EssentialPIM Free EssentialPIM Free 8.11 for Windows

by Astonsoft Ltd.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (288 votes)

File Details

File Size 12.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 29,791
Publisher Astonsoft Ltd.
Homepage EssentialPIM
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

EssentialPIM handles all your scheduling, contacts, to do lists, and notes with easy-to-use, intuitive tools.

This absolutely free personal information manager can store, manage and encrypt data: day/week/month/year schedules, to do lists for keeping all your tasks up-to-date, notes (pictures, tables, any formatted text), and contacts. Offers Rijndael 128-bit encryption, MS Outlook import/export, Windows Address Book import/export, search capabilities, versatile print features, and adjustable contacts storage with unlimited fields.

Latest Reviews

Golfy

Golfy reviewed v4.24 on May 24, 2012

EPIM is an Outlook like application but... it is more powerful !
First, it has a portable version and a network version (collaborative)
Second, each function is very fast and powerful :
* it's possible to search in any modules (todo, appointment, contact, password manager, notes, emails) in real time (match elements are showed while writing the word).
* it's possible to define tasks AND sub-tasks (try this with Outlook < 2010)
* It's multi-language (english, deutsh, italiano, français... and a lot of other)
* it's possible to synchronize with a lot of products : Outlook, PocketPC, Palm, online web (Google, CalDav, Yahoo...) and EPIM team will works on Android and iPhone sync.
There forum lets write suggestions and support questions.
A minus point is documentation (there are a lot of features and help file is small)

Globaly, I've bought it in 2000 and I still fond of EssentialPIM : give it a try with Free version (limitation on numbers of events or sync method)

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v3.5 on Apr 12, 2010

Got an error message too!

Tried the pro version as well, even worse.
Should be marked "beta".

rip_pit

rip_pit reviewed v3.5 on Apr 10, 2010

Got an error when opening my previous EPIM database with this version
"Violation of primary unique key on contact table ..."
The app is great but this version won't open my database

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v3.22 on Jan 21, 2010

For whatever reason I could not find a standard calendar view (month...?).
Uk'sKalendar solved that and Kurlo took care of contacts beautifully (just remember to use a fairly simple password!).
Finally decided to dedicate software for my contacts and other than using tbird with lightning (never again) there was simply nothing else for free.
I doubt essential pim free can compete with kurlo in the contact dept I just couldn't get past the fugly calendar views- (ughh)

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v3.04 on Jul 13, 2009

@some douche

That was 4 releases ago!! to which they quickly released another version 3 days later (which surprise surprise NOD had nothing to say about).

Learn to read

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.04 on Jul 13, 2009

their is no virus, learn to use your pc
scanned
http://www.virustotal.co...c9254ccd9280-1247516819

Look at the link you downloaded it from lol go get you nod32 off mini-nova lolol

now go back to your AOL browser and get your self some real media

epim1

epim1 reviewed v3.01 on May 23, 2009

I represent developers.
NOD32 is wrong, there is no any badware. You can check with any other reputable protection software.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v3.0 on May 20, 2009

Well this is a first. I've had my problems with this software but when it works its pretty good

BUT Nod32 says;
"http://downloads.essentialpim.com.s3.amazonaws.com/essentialpimport3.zip
probably a variant of Win32/Statik potentially unwanted application connection terminated - quarantined
Threat was detected upon access to web by the application."

Its' probably some adware they have bundled but other things have adware and don't elicit this response and this never has either so....

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v3.0 RC on May 13, 2009

The best PIM on the market, imho. Free version is good, but pro simply kicks as.
I like that it's fast, lightweight and flexible. Also, you can sync it pretty much with everything starting from gCal to Outlook AND you can even sync over a network between epims!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.81 on Dec 3, 2008

just a nice to do contact organizer that's free

Avg. Rating 4.3 (288 votes)
Your Rating
Golfy

Golfy reviewed v4.24 on May 24, 2012

EPIM is an Outlook like application but... it is more powerful !
First, it has a portable version and a network version (collaborative)
Second, each function is very fast and powerful :
* it's possible to search in any modules (todo, appointment, contact, password manager, notes, emails) in real time (match elements are showed while writing the word).
* it's possible to define tasks AND sub-tasks (try this with Outlook < 2010)
* It's multi-language (english, deutsh, italiano, français... and a lot of other)
* it's possible to synchronize with a lot of products : Outlook, PocketPC, Palm, online web (Google, CalDav, Yahoo...) and EPIM team will works on Android and iPhone sync.
There forum lets write suggestions and support questions.
A minus point is documentation (there are a lot of features and help file is small)

Globaly, I've bought it in 2000 and I still fond of EssentialPIM : give it a try with Free version (limitation on numbers of events or sync method)

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v3.5 on Apr 12, 2010

Got an error message too!

Tried the pro version as well, even worse.
Should be marked "beta".

rip_pit

rip_pit reviewed v3.5 on Apr 10, 2010

Got an error when opening my previous EPIM database with this version
"Violation of primary unique key on contact table ..."
The app is great but this version won't open my database

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v3.22 on Jan 21, 2010

For whatever reason I could not find a standard calendar view (month...?).
Uk'sKalendar solved that and Kurlo took care of contacts beautifully (just remember to use a fairly simple password!).
Finally decided to dedicate software for my contacts and other than using tbird with lightning (never again) there was simply nothing else for free.
I doubt essential pim free can compete with kurlo in the contact dept I just couldn't get past the fugly calendar views- (ughh)

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v3.04 on Jul 13, 2009

@some douche

That was 4 releases ago!! to which they quickly released another version 3 days later (which surprise surprise NOD had nothing to say about).

Learn to read

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.04 on Jul 13, 2009

their is no virus, learn to use your pc
scanned
http://www.virustotal.co...c9254ccd9280-1247516819

Look at the link you downloaded it from lol go get you nod32 off mini-nova lolol

now go back to your AOL browser and get your self some real media

epim1

epim1 reviewed v3.01 on May 23, 2009

I represent developers.
NOD32 is wrong, there is no any badware. You can check with any other reputable protection software.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v3.0 on May 20, 2009

Well this is a first. I've had my problems with this software but when it works its pretty good

BUT Nod32 says;
"http://downloads.essentialpim.com.s3.amazonaws.com/essentialpimport3.zip
probably a variant of Win32/Statik potentially unwanted application connection terminated - quarantined
Threat was detected upon access to web by the application."

Its' probably some adware they have bundled but other things have adware and don't elicit this response and this never has either so....

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v3.0 RC on May 13, 2009

The best PIM on the market, imho. Free version is good, but pro simply kicks as.
I like that it's fast, lightweight and flexible. Also, you can sync it pretty much with everything starting from gCal to Outlook AND you can even sync over a network between epims!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.81 on Dec 3, 2008

just a nice to do contact organizer that's free

twood

twood reviewed v2.71 on Sep 17, 2008

I prefer Open Source to Lite tools, but I have to admit, it works well for moving Outlook info to a different computer. It get a 4 for being Lite and not fully functional. Not a bad piece of software, would go well with Sylpheed.

poundsmack

poundsmack reviewed v2.71 on Aug 26, 2008

it doesnt need an open source alternative. This is great software. keep up the good work guys.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.71 on Aug 26, 2008

open source alternative, sunbird or thunderbird

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/sunbird/

And since its EssentialPIM 'Free', (which is not true freeware, but simply a promotional tool for their full featured version) it absolutely does need an open source alternative. AND since sunbird is standards compliant and has many more features, and with plugins its enterprise ready, I think you'll be far happier with it in the long run, and this one will go from 'free' to non-free when the company gets sick of making no money. I have seen 'free' products like this, even ones that say "we will always be free" go non-free in a real hurry. Its comanies like that which have destroyed 'freeware' for me, and many others.

mondliath

mondliath reviewed v2.12 on Oct 27, 2007

Dont quite understand the less than positive reviews, as this app seems more than fit for the purpose.

The features are simple and work. Accessing older data via the import functions is straight forward, though it did re-sort some of the details (switching personal items into the business fields). The interface is neither elegant nor pretty, but nor is it brutal, and the items are easy to locate.

It does what it says on the tin, quickly and efficiently without hogging resources, and its free. It would be churlish to ask for much else.

billy_mo

billy_mo reviewed v2.12 on Oct 26, 2007

I've used it for about six month now and still didn't like it. Can anyone suggest a replacement that is free?

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