EssentialPIM Pro

EssentialPIM Pro

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.03
  • Total Downloads:
    5,270
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    15.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.03
Version 6.03:
  • Added: Ability to reorder Address subfields in Contacts
  • Improved: Synchronization performance with CalDAV and CardDAV servers
  • Improved: Sync with Google services
  • Improved: Support of all Contact fields in CardDAV sync
  • Fixed: Access violation error message in Mail module
  • Fixed: Some issues with Toodledo sync
  • Fixed: Show in Calendar feature for To Do items
  • Fixed: Export of Contacts into vCard (*.vcf) files
  • Fixed: Setting up custom statuses for items in Network edition
  • Fixed: All other known minor issues
General
Publisher Astonsoft
Publisher web site http://www.essentialpim.com
Release Date December 17, 2014
Date Added December 17, 2014
Version 6.03
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.48MB
File Name EssentialPIMPro6.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,270
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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