List of personal information managers

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

Open source applications[edit]

PIM application Platform(s) Software license Notes
Evolution Linux, Windows,[1] Unix, GNOME GPL Included with GNOME
ical Cross-platform GPL
Kontact Linux, Windows, Unix, OS X, KDE GPL Included with KDE
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
Planz Windows MIT Provides a single, integrative document-like view of personal information as an overlay to the user's file system.
TiddlyWiki Cross-platform BSD 3-clause Browser based, single web page application.
Zim Cross-platform GPL Graphical text editor designed to maintain a collection of locally stored wiki-pages.

Freeware applications[edit]

PIM application Platform(s) Notes
Calendar Web Has a freeware offline client (Windows Live Mail) for Windows only
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
Free Address Book Windows Freeware contact management software
Google Calendar Web
InfiTrac[2] Web, Android, iOS Sync with major calendars/contacts; sharing; passwords; lists; notes; free text;
Rdex Windows, Android Freeform database
Remember the Milk Web
TeamWox Web organizer, todo list, reminders, email client, file storage, mindmap editor, contact book, ip pbx
Yahoo! Calendar Web

Non-free applications[edit]

PIM application Platform(s) Notes
3D Topicscape Windows organizes information into 3D landscapes
Backpack Web Todo list and calendar
Calendar OS X Included with OS X
Chaos Intellect Windows Manages contacts, projects, email
Contactizer OS X previously known as "OD4Contact"
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
GroupWise Linux, OS X, Windows, Web
IBM Notes Linux, OS X, Windows
Meeting Maker Linux, OS X, Solaris
MicroLogic Info Select Windows Free-form info repository; high-speed search, notes, calendar, email client (Originally "Tornado Notes" on DOS)
Microsoft Outlook Windows, OS X
mobile PhoneTools Windows
MyBrainMate Web A personal knowledge database management used for organizing, planning, learning.
MyInfo Windows Free form personal information manager
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
Chandler Linux, OS X, Windows Apache Free form approach based on Lotus Agenda
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
Microsoft Entourage OS X Commercial deprecated by Microsoft Outlook for Mac
MORE, GrandView Mac OS, DOS Commercial 1986–1990
Mozilla Calendar Project Linux, OpenSolaris, Solaris, OS X, Windows, OS/2 MPL 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]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ S. Ravagan (2008-10-03). "Windows version 2.24 (the only one published)". GNOME. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  2. ^ "Best Free PIM". Gizmo's Freeware. Retrieved 4 August 2015.