|Company name||Microsys||Astonsoft Ltd|
|Description||An all-in-one calendar, diary, organizer, and reminder.||Tasks, email, contacts, notes, password manager, and calendar all in one.|
|Home page||Ajour||EssentialPIM Pro|
|Tro training||No TRO training available.||No TRO training available.|
|Platform||Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista||Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista|
|Has free version||✓||✓|
|Free version notes||Free feature-limited version or Free 30 day trial|
|A paid version is available||𐄂||✓|
|Full price low||$39.95|
|Full price high||$49.95|
|Made specifically for GTD||0||0|
|Syncs with||Outlook, Google Calendar, other computers running EPP (manual import/export/sync), Toodledo (Folders); EPIM (Android, iPad, and iPhone); EPIM Cloud; Dropbox|
Thumb Drive Version
Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
|Categories||Single context only||Unlimited contexts|
|Time boxing||No time boxing support||No time boxing support|
|Number of date fields||𐄂||✓|
|Can automatically prioritize tasks||𐄂||𐄂|
|Project support||Projects can be nested within other projects|
|Calendar integration||No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar||Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar|
|GTD setup notes|
|Data can be manipulated via an API||𐄂||𐄂|
Ajour is an easy-to-use personal information manager (PIM). Use it as a combined calendar, diary, organizer, and reminder. Keep track of dates, appointments, annual events like birthdays, todo items, and notes. Additionally, you can dial phone numbers stored in your data just by double-clicking them.
In the Ajour package you also get a program that starts when you log on/start your computer (which can also be turned off). It will show you whatever upcoming appointments and events you have in the following week as well as any "tagged" to-do items you have entered.
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.
|Number of priority levels||0||7|
|Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.)||0||0|
|Collaboration and team support||
|Date last reviewed||2019-10-27||2019-10-27|
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