News and Updates About EssentialPIM

EssentialPIM Pro and EssentialPIM Free 3.21 Released

30 December 2009

This is mostly a bugfix release. All errors found since last release were fixed. Most of them were related to the Free edition of EssentialPIM. We recommend all users to upgrade your current EssentialPIM version to this release.

The detailed list of changes can be found in the Version History section.

EssentialPIM Pro and EssentialPIM Free 3.2 Released

28 December 2009

We're proud to announce the immediate availability of EssentialPIM 3.2. Among the most important improvements are changes related to the Network edition that allow much more flexibility in database and user management. Absolutely new key features include envelope printing, ability to show To Dos in Schedule along with the regular appointments, spell checking option for Mail, Global folders for Mail and much, much more.

You can find the detailed list of changes in the Version History section. The new version can be obtained from the Download page.

EssentialPIM Pro and EssentialPIM Free 3.12 Released

9 October 2009

We would like to announce the availability of the new version of EssentialPIM. This release focuses on improving stability and performance with all known problems and omissions fixed since version 3.11. Most of the changes made are Mail module related.

If you are interested in the detailed list of changes, please see Version History.

EssentialPIM Pro and EssentialPIM Free 3.11 Released

29 September 2009

A new version of EssentialPIM Pro and EssentialPIM Free is available. This is mostly a bugfix release with some improvements including display of start/due dates for To Dos in EPIM Today, correct spell checking for words with special character symbols in Notes and updated default print views for Contacts.

If you're interested on what has been changed with this new version, please have a look at the Version History section on our web site.

EssentialPIM Pro and EssentialPIM Free 3.1 Released

18 September 2009

The new version of EssentialPIM is ready! It introduces a spell checker for the Notes module (will be extending it to all other modules in the very nearest future), label printing for Contacts, long Ц awaited feature to customize icons in the Notes module, much faster and improved EPIM Today and many other new features across the program. Many improvements and fixes were specifically made for the Mail module, as well.

The detailed list of changes can be viewed in the Version History section.

EssentialPIM Pro and EssentialPIM Free 3.04 Released

10 July 2009

This is a fix release that mainly addresses bugs found in the Mail module. Couple of non-mail related omissions were fixed, as well. We also added requested ability to search for Assignees in the To Do module.

Please see the Version History section for the detailed list of changes for 3.04 version.

EssentialPIM and EPIM Synchronizer 3.0 Released

20 May 2009

Astonsoft Ltd., has released EssentialPIM v.3.0, a Windows Personal Information Manager (PIM) that makes it easy to control your appointments, tasks, to-do lists, notes, and contacts. With built-in email support, EssentialPIM is an affordable replacement for Outlook. In addition, EssentialPIM offers portability, speed, an intuitive interface, and the ability to synchronize all of your information with your Windows Mobile Smartphone, Palm OS device, iPOD, MS Outlook, and Google Calendar.

EssentialPIM has all of the functionality that you would expect in a professional PIM. The Contact Manager offers fields for every business and home use, the ability to quickly add new fields, fast search and sort features, the ability to define contact groups, and a fully customizable look and feel. Multiple hierarchical To-Do Lists let you create categories, track priorities, manage due-dates and reminders, and customize your sort criteria.

The tree-like multilevel Outliner offers an unlimited number of folders and notes, with support for tables, pictures, formatted text, multiple tabs, and cross-linking with any item in EssentialPIM. The Scheduler lets you color-code your calendars, filter categories, and adjust the view and printout to meet your exact needs. EssentialPIM has versatile import and export capabilities, secure advanced encryption, sticky notes on your desktop, storing or linking of attachments, powerful backup functions, and the ability to send any item to email. The interface can be set to more than 30 languages including English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese.

Synchronization modules, which are usually offered as add-ons with other high-end PIMs, are included with EssentialPIM. You can sync your EssentialPIM data with your Smartphone, PocketPC, iPOD, or Palm OS device. Ensure that your Google Calendar account is always in sync with EssentialPIM's calendar. You can even synchronize all of your EssentialPIM data with all versions of Microsoft Outlook.

The Network Edition supports multi-user access to EssentialPIM's database, allowing you to share data with everybody in the office or family. The Portable Edition lets you use EssentialPIM on any Windows PC. It is fully U3-compliant and works with a USB flash drive or compact flash card.
Whether you're an entrepreneur who needs a single place to store all of the important information for your business, an office manager who needs to provide employees with an intuitive interface and fast processing of data that they work with every day, or a home user who wants a simple program to track appointments and key family info, EssentialPIM has the tools that you need.

EssentialPIM or EssentialPIM Portable Edition v.3.0 run on Windows XP/Vista, cost $39.95(US) each for a single-user license, and may be purchased securely online at our web site. The Network Edition costs $49.95(US). All of the synchronization modules are included in the purchase price. A Free Edition, with limited features, is also available.

For more information, contact us. Phone: (+372) 510-80-15. Fax: (+372) 650-79-77. Email:

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About Astonsoft Ltd.:

Since 1998, Astonsoft has been creating Windows productivity software for business and home users. In addition to EssentialPIM, the company also offers EZOutlookSync, a simple, versatile way to synchronize Microsoft Outlook between several computers; and S3 BackupSystem, an easy solution for backing up your files and folders onto's secure storage servers. For more information, visit

EssentialPIM Free and EssentialPIM Pro 3.0 RC 3 (Beta) Released

12 May 2009

This is the first public appearance for absolutely new EssentialPIM 3.0. This is not a final release, yet. Therefore, please make sure to backup your existing database first, prior opening it with this new version.

The new major features of EPIM 3.0 include:

  • Mail module
  • Mass Mail is now renamed to "Newsletter" and works with built in mailer
  • Tabs in To Do module
  • New Print reports for paper organizers- for Classic and A5 sizes- for most printouts
  • To Do now color-codes tasks according to selected category
  • You can "switch off"/hide modules
  • Time selection component in Schedule and To Do
  • New columns in To Do and Schedule table views: "Created", "Completed"
  • Search bar in Schedule (all views)
  • Search bar in all modules improved
Download links are available from the Download section of our web site.

We appreciate you let know about any problems you might encounter with this new release of EssentialPIM either by posting a message in the Support Forum or by sending us an e-mail to

Note 1!: EssentialPIM 3.0 RC 3 is compatible with databases created with EPIM 2.x. However, as the database format has been changed for EPIM 3.0, you will not be able to open EPIM 3.0 RC 3 databases with EPIM 2.x versions.

Note2!: We consider EssentialPIM 3.0 ReleaseCandidate 3 as a Beta version, which means it is most likely less stable than the latest release of the 2.81 series.

Note3!: This version will install itself into a different folder (by default) in order not to interfere with the latest stable version of EssentialPIM you might have installed on your computer.

Spring Special! We Offer Free Add-ons If You Purchase EPIM Pro / EPIM Pro Network Now

1 March 2009

If you purchase either EssentialPIM Pro Desktop/Portable or EssentialPIM Pro Netwrork during the spring period, we include all the add-ons for free for you!

The license key you receive after registration already contains licenses for WinMobile Sync, Google Cal. Sync, Outlook Sync and Palm Sync add-ons. Simply register your copy of EssentialPIM Pro with it and all the add-ons will be enabled automatically.

Order EssentialPIM Pro Desktop/Portable now! ($39.95)
Order EssentialPIM Pro Network now! ($49.95)

Note! Existing registered users of any edition of EssentialPIM Pro who purchased the program during 2008, are entitled to free upgrade to all add-ons. Contact us with your registration details and weТll do our best to fulfill your request in 2-3 business days.

EssentialPIM 2.81 Released

29 October 2008

This is a fix release that includes fixes for Outlook Sync MAPI error and couple of other corrections primarily related to the Notes module.

More detailed list of changes can be seen in Version History.

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