Total Organizer v2.43

Checker on 6 Aug 2014

Total Organizer is a personal information manager that stores all your contacts, tasks, notes, and todo items. You can classify the items under a hierarchical tree structure, but each item (be it a contact, task, note or todo) may belong to more than one category.

System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Run make_portable.bat, which will create a dummy file called portable_on.txt in the same folder to signal that settings should be written locally instead of the user profile folder
  4. Launch Organizer.exe

16 comments on Total Organizer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

John Mull 2006-08-21 11:31

The program feels very underdeveloped. It might be quite nice after a few development cycles, however.

Zappa 2007-04-20 01:14

Nice try, but needs a lot of dev before it's 'ready for everyday use'. Meanwhile have a look at EssentialPIm Portable ...

Pascal 2007-04-20 17:26

Did test it today. NOt bad, the new version. Still some work to do (views, ...), but quite good right now.

Transcontinental 2007-06-22 23:13

A simple look at the GUI and anyone can tell this is undercoded software.

Ben 2007-06-26 19:21

I applaud anyone who provides freeware for people to use. I wish to thank the author, but I admit that his/her effort might be better directed toward established software in this category, such as portable Thunderbird, or developing a portable indexer like Google, but free.

MadWilliamFlint 2008-02-26 09:33

The website is defunct.

Webfork 2008-03-31 20:11

Far and away prefer EssentialPIM (, which interfaces with other accepted protocols (you can important and export from many other programs) and feels more mature.

Helen 2008-04-16 21:00

I prefer this to E-PIM as I have multiple projects that are hierarchically organised (ie regions and then domains within regions and then projects within domains) and this is fantastic at grouping the tasks, notes, and schedules according to level in the hierarchy. No other program I have found does this as well as Task Organizer.

Loner 2008-10-31 03:20

Total Organizer website URL ( doesn't work.

markerfit 2008-11-03 00:57

The executable could not be extracted as archive. Is there any other way to make it portable?

Loner 2009-09-11 01:44

Well, its been a year since I tried this program, and still, it has flaws. Very amateurish work. Its been uninstalled already. Waste of time even though its free.

Jan 2010-01-08 12:13

Apparently it has become payware

Jan 2010-01-08 12:24

It is not payware,
I looked here:
but you can still download it here:

Ken 2011-03-11 03:21

If you're the sort of user who likes to store all of their portable documents in a single location, such as F:\Docs (where F is just an arbitrary drive letter corresponding to your USB flash drive), and were hoping to store Total Organizer databases in a location such as F:\Docs\PIM\default.db, then this application is not for you.

In general, if you like to double click on files using a file manager such as Explorer, this application is not for you.

Most importantly, if you specify files using the command prompt by TYPING them in, this application is DEFINITELY not for you.

Total Organizer saves user databases under the user's Documents folder or the Application Folder (portable mode). Either way, let's just say that folder is %base%. If you want to access your documents, they will be located at %base%\My Total Organizer Documents\default\{2811-3294832947398374-39483947239}\SomeOtherSubfolder\TheActualDbFile.db

The point is, you're never going to be able to remember where the folder is located at, because it's nested 6 arbitrary levels deep, behind a GUID instead of a name, and NONE of this is user-configurable.

At one point I thought about reformatting my USB drive to NTFS so I could just make a hard link to the file or a symlink to the folder, but decided it was too much trouble.

either way to located in the following subfolder:


Beetle1 2011-11-27 23:58

Best pim I have ever used! Easy use, easy backup. Makes organizing way less of a chore. Try this program for yourself and give it a chance.


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