CNET Editors' review
Are your calendars, to-do lists, and databases disorganized? Corral all of your schedules and lists with All-in-1 Personal Information Manager.
All-in-1 Personal Information Manager (A-PIM) is based around a calendar that shows the day and month and task lists for each day at a glance. A-PIM has other handy tools, such as a contact manager, and sections where you can create databases of your CD, DVD, and book collections. You can create sticky notes, agendas, and journal entries, and you can manage your expenses with A-PIM's Money section. A-PIM will even keep a list of your favorite URLs in hyperlink format, and you can access them directly from A-PIM, too. Viewing all the information A-PIM manages at once is a bit overwhelming. Luckily, you can customize the interface and select which toolbars to show. You can choose how the program displays your information: calendar view, tree view, or table view. The Find Records tab allows you to search the program for specific entries, which is a nice feature. The Print tab exports information to Wordpad. You can import CSV files into A-PIM, or you can export the program's information as a CSV file for use in another database program.
A-PIM has a Help file with exhaustive information about the program's functions as well as tips on hot keys and other tricks. This is a 30-day trial version of the software. A-PIM is a handy application for busy people who need to keep track of their important information on their computers.
From Bruno Cancellieri:
All-in-1 Personal Information Manager is an ergonomic personal organizer useful for managing any kind of personal information such as tasks, events, contacts, notes, file links, Web links, and executable key scripts. All the information is contained in one or more password-protected Microsoft Access 2000 databases (however, you don't need to install Access 2000). The information is divided into up to 44 customizable collections (usage domains) and an unlimited number of categories.
All-in-1 Personal Information Manager can display stored information not only as a grid or list, but also as a calendar, a tree map, and a tag map, complete with auto-tiling, drag and drop, and various ways to find the information stored in the database.
Version 4.0.35 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
What's new in this version: Now compatible with Vista
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Version: All-in-1 Personal Information Manager (A-PIM) 4.0.35
Looks like it can do many things but, to be honest, I didn't give it a fair trial.
No menu system - just a row of 24 tiny icons
When software this complex and potentially useful is written with no traditional menu system, it makes me wonder what the developer must have been thinking. As much as I would have liked to explore the program's capabilities, I don't want to learn a new program - even just to try out - by having to hover the mouse over each of 24 tiny icons just to find out what clicking each one does. That's what menu systems are for, aren't they? If the next version adds one, I'd love to try it out, especially at this price.