Editors' reviewThis basic PIM application handles its main job but isn't as powerful as some competitors. Though Time Manager 7 Basic uses the visual metaphor of a paper organizer, it's not half as attractive or easy to use. The tabbed interface provides views by year, month, week, and day. That's a common feature, and a good one, and the program conveniently lets you see your appointments or meetings in all views except the yearly one. Similarly, you can annotate appointments with colors, but not icons. Time Manager 7 Basic lacks a handful of features found in the Professional version, including an address book, birthday tracking, and password protection. In addition to those shortcomings, the demo will not save tasks from use to use. It's also inconvenient that you must visit the publisher's Web site to access the help files. Time Manager 7 Basic will work for simple organizational tasks, but it doesn't offer as much as competing packages.
Schedule and track appointments and to-do items through the familiar spreadsheet interface. You can schedule repeat tasks and appointments in a single step, set pop-up appointment reminders, and look at your schedule and task list in monthly, weekly, or user-specified-duration views. Adjust your view size with a handy slide bar to enlarge or shrink the onscreen information. Ensure the safety of your data with built-in backup and restore functions. Version 1.3 adds the option to display the time in a 24-hour format, and it adds minor bug fixes.