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Personal information management (PIM) refers to both the practice and the study of the activities people perform in order to acquire, organize, maintain, retrieve and use information items such as documents (paper-based and digital), web pages and email messages for everyday use to complete tasks (work-related and not) and fulfill a person’s various roles (as parent, employee, friend, member of community, etc.). One ideal of PIM is that we always have the right information in the right place, in the right form, and of sufficient completeness and quality to meet our current need. Technologies and tools such as personal information managers help us spend less time with time-consuming and error-prone activities of PIM (such as looking for information). We then have more time to make creative, intelligent use of the information at hand in order to get things done or, simply, to enjoy the information itself. A Personal Information Manager is a software application that keeps track of personal information such as: E-mails Address books Calendars Task lists Task scheduling (invitations etc) Notices There are several software packages that do this. ...


For many people, this ideal seems far away. There are a bewildering number of tools available for managing personal information. But these tools can become a part of the problem leading to “information fragmentation”. Different devices and applications often come with their separate ways of storing and organizing information.


Interest in the study of PIM has increased in recent years. One goal in the study of PIM is to identify ways to introduce new tool support without, inadvertently, increasing the complexity of a person’s information management challenge. The study of PIM means understanding better how people manage information across tools and over time. It is not enough simply to study, for example, e-mail use in isolation. A related point is that the value of a new tool must be assessed over time and in a broader context of a person’s various PIM activities. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


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A Personal Information Manager is a software application that keeps track of personal information such as: E-mails Address books Calendars Task lists Task scheduling (invitations etc) Notices There are several software packages that do this. ... Information management is the handling of information acquired by one or many disparate sources in a way that optimizes access by all who have a share in that information or a right to that information. ...

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Info Manager Pro | Personal & Business Infomation Manager (1874 words)
Info Manager Pro is the most complete, robust and easy to use web based personal/business information management software specially designed for webmasters who need a fast, scalable, reliable and flexible information serving and management front-end to compile and access information efficiently.
Compile a personal list of your favorite ezine publishers which are accepting article submissions, free ezine ads as well as paid sponsor ads along with their ad rates.
And I personal use IMP myself and learned from past expireence how important it is to organize and use the information in the right manner.
Personal information manager - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (173 words)
A personal information manager (PIM) is a type of application software that functions as a personal organizer.
As an information management tool, a PIM's purpose is to facilitate the recording, tracking, and management of certain types of "personal information".
Prior to the introduction of the term “PDA” (Personal digital assistant) by Apple in 1992, handheld personal organizers such as the Sharp Wizard and the Psion were also referred to as "PIM’s".
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