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EssentialPIM Pro

Tasks, email, contacts, notes, password manager, and calendar all in one.


Priacta Coach's Review:
A low-cost alternative to Outlook, EssentialPIM does tasks, email, calendar, contacts, and notes. With a mobile (non-install) version and synchronization to Windows Mobile and Palm Smartphones, it's easy to take your information with you on the road.

EssentialPIM supports a vanilla GTD system, though people using more automated time management systems (such as TRO) may feel hampered by limited features--such as single categorization and no saved task views. Pro version includes "collaboration" by allowing multiple users to see the same task list. EssentialPIM does support limited task-assigning to other Pro users but does not support automated follow-up or reporting.

Users migrating from Outlook may be frustrated by missing features such as saved task views, email-to-tasks and note-to-task capabilities, advanced searching, advanced email filtering, default appointment reminder settings, etc.

EssentialPIM is a good option for students or businesses on a budget.

Support for TRO and GTD

  • NOT compatible with TRO
  • Compatible with GTD


6.54 (Released 2015-08-11)


  • 2 single contexts fields
  • No time boxing support
  • 2 Dates
  • 1 Reminders
  • 7 Priority Levels
  • Projects can be nested within other projects
  • Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar

Support for Teams

  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
$39.95 - $49.95
Free feature-limited version or Free 30 day trial
Information was last updated 2015-08-17