Outlook vs Nirvana - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook vs Nirvana

 

Outlook

vs Nirvana

Company microsoft Nirvanahq, Inc.
Company name microsoft Nirvanahq, Inc.
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
Description Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free). Advanced personal TRO and GTD in a simple, sleek, and easy-to-use web interface.
Home page Outlook Nirvana
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
Requires
Version 2010
released: 2010-10-26
released: 2016-02-17
Release date 2010-10-26 2016-02-17
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 60 day trial
(or get it free w/hosted Exchange)
Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $75 $39
Full price high $349 $39
Made specifically for GTD 0 1
Syncs with Exchange Server (direct); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via ActiveSync)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Export
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
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 Supports simple projects
Calendar integration Projects can be copied to the calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL www.nirvanahq.com/tour
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. Nirvana has evolved into an excellent personal GTD and GTD solution, worth looking at.

Particularly nice is its ability to pause or schedule projects (and all tasks within them) and designate project steps as sequential or simultaneous. You can also star tasks to create an instant "must do today" list as taught in TRO Online training.
Category dimensions 1 1
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.
  • Nirvana does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2015-11-22 2016-05-01

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