Outlook vs Focus - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook vs Focus

 

Outlook

vs Focus

Company microsoft Christian Staudenmeyer
Company name microsoft Christian Staudenmeyer
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
  • 1 date
Description Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free). A fast and intuitive visual task list plus mindmap.
Home page Outlook Focus
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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 XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires .NET framework 3.5
Version 2010
released: 2010-10-26
1.0
released: 2011-03-22
Release date 2010-10-26 2011-03-22
Type Commercial Freeware
Has free version
Free version notes Free 60 day trial
(or get it free w/hosted Exchange)
Full Version
A paid version is available 𐄂
Full price low $75
Full price high $349
Made specifically for GTD 0
Syncs with Exchange Server (direct); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via ActiveSync)
Sync methods Automatic Sync
Mobile access
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
None
Categories Unlimited contexts Single context only
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
GTD setup notes Your "lists" will be areas in your visual task space.
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. Focus is simple, fast, and light. Install and start focusing in two minutes.
Category dimensions 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 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.
  • Focus does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2015-11-22 2011-05-13

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