News and Updates About EssentialPIM

PR: EssentialPIM Free 2.0 - The New Jewel in Freeware PIM Software

26 June 2007

For immediate release

Press Contact:
Alexa Wolnberg
EPIM Ltd.
PR manager
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EssentialPIM Free 2.0 - The New Jewel in Freeware PIM Software

Linden, NJ., June 26, 2007 - EPIM Ltd. (www.essentialpim.com), the leading provider of scheduling software, today announces the immediate availability of EssentialPIM Free 2.0, the newest version of its award-winning planner and personal information organizer.

EssentialPIM Free is perfect for any home user who needs a personal information manager to plan daily activities, keep To Do tasks in shape, take notes, manage contacts, but doesn't want to buy an expensive PIM with bloatware features that will never be used. EssentialPIM Free can automatically import data from Outlook, TreePad, Google calendar or any other manager and store all data in a single place, where all information bits are interconnected.

The software lets you print any portion of data, save it to HTML, vCard, iCal, RTF, CSV, TXT or export it to MS Outlook. All data can be securely protected with 128-bit encryption. A portable version of EssentialPIM is available, also for U3 smart drives.

Version 2.0 includes several new features to enhance PIM-operating experience for users: new, open-source Firebird database engine and completely redesigned interface that enhances usability and leaves more screen estate for user's data.

"I run a busy secretarial service, I am also a Rotarian, I belong to a business networking organization and I'm an active member in my local Twinning Association and local Green Party," says Ashley Price, APA Secretarial, Lewes, Sussex, England. "So this gives you an idea of how busy I am. EssentialPIM keeps me organized, I know when my appointments are, where I am supposed to be, who I am meeting, what I need to do, and also have all my contacts in one place. A great, simple to use, but extremely powerful little program. Well-done to all those who design and program it."

Please explore Essentialpim.com for more information.

Availability
EssentialPIM Free 2.0 is freeware and available immediately from EPIM's site. The product runs under Microsoft Windows 98, Me, NT, 2003, XP and Vista. Additional information on the product, as well as other software by EPIM is available from www.essentialpim.com.

About EPIM
EPIM Ltd. is a Linden, New Jersey based technology company since 2005. The company specializes in scheduling software development for office and home use. Its main products, EssentialPIM Free and Pro, are complete scheduling solutions aimed at small office and home office users. Over the past two years, EPIM has gained a strong reputation among thousands of end-users and industry professionals worldwide for software excellence, commitment to innovation and high standards of customer care. For more information, please visit www.essentialpim.com.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: Please, let us know if you have questions or would like any additional information on EssentialPIM Free. Contact Alexa Wolnberg at alexa@essentialpim.com.

Product page link: http://www.essentialpim.com/index.php
Direct download link: http://www.essentialpim.com/download/essentialpim2.exe (2.59 Mb)
Company website: http://www.essentialpim.com
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Postal address: EPIM Ltd., 238 St. Georges Ave., Linden, NJ 07036, USA

EssentialPIM Pro and EssentialPIM Free 2.0 Versions Released

26 June 2007

We are proud to announce the release of EssentialPIM 2.0 Pro and Free versions. Both versions come with completely new interface and provide much faster work comparing to previous 1.x versions of the program. Some other key changes of EssentialPIM 2.0 include:

  • New database engine (Firebird. Open source and powerful. Advanced users can now easily access their database directly)
  • Extensive Network capabilities (access via LAN, internet, 4 levels of permissions, public, read-only items. EssentialPIM Pro Network version only)
  • PALM synchronization (EssentialPIM Pro only)

Further details about this release can be found in the EssentialPIM Free 2.0 - The New Jewel in Freeware PIM Software press release and the full list of changes is available in the EssentialPIM Version History.


EssentialPIM 2.0 Release Candidate is ready for public testing!

21 May 2007

Today we are announcing EssentialPIM Free and Pro 2.0 Release Candidates. It is pretty stable version that has been in testing for 2 month, so we expect no problems installing it. Still, please backup your database manually before installing 2.0.

Your 1.x key should work fine on this version.

New features in Pro and Free versions:

  • New database engine (Firebird. Open source and powerful. Advanced users can now easily access their database directly)
  • Complete new interface (you get more calendars, free!)
  • Extensive Network capabilities (access via LAN, internet, 4 levels of permissions, public, read-only items. Network version only)
  • Multiple sorting in Contacts (use Ctrl+ click to sort)
  • In Contacts and To Do's- direct editing in main view (without opening a new modal window)
  • To Do's trees can now collapse and expand (Pro only)
  • PALM synchronization (Pro only)
  • Much improved synchronization with Outlook (Pro only)
EssentialPIM 2.0 RC2 can be downloaded from the Download section on the web site.

EssentialPIM Has Been Selected as Pricelessware!

22 January 2007

The Pricelessware List reflects the categories and programs favored by alt.comp.freeware newsgroup participants. The Pricelessware slogan is "the best of the best in FreewareФ.

We are proud to announce that EssentialPIM is one of the programs selected and nominated.

Pricelessware 2007 Award

The program is listed here: http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/2007/PL2007ORGANIZERS.php#3630-PW

For more information about Pricelessware see this web page:
http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/2007/about2007PL.php

Attention Pest Patrol and AOL Anti-spyware Users Getting LP5 Unpacking Error

22 January 2007

Latest versions of Pest Patrol and AOL Anti-spyware (which is a rebranded version of Pest Patrol) have issues that prevent EssentialPIM from starting. Until Pest Patrol's vendors have issued a fix for it, we can provide you with a solution.

Download the following file EPIM.reg (please use right-click and Save As) to your computer, then run it. Windows will ask you if you agree to add information to the registry. Reply Yes.
The file adds EssentialPIM.exe to Pest Patrol's exclusion lists and is completely harmless.

EssentialPIM Pro 1.95 and EssentialPIM Free 1.95 Released. EssentialPIM Online Beta is now available!

21 November 2006

The new version of EssentialPIM is introduced along with the Beta version of EssentialPIM Online. Despite of some changes and bug fixes made in EPIM 1.95, the new version of EssentialPIM Pro has full synchronization abilities with newly launched EPIM Online.

Full list of changes for EPIM 1.95 can be found in the Version History section.

More information about EPIM Online is available from here.

EssentialPIM 1.92 Pro Released

17 October 2006

This quick fix release corrects the problem with AV error when sorting contacts by Membership.

EssentialPIM 1.91 Pro Portable U3 Edition Released

13 October 2006

The latest version of EssentialPIM Pro Portable U3 edition is now available for download. If you are upgrading it, please consider following.

Due to a missing feature in any versions prior to 1.91 your license key will not be preserved unless you follow the simple procedure:

  • Download FindKey application. Run it. Follow instructions (save your License Key into a safe place). This small application retrieves your EPIM Key and allows you to save it. Virus Free
  • Download EPIM U3 1.91. Install it. Run it
  • Insert your license key into 1.91 (Help -> Register menu)

If it does not work, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting your email you used for buying EPIM Pro Portable. We will issue a license for you. Please note it may take several days.

EssentialPIM 1.91 Pro and EssentialPIM 1.91 Free Released

11 October 2006

This release mainly fixes the problem with conversion of old EPIM databases from 1.7 version to the latest one. You can see the rest of changes in the Version History section.

Please note that update for EssentialPIM Pro U3 edition is to be released soon- we are improving update mechanisms.

EssentialPIM 1.9 Pro and EssentialPIM 1.9 Free Released

2 October 2006

There is a new module in the program called Trash. You do not need to worry about accidentally deleted items anymore. All you have deleted might easily be restored and put back to work with a click of a mouse.

Another main improvements for EPIM 1.9 include increased number of priorities for Tasks and To DoТs, easy export to iPod, Mass Mail utility (allows very flexible mailing to your contacts), "Private" checkbox (allows show/hide items in EPIM and their exclusion in export/synchronization), and improved support for Unicode in all program's modules.

For the full list of changes, please see the Version History section.

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