What A-PIM Does That Other PIMís Do Not
a conventional approach, you would use different programs and documents for
different purposes such as managing contacts and to-do lists, launching internet
and file links, keeping track of your books, music records, digital photographs,
study notes, maintaining dictionaries of foreign languages and technical terms,
writing down your thoughts and memories, doing brainstorming etc.
resulting quantity and variety of files and programs could be hard to cope with,
for a number of reasons, such as:
high number of files in your hard disk and the need to remember contents and
location of each one
need to make global searches across multiple files with different formats
need to switch between different programs with different modes of operation
need to protect all your private data from other people
all above reasons, you may find more convenient to have a single tool and a
single file to manage all your personal information in a consistent and
homogeneous way, independently of their nature and purpose, but with the ability
to choose the way each piece of information should be displayed. This is exactly
the idea behind A-PIM.
A-PIM all data have the same internal structure and are stored in a single
database, but you can choose, for every category of data, the visual interface
more suitable to the particular use of the moment. So data will be
displayed as a grid mainly to show search results, as a tag map to insert and
update data in a creative, immediate way, as a tree structure to show the
logical organization of data, as a calendar to manage timed tasks.