Editors' reviewThis basic PIM application handles its main job but isn't as polished as some competitors. Though Time Manager 7 Professional 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 with icons. This professional version includes a number of organizational tools including an address book, birthday tracking, and password protection. However, 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 Professional will work for simple organizational tasks, as long as you don't expect anything groundbreaking.
Schedule and track appointments and to-do items through the familiar spreadsheet interface. You can schedule repeating 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. Maintain a free-form address book, track important dates (anniversaries, birthdays, and license renewals), and keep a secure list of online logins and passwords. Organize your action items in tidy categories. 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 adds minor bug fixes.