Alternative PIM?

FarSight Data Systems msh at
Mon Nov 26 17:24:02 UTC 2012

On Monday, November 26, 2012 09:24:56 AM D. R. Evans wrote:
> D. R. Evans said the following at 11/17/2012 11:40 AM :
> > I don't like the idea of google knowing anything more than necessary
> > about me, so I'm looking at other PIMs. Perhaps evolution is usable...
> > I'm downloading it now.
> Evolution turned out not to be usable, since the first thing it wants is
> all kinds of e-mail-related information. I see that there are bugs filed
> against evolution for requiring this, since apparently I'm not the only
> one looking for a program just to manage calendars and contacts.
> It is somewhat odd that roughly ten years ago I had perfectly acceptable
> calendar and contact management in the palm of my hand with a Handspring
> Visor PDA, but these days there don't seem to be any obvious usable
> stand-alone applications for Linux desktops. One would think that after
> ten years this would be a multiply-solved problem with plenty of
> acceptable choices.
>   Doc

I've mentioned this and others have as well.  Have you checked out zimbra 
desktop?  Yes, it has email and to do lists as well, but it's a good address 
list/contact and calendar app standalone for the linux (and other OS).


Mark S. Halegua
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