Pocket Informant vs Outlook - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Pocket Informant vs Outlook

 

Pocket Informant

vs Outlook

Company Web Information Solutions, Inc. microsoft
Company name Web Information Solutions, Inc. microsoft
Rating ★★★★☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • time categorization
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (manage)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline)
  • 3 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
  • api
Description Personal daily manager for Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Blackberry. Email client and PIM from Microsoft (get it free).
Home page Pocket Informant Outlook
Tro training No TRO training available. TRO Online Training available icon

TRO training available

Details
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 released: 2019-11-04 2010
released: 2010-10-26
Release date 2019-11-04 2010-10-26
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial or Free feature-limited version Free 60 day trial
(or get it free w/hosted Exchange)
A paid version is available
Full price low $12.99 $75
Full price high $29.95 $349
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with 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. Exchange Server (direct); WinMobile and Pocket PC PDAs (via ActiveSync)
Sync methods Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support Manage an email as a Task Copy to Task
Link to Task
Categories Unlimited contexts Unlimited contexts
Time boxing Supports time boxing No time boxing support
Number of date fields
Has reminders
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂 𐄂
Project support Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be linked to the calendar Projects can be copied 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 26 3
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 2 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Pocket Informant does not support teams or collaboration.
  • 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.
Date last reviewed 2019-11-10 2015-11-22

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