Alternatives to EssentialPIM for all platforms with any license





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  • Todoist icon


    Todoist is a task manager thats useful, fast and easy to use. Accomplish more, every day. Millions of people rely on Todoist to get things done. Todoist lets you...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Chrome Microsoft Office Outlook Android Wear Gmail Firefox

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    Remember The Milk

    Take your tasks anywhere with this feature-packed application. See tasks located nearby, add and complete tasks on the go, organize upcoming tasks, and sync it all...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Blackberry 10

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    Google Tasks

    Tasks adds a to-do list to Gmail. After adding the lab, click the Tasks link above the chat box on the left-hand-side of the page. Your task list will appear on the...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome OS Gmail

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    A simple but effective way to keep on top of your tasks, 10 languages. ToDoList is a rare form of task management tool, one that allows you to repeatedly sub-divide...

    Open Source Windows

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    Task Coach

    Task Coach is a simple open source todo manager to keep track of personal tasks and todo lists. It is designed for composite tasks, and also offers effort tracking...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD iPad

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    RedNotebook is a graphical diary and journal helping you keep track of notes and thoughts. It includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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    Geary is an email application built for GNOME 3. It allows you to read and send email with a simple, modern interface.

    Open Source Linux BSD GNOME

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    Any.DO helps you get things done with your friends in a simple & elegant way. It's free, simple & fun. Get life under control with the ultimate app for...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome

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EssentialPIM Comments

Download links for old version

Comment by ChaosDrop
about EssentialPIM Jun 2016

As it's getting to be a very common question on the forum you can find version 6.58 which is the current community recommended versions at these official links:



Major change in UI

Comment by ChaosDrop
about EssentialPIM May 2016

As of Version 7.2 the UI working space has been mostly recovered and in many ways is now more efficient then it was before.

Just figured I'd let people know I tried out the RC for version 7 that was just releases to and the interface has been changed in a major and IMO rather negative space wasting way.

It also doesn't look very nice under windows classic theme whereas version 6 looks pretty nice. I'm lightly visually impaired so this is a major blow to me as the main reason I stick to the windows classic themes on windows 7 is because they are vastly better then the accessibility themes in 8 & 10.

So if you value working space, and a clean accessible look under windows classic themes I'd advise sticking to version 6.

My like for this app is for version 6, I think 7 adds some intresting features, but none of them are worth the UI shift... it's a strange shift. The layout is good but for some reason they added a ton of strange "padding?" it doesn't make it work any better on my tablet so you can't even say it's for touch friendliness.

[Edited by ChaosDrop, November 14]


Thunderbird/SeaMonkey + Lightning are the closer open source alternatives to EssentialPIM?

Comment by reiaasu
about EssentialPIM and Lightning, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey Sep 2015

EssentialPIM has calendar, to do list, notes, contacts, email and password list.

Thunderbird/SeaMonkey + Lightning have all these features, minus notes and password list. These two missing features can be supplemented by other open source software, such as Cherrytree and Password Gorilla.

So, I believe Thunderbird/SeaMonkey + Lightning are the open source softwares that have the feature set that comes closer to EssentialPIM.


This software is so well made, I can't see a reason to use ...

Comment by Boris
about EssentialPIM Jun 2011

This software is so well made, I can't see a reason to use anything else! It allows custom fields (say you want to record "next call date" for some or each of the clients in the database), it can remind you of birthdays, appointments.

The search features are AMAZING - results updated as you type!