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Personal Information Managers

When working with several different people, places, events, documents, and other miscellaneous information types, it can become almost impossible to manage without a method of organization. That’s where the personal information management software on this page comes in.

Whether dedicated PIM software such as Evolution and Cozy, or software with extensive personal information management features such as Microsoft Office Outlook, there are many options to help you structure the complex web of relationships and information that we must manage in both our personal and professional lives.

  1. Microsoft Outlook, part of the Microsoft Office Suite (not to be confused with Microsoft Outlook Express), is a personal information manager that lets you manage your e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks.

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    Outlook 365 on Windows
  2. Evolution is a personal information management application that provides integrated mail, calendaring, address book and task list functionality.

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    Mail


  3. Cozy icon
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • CouchDB
    • Go (Programming Language)

    Choose simplicity, get Cozy. We all have a life and a digital life. Cozy gathers them. In your Cozy, you have all your personal data: pictures, health, bank, holidays, accessible only by you. Welcome to your new digital home.

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    Automate the synchronisation of your files on your PC with your Cozy.
  4. The powerful, full-featured Personal Information Manager for Windows offering Email, Synchronization, Portability, Network support, Android and iOS versions.

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  5. Personal Information Manager (Mail, Contact, Calendar and more).

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  6. TreeLine just stores almost any kind of information. A tree structure makes it easy to keep things organized. And each node in the tree can contain several fields, forming a mini-database.

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  7. Symphytum is a personal database software for everyone who desires to manage and organize data in an easy and intuitive way, without having to study complex database languages and software user interfaces.

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  8. Vimwiki is a personal wiki for Vim -- a number of linked text files that have their own syntax highlighting.

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  9. This is the very useful tree-styled personal information manager.

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  10. Week Plan icon
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Priority Planner for Effective People.

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    Weekly Task Management Software for Entrepreneurs
  11. It provides management of events and tasks, alarm notification, web export, network transparent handling of data, group scheduling, import and export of calendar files and more.

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  12. Tap Forms is a very powerful organizational tool designed to help you keep track of all your life's most important information.

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    - Label Designer -
Using the custom layout designer on Mac, you can generate printable labels for any of the data stored in your form fields. With over a thousand Avery® label sizes available, you can quickly and easily create and print any quantity of labels, no mail merges or data sorting required. Print address labels for clients, or print price stickers for new merchandise to efficiently track your product inventory.
  13. Lifestyle Inspector is a free windows GTD/productivity/todo-list app with integrated Mind-mapping and powerful personal productivity reports.

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    Viewing tasks as mind-map
  14. EagleFiler makes managing your information easy. It lets you archive and search mail, Web pages, PDF files, word processing documents, images, and more. Use it to collect information from a variety of sources. Browse different types of files using a standard three-pane interface.

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  15. The single-pane outliner that Windows users have been searching for for years, free! Extensive keyboard commands make outlining a fast-paced and smooth experience.

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