Personal organizer for appointments, to-do lists, notes, contacts and passwords, featuring a calendar, encryption, task prioritization and color-coding, data export and sync
What’s new in EssentialPIM 9.9:
- All Inboxes feature in Mail
- Paste as Quotation option in Mail for selected and copied text
- Enable line numbers in Notes
- See total and free space for IMAP mail accounts (right click on an account name and choose Properties)
EssentialPIM is a feature-rich notetaking utility that enables you to keep all important information into a single and secure place on the computer, whether we’re talking about todo lists, notes, contacts, emails, passwords, or anything else. Plus, it’s free to use.
Setting up this tool is a fast and simple task that doesn’t need special input. Once finished, you are welcomed by a professional-looking interface with a neatly organized structure, where there are several samples displayed to give you a better idea of how the application works.
Create appointments, todo lists, and notes
For each new entry you can fill in as many details as possible. For example, when it comes to appointments, you can specify the location, start and end time, duration, whether it’s exclusive or not, priority, completion status, category, notes, reminders, and repeat mode. Most of these attributes apply to todo lists too.
As far as notes are concerned, EssentialPIM puts standard text formatting options at your disposal, allowing you to insert pictures, hyperlinks, tables, symbols and horizontal lines, among others.
Manage contacts and passwords, export and synchronize data
It’s possible to build and manage an address book for contacts by indicating personal and business information as well as by attaching any pictures or notes. Furthermore, you can write passwords to wireless network connections, email accounts, Windows logon or anything else, and preserve them in a safe place.
As previously mentioned, the software tool lets you password-protect the database to restrict other users’ access. Moreover, it lets you consult a color-coded calendar to easily track down notes and events, synchronize data with Microsoft Outlook to swiftly view emails and send new messages, export information to various profiles (e.g. HTML, iCal, TXT, DOCX, RTF) or synchronize it with Android, iPhone or iPad , and so on.
Overall, a resourceful and intuitive organizer
The program worked smoothly in our tests, without triggering the OS to hang, crash or pop up error messages. It had a good response time and minimal impact on system performance, using low CPU and RAM.
Taking into account its wide range of options and configuration settings that are also simple to comprehend, EssentialPIM should meet the requirements of most users looking for a free and versatile personal organizer.
For additional features, you can check out the professional edition of the tool, which is not free, called EssentialPIM Pro.