EssentialPIM Free 7.21 Pick
FREEWAREFILES EDITOR'S REVIEW
EssentialPIM Free is a professional personal information manager that you can use to store and manage all your important data, including notes, contacts and schedules. The intuitive program is configurable enough to allow you to display only the modules you use.
- Extensive export, import and synchronization options
- Rijndael 256-bit key encryption
- Adjustable contacts storage
- New Print reports for paper organizers
- Search bar in Schedule
- Cloud integrated
- Fully portable
- Reliable and secure
- Interface available in multiple languages
- Global search
- Open source database
- Multi-user database access
- Storing and linking to external attachments
The well-organized user interface gives easy access to EssentialPIM's features. We created a new database in EPIM format from where we created, stored and managed various types of data. Creating the initial database took some time, but subsequent operations ran fast. We could create multiple databases for different things, such as a contact database.
We set different parameters for our to-do lists and appointments, including location, duration, start and end times, category, priority, completion percentage and reminder. The reminder has a snooze feature you can use to postpone it.
The 'New Note' function opened a text editor that let us choose different font attributes like style, color and size. It also allowed us to insert various things, including hyperlinks, tables and pictures. The integrated spell checker helped us to eliminate mistakes when taking notes or typing e-mails. The program allows users to convert their normal notes into sticky ones.
EssentialPIM has flexible import, export and synchronization capabilities. You can push your data either in or out of Exchange Server or Outlook. You may also manage your data on the go using an iPad, iPhone or Android device. The task manager synchronizes with all popular cloud services. The program did not lock our data, and it supports popular data formats that different programs use.
We could also cross-link other items with those in EssentialPIM. For example, we could link our appointments with people we planned to meet and the tasks we needed to do before the meetings. The ability to link to external attachments helps you minimize the size of your database.
The Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm used enabled us to secure our personal information and prevent unauthorized persons from accessing it. We even encrypted data files when using the personal information manager on a USB flash storage device. Governments and different agencies highly regard the Rijndael 256-bit key used.
EssentialPIM Free is a versatile task manager that makes it easy to manage different types of personal information. You can easily import your existing data and export the ones you create to popular formats for use in different applications. While its e-mail capabilities are somewhat limited, please note that this is a personal information manager, not an e-mail client.
Software Product Description
Reviewer: -Fred Kater
Review Date: 2011-11-11
Pros: Fast working, user friendly, very complete
Cons: Maybe for week and monthly planner a better overview and a little more showing of details. Furthermore it's possible to expand the text. More!
Other Thoughts: None