EssentialPIM Free v9.4.1 Updated

billon on 13 Oct 2020
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

EssentialPIM includes a calendar/scheduler, todo list, contact manager, basic e-mail client, and tree-like multi-level notes tool that supports rich text, formatting and images.

While many advanced functions such as synchronization and encryption are exclusive in the Pro version, the program is capable of manually importing from variety of formats including Outlook, TreePad, Google calendar etc. Additionally, it can export to many formats including HTML, vCard, iCal, RTF, CSV, iPod, text etc.

Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the installer, run and choose "Portable version". Launch EssentialPIM.exe.
What's new? See:

59 comments on EssentialPIM Free  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

PAFuser 2018-03-24 13:06

Starts with an upgrade ad every other start, does anyone know how to disable? Must click skip to go to program.


CornHolio the Gringo 2017-07-14 19:52

Always wanted to use this PIM because it has E-Mail integrated.
But the E-Mail function lacks too many obvious functions, like
blocking external web-content.


PAFuser 2017-01-23 16:51

Monday: 7.22Free is available


PAFuser 2017-01-21 16:10

Jan 21 2017 Saturday: Link on EssentialPIM site is to 7.21 not 7.22. Pro link is 7.22, maybe free version will be updated Monday.


FireRabbit 2016-12-14 18:24

General warning:
Databases used with 7.2 are not compatible with v7.13 or earlier.

As the free version is mostly used around here I doubt this next warning is really needed but just in case. V7.2 shipped with a bug in the networking system that makes it impossible to use the business edition networking feature with user accounts. At the time it is strongly advised to avoid updating to version 7.2 if you use the business/network edition.


FireRabbit 2016-08-05 01:53

v7.1 is a huge improvement over 7.0 I'd recommend trying it out now, and most importantly going over to the EPIM support forums and joining in in the suggestion thread even if you just use the free version causally every voice is counting. If there is enough demand we may be able to get the attachment system and contact systems back to a more usable state.


smaragdus 2016-06-19 22:10

Thanks but your link is for the Pro version, below is the one for the Free version:


FireRabbit 2016-06-19 17:39

Since I recommended trying version 6 before 7 and the main site doesn't offer older version download links I figured I should post one here:

I also submitted copies of version 6.58 to but they are still pending.


shnbwmn 2016-06-16 10:52

The download link of the portable version on the official website links to CNET. Perhaps it would be better to link to Softpedia or similar, since EssentialPIM isn't hosting the file anyway?


FireRabbit 2016-06-15 18:18

I strongly recommend trying Version 6 before version 7.
The interface took a massive downturn in Version 7 as the developers tried to make things more "touch friendly" but failed to think much trough. The program is still really hard to use on a touch screen you just have tons of extra padding which causes a lot of extra scrolling, the entire UI has been white washed a huge overuse of gray font which makes things hard to read, most of the UI has been turned into flat black icons, grid lines and color rows have been removed making it harder to read data in many places, the calendar/event entry system has been limited, custom fields are no longer properly arrangeable in contacts, there are also many unresolved issues still lingering and in the community version 6 is considered more stable and less error prune.
A great deal of the EPIM community felt as though Version 7 was not ready for general public release all throughout the RC process however the developers simply kept pushing and ignoring the vast majority of the complaints by new and old users alike.


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