List of personal information managers

The following is a list 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)
Gubb Web Freeware
CintaNotes Windows Freemium organizes information as notes, grouped using tags
eM Client Windows Freemium Personal information manager, Email client, Calendaring software
Evernote macOS, Windows, Web, Android Commercial
Evolution Linux, 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
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
Microsoft Outlook Windows, macOS Commercial
mobile PhoneTools Windows Commercial
MyInfo Windows Commercial Free form personal information manager
OneNote Windows, macOS, Web, Android, Windows Phone Freeware Notes manager
org-mode Cross-platform GPL Integrates with Emacs BBDB for contact management support, web browsers for hyperlink storing support. Free iPhone and Android apps available (Orgzly, MobileOrg and Beorg)
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
Remember the Milk Web Freemium
Tabbles Windows Freemium Tagging and auto-tagging of files, emails and bookmarks. Tag-sharing for files on shared-drives or in the Cloud.
TagSpaces Cross-platform AGPL Offline application for PC, smartphone or tablet. Personal "wiki" for project tracking and storage of information.
Taskwarrior Linux, semi-cross-platform (Windows Subsystem for Linux, Cygwin) MIT Time and task management tool with command-line interface.
Things macOS Commercial Task management and scheduling
TiddlyWiki Cross-platform BSD 3-clause Single HTML file application used directly in browser.
Tinderbox macOS Commercial
TopXNotes macOS Commercial Hybrid personal note and information organizer
Treasuremytext Cross-platform Commercial Archiving personal messages
Whizfolders Windows Commercial Hybrid Note-taking software and outliner
WikidPad Cross-platform BSD 3-clause Python-based wiki-like outliner
Windows Contacts Windows Commercial Included with Windows 7, 8 and 10
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 applicationsEdit

PIM application Platform(s) Software license Notes
askSam DOS, Windows Commercial Free form database
Backpack Web Commercial Todo list and calendar
Chandler Linux, OS X, Windows Apache Free form approach based on Lotus Agenda
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
ideaList DOS, Windows, Mac Commercial Free form database
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

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