Outlook vs Pocket Informant - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Outlook vs Pocket Informant

 

Outlook

vs Pocket Informant

Company microsoft Web Information Solutions, Inc.
Company name microsoft Web Information Solutions, Inc.
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
  • unlimited contexts
  • time categorization
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
Description Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free). Personal daily manager for Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Blackberry.
Home page Outlook Pocket Informant
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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 Windows Mobile 5 or 6; BlackBerry OS 4.2+ including Bold, Storm, Tour; iPhone OS 3.0+)
Version 2010
released: 2010-10-26
released: 2019-11-04
Release date 2010-10-26 2019-11-04
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 60 day trial
(or get it free w/hosted Exchange)
Free 15 day trial or Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $75 $12.99
Full price high $349 $29.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Exchange Server (direct); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via ActiveSync) WM: Outlook (via ActiveSync); Exchange Server (via Exchange ActiveSync); Franklin Covey PPO 5.0 (via PPO sync conduit). BB: BB PIM (auto or manual). iPhone: GCal, Toodledo, Outlook (with $5 WebIS Desktop Sync). Android: Toodledo, Exchange Server.
Sync methods Automatic Sync Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
Manage an email as a Task
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 linked to the calendar
Features URL pocketinformant.com/products_info.php?p_id=pocketinformant&tab_id=features
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.
Category dimensions 1 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 3 26
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 2
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.
  • Pocket Informant does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2015-11-22 2019-11-10

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