List of personal information managers

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The following is a list of personal information managers and online organizers.

Open source applications[edit]

PIM application Platform(s) Software license Notes
TiddlyWiki Cross-platform BSD 3-clause license Browser based, single web page appliction.
Evolution Linux, Windows,[1] Unix, GNOME GPL Included with GNOME
Lightning Linux, Windows, OS X, others MPL/GPL/LGPL Addon for the Thunderbird e-mail client
org-mode Cross-platform GPL Integrates with Emacs BBDB for contact management support, web browsers for hyperlink storing support. Free iPhone and Android app available (MobileOrg)
Osmo Linux GPL
Kontact Linux, Windows, Unix, OS X, KDE GPL Included with KDE
ical Cross-platform GPL
Zim Cross-platform GPL Zim is a graphical text editor designed to maintain a collection of locally stored wiki-pages.

Freeware applications[edit]

PIM application Platform(s) Notes
CintaNotes Windows organizes information as notes, grouped using tags
Ecco Pro Windows organizes information via full power outline and tag assignments. (Tags can contain text, numeric, or date data. Date data automatically mapped to calendar.)
eM Client Windows Personal information manager, Email client, Calendaring software
Google Calendar Web
Planz Windows Provides a single, integrative document-like view of personal information as an overlay to the user's file system.
Rdex Windows, Android Freeform database
Remember the Milk Web
TeamWox Web organizer, todolist, reminders, email client, file storage, mindmap editor, contact book, ip pbx
Yahoo! Calendar Web
Calendar Web Has a freeware offline client (Windows Live Mail) for Windows only
Free Address Book Windows Freeware contact management software

Non-free applications[edit]

PIM application Platform(s) Notes
3D Topicscape Windows organizes information into 3D landscapes
Backpack Web Todo list and calendar
Chaos Intellect Windows Contact, project & email management
Contactizer OS X previously known as "OD4Contact"
Calendar OS X Included with OS X
MicroLogic Info Select Windows Free-form info repository; high-speed search, notes, calendar, email client (Originally "Tornado Notes" on DOS)
Evernote OS X, Windows, Web
eM Client Windows Similar to Outlook
FileMaker OS X, Windows
FileOne Windows, Linux treeview based email client, note taking organizer with multimedia support for music tracks and movies.
Franklin Planner family Windows Modeled on Benjamin Franklin's writings; includes earlier "Ascend" and current "PlanPlus" products
IBM Notes Linux, OS X, Windows
Meeting Maker Linux, OS X, Solaris
Microsoft Outlook Windows, OS X
Moetives Web A completely visual platform capable of storing, interconnecting and displaying all users information.
mobile PhoneTools Windows
MyInfo Windows Free form personal information manager
MyBrainMate Web A personal knowledge database management used for organizing, planning, learning.
GroupWise Linux, OS X, Windows, Web
OneNote Windows, OS X
Outline OS X, iOS
Personal Knowbase Windows Freeform note-taking organizer. Portable.
Plaxo Web
Things OS X Task management and scheduling
Time & Chaos Windows Contact & project management
Tinderbox OS X
TopXNotes OS X Hybrid personal note and information organizer
Windows Contacts Windows Included with Windows 7 and 8
Wrike Web
Yojimbo OS X

Discontinued applications[edit]

PIM application Platform(s) Software license Notes
Google Notebook Web deprecated by Google Docs/Google Keep
Hula Linux GPL Replaced by Bongo project
Lotus Agenda DOS Freeware deprecated by IBM Lotus Organizer
Sidekick DOS, Windows Commercial 1983–1999
MORE / GrandView Mac OS, MSDOS Commercial 1986–1990
Mozilla Calendar Project Linux, OpenSolaris, Solaris, OS X, Windows, OS/2 MPL deprecated by Lightning
Spicebird Cross-platform GPL/LGPL/MPL deprecated by Lightning
Microsoft Entourage OS X deprecated by Microsoft Outlook for Mac
IBM Lotus Organizer Windows 2003–2013
Haystack all operating systems with POSIX and Java MIT License
Chandler Linux, OS X, Windows Apache License Free form approach based on Lotus Agenda
Palm Desktop Mac OS, Windows

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  1. ^ S. Ravagan (2008-10-03). "Windows version 2.24 (the only one published)". GNOME. Retrieved 2009-09-30.