When comparing Pocket Informant vs Microsoft Outlook, the Slant community recommends Pocket Informant for most people. In the question“What are the best calendar apps for iPhone?” Pocket Informant is ranked 8th while Microsoft Outlook is ranked 11th.
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Pro Getting Things Done (GTD) integration
Pro Manages much more than events
Pocket informant manages notes, tasks, and calendar info.
Pro Integrates with Apple calendar & iCloud
Pro Displays weather
Temperature and other weather conditions are displayed each day.
Pro Projects & checklists
Pro Syncs across all devices
InformantSync ensures that your calendar / tasks / notes / etc. are all synced.
Pro Advanced filtering system
Events can be tagged, sorted by location, priority, or context.
You can use it as a basic organizer or a complex project tool.
Pro Great organizer
Almost everything is provided, from calendar to todo,'s as well as managing lists, all of which is organized via Pocket and syncs perfectly thru all devices.
Pro Time zones and trips
Handles time zones automatically considering declared trips.
Pro Easy and great looking Calendar to work with
Adding events and making them visible between other events is easy. Streamlining your multiple events is implemented very well in this app.
Pro Configurable views
Pro Seven Day side-by-side view puts the next 7 days in an easy to use format
It makes is extremely easy to view and provides great functionality for updates or creating new events.
Pro Calendar printing
Pocket Informant supports printing, meaning that a calendar can be printed after being loaded with information.
Pro Helps prioritize email
The app will automatically attempt to figure out which emails are important to you and surface those. The priority emails will show up in your inbox in a tab called Focused, with other emails in a tab called Other. It aims to separate spam and promotional emails from the important emails.
Pro Integrates with cloud storage services
Microsoft Outlook comes with built-in cloud storage browser allowing you to attach files directly from services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive or OneDrive to emails and directly open attached files without the need for the main cloud storage app.
Pro Good built-in calendar
The calendar includes agenda, day and three-day views.
Pro Quick swipe features
Microsoft Outlook comes with quick swipe features where users can quickly swipe the thread either from left (to schedule) or right (to delete or archive). Additionally, users can also customize the swipe actions to, for example, set swipe from left to archive or swipe from right to delete.
Pro Excellent notifications center calendar widget
Pro Good built-in contacts
In addition to showing contact information, the People section of Outlook can show all conversations you've had with a person. Moreover, if you're looking for someone that's not in your contact's list, but is in your company's or school's directory, Outlook can pull that information through integration with Global Address List (GAL).
Pro Integrates with Microsoft services
Con Bit complicated for everyone
It is a feature oriented app for the people who love its multiple functions, but those that don't may find it complicated to use.
Con Restricted free version
The free version has many restrictions. The full version costs $14.99.
Con Doesn't follow security guidelines
The app stores user information and credentials on outside servers which is a violation of ActiveSync password requirement policies. These security concerns have been enough of an issue that European Parliament has banned its members from using the app out of fear that it might lead to leaking sensitive information.