News and Updates About EssentialPIM

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Before EssentialPIM, I organized my work somehow — probably in a spreadsheet — but I can't remember exactly because that's how long EPIM has been my time tracking software.

As an IT professional, I am assigned to several projects simultaneously and have to log the time I spend each week into Workday, our human resources system. Even if I shorten the time-entry window to daily, I cannot remember at the end of the day where my time goes because of interruptions and unrelated tasks.

We announce the immediate availability of EssentialPIM 8.64 (Pro and Free versions). There are couple of improvements in the new version, including customizable shortcut for Paste as Plain Text option, new shortcuts for Advanced Search and item editing dialog windows, improved authorization for CalDAV/CardDAV servers and Microsoft services and better synchronization with Android EPIM. Several bug fixes were also included in this release. The detailed list of changes is recoded on the Version History page.

All EssentialPIM 8.6x users are advised to update to this version. Update to the latest version of EssentialPIM Pro is free with the lifetime license or if you have the regular one year of free updates license and already have the 8.6x series version. To renew you license, visit the Pricing page or click on Help->About in EPIM and click on the corresponding option.

EssentialPIM will notify you about the update automatically. If you don't wish to wait (as this is a staged release), please feel free to download the latest version from the Get EPIM page.

True confession. About a year ago I began moving my notes from EssentialPIM to another app even though I have been an EPIM user and beta tester for 14 years — almost from the day it came out. The fling didn't last long, and I am committed to EPIM as my notes app once again. This is the story.

What's new:

  • Improved merging of duplicated contacts
  • More user-friendly instant search in all modules
  • Sorting of tasks by modified date will work as expected now
  • Copy&paste bug shouldn't be an issue anymore
  • Fixed issue with missing fields when creating tasks and events
  • Other minor fixes and performance improvements

When you trust your personal information to a software program, you expect a lot, such as

  • Flexibility. It has to handle the variety in your life - your schedule and friends, your random thoughts and what you have to do, and even the passwords to your various accounts.
  • Usability. You want that friend's phone number fast and without a lot of taps on the screen or clicks of the mouse.
  • Portability. You get around and your information has to be right with you, fingertip close. Whether on a phone or tablet or desktop, you need what you need to know at hand, whenever and wherever.

What's new:

  • Use OR, AND, NOT [or AND NOT] operators in search
  • Backup app settings along with other data
  • See the number of found items in search
  • Set the default duration for events
  • Merge similar or duplicate contacts
  • Adjust time scale in calendar
  • Rich text support in notes field for different type of items
  • Improved iCal (.ICS) files export of events and tasks (using Share)
  • Other improvements and fixes

We announce the immediately availability of EssentialPIM 8.63. There's couple of improvements in the new version including quicker formatting for notes' names, more commonly known shortcut for pasting formatted text as plain one (Ctrl+Shift+V) and better handling of the send via email feature. Various minor bug fixes and performance improvements are also among the changes. For a detailed list of what's new see the Version History page. All users of the earlier EPIM versions are encouraged to upgrade to this release.

The Pro version update is free for the regular 1-year of free updates license owners if they already have EPIM 8.6x, regardless of the license expiration date. The lifetime license owners get this update for free, as usual. If you need to renew your existing license or get a new one, visit the Pricing page.

The new version is rolling out in stages so you can either wait till you get an update prompt or download it manually from the Get EPIM page.

EssentialPIM for Android was recently featured as an app of the day on DownloadAstro, an online blog with 10 million monthly visits from users interested in technology.

They also took a short interview with one of Astonsoft founders, Victor Potapov, you can read the interview below.

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Michael's daughter has soccer practice after work every Thursday and he routinely has her there on time. Madhu is writing a book and has organized a mass of notes and resources for her project. Meanwhile, Jorge logs into his investment accounts several times a day without effort.

What keeps these active adults on track? Each one uses an app for personal information management, or PIM. Early PIMs in the 1990s were hand-held devices, also called Personal Digital Assistants (PDA), but now we think of personal information management as the software that has evolved independently of devices or even as a field of study.

Let’s use the acronym itself to see how PIM software keeps Michael, Madhu and Jorge in charge.

We announce the immediate availability of EPIM 8.62. It comes with a new feature that will allow you to get new email messages instantly (works for IMAP accounts) the moment they arrive on the mail server. The new version also offers the ability to add multiple attachments to newsletters at once, includes improvements related to CSV import of calendar events, printing of envelopes, handling of identities for email accounts, and couple of UI enhancements. The full list of changes is recorded in the Version History.

For downloads, please visit the Get EPIM page or click on Help->Check for Updates in EssentialPIM.

Update of the Pro version is free for you in case of a lifetime license or if your license is the regular 1 year of free updates one and you already have the 8.6x series version of EPIM installed.

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