no saved task views.
Category dimensions 1 3
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 5
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.
  • EfficientPIM does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2015-11-22 2016-02-13

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