EssentialPIM adds support for cloud sync, Pro users gain PGP encryption


Astonsoft has released EssentialPIM Free 5.8 and EssentialPIM Pro 5.8, major new versions of its personal information manager tool for Windows.

Also available in portable form as well as on Android and iOS, version 5.8’s headline feature is integration with the new EPIM Cloud feature, allowing data to be synced using the cloud.

The new EPIM Cloud feature, which keeps data in sync between any number of PCs and includes 1GB storage, comes as a 30-day trial for Free users. The service allows calendars, to-do lists, notes, contacts and passwords to all -- or selectively -- be synchronized via this account, which is subsequently synced to other PCs running the program.

Other new features applicable to both free and Pro versions include a new quick-print feature (simply right-click any item to evoke it) and the Password Generator’s ability to remember previously used settings.

Pro users gain support for PGP encryption, allowing them to encrypt and decrypt email correspondence in automatic mode. Users can also make specific items read-only, plus opt to automatically generate passwords for new password entries.

The Pro version also adds support for searching on To Do custom fields as part of wider improvements to the Advanced Search tool.  Also added are extended calendar printing options.

The update, which includes a number of unspecified bug fixes, coincides with the release of EssentialPIM for Android 3.0.5, which extends the synchronization of Google Tasks across all devices and Android OS versions. Users also gain the ability to hide notes for calendar events on daily and weekly views to improve performance along with some minor bug fixes.

EssentialPIM 5.8 Free and EssentialPIM Free Portable 5.8 are available for free download for PCs running Windows 2000 or later. EssentialPIM 5.8 Pro is also available as a free trial download – the full version costs $39.95 for a year’s worth of updates or $79.95 for unlimited updates for life. Also available are EssentialPIM for Android 3.0.5 and EssentialPIM for iOS 2.7.9.

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