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Giveaway of the day — EssentialPIM Pro 7.66

Control your appointments, to-do lists, notes, password entries, email easily!
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User rating: 59 (79%) 16 (21%) 55 comments

EssentialPIM Pro 7.66 was available as a giveaway on February 14, 2020!

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EssentialPIM is the award-winning personal information manager. It handles all your appointments, contacts, tasks, notes, password entries and email messages with easy-to-use, intuitive tools. In addition, EssentialPIM offers speed, intuitive interface, and the ability to synchronize all your information with EPIM Cloud, Android devices and practically any online service available. Supported by a large community of users, EssentialPIM has been widely acknowledged as the best personal information management system.
Please note, the program archive includes the portable version as well!

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System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

Astonsoft Ltd

Homepage:

https://www.essentialpim.com/pc-version

File Size:

39.5 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime with no free updates

Price:

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#32

Suggestion: add an initial, automated Walk-Through widget that runs automatically upon the software 's installation and first use, introducing new users to the main features of the software, ending with where and how to set up one's own profile data file in place of the initially-installed test file (and with an option to skip the Walk-Through, for those not wanting or needing it).

Reply   |   Comment by Mike S.  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

The key I entered is from the readme file . It said the key you entered does not seem valid. Tried a few times , the same thing. whats wrong?

Reply   |   Comment by misty  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

The idea in idea informer "Make it apple friendly" they have apple iOS and Android APPs for phones and if you subscribe to thier cloud sync service it should sync across windows desktop programs and iOS and Android devices. Of course that is with the CURRENT 8.64 version... it may not be possible with this old obsolete version 7.66 though.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Here's a suggestion for the portable current version (8.64) , by default DO NOT attempt to register system wide keyboard shortcuts... I know you do because it complained it could not register certain ones as they were already registered elswhere. Also with detailed logging that seems to be enabled by default SHOULD NOT BE PLACED ON THE CURRENT LOGGED IN USERS APPDATA\ROAMING\EssentialPIM\Logs on the host machine but within the portable devices folder structuree relative to the execution location. It also should not be enabled by default wasting Flash media writes and space for what should be only needed for debugging the program. If the program is a stable release build it should not need detailed logging to be enabled. Also why when I run the portable build for the first time does it create in the current users local personal folders AppData\Roaming\EssentialPIM\test.epim ???

Surely IF it's portable it should create/use the test.epim database in a location on the portable media not on the current host machine!
EPIM.ini is also in same folder as the tes.epim database as well as preiodic database backups.... NOTHING about the usage of this portable build seems to be portable! Including the Spell Checker dictionaries which are downloaded and installed to the host computers file system and NOT to the portable programs media! That should be enough improvements to keep you going!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, Ah I see why SOME of the non-portable activites happened because I did not INSTALL the portable edition... but extracted it and ran the extracted contents and because it did not contain a working portable set of control files it used non-portable current users file locations. But even on installing by default it still tries and fails to register some global keyboard shortcuts but must therefore globaly register other keyboard short-cuts BY DEFAULT... what happens when the portable media is no longer inserted? Orphaned global keyboard shortcuts will be left behind on the host machines as the media is used on different machines... the detailed logging is still enabled by default which it should not be too... so it's not quite as bad as I first typed but it is still far from truely portable and far from optimised for portable use.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Also received an error message same as comment #3:
"Error while unpacking program, code 5-11, Please report to author."
Please advise.

Reply   |   Comment by Cork Nebula  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

What a wasted opportunity, the first thing I tried was adding Gmail with a generated app, it couldn't do that and generated a script error, so if it can't even do the basics what is the point and it doesn't bode well for the newer version, this is a bad PR exercise all round.

Even the update wasn't functioning, they could have given away a more recent version that made you want to keep using it rather than something that stopped your desire at the door.

Reply   |   Comment by Kimberley Ewen  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Tried every which way to get the license code to work but every time I enter it, either copy or paste or enter it manually, it comes up as invalid. Too bad too because I used to love using this years ago and was looking forward to trying it again.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrea  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

If you have used the free 8.x version so far, don't even try to install this old Pro version, because 7.66 cannot open the .epim file created in your free EPIM 8.x version
And the version promoted here is so old that it doesn't even work with google services, because they reject it as "unsecure app".

Reply   |   Comment by gretzky  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

old version and does not work with googles system anymore

Thanks but nope :(

Reply   |   Comment by Peter van Rijswijk  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

I got the same script error that other have reported. I have another email client that is about five years old (Chaos Software), and it connects without any problems. So, just because the software is a couple of years old is no excuse. Software from 2018 and it's STILL not ready for prime-time!

Reply   |   Comment by Scott Smith  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

As others have mentioned, I got a script error when trying to link this to my Gmail account. I have another email client (Chaos Software), that is about five years old, and it still connects without any problem... so, just because the software is a couple of years old is no excuse. Software from 2018, and it's STILL not ready for prime-time!

Reply   |   Comment by Scott Smith  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Isn't it senseless to ask "How would you improve EssentialPIM Pro 7.66?" if the version is 2 years old?

Reply   |   Comment by Binser  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#20

I am very disappointed that no-one from Astonsoft has come on here to put peoples minds at rest regarding the shortcomings of this offering. i commented earlier as i was able to carry out some simple tasks and it seemed to be quite intuitive but when you dig deeper into the works, so to speak, you discover that all is not well.
I doubt ANYONE has managed to link it to their email account and it DOES NOT sync properly at all.
VERY buggy so I wil be uninstalling having wasted my time.

ASTONSOFT WHERE ARE YOU?

Reply   |   Comment by Terry I  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#19

I was so excited when I saw Essential PIM as a GiveAway, because I always wanted to give this program an extended try.

But then I noticed that this version is a couple of years old and because Google has changed it's security settings, it won't do synching with Android. So therefore my enthusiasm quickly vanished - or rather imploded.

Sometimes it is better for a company's reputation to abstain from giving away a crippled old version.

Reply   |   Comment by Binser  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

Binser, agreed. I recently moved all my notes from ePIM (manually, unfortunately) and uninstalled it after having used it for years on a previous machine. I had the latest free version on my new Win 10 installation and was nagged incessantly to upgrade it, in spite of setting all possible options to not be asked again (the standard version was enough for my use). Seeing that they are promoting an old version which is now crippleware means I'll be skipping this offer which I'd otherwise be excited to try.

Reply   |   Comment by whisperly  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Binser, you might be right. For those wishing to test the latest version, please see our reply to comment #14 and to #15.
Those who however do not need synchronization features will likely find this offer quite attractive.

Reply   |   Comment by EPIM Team  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

Appreciate free software but old version with some things missing is unfortunate. Haven't tried it yet for EssentialPIM, but it is not uncommon that things like Android sync would require 'matching' versions so what's available on Google Play could possibly not be compatible.

Reply   |   Comment by RG  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

RG, if needed we can provide anyone with a link to one of the previous Android EPIM versions that worked and synced well with the 7.66 WinEPIM version offered here.

Reply   |   Comment by EPIM Team  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

After installation, i was told that there is an update available but it's paid. Shouldn't this release be updated before it was given here free. All future updates should have been paid only but the initial update during installation should have been free. Please advise if I am missing anything?

Reply   |   Comment by Abdul  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

Abdul, this free offer relates only to the legacy 7.66 Pro version of EssentialPIM. It's fully functional and can be used for the lifetime without any limitations.

Reply   |   Comment by EPIM Team  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I do appreciate the generous free offer today.
But just a friendly reminder that version 7.66 was released back on June 9, 2018. Current version of EssentialPIM Pro is 8.64

Again, thank you GOTD Team/Astonsoft

Reply   |   Comment by Just A Single Dad  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#15

Make sure that you go in to the options and shut off the automatic check for updates.

If you do not sooner or later you will end up updating by accident and kill the free license....

A couple other thoughts:

The version that is included today is already past its sell date this is version 7.66 while the update said they are on currently on 8.4? Not sure how much this matters. It does depend on what the updates are, if they are just additional functions not really an issue. However if they are security updates then it very well could be.

No discount for upgrading? Probably would get more moving from the free version if there was. I know I have upgraded a few of these when there was a carrot dangling in front of me, especially if the discount was time limited. Nothing gets people spending like being afraid of missing out on a deal. Scarcity works......

Also I received the 5-11 error as well on the portable version. However I just ignored it and restarted and it ended up working just fine (at least so far)

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Richard, regarding the discount. We will be happy to provide anyone interested with one. Although, we'd need to see how much it is going to be (based on the number of requests and couple of other factors). So, please free to contact our customer support about the matter, we will do our best to present you with an appealing offer.

Reply   |   Comment by EPIM Team  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

I've been wanting to try this for a long time, but not without full Google integration, which this GotD is offering. Alas, getting a script error during Google API dialog and cannot connect to IMAP. I'm on Windows 10 and up to date. Have tried many other clients with no issues.

Anyone else?

Reply   |   Comment by Charles  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Charles, this version 7.66 is from June 2018, and the connection with Google services (email and calendar) is not working for me neither.

Reply   |   Comment by Ignacio  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Anyone who would like to try the most recent Pro version of EssentialPIM, please send an e-mail to our customer support (see how to do that on our web site, I believe we aren't able to leave any links here) mentioning this giveaway. We will be glad to offer you an additional trial period for up to 3 months (based on your case). Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by EPIM Team  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Charles, to me Gmail works when setting outgoing smtp mail server security to STARTLS using port 587.
Incoming imap mail server is set as SSL/TLS on port 993
To synchronise btw. my iphone 6 and EPIM on XPsp3 I had to install the Bonjour for Windows printer driver (a subset of iTunes?)

Reply   |   Comment by Per  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Love this program! Imports Ical stuff too !!!

Reply   |   Comment by Martina Erskine  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#12

Здравствуйте!При введении ключа пишется-ключ недействительный!В чем дело?Помогите!

Reply   |   Comment by Людмила  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Людмила, вы вводите ключ именно для скачанной с этого сайта версии 7.66? Т.к. если версия программы, которую вы пробуете зарегестрировать более новая, то ключ не будет работать.

Reply   |   Comment by EPIM Team  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Thse PIM applications seem quite useful and I am trying to get used to both Essential (from a previous giveaway) and Efficcess.
But they all seem to have some pretty basic shortcomings which you wuouldn't epect in a dedicated calendar management tool.
For example, the excruciating reminders functionalty. Judging by forums on the intenet, I am not alone in decrying the primitive reminder functioanlity. For example, you cannot disable reminder popups, in some you cannot even disable the sound. The only workaround seems to be to change the audio sound file to a short burst of "silence". Extremely frustrating when you are concentrating on something, image editing, writing, whatever, and a popup imposes tself, with or without dongs. Another thing, a popup appears, you have to "dismiss it" and in doing so, it maximises/focuses the main PIM window, which you then have to minimise or close. Another thing is that customisation of the interface is very limited, for example, I would like to be able to change the fill colour of different weeks in a moth / days in a year but this doesn't seem possible (not talking about the colour of an entry, just the background colour or shade). Another, ok enough of that, but there are few small things for the developers to imlement but important for the busy user.

Reply   |   Comment by benasp  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

benasp, all of the points you mentioned except one are available in EssentialPIM. You can set up reminders to always appear in the background, so you are able to see them on the task bar only. There's an option to disable sound completely for reminders. Also, reminders appear in a non-modal dialog window that acts on its own, separately from the main program's window. You can customize the calendar background color although it can't be done for individual weeks or months, yet.

Reply   |   Comment by EPIM Team  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

The program was excellent to begin with and the developers keep adding various improvements and features. I picked up a free version years ago and thought enough of EssentialPIM to purchase a lifetime license. I have Outlook on my machine but I learned EssentialPIM (intuitive) and for 6+ years this has been my go to program for scheduling-contacts etc. Grab a free copy while you can. It might be the high point of your Valentines Day.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael in Oregon  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Michael in Oregon, You bought a lifetime licence, which means you have the most up to date version. This GOTD offering is of a version almost 2 yrs old and due to Google's code revamp for security. it does not function. I could not even get it to sync to emails properly.
So no, this is not the high point for Valentines Day.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Program works as it should (mainly) and has a nice clear outlay.

When entering the code I wasn't able to copy/paste immediately but I find if you paste it elsewhere (Address bar wil do) and then re-copy, it wil past into the registration box, successfully. This was so on two computers.

My difficulty is setting up IMAP settings so that I can view my eMails. My normal browser is Opera so anyone that can point me in that direction will get a gold star.

I found that the EMAIL HELP drop down is absolutely useless and needs looking at.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry I  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Terry I, usually an email provider offers instructions about how to set up an IMAP mail account in third party applications (you need to know incoming and outgoing mail server names and security protocols along with the port numbers). Please refer to it.

Reply   |   Comment by EPIM Team  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

No sync with iPhone?

Reply   |   Comment by Putko Mafani  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Putko Mafani,

I believe the Free version offers "Sync with Android and iPhone"
So I would assume that the Pro version also does.

Reply   |   Comment by Just A Single Dad  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Just A Single Dad, The Free version you can download from their website is version 8.64 this is much older 7.66 Pro version which I guess lacks cloud sync feature.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Does not allow me to login to google to sync my calender, contacts etc. Google says this is an unsecure app and that the login is not possible. So there is no usage for this waste of bits and bytes then.

Reply   |   Comment by Torsten  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Torsten, in your Google account settings it is possible to allow Google to connect to less secure apps.

Reply   |   Comment by Per  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

The first thing I get after choosing the English Language is the following message:

"EssentialPIM Pro 8.64 Released" - - - - - - - -Download and Install.

Can I assume for the comments that if I download this "newer" version that the registration I input from the .txt file will become invalid?

Reply   |   Comment by Encylopedia Brittanica  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Encylopedia Brittanica, that is correct. The key is only valid for the version published here 7.66.

Reply   |   Comment by EPIM Team  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

This software is outdated and most important features are not working ....

You cannot synchronize it with google/online - it denies access cause of security reasons so - no email, no calendar and so...

:/

What's goin on guys ?!!

Reply   |   Comment by seaside  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#4

some issues, tried Android sync, didnt work, said it needed a later version of the Desktop version

tried Google Drive, script error

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#3

Error while unpacking program, code 5-11, Please report to author.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Lough  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Thomas Lough, I unpacked it no problem,.. and instead of using "setup" the prg is portable and you can post the name "Giveaway etc" and code when you open it ,...

Reply   |   Comment by Martina Erskine  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Thomas Lough, I just ran into the exact same problem during installation. Win 10 HP x64, with all current updates. The failure came immediately after the license code was accepted.

Reply   |   Comment by AnAceBuyer  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

AnAceBuyer, Exactly the same as me. Seems to start up OK though - didn't try any further.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Lough  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

You might want to right click on the installation file and choose "Run as Administrator" to install the program. That should fix the error.
Also, there's the Portable edition that doesn't require installation.

Reply   |   Comment by EPIM Team  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

Is it just for 1 year or lifetime (with no updates.}?

Reply   |   Comment by Adam  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)

Adam, why you ask this, since it clearly written:
"Licence details:
Lifetime with no free updates
"
Have you found some kind of reference for 1 year somewhere?

Reply   |   Comment by Nektar  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

Expiry is shown as 12/1/2017. This license only works for version 7.66 and cannot be used for latest version.

So lifetime usage for this 7.66 only

Reply   |   Comment by PortableUser  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#1

very useful

Reply   |   Comment by MX_MOHAMAD  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
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