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What are people saying about EssentialPIM Pro

Alexa Wolnberg @Gary Kriss, the key will work for both of the versions. It's up to you which one to use the key with. Thanks.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 17 2013 at 1:24pm Copy Link
Peter C1 I just had a look at Your website and notice tha one year version is available as Desktop/Portable

Question: Is the EssentialPIM Pro Lifetime License also available as PORTABLE or is that a separate offering (that I haven't found so far)?
Jan 18 2013 at 12:08am Copy Link
_*_ Hello, what is the normal cost for the program with lifetime license?

Also, lifetime license means all minor, and all major updates, correct?
(i.e. 2.1, 2.2 (minor); version 2 to version 3 (major)).
Jan 15 2014 at 7:06am Copy Link
Emil Kucera @Alexa
yes please, my e-mail is
thank you very much
Jan 15 2014 at 7:42am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg _*_, $79.95. Correct, lifetime license includes all the future updates.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 15 2014 at 8:28am Copy Link
Joe M You said that the lifetime subscription is $79.95 but the EssentialPIM Pro Lifetime License is $59.96 on this site above says. Which is the correct price?

Does the lifetime license still only include 2 computer installs?
Jan 15 2014 at 9:28am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg $79.95 is the regular price and $59.96 is tomorrow's promotional price.

Yes, you can use 1 license on 2 PCs that belong to you.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 15 2014 at 9:47am Copy Link
Michael R. Is it possible to upgrade a former-bought 1year license to a lifetime license for the price difference today, i.e. for about $24?

When modifiying an email and pressing accidently [x], which unfortunately happened quite often in the last time, PIM closes it without asking. (It asks when creating a new email, but not when modifying an already existing one). I suppose, this is a bug and will be fixed in a next update, but unfortunately my 1 year of free updates is over now...

So the above upgrade-price would make sense to me. Just another year for getting this bug fixed would probably not...
Jan 15 2014 at 6:02pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg No, unfortunately the today's deal is not valid for the update licenses.

With regards to the issue - do you mean you're replying to an email message? If yes, EssentialPIM will ask whether to save changes only if something was actually modified.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 12:17am Copy Link
Michael R. No, unfortunately the today's deal is not valid for the update licenses.
Ok, perhaps I should have taken the lifetime-version last time...
At least it's better for my monthly budget ;-)

Just checked the issue: If I create a new message and I just enter the contents and make no change in the other fields, E-PIM does not ask me anything, when I try to close the window.
Jan 16 2014 at 3:32am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Please email our customer support team with a link to this page. I'm sure they will be able to offer you some nice deal about updates :)

Interesting, we are still not able to reproduce the issue on our side. Once something is written in any of the fields (or message body), EPIM starts to ask whether to save changes.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 3:45am Copy Link
_*_ I came across another PIM called EfficientPIM. It appears EfficientPIM and EssentialPIM share the same history, and it appears EssentialPIM derived from the other (EssentialPIM has higher version number).

I am curious how these two programs are connected, and are they more-or-less the same program?
Jan 16 2014 at 4:06am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg No connection at all. Although, there's slight suspicion that guys behind that software are trying to replicate EssentialPIM :)
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 4:17am Copy Link
_*_ @Alexa, yes, ever so slight suspicion of being copied!
Jan 16 2014 at 4:20am Copy Link
Richard Lepoutre Ttying to purchase but the cart tells me I have put in an incorrect cc BEFORE I have even had a chance to enter one. Help?
Jan 16 2014 at 4:39am Copy Link
_*_ Purchased, thank you for the offer.
Jan 16 2014 at 4:42am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Richard, which of the two offered licenses are you trying to purchase? I'd recommend you to either try another browser or clean cookies for the one you used the first time. Please let me know if it helped.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 4:53am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg _*_, and thank you for your purchase!
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 4:56am Copy Link
Joe M If you buy the Lifetime license, can you download the desktop and the portable version?
Jan 16 2014 at 5:09am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg You can if you're going to use the desktop version on a single PC.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 5:48am Copy Link
Emil Kucera @Alexa
I am very sorry - could you re-send your e-mail to me? It got wiped out on the server by mistake, so I don't even have you address now :-(
Jan 16 2014 at 7:57am Copy Link
Mariusz Lewandowski I have left EPIM (lifetime licese) after nearly three years of intensive everyday use and don't look back. From the user's point of view EPIM's great features need more or less serious improvement. Of course, there are zillions of satisfied users, maybe my needs are very special.
EPIM's forums (http://www.essentialpim.c.../index.php) is a good source of real-life information.
Jan 16 2014 at 8:51am Copy Link
Thomas Evans I installed your software and when I run it I get an "I\O error for file test.epim. Error while trying to open file. The system cannot find the file specified" the the program locks up and doesn't respond. How to fix this?
Jan 16 2014 at 9:20am Copy Link
John Terdik How are the passwords protected? The video states that they are securely stored but I want to know how.
Jan 16 2014 at 9:27am Copy Link
Robert Bull Bits quote license as "single computer and a laptop." If I buy a lifetime license, please can that be two *installations*, meaning, one computer plus one portable on a USB stick?
Jan 16 2014 at 10:34am Copy Link
Emil Kucera @Alexa: Me again, found the e-mail, will give it a whirl, thanks very much!
Jan 16 2014 at 10:35am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Emil, good! Will be waiting for your reply :)
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 11:13am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Mariusz, could you please elaborate a bit more about your specific needs? Would be interesting to know if they are among those we're going to address in the coming versions.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 11:17am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Thomas, please try clicking on File-New-EPIM Data File. This will create a new database file for you.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 11:19am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg John, passwords are stored in the database file that you can encrypt using one of the leading encryption algorithms - AES.

With regards to contacts selection - you can use regular Windows shortcuts: Ctrl+A, Ctrl+Click, Shift+Click. You should probably send messages out in batches in order not to look like a spammer for you ISP.

With regards to synchronization - you can do that. Although a Network (Business) edition would suit you better as it allows to work with a single database file from several PCs simultaneously. EPIM can also synchronize with Outlook.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 11:26am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Robert, we can allow that as an exception for today's promotion. Also, the desktop version cannot be installed on more than one PC in this case.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 11:30am Copy Link
Robert Bull Alexa, thanks. My main computer *is* a laptop; I don't expect serious use from a USB stick, but computers and routers can go wrong, and it helps to have a viable alternative I could use on a public library computer.
Jan 16 2014 at 11:49am Copy Link
Mariusz Lewandowski "Mariusz, could you please elaborate a bit more about your specific needs?" [...]

Alexa, the issues were discussed on EPIM forums many times. I was able to work with EPIM for nearly 1000 days so it's not that bad. Anyway, I'll be concise:

You can use only ONE calendar (no option to define separate calendars for business/private/wife/children plans). There are categories available but you cannot assign several categories to one item.

Good global search functionality -- you can define several conditions but the only available operands are "Match ALL of the following" and "Match ANY of the following". Cannot define strings like e.g. "aa" AND ("bb" OR "cc") -- "Name=John" AND ("Category=Private" OR "Category=Family").

Event's Start date is not displayed in the search results. This is essential to analyze past events. I can use filters in the Table view but it not the same.

No option to save complex search conditions.

No preview of search results. "Details" and "Go To item" buttons need too much clicking to preview contents.

No highlight of the search phrase - if you have many long notes to look in then the global search finds ONLY the notes (titles) containing the search phrase. You have to open the found notes one by one and search the phrase again to finally find what you need.

Global search is possible only in the active (open) database. While EPIM allows to use many dbs it would be nice if global is really "global" and looks in other databases, too.

Insert Hyperling dialog does not use tree structure. It is a nightmare to search target items in a flat list (in my db it was well over 4000 entries). There's a filter box to narrow the list BUT - if target is Note - the filter looks in the titles only instead of the contents.

Event's or Task's note shows ONLY FIVE LINES of text (scrollable but good luck with longer text). Cannot resize these dialogs.

Contact tab (All, Personal Info, Business, Notes, Picture, Attachments) titles with empty fields look the same way as when the tab fields contain data. A bold font or any icon in tab's title would do the job to inform about data available on a tab.

No tagging system despite promised long, long, looong ago.

One skin available. I prefer dark themes.

No "populate" option in the Passwords module that would automatically fill in the logon fields and erase data from clipboard afterwards. Hence passwords from the "Passwords" module remain in clipboard forever.

Define any task with no dates. Drag it from ToDo list to calendar grid (if View ToDo bar is checked) when done. Thus you create a task with "Show in Calendar" option checked. BUT such task does not have the "Due date" defined (only "Start date" is updated) and fools the date range limit in Table view (see here: http://www.essentialpim.c...=2&t=14683).

Etc, etc.
Jan 16 2014 at 12:37pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Robert, great, thank you! MyCommerce runs additional security checks time to time in order to minimize chances of fraudulent orders. Maybe that just happened in your case. But all in all glad it worked out in the end :)
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 1:32pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Mariusz, thanks very much for such a detailed post. Agree about most of the suggested features, even more - almost all of them are in our to do list. Good thing is that some of them have already been taken care of (although not in the currently publicly available 5.57 version). Like the "populate" option in the Passwords module, changed UI for Contacts (and thus their tabs), tags and multiple categories.
As for the others - their time will surely come. Hope to see you back by then, your license allows that :)
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 16 2014 at 1:39pm Copy Link
Robert Bull Alexa, the "Your order confirmation" e-mail from epimsupport says, in part: "Includes EssentialPIM Pro Desktop/Portable license and lifetime free updates." That *could* be construed to be a license the way I wanted it, i.e., one fixed to a specific PC, the other to a USB stick. If you didn't really mean that, please could you change the wording? Thanks.
Jan 16 2014 at 2:02pm Copy Link
Thomas Evans I cannot create the data file. As soon as I click out of the error window the program is locked up and have to use the task manager to get out of the program.
Jan 16 2014 at 2:35pm Copy Link
John Terdik Ref: "With regards to synchronization - you can do that. Although a Network (Business) edition would suit you better as it allows to work with a single database file from several PCs simultaneously. EPIM can also synchronize with Outlook"

With the is the sync in real time for all systems?
What if a system does not have access to the database, e.g. I take my laptop on the road with me. I assume that EPIM on the laptop would work with the data on the laptop and then sync when reconnected to my network.

MS outlook has support for categories but does not sync the categories but my 3rd party applications do sync the categories and the colors associated with the categories, does EPIM sync the categories and the color of the categories with Outlook?

If I'm syncing with Google and the like would this replace the requirement for the network edition? Currently I'm not using the likes of Google to sync mainly because Google really messed me up when I tried it.
Jan 16 2014 at 3:35pm Copy Link
Michael R. >>Interesting, we are still not able to reproduce the issue on our side. Once something is written in any of the fields (or message body), EPIM starts to ask whether to save changes.

This is really interesting. I am using 'EssentialPIM Pro Portable 5.57'. As it seems this is the most current version.
Jan 16 2014 at 8:01pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Astonsoft Ltd. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 17 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Robert, you may be right, thanks. Will probably rephrase the sentence a bit.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 17 2014 at 12:40am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Thomas, please try to uninstall and then reinstall the program. Probably something went wrong during the installation process.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 17 2014 at 12:43am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg John, if it's a Network (Business) edition then there's no need to sync as you're working with the same database file. If you don't have an access to the database you can save it locally on your PC and then sync with the one on the server when you're back.

Yep, EPIM fully supports synchronization of its own and Outlook categories and their colors.

If you're synchronizing with Google or any other supported online service then I guess you are good to go without the Network version.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 17 2014 at 12:49am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Michael, yes 5.57 is the latest publicly available version. Could you please contact our support team at epimsupport[@] about the issue? They will probably ask you some additional questions about the problem as I see it needs more detailed investigation on our side.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 17 2014 at 12:53am Copy Link
Thomas Evans I already did that, twice.
Jan 17 2014 at 6:53am Copy Link
Michael R. Alexa, I just created two short - ok, not soo short, about 55MB - videos and sent them to the given email-address. I had to send them separetely, because your server does not allow such big emails...

So, let's see what the developers find out...
Jan 17 2014 at 7:16am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ Thomas Evans. Did you install the full version (downloaded via the link in your confirmation mail) over the trial version? I did so and got an error message too when starting the full version which is by far not actual. Everything worked fine for me when I deinstalled the trial and then started the "full" version again.
Jan 17 2014 at 7:56am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Thomas, please contact our customer support (epimsupport[@], it seems this problem requires more detailed consideration.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 17 2014 at 7:58am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Michael, thanks! Although, I don't see your message in the support system as of yet. Will keep checking.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 17 2014 at 8:00am Copy Link
Thomas Evans I used the trial version because I haven't purchased it yet. I wanted to check out the software before spending the money. So is there any way around this.
Jan 17 2014 at 8:03am Copy Link
_*_ @Thomas Evans, if there is issue you could avail yourself of the 30 return policy.
This really is a nice one-stop type of program that does everything most people would need.
Jan 17 2014 at 6:38pm Copy Link

1. Does EssentialPIM allow one to set up and send personalized e-mails to groups of individuals, and if so, where is that feature described?
2. If answer to (1) is "yes," what are limits and other constraints (e.g., # of e-mails sent; etc.).
3. If answer to (1) is "no," is there integration between EssentialPIM and any group e-mail solutions? Also, curious what group e-mail solution you or BDJ readers recommend?

Thank you!
Jan 17 2014 at 8:33pm Copy Link
Michael R. >> Although, I don't see your message in the support system as of yet. Will keep checking.

You are right. Your delivery-system support_all[at] didn't accept it. Probably too big. I just sent you an email without appendices.
Jan 17 2014 at 10:28pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg No, unfortunately this upgrade option is not included in the current promotion. But what you can do is to contact our customer support, I'm sure they will be able to make you a good offer.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 29 2014 at 1:21am Copy Link
Celso Flores Hi Alexa, would you know anything about the EPIM cloud? I signed up for it but never received any login details. I requested them several times but never got them so was never able to login or sync my PIM to there. In the end I asked Paypal to refund me. I was fully refunded but it is something I'd like to use. I'm not asking for a discount, just wondered if it is available.
Oct 29 2014 at 2:16am Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling Eventually, if this is how the site operates with the "Free" being used for extended trials, people will go elsewhere for a better deal. Its nice it works for a year, but "Free" to me does not mean an extended trial. Maybe bits needs to correct their system and allow vendors to properly post the details using extended trial with expiration in x months. I think that would be more honest and I would assume more people will pass on offers from them.

You got a good product, but "Free" should not have an expiration, that is a true trial. Even paid software when the updates run out, it still works, you just dont get any new updates. Maybe the software should be Free for this version and future versions after the 1 year period has a cost. If people like the program and use it, they will pay for the latest.
Oct 29 2014 at 4:04am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg EssentialPIM Free is always free. What you get with one of the today's deals for EssentialPIM Pro (which is a different version) is free updates for one year starting from your purchase date. In addition to that, you can use purchased version forever. If you'd like to treat yourself with lifetime free updates for EssentialPIM Pro, there's a special offer for that, as well. Please click on the Get this deal button to see it. Thanks!
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 29 2014 at 4:17am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Yes, it's also valid for the portable edition of EssentialPIM Pro.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 29 2014 at 4:21am Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling Please delete my comments, was on the wrong page.
Oct 29 2014 at 4:21am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Stephen, sorry I don't have permission to delete or edit any comments here. Also, thanks for your appraisal of the portable version. Please let me know if you have additional questions.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 29 2014 at 4:40am Copy Link
Gonzo According to the first question, there's no Lifetime upgrade promotion; however at the end of the deal's description it indicates:

Today's promotion includes the following:
EssentialPIM Pro Desktop or Portable (Inclusive 1 Year of Free Updates) ($23.97)
EssentialPIM Pro Lifetime License ($59.96)

Can anyone clarify?

Oct 29 2014 at 6:18am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg First question is about upgrading an existing license, while the promotion is for the new one.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 29 2014 at 6:30am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Stephen, unfortunately no such plugins.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 29 2014 at 6:32am Copy Link
Gonzo My bad; thanks for clarifying :)
Oct 29 2014 at 6:35am Copy Link
CL I know that EssentialPIM can sync to Outlook.
Can it sink to multiple calendar or notes modules (e.g. Calender_Work, Calendar_Personal, Notes, Notes_work, Notes_Personal etc)
I have several Calendars (and Notes) within outlook.
In my test of the trial version it would only sync to the main Outlook Calendar and note and I could not figure out how to sync the other calendar and notes.
Oct 29 2014 at 11:07am Copy Link
Pavi Johnson EssentialPIM is a spectacular PIM, really the best one I have found! Plus it is constantly developed, with fast reliable support.

I highly recommend it!

Best, /Pavi
Oct 30 2014 at 2:19am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg CL, synchronization with only the default set of Outlook folders is supported at the moment.

Pavi, thanks for your appraisal, appreciate it!
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 30 2014 at 2:38am Copy Link
karel De Wever Do I need a license for the desktop AND for Android to use both devices and to synchronize them or is just 1 license enough?
Oct 30 2014 at 2:57am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Let's put it this way. In some cases license in not required at all. Say, you can synchronize Windows EssentialPIM Free with Android EssentialPIM Free. If you wish to use Windows EssentialPIM Pro (and you need a license for that), you can synchronize it with Android EssentialPIM Free or Android EssentialPIM Pro. In order words, synchronization will work in any case, it's just a question of additional features you get with the Pro version.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 30 2014 at 3:15am Copy Link
karel De Wever On your website one can find the differences between the Free and Pro version. Are those the same for the portable editon?
If not where can I find those differences?
Oct 30 2014 at 3:36am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Yes, those are the same for the portable edition, as well. The difference in between desktop and portable editions is that all settings are stored on the removable drive only for the latter.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 30 2014 at 3:49am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel Is it allowed to run EPIM on multiple private PCs operated via KVM-Switch ( so one can only work with 1 software instance at the same time) with a single Pro License?
Oct 30 2014 at 4:17am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Each license allows installation on a single computer and a laptop. So; in your case each of the PCs would need to have its own license.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 30 2014 at 4:32am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ Alexa: Your answer is not unexpected, a policy like that should be re-considered though . Nowadays people often use several computers for different private purposes. That's why more and more software developers offer "Family Packs".
Except maybe for syncing tasks running several instances of a PIM simultaneous using a Keyboard-Video-Mouse-Switch makes not so much sense IMHO ;-O
Oct 30 2014 at 5:38am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg We probably should, will think about it.. Thanks for the heads up.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 30 2014 at 6:17am Copy Link
M M Alexa, as you advised in your first reply (the second post in this thread) I contacted your customer support (using my other email). They answered just my first question about my current license, did not propose anything to upgrading to lifetime upgrades :(
Also, they did not reply if I need to pay for Pro on Android separately, a hint on your "Buy" page says that single Desktop license allows me to use EPIM on 2 owned puters and "unlimited number of smartphones and tablets" (!). Can you please confirm it applies to Pro on Android?
Oct 30 2014 at 10:17am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Did you mention this promotion in your request? If no, please do that. If yes, please mention your ticket number, will have a look at it.

Android version of EssentialPIM Pro operates under different license terms and therefore needs a separate license. The one offered is a lifetime one. Thanks!
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 30 2014 at 11:00am Copy Link
Javier Gil Still no gantt charts for calendar / tasks and projects?
Oct 30 2014 at 10:04pm Copy Link
M M @Alexa: yes, I did mention this promo. My request # was 3126. Thanks.
Oct 30 2014 at 11:59pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg I've been informed that you should have a nice offer waiting for you by now :) Thanks.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 31 2014 at 1:26am Copy Link
henrique mateus payment done twice with visa but no answer back.
Oct 31 2014 at 9:31am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg It can take up to 15 minutes for the confirmation email to arrive. Please contact our customer support with the order id number in case you don't get your email within that period of time.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 31 2014 at 9:44am Copy Link
henrique mateus already contacted customer support , but !!!!!!!
Oct 31 2014 at 9:51am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Please check your email.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Oct 31 2014 at 10:55am Copy Link
Adam Smolenski EssentialPIM Pro is great! ;-)
Oct 31 2014 at 1:47pm Copy Link
Monica User Got the lifetime deal, hope to see more things added over the years...
Oct 31 2014 at 6:11pm Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet Is it possible to get the BitsDuJour discount and the competitive product discount at the same time?
Oct 31 2014 at 7:14pm Copy Link
Petr I just purchased EssentialPIM Pro on today's deal. The order confirmation page has a download link so I downloaded and installed verion 5.

Now, checking my email, there is a link for version 6, but the download file is labelled "version 4". This is very confusing. I hope my experience with this software becomes better than what I described above.

Please reply to clarify which version I should install?
I also have both Apple iOS and Android devices:
a. iPhone 4s with iOS version 7
b. iPad with iOS version 6
c. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Android 4.4.4

I want all my portable devices to be able to sync. I assume this is possible. Please advise what software I should install on each of the above devices?

I will be using my gmail account for Calendar, Documents, email, tasks and notes. Will all these work on all the devices? Thanks.

Oct 31 2014 at 10:48pm Copy Link
Amit Hello,
I wanted to know if there are some features available in this program -
1) Web capture - just select any text in any browser and press any hotkey (or any other way assigned in essentialpim pro) and the seleced text in the active browser will be added to essentialpim pro
2) And also will then the additional information like title and url of the webpage will also get noted and added to the essentialpim pro field of that very added webcapture, so that i can get to the url of the added text later.
If these features are not available in the present version of essentialpim pro then can they be added soon. Will be a must buy then. Thanks a lot.
May 12 2015 at 12:07pm Copy Link
Mappi75 Is there a way not to download email pictures and content like in Outlook 2013?
Did not find any option for this.

And it would be nice to have a filter to set email adresses as "Secure" and PIM Download the emails fully
May 12 2015 at 1:10pm Copy Link
Amit I would also like to add to my request above as -
3) when the web capture is inserted into essentialpim pro by any of above the methods I have written above(hotkey or other), ALL FORMATTING AND ALSO THE IMAGES in the selecion in the active browser are added too into the essentialpim pro.
May 12 2015 at 3:11pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Amit, there's no such feature currently. As for possible future implementation - the more users request a feature the faster it gets usually implemented. So far we didn't have many requests about it. Will see how it goes, though. Thanks!
Astonsoft Ltd. - May 12 2015 at 10:38pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Mappi75, you can hide message preview window (View->Preview Pane), in this case message contents will not be shown. Thanks.
Astonsoft Ltd. - May 12 2015 at 10:41pm Copy Link
D Rogers Is there a trial version, so that we may try before we buy?
May 13 2015 at 1:55am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Yes, there's the "Download Trial" link right below the screenshot.
Astonsoft Ltd. - May 13 2015 at 3:18am Copy Link
_*_ @Amit, you should take a look at CintaNotes (sold here as well) for what you are looking for regarding copy and paste and providing links to web pages. It is a great little program, and also offers a lifetime updates version.
May 13 2015 at 4:49am Copy Link
Stefan Mueller Talking customizable and making life easier - I am having a very hard time deciphering the tiny fonts of column headers and many other interface elements.

Are there any settings or tweaks to make this software compatible with high DPI notebooks? Very few screen elements seem to scale along with Windows settings, for the most part headers and dialogs remain almost illegible.

Zooming does not work, not with Ctrl mousewheel and not with Ctrl Numpad +- or any other of the usual shortcuts? Any way to zoom the interface like in modern browsers and office suites?
May 13 2015 at 5:10am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Stefan, what EPIM version you're trying out? Is it the latest one 6.06? It has perfect system scalability based on the system DPI.
Astonsoft Ltd. - May 13 2015 at 5:21am Copy Link
Stefan Mueller @Alexa
Yes, 6.06 from the download trial link. It looks terrible over here. Some elements , such as menu entries follow Windows settings, nice and large. Other stuff not even half that size.

Especially bad some column headers and also headings like "Today" and all tree entries of Notes and Contacts. The font for the notes and contacts can be customized, but their tree does not follow that setting. Many things like that
May 13 2015 at 6:16am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Could you please send a message to our customer support with couple of screenshots indicating the problem? Also mention this promotion and your monitor resolution and DPI settings. Thank you!
Astonsoft Ltd. - May 13 2015 at 7:56am Copy Link
Laga Mahesa What's the situation with multiple calendars? I use 6 separate color-coded Google calendars just for work (class daily schedule, class events, exams, holidays, school events, faculty and deadlines).

From what I see in the following thread link, EPIM does not support multiple calendars. This is what has stopped me buying before now.

May 13 2015 at 9:14am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg You can color-code categories in EssentialPIM and use them the same way you're using calendars in Google Calendar. You can even synchronize them with each other.
Astonsoft Ltd. - May 13 2015 at 9:19am Copy Link
Stefan Mueller Mailed out several screenshots to your support.
So basically, what you're saying is, I cannot zoom the view? Nor can I adjust any font size at all, except for notes and rtf mails?
May 13 2015 at 10:18am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Thank you, will check it out and answer via email! In Windows you need to increase DPI in order to get bigger elements on the screen.
Astonsoft Ltd. - May 13 2015 at 10:35am Copy Link
Stefan Mueller Thanks Alexa,
I am reluctant to change Windows settings, as this will affect other programs as well. The problem seems to be within EPIM. To reproduce, crank up the font for notes, then look at the tree of notes - it won't scale along. Same thing everywhere, contacts, mail, todo, passwords ....
May 13 2015 at 11:03am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Please try changing font size for Icons, this will increase font sizes in EssentialPIM.
Astonsoft Ltd. - May 13 2015 at 11:18am Copy Link
Laga Mahesa > ""You can color-code categories in EssentialPIM and use them the same way you're using calendars in Google Calendar. You can even synchronize them with each other."

These calendars are not just for personal use, as I share them with colleagues and students. For example, I give r/w access to middle/high school department heads for faculty and events, while class captains get r/w access to class events.

As I understand it, EPIM has one calendar entity. If I make a new event in EPIM, how does it decide which calendar to sync that new entry to?
May 13 2015 at 11:27am Copy Link
Stefan Mueller Thank you Alexa,
this looks much better now. Unfortunately it made some buttons disappear from the dialogs. Will contact support with more screenshots.
May 13 2015 at 12:26pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Laga Mahesa, you can choose that in sync options.
Astonsoft Ltd. - May 13 2015 at 10:17pm Copy Link
Dierk Based on a couple of hours spent with the "Trial," the Windows version of EPIM appears to be a viable Outlook replacement.
Did not try the Mail module, as never used Outlook for Email, and have stuck with Thunderbird for past several years (as most alternatives have vanished...).

As expected, the Notes module in EPIM is not overly robust: probably only a few steps behind the old "PhatNotes" (desktop) program, but well behind the best of the current Windows Information Databases (personal favorite is RightNote Pro -- which has a powerful set of features.)

But, it is probably not fair to expect a "Full" PIM to compete against Dedicated Information managers that specialize in organizing a variety of data types.

AND, EPIM has the distinct advantage of offering a Native Android version, with Local (NOT Cloud Based...) WiFi Sync between Desktop & Mobile - something that is difficult to find.

Alas, the Android version of EPIM is still a work-in-progress, but it IS functional enough to be useful.
The Android Notes module is only minimally functional - but this is a sore spot on Android in any event, with NOTHING available that compares to the PhatNotes Windows Mobile app. And the EPIM Android interface still lags behind other apps, such as Pocket Informant.

Still, the overall function of EPIM Windows, the ability to Sync to a Native Android app - and the promise that the Android version will see improvements - makes EPIM a good bet as a "Keeper": Accordingly, will take advantage of the current promotion.
Thanks for making this available!
May 14 2015 at 7:20pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Dierk, thank you very much for the very detailed feedback, it's very important for us, appreciate it!
Astonsoft Ltd. - May 14 2015 at 10:34pm Copy Link
Pavi Johnson Hi, is there a discount on the Lifetime updates (for currently license holders of a previous version)?

Best, /Pavi
Sep 15 2015 at 2:37am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Sorry, there's not going to be such a discount this time.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Sep 15 2015 at 3:40am Copy Link
_*_ I own the software and overall like it.

I do think EssentialPIM Pro needs to allow the user to control how images are displayed in emails. Users should be allowed to keep them from displaying or allow them to display for greater security.
Sep 16 2015 at 3:19am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Agree, this feature will be added in one of the upcoming releases. Thanks very much for the feedback!
Astonsoft Ltd. - Sep 16 2015 at 3:21am Copy Link
Tortuga @Alexa Hello :)
I own an (old) Palm TX, that finally died (sniff !!!) Yes, yes, I know ... it was old but a *great* little critter :D
Been looking for a replacement that can properly import all the DB, and eventually be synced on Android. I got Free ePIM portable 6.54 to test the different options

1) I had no problem importing the Contacts DB that is in .vcf format and the Palm Memo in .txt format.
2) But, what to do w the rest? Some time ago, I was able to convert Tasks & ToDo from .dba & .tda to .csv format
I have been unable to import any of it into ePIM? The only option to import any .csv is the Password section ... :(
Please, can you help?
Sep 16 2015 at 2:04pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Hello Tortuga :)
Unfortunately import of tasks and events that are in CSV format is not supported. Maybe you can find a csv to iCal converter.. In this case you'll be able to import anything. Also, if you are still able to connect your Palm to a PC, there's direct synchronization with EssentialPIM that will allow you to get all the data into the program in no time. See here how it works: http://www.essentialpim.c...p/palm.htm.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Sep 16 2015 at 10:11pm Copy Link
Michael Begley Do you support the Amazon Kindle Fire tablets? Note that they cannot download from Google Play. Thanks.
Sep 17 2015 at 12:37am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg We do, although you'd need to download the APK file from our web site (http://www.essentialpim.c...d-download) and install it onto Amazon Kindle Fire.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Sep 17 2015 at 1:06am Copy Link
Tortuga @Alexa Hello :)
Thank you for your reply! I'll try to fire up the old critter, see if there is any life left for one last task, but I don't hv much hope. There are 9Y of data in there!!! sigh :(

Just per chance, do you or any BdJers have a suggestion for a .csv to .iCal converter. Preferably free, but not necessarily. I really would appreciate *ANY* help

Yesterday, while awaiting your reply, I bought the app ;)
I wd like to know, can the Portable travel well between a x32 to a x64 system or vice-versa & perform as well?
Sep 17 2015 at 1:38pm Copy Link
M M @Alexa
Hello, a similar question to Tortuga's: I was using Palm long time ago, still have the Palm Desktop (v4.1.4) installed on a laptop, with data in its databases (.dat format). Is there any way to import from these, not using the Palm device (even if I manage to start it again I would have hardware issues connecting it to a laptop, it was using either serial or IrDA connections, not used anymore)
Thank you!
Sep 17 2015 at 9:05pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Tortuga, cool, thanks for your support :) About converter - this one seems to be ok (free and web based):

Yes, you can run EssentialPIM as on 32-bit as on 64-bit systems without any problems.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Sep 17 2015 at 10:09pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg M M, I'm afraid you will not be able to sync your data from Palm Desktop without having connected a Palm device. What you can do is to export your data and then import it into EssentialPIM. As far as I remember there were some options like CSV for contacts that EPIM supports as import formats.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Sep 17 2015 at 10:15pm Copy Link
Tortuga @M M Hello!
What an idea !!!! I didn't even think of exporting from the laptop's DB! DUH!!

I kept a couple of old PCs/Laptops 'just-in-case', and one of them must still hv the whole thing installed.
I'll try to get some time this WE to try that out.
At this point, I'm willing to try *anything* !!! sigh
In the meantime, I found a site that allowed me to convert the .csv to .ics, then I imported it to ePIM
Maybe it can help you for some of the DBs?

So now I hv imported Contacts, Notes, Calendar.
Still haven't found a way to import Task, Events, ...
If you find ANY tips at all, I'm all ears :)
@Alexa Didn't see your post !! Hadn't refresh the page in a while ... ;)
Sep 17 2015 at 10:18pm Copy Link
Cary Adams "But, you might be asking, what exactly does EssentialPIM do? Wrong question. What doesn't it do?"

Well... for starters... in today's mobile world a PIM that doesn't have connectivity with the technology we carry in our pockets is in a world of hurt.

What use is a PIM that doesn't inform me while I'm away from my computer? No use at all.
May 25 2016 at 6:04am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Not sure what you mean as there are lots of synchronization options available. Starting with direct Windows EPIM - Android EPIM synchronization and ending with synchronization through EPIM Cloud or other online services like Google Calendar, Google Tasks, Google Contacts, etc.
Astonsoft Ltd. - May 25 2016 at 6:11am Copy Link
Dennis Wallentin I find Windows EPIM and Android EPIM to be very good. Less resource consuming compared with some other similar tools.

My suggestion is to download the free version and explore it. If You like what You see and experience then use this offer.

While I have the attention of EPIM representant here I would like to address an annoying thing:

Using DropBox as storage for the underlying database is a good way. However, is it possible for You to speed up the transfer? Overall I find the database operations to be the bottle neck.

Could You have the kindness to put it on top of the To-do-Agenda for next major release.

May 25 2016 at 6:28am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Thanks for your comment and for the suggestion. Will see if we are able to speed up the feature a bit. The main problem here is that we always need to download/upload the whole database file, regardless of the changes made. In this case EPIM Cloud could be a better solution as we only move altered data to the service and back, which takes much less time.
Astonsoft Ltd. - May 25 2016 at 6:35am Copy Link
Dennis Wallentin Alexa,

Your welcome :-)

I will actually test it myself to see if I can code a solution by leveraging the DropBox API.

Thanks for pointing me to EPIM Cloud. I will explore it further :-)
May 25 2016 at 6:47am Copy Link
Eugene Saltz I have been using EssentialPIM since 2008, and never regretted having done so. It provides a calendar for scheduling both my personal and professional life which is very flexible. The same can be said for its note taking capabilities as well. There are other modules that I currently don't take advantage of, but I know others who do and are happy with them.

The best part of EssentialPIM for me is that the desktop version synchs with my Android cell phone (Apple cell phone app is also available). That means that when I am traveling, I have all the information on my PC version with me - mighty handy!

There is a free version - give it a try and see if it is for you.

Nov 30 2016 at 4:48am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Thanks, Eugene! Appreciate you taking your time to write a feedback.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Nov 30 2016 at 5:24am Copy Link
Edward Smith I would like to try buy this product, but without synchronizing to my iPhone, this product would be worthless to me. My concern is that the reviews for the iPhone version are not good, and many of the reviews specifically state that the app does not sync. The iPhone app has not been updated for over two years. Apple now issues warnings that older apps may slow down the iPhone, and that the developer needs to update their app. It would appear that the android version is being actively developed, but the iPhone version is not. The latest release of an android version is a month ago, while the last release of the iPhone version is over two years ago. Couple that with the negative responses for the iPhone version, and I just don't see how I can make this purchase.
Nov 30 2016 at 7:17am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Synchronization with an iPhone should work in any case, if it doesn't, we will fix it. But you're right about the fact that we do not actively develop the iPhone/iPad version of EssentialPIM at the moment due to the lack of interest in such a solution from the end users. Should the situation change in the future, we would gladly reconsider.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Nov 30 2016 at 7:29am Copy Link
Eugene Saltz Edward Smith - check the Essential PIM forums. You will find that the iPhone app is actively being developed and supported. Try the free version - which I believes includes the iPhone app - and decide for yourself. I think you are being misled by the reviews you have read.
Nov 30 2016 at 7:29am Copy Link
Edward Smith Eugene, thanks for your imput, but the developer has just stated the iPhone version is not currently being supported and developed.
Nov 30 2016 at 7:39am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Let me clarify. The iPhone app is being supported, although not actively developed at the moment.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Nov 30 2016 at 7:50am Copy Link
Eugene Saltz Edward Smith - I stand corrected! Thanks.
Nov 30 2016 at 7:53am Copy Link
Dierk This is a deal worth picking up: there are two desktop applications I have set to auto-start to open windows: EssentialPIM (Pro, Lifetime), and RightNotes (Pro).

RightNotes is the best desktop "complex data" Information Database I have found, while EssentialPIM is - well, "Essential" - as a Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks platform - with simple note taking abilities, plus email handling if one desires.

(There is also a Passwords module, which we have frankly not even looked at, being fully committed to eWallet for a wide variety of sensitive data storage & multi-platform sync.)

The ability to sync to the Android version is (again...) "Essential," and while the Notes component is weak (especially on android), it is quite suitable for brief notes that one wants to have easily synced between mobile & desktop. Plus Astonsoft has released several android updates since purchase which provides hope for even more improvements down the road.

If on the fence, will suggest a visit to the EPIM web site for greater detail on the program's capabilities - and will echo Eugene Saltz's recommendation to look at the User Forum, which has actually proven useful.
Nov 30 2016 at 8:13am Copy Link
M User I have been using EssentialPIM since so many years (lifetime license) and like it a lot. But, after some optimalisations for hDPI-monitors, there are still some bad scalings on 4K and 5K-screens. For example in the Contact-module. Or in the Today-screen (the down-right corner with the bithdays (the icon is not complete and with days with more than one birtday ... the view is 'compressed' and not fully readable.

One last problem: each time I start EPIM I get a 'The database is checked'-window (very annoying). As part of that (?) I can't make automatic updates (dangerous). Is there a tool available for fixing the DB? Thanks in advance!

Otherwise, as I said: very happy and a good recommendation! I recommand the Lifetime License!!
Nov 30 2016 at 9:28am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Dierk, thanks very much for the feedback! Couple of points you mentioned are going to be taken care of in the very nearest future (couple of weeks) with the new major Android EPIM and Windows EPIM version releases :)
Astonsoft Ltd. - Nov 30 2016 at 10:12am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg M User, will try to improve support for the high DPI monitors in the next major version of the program.

If your database file needs to be checked for consistency each time your start EssentialPIM, please try to optimize the database by clicking on File->Database Management. If that doesn't help, I'd recommend you to sync your existing database over a new one with our free tool - EPIM Synchronizer (available for download from our web site).

About EPIM for iPhone - noted, thanks!
Astonsoft Ltd. - Nov 30 2016 at 10:22am Copy Link
Edward Smith I am going to get this deal in the hopes that the iOS platform continues in development. I have not found a PC - IOS PIM, that has what I am looking for in a PIM. Perhaps this could be it. PIM's is a crowded market. Good pim's are few.
Nov 30 2016 at 10:28am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Thanks, I cannot promise quick and immediate start but the iOS version is something we will definitely start working on in the beginning of next year. Meanwhile, please try the existing iOS version and post your comments/suggestions about it in our support forum, will take them into account as we move forward with product development.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Nov 30 2016 at 11:08am Copy Link
M User @Alexa,

Thanks, will give it a try for the DB-fixing. Also thanks to take care of all UI-elements on high DPI-screens in the next update and ... the iPhone app :)

One last question: what is the best way to run 2 (or 3) instances with EPIM simultanuously? As in, open 2 (or 3 EPIM Pro's) at the same time, all with a different database and settings? Is that possible?

Keep up the good work! Like the new interface btw!

For all Windows-users: give it a try!!
Nov 30 2016 at 3:20pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale My msg disappeared - please confirm that the portable version run on any cpu (from a usb stick, of course) legally (thus "portable). The "Fine print" says, without specifying the app version, that it will only work on one cpu. Thanks.
Nov 30 2016 at 3:26pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg M User, yes, that's absolutely possible. Although, if you wish to have different settings for each of the instances, I'd recommend you to specifically run EssentialPIM Pro Portable version (not the regular one) with each instance running from its own separate folder. That's because the INI file with the program settings will be stored in the directory you launch EPIM Portable from.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Nov 30 2016 at 10:11pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg bvssunnydale, you can run the Portable version on any PC/CPU, there's no limitation regarding that.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Nov 30 2016 at 10:14pm Copy Link
Benjamin User Hello... I wanted to buy the lifetime license but I carelessly purchased the 1years license... could it be possible to pay the difference and get the lifetime license ?
BTW, do you offer student discount ?

Best Regards,

Useless laws weaken necessary laws.
~ Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1775)
Jul 26 2017 at 11:54pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Hello,
Yes, that's very much possible. Please drop me a line to pr[at] and I'll forward you instructions. Thanks!
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jul 27 2017 at 12:39am Copy Link
Dierk EPIM is an excellent program, especially when used with its Android version, which has seen regular updates & has become much more robust.
As with any feature-rich application, it does pay to spend a bit of time learning the details (try running through "Working with EssentialPIM (Pro...)" in the Help file), but the basics can be grasped fairly easily.

Even ignoring the Password module (long time eWallet user...), and sticking with T-bird as a desktop email client (web mail only from mobile devices), still felt that EPIM Pro was easily worth its asking price - on both platforms (and the "Lifetime License" is a great bargain!).
Jul 27 2017 at 8:17am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Thanks very much for the feedback, appreciate it! Hope we will be able develop the passwords and mail modules enough so that you can freely switch to using them :)
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jul 27 2017 at 9:17am Copy Link
Tortuga @Alexa Wolnberg Hello :)
I bought ePIM & the Android app too.
Now I have a new phone, how do I transfer the app to the new phone?
The old phone is unusable, meaning every blue moon it comes on, just long enough so I manage to transfer a few bits of data out of it ... :(
Not sure how to transfer your app. I am not very tech savvy ;)

Many thanks for any help

Jul 27 2017 at 9:32pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Hello :)
Simply install the app on the new phone using the same Google account you upgraded to the Pro version of EPIM with. You registration will be picked up automatically. For more info please see here:
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jul 27 2017 at 9:37pm Copy Link
Tortuga @Alexa Wolnberg Hello again :)
Thank you very much for your prompt reply !!
Duh ... Like I said, not tech savvy !! ;)

Jul 27 2017 at 10:06pm Copy Link
Ed Ward I use G-mail and find it satisfactory, although not ideal. Unclear to me what advantages EPIM offers over G-mail, and vice versa. Does anyone know of a review comparing and contrast EPIM w/ G-mail? Before switching to EPIM I would also need to know what I was giving up. Thanks!
Jul 27 2017 at 10:37pm Copy Link
Wearsie Jackson This is AMAZING software! Wonderful email client that integrates with ToodleDo and other task managers. Great support from developer.

I purchased the lifetime license and have zero regrets. --Weerz
Jan 16 2018 at 8:13am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Astonsoft Ltd. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 18 2018 at 12:11am Copy Link
Fernando Santos I just purchased EPIM Pro and the link for download is for version 4, but the most recent version is 7. What's this? And at least the portable version asks for a key, which I did not receive. Did not yet install the desktop version. If this "deal" is for a version that's 8 years old, and unregistered,I will want my money back.
Jan 18 2018 at 6:55am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Please download and install the latest 7.61 version directly from our web site: You license key (which you should get in a moment) will of course be valid.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 18 2018 at 7:04am Copy Link
Fernando Santos Got it, thank you!
Jan 18 2018 at 7:31am Copy Link
FreshAsADaisy Ordered the 1-yr the last time EPIM was offered. I needed something to replace my PocketPC (yeah, you read that right). I kept the PPC because I needed something that would sync with Outlook on my PC. Also I was hoping for an Agenda Fusion-type experience.

EPIM won over the other options because it was possible to sync data w/ Android/iOS without using Google products. The Outlook connection worked well, the sync is good, and the modules are functional (I'm hoping for improvements).

The licencing scheme is horrible, though. I have three PCs that I use -- non-concurrently -- in addition to Android devices. I've been thinking about getting the lifetime licence but the two-PC limit is a problem.
Jan 18 2018 at 11:55am Copy Link
Mappi75 Same problem here,

i need it for 3-4 pcs (2 pc & 2 laptops).
(our household has much more devices).

Buying 2 license only allow using it on two devices at the same time. :P

1 User 1 pc&laptop license seems to be outdated and should be replaced
with a family license.

Buying 4 single lifetime license is too expensive..

Sadly no buy :P
Jan 18 2018 at 1:33pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg FreshAsADaisy, Mappi75, thanks for raising this up. Will think about introducing a Family license option that covers up to 5 computers in the household.

During the today's promotion we can consider the "EssentialPIM Pro Lifetime License" option as the "EssentialPIM Pro Desktop or Portable Family License (Inclusive 1 Year of Free Updates)" one. In other words, if you purchase the lifetime license, please email our customer support service with the following subject "Attn: Alexa" and mention that you wanted to switch the purchased lifetime license to the family one. Will manually do that for you.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 18 2018 at 1:59pm Copy Link
FreshAsADaisy Alexa,
Thanks for being receptive to customer feedback.

Do I understand correctly that you're offering us the option to pay the price of your lifetime license to purchase a 1-year "family" license?
Jan 18 2018 at 2:16pm Copy Link
DSS A few questions Alexa?
1. So there is a family plan? If so, what does it include?
2. Is any of this HIPAA compliant and do you sign a BAA?
3. Can google calendar integrate with this?
4. Can my wife and I share calendars or a separate 'joint' calendar?
Jan 18 2018 at 2:22pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg FreshAsADaisy, that's correct. As a temporary solution util we introduce the Family licensing options.The Family license price would be in a more or less same proportion as it is now in between the regular and the lifetime licenses during this promotion (1 to 2.5).
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 18 2018 at 10:02pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg DSS,
1. Not yet officially available. However it's possible to acquire one during this promotion (please see my comment above). And it's going to include:
- ability to use version purchased forever (on up to 5 PCs in the household)
- 1 year of free updates since purchase date
2. Sorry, not sure what you mean by this.
3. EssentialPIM is able to sync with Google services, including Google Calendar.
4. You can. Either through synchronization with Google Calendar or EPIM Cloud or any other service EPIM supports syncing with (, CalDAV, etc.).
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jan 18 2018 at 10:09pm Copy Link
Bertie Brummel Does Astonsoft offer manuals for the supported GUI languages or is there only this old fashioned chm help file?
Jul 24 2018 at 2:50am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Help file is available in English only so far.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jul 24 2018 at 4:04am Copy Link
Edward Smith I like to trial the software, but after installing I am told my trial period has expired. ??
Jul 24 2018 at 6:03am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Most likely you have installed EssentialPIM before. Please drop me a line to and mention your comment. Will forward you a new trial key that allows you to test the software.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jul 24 2018 at 6:19am Copy Link
Dierk Using EPim Pro: Excellent Windows / Android app for Calendar, Tasks, Contacts & short form Notes. Only use the Email module on desktop - and only for a couple of select accounts: integration with the Contacts module is a Plus, but still run Thunderbird for most accounts as it permits Indexed Search via 3rd party applications. (Email usage on portable devices is via web only).
Have not used the Passwords module beyond simple tests, which revealed very basic functionality - it certainly does not compete against dedicated applications such as eWallet (personal favorite - also cross-platform, & with strong sync options).
Note that the Password module would probably work just fine for many users - eWallet usage goes well beyond "just" Passwords to include a wide variety of "sensitive" and / or "important" data - but even without using it (EPim Passwords) this is still the best Windows / Android PIM I have been able to find.
To be fair, functionality of EPim has continuously improved since purchase, especially on the Android end, and has reached the point where I am no longer "in the market" for substitutes: difficult to imagine another cross-platform PIM with enough features & stability to be tempting.
OH: The on-line User Forum is worth visiting. EPim reps frequent the forum, and have been very helpful in resolving problems / answering questions.
Jul 24 2018 at 10:34am Copy Link
Edward Smith Thanks, I sent you an email.
Jul 24 2018 at 10:45am Copy Link
FreshAsADaisy Hello,

I desperately needed something to replace the epic Agenda Fusion on an handheld device so the last time EPIM was offered, I took a chance and purchased the 1-yr lic.

I like the product and am pleased that there is an Outlook connector. I think this is really the only option to consider for someone who wants a full-featured PIM to sync across devices and yet remain out of the googleverse.

Are you offering an upgrade to lifetime with this promotion?
Jul 24 2018 at 11:24am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Dierk, thanks very much for the feedback, appreciate it!

Edward Smith, please check our reply to your request.

FreshAsADaisy, unfortunately that kind of option is outside of the today's promotion scope.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jul 24 2018 at 12:35pm Copy Link
Ed Ward The EPIM website offers the option for existing users to upgrade to a lifetime license.

I believe the BDJ deal on Lifetime option allows one to install EPIM on 2 PCs.

Does the upgrade to lifetime for existing users on your website allow one to install EPIM on 2 PCs as well?

Thank you.
Jul 24 2018 at 8:40pm Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Yes, if both of the PCs belong to you.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Jul 24 2018 at 10:35pm Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Is there a comparative table between the EssentialPIM Pro x EssentialPIM Pro Business release?
Is EssentialPIM Pro Business for one computer only?
Thank you.
Aug 5 at 8:07am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg There’s only one difference between these versions. The Pro Business edition supports an unlimited number of simultaneous connections (different users) to the database. It is frequently used in workgroups where people need to collaborate.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Aug 5 at 9:43am Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling Is there an upgrade available for pro lifetime to business lifetime?

Aug 7 at 3:11am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg If you already have EssentialPIM Pro lifetime license, then upgrade to EssentialPIM Pro Business edition with lifetime license would be just $19.95.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Aug 7 at 4:37am Copy Link
Eugene Saltz Among personal informational managers, EssentialPIM has to be one of the best, if not the best. I have used it - daily - for over 12 years now. The feature that is most profound for me is that all the information on the Desktop version can be loaded / synchronized with their cell phone App - all included in one price. So where ever I go with my cell phone, I have all my personal data.
Aug 8 at 7:32am Copy Link
FreshAsADaisy Do you have an upgrade from EssentialPIM Pro to the Pro lifetime?
Aug 8 at 8:41am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Eugene, thanks for the feedback, appreciate it!

FreshAsADaisy, yes for $39.95, although that is not part of the promotion.
Astonsoft Ltd. - Aug 8 at 9:11am Copy Link
FreshAsADaisy Alexa: Thanks for the answer.
Aug 8 at 9:28am Copy Link
geo User @Alexa Wolnberg
I have a question that I need to find out before I make a purchase.
I have used the free version on 3 older laptops (all different versions of the software) that I have decommissioned but still have the HDDs from those machines. If I was to purchase the PRO version and install it on my current machine would I be able to merge the notes that I have created on the other 3 HDDs to the new PRO installation? I am only interested on the notes part of the program and nothing else. I used the free version mainly as a note maker since those laptops were used for business purpose. If possible how would I do that?
Remember, I only have HDDs that can be mounted and explored but not a machine to boot on from them.

Thanks for your help with this question.
Aug 9 at 12:25am Copy Link
Alexa Wolnberg Yes, you will be able to do that. Either by opening the old database files and copy passing your old notes into the new database or by using our free tool EPIM Synchronizer (available from our web site).
Astonsoft Ltd. - Aug 9 at 2:32am Copy Link

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