List of personal information managers

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The following is a comparison of personal information managers (PIMs) and online organizers.


PIM application Platform(s) Software license Notes
3D Topicscape Windows Commercial organizes information into 3D landscapes
Calendar macOS Commercial Included with macOS
Outlook Calendar on Web Freeware Has a freeware offline client, Calendar (Windows)
Chaos Intellect Windows Commercial Manages contacts, projects, email
CintaNotes Windows Freemium organizes information as notes, grouped using tags
DEVONthink macOS Commercial
doogiePIM[1] Windows Commercial
eM Client Windows Freemium Personal information manager, Email client, Calendaring software
EssentialPIM[2] Windows, iOS, Android Freemium
Evernote macOS, Windows, Web, Android Commercial
Evolution Linux, Windows,[3] Unix, GNOME GPL Included with GNOME
Google Calendar Web Freeware
GroupWise Linux, macOS, Windows, Web Commercial
IBM Notes Linux, macOS, Windows Commercial
ical Cross-platform GPL
InfiTrac[4] Web, Android, iOS Freeware Sync with major calendars/contacts; sharing; passwords; lists; notes; free text;
Kontact Linux, Windows, Unix, macOS, KDE GPL Included with KDE
Leo Linux, Windows, macOS MIT Python-scriptable folding editor/IDE organized around multiple views (clones) of underlying text spread across files. Inspired by literate programming and similar to org-mode.
Lightning Linux, Windows, macOS, others MPL, GPL, LGPL Addon for the Thunderbird e-mail client
MicroLogic Info Select Windows Commercial Free-form info repository; high-speed search, notes, calendar, email client (Originally "Tornado Notes" on DOS)
Microsoft Outlook Windows, macOS Commercial
mobile PhoneTools Windows Commercial
MyBrainMate Web Commercial A personal knowledge database management used for organizing, planning, learning.
MyInfo Windows Commercial Free form personal information manager
OneModel[5] Cross-platform AGPL Used to record, manage and share any knowledge.
OneNote Windows, macOS Commercial
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[6] Linux, Windows[7] GPL
Outline macOS, iOS Commercial
Personal Knowbase Windows Commercial Freeform note-taking organizer. Portable.
Planz Windows MIT Provides a single, integrative document-like view of personal information as an overlay to the user's file system.
Plaxo Web Commercial
Rdex Windows, Android Freeware Freeform database
Remember the Milk Web Freemium
TagSpaces[8] Cross-platform AGPL TagSpaces is running completely offline on your computer, smartphone or tablet and does not require internet connection or online registration. You can create a personal "wiki" for tracking of your projects, ideas or memories.
TeamWox Web Commercial organizer, todo list, reminders, email client, file storage, mindmap editor, contact book, ip pbx
Things macOS Commercial Task management and scheduling
TiddlyWiki Cross-platform BSD 3-clause Single html file application used directly in browser.
Time & Chaos Windows Commercial Contact & project management
Tinderbox macOS Commercial
TopXNotes macOS Commercial Hybrid personal note and information organizer
Whizfolders Windows Commercial Hybrid Note-taking software and outliner
Windows Contacts Windows Commercial Included with Windows 7 and 8
Wrike Web Commercial
Yahoo! Calendar Web Freeware
Yojimbo macOS Commercial "Personal information manager"
Zim Cross-platform GPL Graphical text editor designed to maintain a collection of locally stored wiki-pages.

Discontinued applications[edit]

PIM application Platform(s) Software license Notes
Backpack Web Commercial Todo list and calendar
Chandler Linux, OS X, Windows Apache Free form approach based on Lotus Agenda
Contactizer OS X Commercial previously known as "OD4Contact"
Ecco Pro Windows Freeware organizes information via full power outline and tag assignments. (Tags can contain text, numeric, or date data. Date data automatically mapped to calendar.)
Google Notebook Web Freeware deprecated by Google Docs, Google Keep
Haystack all operating systems with POSIX and Java MIT
Hula Linux GPL Replaced by Bongo project
IBM Lotus Organizer Windows Commercial 2003–2013
Lotus Agenda DOS Freeware deprecated by IBM Lotus Organizer
Meeting Maker Linux, OS X, Solaris Commercial
Microsoft Entourage OS X Commercial deprecated by Microsoft Outlook for Mac
MORE, GrandView Classic Mac OS, DOS Commercial 1986–1990
Mozilla Calendar Project Linux, BSD UNIX, OpenSolaris, Solaris, OS X, Windows, OS/2 MPL deprecated by Lightning
Mozilla Sunbird Linux, BSD UNIX, OpenSolaris, Solaris, OS X, Windows, OS/2 MPL, GPL, LGPL deprecated by Lightning
Palm Desktop Mac OS, Windows Commercial
Sidekick DOS, Windows Commercial 1983–1999
Spicebird Cross-platform GPL, LGPL, MPL deprecated by Lightning

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "doogiePIM - Personal Information Manager". Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  2. ^ "EssentialPIM Web Site". Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  3. ^ S. Ravagan (2008-10-03). "Windows version 2.24 (the only one published)". GNOME. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  4. ^ "Best Free PIM". Gizmo's Freeware. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "OneModel Web Site". Retrieved 2016-01-28. 
  6. ^ "Osmo Web Site". Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  7. ^ "Osmo, Windows version 0.2.8". Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  8. ^ "TagSpaces Web Site". 

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