EssentialPIM Pro

EssentialPIM Pro

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 12 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.82
File Size:
14.17MB
Date Added:
July 02, 2014
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
5,150
Downloads Last Week:
7
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

EssentialPIM Pro is a powerful personal information manager that provides all the functionality of Outlook in an intuitive, attractive layout.

EssentialPIM Pro's interface is fairly self-explanatory and, like many similar programs, organizes its features in tabs along the side. The fonts and color scheme are pleasant and integrate well with newer versions of Windows. Each module of the program offers a degree of customization without going overboard, allowing users to tweak the program's appearance to suit their preferences. Users who have experience with any sort of calendar or personal organizer should find the program easy to use, but a built-in Help file provides comprehensive and well-written instructions if needed. The program contains all the expected features, including a schedule, to-do list, e-mail client, and more. The task function is especially versatile; we liked the variety of priority levels, the customizable, color-coded categories, and the fact that tasks could be designated partially complete. We also liked that the program's database of information can be shared among multiple users and that to-do list items can be assigned to others, making this program a great choice for workplace use. EssentialPIM Pro can also be synced with Google, Outlook, Palm, and Windows Mobile, allowing it to fit right in with other platforms.

EssentialPIM Pro has a 30-day trial, which should be ample time for users to try it out. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to those seeking a comprehensive way to manage their schedule, e-mail, and more.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great piece of PIM software"

    August 30, 2013   |   By cdupont

    Version: EssentialPIM Pro 5.56

    Pros

    Very much like the attractive layout,and the toolbar on the left with the small icons which makes it super easy to quickly navigate to the different parts of the software. Also, the way in which you can differentiate different tasks with different colors, and the hierarchy and priority levels you can use are a nice touch. For example, i use different colors for different types of tasks, for example one color for "home" tasks, one for "work" tasks, .. and so on... This immediately gives me a clear picture when i look at the list of all my tasks, this has been given much thought clearly. What I also like very much is the way in which you can make notes in a tree like structure, and in its turn every branch of the "tree" can have different "leafs" or tabs if you want. Once you start, you will very quickly get the hang of it, no doubt.

    Cons

    The program still hasd some minor bugs here and there. For example, one of the times i opened the software, all my tasks had been rearranged, although this only happened once so far. Still, it shouldn't happen. And one of my events in the agenda didn't work properly as i had defined it, will al the other events worked fine. But once i deleted and recreated the event, it worked fine. So some minor bugs still need to be fixed.

    Summary

    If you're looking for a good PIM software with an attractive layout, and intuitive interface, EssentialPIM might be what you're looking for.

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  • 4 stars

    "Upgrades are not free for life"

    November 24, 2011   |   By Christine91941

    Version: EssentialPIM Pro 4.5

    Pros

    Great program

    Cons

    I just received an email asking if I wanted to pay for lifetime upgrades. The PRO version does not come with free upgrades past 1 year unless you pay for the lifetime upgrades.

    Summary

    Looking for another program.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use and Free"

    July 02, 2011   |   By kidrahs

    Version: EssentialPIM Pro 4.22

    Pros

    Lots of ways to see your schedules. One day, one week, one month or even one year at a time. You can also customize how many days you want to see after or before. Easy to use, don't cause the system to lag or crush. Has lots of idioms. It's free.

    Cons

    Sometimes the search don't work very well.

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  • 4 stars

    "Colorful, wonderful, helpful"

    June 23, 2011   |   By murphyhouse130

    Version: EssentialPIM Pro 4.22

    Pros

    Everything

    Cons

    Just one--I can't share.

    Summary

    Buy it.

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  • 2 stars

    "Not a thoroughly tested product"

    January 05, 2011   |   By scottgsmith62

    Version: EssentialPIM Pro 4.01

    Pros

    Everything is included in this program - if email worked correctly, it would be a great app.

    Cons

    Consistently receives errors about email line length being exceeded

    Summary

    I really like the layout of the program, as well as the all inclusive scope of what the application was designed to do. However, upon using the email with this application, I kept receiving errors related to "line length exceeded", when retrieving email from my POP3 account. It would retrieve some emails, and then receive an error and stop pulling other email in. Subsequent pulls would not stop with the same error.
    I spoke to the company about this issue, and they were very nice folks, and they wanted to work with me to find out what the issue was. They wanted me to create a sub email account so that we could work to find out what the issue was. While I appreciate their willingness to help, I do not have the time to help them completely test their product and remove the bugs; this should have been done before it got to the end user. I have a job of my own, and it does not include testing software and removing bugs... I simply do not have the time for that.
    Based on my experience, this software does not operate as it should have, so I am only giving it two stars.

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  • 2 stars

    "Good but needs a critical fix."

    October 06, 2010   |   By sqwish--2008

    Version: EssentialPIM Pro 3.74

    Pros

    Great application for managing your personal information etc. I use to daily as a knowledge base.

    Cons

    DO NOT EXPECT THE APPLICATION TO RUN SMOOTHLY ONCE YOUR DATABASE GETS ABOVE APPROXIMATELY 300MB. YES, ONLY 300MB. THIS WAS REPORTED TO THEM ALREADY, THEY DON'T SEEM TO CARE

    Summary

    Good for most people who don't care to create multiple databases to store various bits of information or have just bits of information they want to hold on to. Again, not to exceed 300MB.

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  • 5 stars

    "A super value for someone the needs a no-frills PIM"

    December 31, 2009   |   By J. Baggett

    Version: EssentialPIM Pro 3.2

    Pros

    Very complete PIM system that included everything needed to track your personal or small business information. Can't comment about the mail program since I don't use it.

    Cons

    Limited formating for text and appointments. Updates are sometimes buggy and often require corrections.

    Summary

    This is an excellent "OUtlook" type PIM and you can't beat the price. The only difference between the free and pro version is the whistles and bells. I recommend it to all my friends and fellow volunteers. Easy learning curve if you have used a PIM before.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great program"

    July 12, 2009   |   By sonnymc

    Version: EssentialPIM Pro 3.04

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    use everyday and has always worked great, worth every penny.

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  • 4 stars

    "it is a nice useful tool"

    October 09, 2008   |   By vethalam

    Version: EssentialPIM Pro 2.51

    Pros

    it is working at the opening of windows so we can remember the day's event's well

    Cons

    advanced utilities is paid one

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  • 1 stars

    "Comeplete Garbage"

    May 06, 2008   |   By SurrealZX

    Version: EssentialPIM Pro 2.51

    Pros

    None

    Cons

    1. My tasks kept disappearing for no reason.

    2. When you search in it it misses some searches many times.

    3. Every 3 or 4 days and sometimes when you don't click the yes button every day you'll get an update nag screen when you start windows, and there is absolutely no way to get rid of it.

    4. It has options for syncing with outlook but it doesn't sync all, just a few contacts and tasks. Later i found out they sell another app just for accurate syncing with outlook. And it has pretty much tried to copy outlook design, but failed badly.

    If you want a secure, free and awesome PIM, get Sunbird, its constantly improving, just look at their other product Firefox.

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