I’m planning on posting resource ideas on Wednesdays. I’ll post info on blogs, books, and other items I find useful or interesting. Some will be specifically related to the work of ministry, others more general. Today I’ll mention EssentialPIM a Windows program that keeps track of contacts, todo lists, calendar and notes. (I don’t currently use this, but before I switched to Linux I kept a copy of EssentialPIM on my USB stick.)
It’s a very simple, lightweight program plus it uses very standard formats: ical, vcard and txt. These formats makes it a breeze to import and export things. The notes section can create outlines, and the pro edition can create hierarchical tasks too. (You can get a free basic edition or buy a “pro” version for about $40. The freebie one was fine for my needs.)
The most appealing feature for me is that you don’t have to install it onto a system, you can save it to a USB stick and run it off of that. I found that very handy when I was on campus using several different machines everyday. So if you use different computers at home and at work or school this might be a useful program for you.
Here’s a screenshot from their website: