C-Organizer Professional 4 is a comprehensive personal information manager that comes packed with tools to help plan your personal and business life.

At the heart of the program is its Planner, which maintains details of your appointments, daily tasks and to-do lists. It's extremely configurable, so for instance for you can set up recurring options in many different ways: daily, weekly, monthly, annually, every "x" days or every weekday, as well as defining when the recurrence ends. With the built-in reminder system you need never forget a deadline, birthday, anniversary or other important date again.

The Address Book is equally versatile. Each contact record is already very comprehensive - you're able to attach photographs, for instance - but if you need more control then it's easy to customise the database to suit your requirements.

A powerful notes module supports paragraph formatting, images, bullets and numbering, hyperlinks to other database records, file attachments, tables and more. It's the perfect way to organise your thoughts.

There's also an attractive calendar, that makes it easy to navigate your schedule. Password-protection keeps your data safe from snoopers. And synchronisation with Pocket PC or Palm devices ensures that you're able to take your appointments, tasks, contents and notes everywhere you go.

Verdict

A capable, attractive and easy-to-use organiser