Zoot vs OmniFocus - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: Zoot vs OmniFocus

 

Zoot

vs OmniFocus

Company zoot The Omni Group
Company name zoot The Omni Group
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, hierachy, multiple)
  • 5 dates
  • linked appts
  • import
  • email (copy, link, autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
Description PIM for collecting, processing, and prioritizing within contexts and timeframes. Full-featured task manager for Mac and iPhone.
Home page Zoot OmniFocus
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later, or iPhone 3G
Version 5.3.05
released: 2009-07-01
3.3.6
released: 2019-09-19
Release date 2009-07-01 2019-09-19
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes 45 day trial Free 14 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $99 $19.99
Full price high $99 $79.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Outlook (manual sync); Word DOC, HTML, RTF, PDF, Power Point, Excel, Web Archive MHT (manual import) iCal (auto sync); multiple OmniFocus Mac or iPhone DBs (manual, MobileMe, Bonjour, iDisk, WebDAV); TaskPaper, TXT, HTML CSV (manual export)
Sync methods Import
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support Copy to Task
Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
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 Tasks can be assigned to multiple projects, but projects cannot be assigned to other projects Projects can be nested within other 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.omnigroup.com/products/omnifocus/features
Screenshots URL www.zootsoftware.com/Screenshot.htm
GTD setup notes Zoot templates for GTD-like systems are available online (Google search: zoot gtd template).
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). A professional task list featuring contexts and projects with different filtering and sorting options.
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.
  • OmniFocus does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2018-09-15 2019-09-29

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