Top 3 Best and Free PIM Personal Information Manager Softwares
Personal Information Managers (PIMs) are tools that help you organize various different types of personal data and therefore are actually quite handy. The usual standard feature set includes an address book, calendar, diary and reminder. Different PIM’s usually provide variations and additions to these features.
Nomad PIM is an impressive application which though still in its development stages impresses with its wealth of features.
The latest build that we tested has all that you would expectfrom a PIM including notes, schedules, contacts, events, etc.Though certain features are limited, development is still on. This is definitely an application you should keep your eyes on.
Sunbird is a standalone application created by Mozilla—the makers of the ever popular Firefox. The first thing that you would probably notice is the beautiful logo that represents the Sunbird.
The developers had actually asked for suggestions for the logo from its users and it looks like it worked. Sunbird is basically a calendar and scheduling program with the ability to add different tasks and event as well as alarms based on these events. You also have the capability to modify the views according to your personal preference.
Sunbird is a cross platform application which is based on the XUL user interface language. You should however be aware that right now there is no integration capability between Sunbird, Firefox and Thunderbird.
Aethera is a PIM a p p l i c a t i o n which also handles e-mails. It starts off with a simple setup for the first time user and you’ll have to enter various setting for accessing your e-mail.Aethera supports POP3 and IMAP among others and provides for easy synchronization. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the clean and lively interface.
The icons are big and functions easily accessible. The software also provides groupware capabilities through the Kolab server. It also features an instant messaging client using Jabber with the ability to share different types of documents. Different plug-ins with varying functionality can also be applied to Aethera. Unfortunately though, some of these plug-ins aren’t free and you have to buy them if you want to use them. Overall, this is one of the most complete PIM applications that we have come across.