Both at home and in the office, we all have a great deal of information that needs organising. From contacts to appointments, EssentialPIM is a powerful personal information manager that makes it easy to keep on top of an ever-growing amount of information. The ability to store all of your email, addresses, lists and notes in one place makes the program a one-stop shop for your organisational needs.

There are three versions of EssentialPIM available. The free version includes all of the basic features of the program while upgrading to Pro edition adds a number of useful extra including advanced encryption and multi-user access. Other Pro features include the ability to create desktop sticky notes, synchronisation with Palm and Windows Mobile devices as well as Outlook and Google Calendar, and an advanced backup facility.

The network version of the program has been designed with small to medium-sized businesses in mind and makes it easy to share information between workers. Proving a network is already in place, nothing extra is needed to take advantage of the powerful features of EssentialPIM Pro Network which makes it easy to co-ordinate a group of workers.

What's new in 8.53 (see the full changelog for more)?

- Improved synchronization of tasks hierarchy with Android EPIM
- Ability to re-arrange icons for notes is back (along with the recent icons section for more productive flow)
- Double click anywhere within the Related Items tab to add a new link
- Improved contacts and mail synchronization with Outlook.com
- Better management of simultaneously connected users for EssentialPIM Pro Business
- Option to auto lock the database when minimizing EPIM will not affect switching in between the modules anymore
- Fixed error during installation in some rare cases when updating EPIM
- Fixed annoying issue with the rightAlt+C shortcut for Polish users
- Other minor fixes and improvements to make the program faster and more reliable

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Whichever version of EssenitalPIM you use, you have access to a genuinely useful tool which will make your life easier to manage.