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Efficcess

$39.95
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 10 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.21 build 520
  • Total Downloads:
    5,316
  • Date Added:
    May 17, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    20.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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A while back, a Personal Information Manager, or "PIM," was a handheld gadget that did what cell phones and BlackBerrys now do better. PIMs live on in the form of their software, which refined and combined the daily diary, planner, Rolodex, address book, and other wads of paper that once shackled busy people to cluttered desks, thus helping spark the transformation of the workplace. For busy people, they are essential, period. EfficientPIM is simply one of the best we've seen.

It's organized around a familiar and attention-getting subject: today. Tabs manage your calendar, contacts, events, tasks, diary, and notes. The Calendar tab has an especially useful feature: you can view today's entries highlighted in relation to the work week, week, month, year, or customizable time grids, showing you at a glance everything from how long until so-and-so's birthday to your whole life, organized.

You can also customize the layout and look of EfficientPIM, such as adding buttons or changing the color and style. There's a password option and a search feature, naturally, and extensive multilanguage support. The fully functional trial version is free to use for 30 days, after which it is $39.95 to buy, which is way cheaper than hiring a personal assistant. It uninstalls just as efficiently as it does everything else, should you find yourself able to give it up, which may mean you're either an organizational whiz or a lost cause! For the rest of us, resistance is futile: EfficientPIM is just the easy-to-use, all-in-one solution for bringing order to chaos.

 
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1 stars

"Don't buy this product"

November 12, 2015  |  By Maharabe

2015-11-12 11:28:57  |  By Maharabe

 |  Version: EfficientPIM 3.53 Build 350

Pros

Good program, OKAY.

Cons

When the current upgrade expires, the only way you can sign into the program is to hunt down & enter the original Registration Code. You won't be able to sign in without your original code, unless you pay for an extension to "Lifetime" upgrades at $32.00, US

Summary

Annoying program unless you buy & keep current with the Upgrade Package

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5 stars

"I DON'T KNOW THAT TO SAY. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT!"

November 12, 2013  |  By JKTSA

2013-11-12 00:34:10  |  By JKTSA

 |  Version: EfficientPIM 3.53 Build 350

Pros

I MET ONE PROBLEM ONCE, IT IS ABOUT THE INTERFACE. I COULD NOT SEE MY NAVIGATION PANEL. I HAD NO IDEA, AND I TRIED TO SEND THEM AN EMAIL. AFTER SHORT TIME, I GOT THEIR EMAIL.THEY HELPED ME SOLVED IT.THEY ARE NICE PERSON

Cons

EXPECT THE ANDROID VERSION

Summary

IF IT IS THE FIRST TIME TO USE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE,EFFICIENTPIM IS A GOOD CHOICE.

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5 stars

"It is easy-to-use, amzing!"

November 10, 2013  |  By Yong926

2013-11-10 21:42:34  |  By Yong926

 |  Version: EfficientPIM 3.53 Build 350

Pros

It is good designed. It can manage my contact, time and diary together. I like it very much.

Cons

Not found at present. But I hope this software can be used on my phone soon.

Summary

It is very helpful and useful. If you want to be well-organized and make full use of you time, you can have a try.

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5 stars

"very useful"

November 05, 2013  |  By allylt9

2013-11-05 17:23:43  |  By allylt9

 |  Version: EfficientPIM 3.53 Build 350

Pros

i love it!!!

Cons

nothing i found.

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5 stars

"It looks nice and helps me a lot!"

November 05, 2013  |  By lovehebe

2013-11-05 00:28:56  |  By lovehebe

 |  Version: EfficientPIM 3.53 Build 350

Pros

I downloaded it just now. It is easy-to-use and can record my contacts' information, manage my time, write note and diaries. It is really mutifunctional!

Cons

I did not find any at present. It works well.

Summary

I like it!

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1 stars

"Do NOT Buy - You will have to buy again two years later"

July 20, 2013  |  By kiatona

2013-07-20 11:50:08  |  By kiatona

 |  Version: EfficientPIM 3.53 Build 344

Pros

It has tasks, events, and contact section

Cons

It is difficult to navigate when scrolling.

Summary

I tried it for free and it suited my purpose so I "bought" the software. When I upgraded the first time I had the most difficult time and had to email the company to get the problem corrected. The second time I upgraded, after installation I was told I would have to pay to renew. I contacted the company again by email and was told that you can only upgrade for two years after the purchase. I asked how I could go back to the previous version because I didn't want to pay for the upgrade and they told me I cannot.
Free to try. Price to buy is a lie. If you buy something it is yours to keep. With EfficientPIM when you buy it is only yours for two years and then you have to buy again. Therefore you never buy it you only lease it.
Now I have lost all of my contacts that I had in EfficientPIM because I refuse to pay to renew it.
I do not recommend buying this software at all.

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1 stars

"Nice looking and that's about all."

October 08, 2012  |  By 7leagues

2012-10-08 10:08:00  |  By 7leagues

 |  Version: EfficientPIM 3.10 Build 325

Pros

Looks similar to Outlook.
Has a handy calendar view.
Interface is attractively designed.

Cons

Costs $39.95 which includes up to 2 years of free updates. After that there's a $24.95 bi-annual renewal fee.

It cannot send email reminders and it won't perform tasks such as backing up, opening programs, programmed log-off, restart or shutdown. It can't open web pages. Can't perform FTP transfers. Can't send birthday greetings. Can't speak alarms or entries (useful for the hard of hearing).

Granted it has a password manager and agenda but I can't help but see those as superfluous to the task of a PIM. It tries to be a jack of all trades but even at that it misses the mark by a long shot.

English is not the author's native tongue and, as with so many software programs written by non English speaking people, the web site and instructions have been poorly written making them difficult to understand. When will they learn that if they wish to attract English speakers they need to get their materials professionally translated?

Summary

I find it very strange that CNET have not put Kirby Alarm Pro in their list of Contact Management software. With well over 97,000 downloads from this site alone and 732 positive reviews (4.5 stars) it should be at the top of the list. Even more perplexing is the fact that they are still offering v4.45 which was superseded 2 years ago (current version is 5.01).

Kirby Alarm Pro does everything that Efficient PIM doesn't. At a price of $24.95 to include lifetime updates and support, it doesn't take much convincing to know which is the best buy. Kirby Alarm Pro's only downside is that its interface is very basic as in it is entirely devoid of color or design. Its tray icon isn't very attractive either but neither of these detract from its stunning features and performance. It can even be run as a service if desired!

Once you have tried Kirby Alarm Pro you will find it indispensable. It just does so much and is amazingly easy to use. If the author would update the interface he would have the best PIM out there by miles! See the reviews at http://download.cnet.com/kirby-alarm-pro/3000-2084_4-10250874.html

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1 stars

"BLANK CALENDAR. ALL APPOINTMENTS LOST."

August 16, 2012  |  By incurablegeek

2012-08-16 18:39:33  |  By incurablegeek

 |  Version: EfficientPIM 3.10 Build 322

Pros

It is a PIM.

Cons

After spending 3 solid days entering all my contacts and appointments, I opened the program again after closing it and saw only a BLANK CALENDAR! All my settings were lost. All my appointments were lost. Gone Forever.

Note: I am very, very meticulous about backup. Interesting fact is that both my default C drive file and my backup file on another partition were LOST.

I can afford the lost money I wasted on this product. But I cannot afford all the lost time!

Summary

CNET should actually USE this program for awhile BEFORE RATING it "Spectacular". As a result of this spurious Rave Review, I no longer trust CNET.

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3 stars

"Happy with program, unhappy with support"

December 15, 2011  |  By kbTheViking

2011-12-15 02:10:14  |  By kbTheViking

 |  Version: EfficientPIM Pro 3.0 Build 316

Pros

Pretty open en user friendly

Cons

In case of difficulties you're on your own.

Summary

Happily used the program until version 3. After version 3 i'm no longer able to export my upgraded appointments. Got three differenet versions from support including a debugging version. Support finally gave up and was unable to help as i was "the only" one with the problem. Only way of moving along was to retype everything, which i'm doing now. In Google Calendar.

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5 stars

"Excellent program with most of the options..."

October 13, 2010  |  By melmitts707--2008

2010-10-13 02:28:54  |  By melmitts707--2008

 |  Version: EfficientPIM 2.96 Build 237

Pros

Most of the common features and stability. No notable bugs, very stable

Cons

You can't print a monthly calendar it "calendar format", only a "list" view.

Summary

I have been using the program (Registered version) for a while and am very impressed with its capabilities and stability. It has handled all my needs without problems. The calendar printing is somewhat limited. I worked around this with a script to do a screen capture-convert to grayscale-print. Again, very stable, reasonably priced, and lots of key features. Check it out...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.21 build 520
Version 5.21 build 520: 1. Auto-spelling check function is workable now. 2. Pictures can be displayed correctly when users copy content directly from website to Notes, Diary and Comments. 3. Printing function enhancements. 4. It is faster to "Search Devices" in sync page. 5. It reduces the possibility of synchronization failures in unstable network. 6. There will be a progress bar when operating many records at one time, such as delete records, set Tasks/Events labels, set Tasks progress, etc. 7. "Related Contacts" is shown out directly in the task editing window. 8. Software will automatically detect the current date and time and refresh the interface though it runs consecutive days without exit. 9. Perfect the "Justify" function in Notes, Diary and Comments.
General
Publisher Efficient Software
Publisher web site http://www.efficientsoftware.net/
Release Date May 15, 2016
Date Added May 17, 2016
Version 5.21 build 520
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.11MB
File Name Efficcess-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,316
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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