Zoot vs Evernote - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Zoot vs Evernote

 

Zoot

vs Evernote

Company zoot Evernote Corporation
Company name zoot Evernote Corporation
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy, multiple)
  • 5 dates
  • linked appts
  • import
  • email (copy, link, autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field)
  • export
  • email (notifications)
  • api
Description PIM for collecting, processing, and prioritizing within contexts and timeframes. Multi-platform information manager with tagging and search.
Home page Zoot Evernote
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Mac OS X 10.5, or Windows XP or Vista, or WinMobile 5/6, or iPhone 3G (native), or iPhone or iTouch (Web)
Version 5.3.05
released: 2009-07-01
released: 2018-02-10
Release date 2009-07-01 2018-02-10
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes 45 day trial Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $99 $45
Full price high $99 $45
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Outlook (manual sync); Word DOC, HTML, RTF, PDF, Power Point, Excel, Web Archive MHT (manual import) Online or other desktop Evernote installs for same user (manual sync); Handheld to online or desktop (export sync); Formatted HTML (export); XML (import/export)
Sync methods Import
Manual Sync
Export
Manual Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
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 Tasks can be assigned to multiple projects, but projects cannot be assigned to other projects Supports simple projects
Calendar integration Tasks can be linked to the calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL www.zootsoftware.com/ftp/HTML/index.html www.evernote.com/about/learn_more
Screenshots URL www.zootsoftware.com/Screenshot.htm
GTD setup notes Zoot templates for GTD-like systems are available online (Google search: zoot gtd template). Notebooks can be used as project names or general classes of tasks. Notes can be edited even after screen capture, allowing collection of future steps. Searches can be saved in Win verion.
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details Zoot is a powerful, highly flexible program that provides 2-3 hours of tutorials to learn its full functionality. Categories may be Multiple, Non-nested (implimented through categories), OR Multiple, nested (implemented through smart folder hierarchy). Priacta Coach's Review
Evernote is a great application for making your important documents available anywhere, any time. For people who travel, collaborate with a team, work from multiple offices, or who are seeking a paperless office, Evernote is a great system for storing and accessing resource information.

On the downside, Evernote is less useful as a task list. Evernote is a virtual filing cabinet, and Evernote as a virtual task list works about the same as a regular filing cabinet. The chief danger is that you will lose your tasks somewhere in the midst of all your files and notes.

The best way to use Evernote is as a repository for information. Keep your tasks in a true task manager, and when you have a task that requires resource information in Evernote, attach a link to the task. (Every document in Evernote can be linked to.)
Category dimensions 1 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Zoot does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
Date last reviewed 2018-09-15 2018-09-09

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