Both at home and in the office, we all have a great deal of information that needs organising. From contacts to appointments, EssentialPIM is a powerful personal information manager that makes it easy to keep on top of an ever-growing amount of information. The ability to store all of your email, addresses, lists and notes in one place makes the program a one stop shop for your organisational needs.

There are three versions of EssentialPIM available. The free version includes all of the basic features of the program while upgrading to Pro edition adds a number of useful extra including advanced encryption and multi-user access. Other Pro features include the ability to create desktop sticky notes, synchronisation with Palm and Windows Mobile devices as well as Outlook and Google Calendar, and an advanced backup facility.

The network version of the program has been designed with small to medium sized businesses in mind and makes it easy to share information between workers. Proving a network is already in place, nothing extra is needed to take advantage of the powerful features of EssentialPIM Pro Network which makes it easy to co-ordinate a group of workers.

Build 6.54 (changelog):

Improved: Synchronization with Google Calendar. Google Calendar colors will now be synchronized, many sync inconsistencies were fixed, as well
Improved: Synchronization with Google Drive (notes will now be created in the Drive’s native format for better compatibility)
Improved: Mail signature adjustment when changing mail accounts and message format (rich text HTML or plain text)
Improved: Export of contacts into vCard (*.vcf) file format, especially when exporting different contacts with similar names
Improved: CardDAV synchronization of contacts with OwnCloud 7.0 server
Fixed: Issue with inability to drag and drop text when composing mail messages
Fixed: Click on the new mail icon in the system tray
Fixed: Incorrectly working hyperlinks in between EssentialPIM items created in older EPIM versions
Fixed: Outlook synchronization of recurring events with some sophisticated recurrence patterns
Fixed: Notes not being always shown in Related Items tab
Fixed: Copy format feature in Notes
Fixed: Couple of minor problems related to the request read receipt feature in Mail
Fixed: Other minor bugs found since last version

Verdict

Whichever version of EssenitalPIM you use, you have access to a genuinely useful tool which will make your life easier to manage.