Daisho

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 20 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.5.4
File Size:
79.88MB
Date Added:
May 02, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
73,868
Downloads Last Week:
17
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Daisho provides you with a datebook you can access anytime from any computer. This highly detailed calendar and organizational system has an impressive collection of options for busy people, however it is somewhat time-intensive to master.

Users who are familiar with Microsoft's Outlook program will find many of Daisho's features familiar. Traditional options that make choreographing daily life easier are here, such as setting up meetings, reminding users about important phone calls, e-mailing meeting reminders, and managing a contact list.

This free 30-day trial also provides some interesting details that many casual users may not find useful, but others may see as essential. Within the Contacts there are places to input where the user met a person and how they are associated, which may prove useful for users with enormous contact lists. Another unique aspect is the Radar, which maps future appointments into a radar screen for quick forecast of which days will be busiest in the near future.

While Daisho provides a great deal of services, it may take getting used to. The main navigation screen is cluttered and confusing, making practically nothing intuitive. Luckily, the Help menu has an incredibly detailed guide. Another issue is its promised compatibility with USB sticks, allowing it to transfer from computer-to-computer. We did not attempt this option, but had difficulty finding options to perform the task or information about how to do it when searching Help.

Although it may take a large chunk of the 30-day trial to figure out Daisho's many options, users willing to put in the time might find it to be the comprehensive organizational system they need.

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  • 5 stars

    "good 'n usefull"

    March 03, 2012   |   By risialp

    Version: Daisho 4.3

    Pros

    I dont know what i.m supposed to write here cause i'm french and the Pros, I dont know what it is

    Cons

    same thing, like I just said in the last case

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  • 2 stars

    "After testing for hours I settled on using Open Project"

    September 25, 2011   |   By zanetti2000

    Version: Daisho 4.3

    Pros

    It was free so I tried it.

    Cons

    gantt charts were lacking

    Summary

    I settle on using (free) Open Project instead.

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  • 1 stars

    "Lost my data after software update"

    July 05, 2011   |   By lynnceline

    Version: Daisho 4.3

    Pros

    This seemed like a nice, simple way to track the projects I was working on. I was loving it an telling my co-workers how great it was! Then, I installed a software update and lost all my data. I am very annoyed.

    Cons

    After being prompted to install a software update, all my project tracking data was lost. Very, very annoyed with this product.

    Summary

    I loved this product until it lost all my data after installing a software update. I was using the free version - maybe that's why. There was no warning presented to the user informing that this would occur. Horribly annoyed by this. I have now lost time as I am trying to remember everything that I was tracking with this piece of #@!@ tool.

    I will not be upgrading to the paid version.

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  • 1 stars

    "Terrible Not Free Trial will not run unless you PAY. !!"

    May 12, 2011   |   By wobomagonda

    Version: DAISHO 4.2.2

    Pros

    Nada None Unless you believe the cNet editors review and I am beginning to lose faith in those guys.

    Cons

    Persistent offer no change that to Demand to upgrade to the Paid $ Version

    Summary

    the remaning question is this 5 Thumbs Down or 10 Thumbs Down. The prohibition agains profanity limits the true description of this piece of, well certainly not software as described by the publisher or cNet editor.!

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good PIM"

    April 13, 2011   |   By Allexx2011

    Version: DAISHO 4.1.5

    Pros

    My data from MS-Outlook and Skype was perfectly imported. So I could continue my work with Daisho without any loss.

    Cons

    I missed a team function.

    Summary

    I will stay using Daisho instead of MS Outlook

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  • 5 stars

    "Keep control of your business anytime - anywhere"

    March 25, 2011   |   By huestel

    Version: Daisho 4.1.2

    Pros

    Very intuitive way to handle your projects. Portable, so you always can take your projects and contacts with you - no unsecure cloud software. Easy to learn - quite good pricing. The time management is very helpful to improve your working time usage.

    Cons

    Right now I'm missing some kind of team / group functionality in order to improve collaboration.

    Summary

    As a freelancer in terms of software development I've been looking for the right tool in order to manage my projects. I've been using Outlook quite a while - but somehow it always doesn't fit. So someday I found DAISHO and since then it became my favourite tool for my business. Since I'm a lot out of office at my customers I wanted to have a portable solution. I know that there are several cloud solutions out there, but for me I don't want to give out the project's and customer's data to someone else, I mean this is the value of my business. The best thing is the contact radar which helps me not to lose my relations. The time management helps me through the week in order to make the best out of my working time.

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  • 3 stars

    "Great software, one big flaw"

    November 05, 2010   |   By kdtax

    Version: Daisho 3.0.3

    Pros

    Functionality, dashboard set-up, easy enough to navigate.

    Cons

    If you decide that you want to/have to change e-mail platforms (i.e. to Outlook or Mozilla) down the road, there is no way to convert the Daisho data into something that another platform can read.

    Summary

    I think Daisho could be a great product but there are 3 major drawbacks:

    1. E-mail plaform issue. You cannot "get at" your data separated out from the actual program...so essentially all that data, unless stored outside of Daisho, would be lost.
    2. Support: Only available during European time zone hours...an issue for those of us in the US. If you have a problem that must be dealt with immediately outside of those hours, you could have some serious downtime.
    3. Small market-share: If you have an issue and need on-site support, there are going to be very few tech guys familiar with the workings of this program...

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  • 5 stars

    "everything I need in one tool - great!"

    July 01, 2010   |   By techguy465

    Version: Daisho 3.0.3

    Pros

    I put Daisho on my USB stick and can use it wherever I am.

    Cons

    PDA sync would be great - I checked with the company: it's already in the works, should be relased this summer (can't wait)

    Summary

    Daisho has very good time management features, far beyond what other calendar tools are offering. I like the integration with contact management and email, so I have everything in one place.

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  • 5 stars

    "Just great!"

    April 28, 2009   |   By itssimplyme

    Version: Daisho 2.7.4

    Pros

    finally I found a sw where I can put all my data in & put it on usb

    Cons

    sometimes a little bit slow

    Summary

    great integration, very nice features; like the new dashboard, especially quick notes

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  • 5 stars

    "the integrated tool I was looking for"

    November 29, 2008   |   By techguy465

    Version: Daisho 2.3.5

    Pros

    all in one place, nicely integrated. INstalled it on USB stick and I was able to use it at client's PCs without a problem

    Cons

    no sync for PDA

    Summary

    as mentioned, the USB capability is a huge plus (I work as freelance consultant).
    I also like the budgetinga nd time management views which helps me keep thze overview between projects

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