Basic personal organizer

Keep track of your schedule and contacts with this no-frills program.

Aries Personal Organizer Software is a very basic program that allows users to keep track of their schedule and contacts. Although the program is not particularly sophisticated, it's a nice choice for users who need a simple program of this sort.

The program's interface is plain and somewhat dated-looking, but it's very intuitive. The program's features are organized into tabs for tasks, contacts, dates and events, and notes. Given that the program comes in a weird mint green color, we were happy to see that the color of the interface can be customized. The program's online Help file is well-done, although we had absolutely no need for it; this is one of the most self-explanatory programs we've ever used. The program's features are quite basic, and there really aren't any stand-outs. Users can set tasks and create events on a calendar, both of which can include reminder alerts. The contacts manager allows users to enter contact information and organize contacts into categories. With the notes feature, users can create multiple notes using unformatted text; these can also be organized by category. And that's pretty much it. This is a decidedly unsophisticated program, and users who are used to having a lot of bells and whistles will find it quite lacking. Users who only need basic features, and especially novice computer users, may find that this program meets their needs.

Information from the program's publisher states that the trial version has limited functionality, but we can't tell what the limitations are. The program installs desktop icons without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users seeking a basic organizer.

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