Softpedia Editor's Review for EfficientPIM Free
A full-featured PIM (Personal Information Manager) software
Written by Elena Opris on September 5th, 2012
EfficientPIM is a software which allows you to easily keep track of your schedule by providing you with some simple-to-use tools. The program can be seamlessly handled by all user levels.
The interface of the application is clean and intuitive. So, you can create a new event, task or diary entry by specifying several parameters, such as the subject, location, comment, start time, due date, importance and more.
On top of that, you can set the respective task or event to recur on a regular basis, use a calendar, create and manage contacts, take notes, use a search function, as well as backup and restore data.
Moreover, you can sort items (e.g. by attachment, title), create FTP and email accounts, use a password generator, enable EfficientPIM to automatically run at system startup and to minimize to the system tray, allow multiple instances, customize the interface, and others.
The software takes up a low-to-moderate amount of system resources, has a good response time, supports multiple languages for the interface, includes a well-drawn help file for all user levels (too bad it doesn't have snapshots) and didn't cause us any technical difficulties during our tests. Unfortunately, the unregistered version has some harsh limitations (e.g. cannot insert attachments and file links or create groups). Other than that, we strongly recommend EfficientPIM to all users.
EfficientPIM Free description
Here are some key features of "EfficientPIM Free":
· EfficientPIM is a professional All-In-One PIM software program. It can manage your contacts, appointments, tasks, diaries, notes, passwords, or any other information you need access to.
· EfficientPIM is suitable not only for individual users, but also for business users. EfficientPIM Network Edition allows different users in your organization to access the same copy of data, to work in conjunction and improve work efficiency. Besides, EfficientPIM Network Edition uses Firebird, a world leading open source database, so you do not need to pay any additional cost for the database server.
Multiple Interface Styles:
· 8 interface styles are provided to meet your individual needs! They have various tones of color like blue, green or metallic, and have Vista standard and XP standard windows appearances separately.
Easy to Use:
· As powerful as the software is, it is also easy to use! Finding your information will be quicker and easier than ever before. Consistent operation interfaces for different features in this software make it simple to operate.
Easy to Search:
· EfficientPIM has powerful search capabilities so you can quickly find your information.
Powerful Document Editor:
· EfficientPIM has embedded a powerful document editor similar to MS-Word, which can be used to write your diary, memos, notes, remarks, and a variety of other documents.
Grouped Information Management:
· All types of information can be managed by hierarchical grouping.
· Reflecting a people-oriented management philosophy, in addition to recording the information of your contacts, you can also track the events, appointments, tasks and diary related to them to enhance your personal network.
· EfficientPIM provides you with a powerful way to manage all of your passwords. The password manager can help you record and find all your passwords. From now on, you only need to remember one password!
· Desktop Notes: You can "stick" information on the computer desktop directly! At a glance you can see the information that is important to you.
· You can browse information such as contacts and tasks in card view.
Various Calendar Views:
· Besides calendar views of the types Day, Week and Month provided by software packages of the same type, EfficientPIM also supports calendar views in Work Week, Year and Time Grid.
Information Safety Safeguards:
· There is a Recycle Bin in this software, you do not need to be worried that you may delete some important information by mistake. The functions of Backup and Restore can help you conveniently save and migrate data. The software stores all sensitive information, such as passwords, in encrypted format.
· 128 MB RAM
· 20 MB free hard disk space
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Changed data file format to Firebird.
· Added Network Edition.
· Attachments and contact pictures are now saved directly in the same data file where other data records are saved. (In previous versions, attachments were saved in a separate folder.)
· Users are allowed to add event and task labels and allowed to change label color.
· Added two custom fields for each contact.
· You can now search specific text in the comments.
· You can set categories for contacts and other records, and can search for records by category.
· Added a "Contact" column in the Task list view.
· Added a "Category" column in the information list view.
· You can set weather and emotion icons for each diary entry at the same time.
· When a new desktop note is added, now the software will position it automatically to avoid overlapping between notes wherever possible.
· When entering password, now you can do it directly with a password generator.
· A "Privacy" option was added which allows you to set the number of...
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