For men and other disorganized types

Organize your personal life with this efficient portable freeware.

Efficient Man's Organizer Free Portable breaks down this way: it's an efficient personal organizer designed for men that's totally portable and totally free. Portability is a key asset in a personal manager since a tool that's chained to your desktop obviously can't keep up with you when you're not at your desk. Efficient Man's Organizer is compact enough to run from a wide range of storage media and portable devices, yet it still offers a full set of features.

We extracted the compressed download of Efficient Man's Organizer and saved it to our portable applications folder. As portable freeware, it runs as soon as you click its program file, with no local installation required. It is indeed an efficient, well-organized tool that is based around Events, Tasks, and a Diary as well as the typical Calendar, Contacts, and Notes entries, all controlled from a navigation sidebar. Clicking any of these entries opened its interface in the main view; adding new entries in each was a simple matter of pressing a button and entering our time, task, and other data and variables in an easy-to-configure pop-up. Tabs let us attach files and notes as well as select intervals for recurring events. The Tasks feature is almost identical to Events and seems to be designed to let the user create his own distinctions based on personal preferences or needs. This program has some nice extras, such as a password generator and the ability to import holidays, diary entries, and other data.

We found Efficient Man's Organizer Free Portable to be a competent, well-designed personal organizer with all the scheduling tools and reminders busy people need to stay organized, with the added advantage of total portability and the decided appeal of freeware. We're not sure what makes it specifically manly, other than the holiday reminder, which some might consider badly needed. To our eyes, it seemed an efficient, businesslike organizational tool suitable for anyone. The app's sun-face logo might actually put some men off a bit, or at least raise quizzical eyebrows, but the tool itself is well worth a look.

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