News and Updates About EssentialPIM

EssentialPIM 1.5.2 Released

9 May 2005

Version 1.5.2 released with some minor bugfixes related to safe migration from 1.0 to 1.5 versions of EssentialPIM. Please find more details about changes for the release in the Version History section.

EPIM started a new branch in EPIM development - EssentialPIM Pro

6 May 2005

Current version of EssentialPIM Pro is a public Beta. All active testers will be receiving the life long license for the Pro version. Beta version does not have any limitations.

Additional features in PRO version:

  • Editable Categories. To-Do and Schedule modules have common categories list. You can now add/remove, move up/down categories and custom colors can be assigned to each category!

  • Advanced To-Do. Hierarchical To-Do list. All to-dos can have sub to-do tasks.

  • Database sharing. Each database can be used simultaneously by several users, concurrent access is allowed.

  • Attachments. Users can now hold their files directly in EPIM database! You can either save links to the files, or files themselves! Each Note/Task/To-Do/Contact can have unlimited numbers of files attached/linked.

  • Assignees. Each To-Do/Task can have assignees, selected from Contacts module (or added customly)

  • Backup. That's a robust backup solution, keeping adjustable number of copies of the database and made in adjustable periods, on the fly.

  • Fields in Contacts now have editable length. Adjust the database the way you want it to!

For those who for any reason may want to switch down to EPIM Free version, we will be providing a converter to get your Pro database down to free one.

To start using EPIM Pro, join Beta team: join the Support Forum, then go to Usergroups (button on top of forum) -> Betatesters -> View, press Join Group button.

Development of a Free version will continue as planned- next version, 1.6 is due within 1 month.

EssentialPIM 1.5 Released

2 May 2005

The new version of EssentialPIM introduces two new modules: EPIM Today and much more improved To-Do list. With EPIM Today you can plan your day more efficiently as the module gives you a quick overview of the upcoming events every single day. The advanced To-Do list allows you to plan and record tasks with start and due dates, to set priority and assign the appropriate category. With these two modules and many new additional changes, EssentialPIM becomes even more essential tool!

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

EssentialPIM 1.0 Released

28 February 2005

We are very proud to bring you the final release of EssentialPIM 1.0!

Some of the key features of EssentialPIM 1.0 include:

  • Security. All data can be password-protected and the database file encrypted using high industry standard Rijndael, 128 bit key

  • Versatile import/export abilities. Data can be exported to HTML, RTF, CSV, and TXT. Complete import from MS Outlook/Outlook Express is available

  • Multilingual interface in English, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Deutch, Portuguese, Chinese, Norwegian, Russian, Dutch, Danish, French

  • EPIM is free. Completely, no tricks, no adware/spyware,- just pure quality software

  • And lots moreтАж

For changes since Release Candidate 1, please visit the Version History.

EssentialPIM 1.0 RC1 Released

21 February 2005

EssentialPIM is constantly moving towards the final release version. The program is out of the Beta testing period and is now in the release candidate stage. It means that if no bugs and errors will be found in this version then most likely next version is going to be finally released.

For the list of changes for RC1 version, please see Version History.

EssentialPIM 1.0 Beta 5 Released

9 February 2005

One more Beta version of EssentialPIM has been recently released. WeтАЩre getting closer to the final release with each Beta that becomes available. This time we added couple of new features, made some improvements and, as always, fixed all known bugs. Among the improvements is the most awaited feature to have AM/PM time in schedules and the ability to split repeating tasks from recurring series.

Good news is that EssentialPIM now speaks 11 languages. French, Portuguese, and Russian interface languages were added into this version.

For the complete list of changes see Version History.

EssentialPIM 1.0 Beta 4b Released

1 February 2005

In Beta 4a, which came out a couple of days later after release of Beta 4 version, we fixed some crucial errors with the Search function, added new interface languages and updated the old ones, performed some routine database optimization tasks in order to increase the speed of the whole program.

Click here to see the full list of changes.

EssentialPIM 1.0 Beta 4 Released

27 January 2005

This pre-release version of EssentialPIM brings many new improvements and bugfixes. According to your wishes it's now possible to assign a picture for a person in the Contacts module, to print or export just a certain fields from contacts, to assign advanced re-occurrence patterns for tasks and many, many more additional features. For the detailed list of changes and improvements, please have a look at the Version History section.

If no or just a small number of bugs will be found in this release then the next version is finally going to be out of Beta testing phase! Keep an eye open on the upcoming release.

EPim Ltd. Announces EZOutlookSync

13 January 2005

Dear users of EssentialPIM and visitors to our website- today we decided to announce our new product- EZOutlookSync. In a nutshell, this is an add-on product for MS Outlook (2000/2003), making synchronizations between several PST files possible and hassle- free.

A bit of background: current versions of MS Outlook do not allow to synchronize several offline storage files (*.PST). Some people use more than 1 computer, each having its own copy of MS Outlook. To keep data synchronized, you need to use MS Exchange server, which is not always possible. Now using *.PST files is much more convenient, now that you can synchronize between them.

What is the licensing policy for EZOutlookSync?
Beta versions are free and fully functional. Our testers will receive a life-time license for the program.
All others after evaluations will have to pay USD 39.95/copy.

It may seem goofy for the company who makes own PIM to develop an add-on product for somebody else's PIM tool. But we believe that those who, for some reason still have to use MS Outlook (e.g. corporate standards), do deserve their right for convenient work in favorite PIM.

Does this mean we are giving up on EssentialPIM?
In no way. It means we are extending our product line, without losing focus on EssentialPIM.

Those of our visitors, who still use MS Outlook without an Exchange server- please feel free to download a free beta version from www.ezoutlooksync.com!

Best wishes,
your,
EPim Team

Newsletter Subscription Service is Now Available

13 January 2005

Following your requests we decided to create a newsletter service for EssentialPIM. We are going to use the newsletter for informing users about new versions of EssentailPIM. YouтАЩll be among the first people to know that a new version of the program is released so you could download it right away and start using.

Please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter in the Newsletter section.

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