I am thinking I should revive this blog. I used to have so much fun blogging technology here. Hope you will come with me for the ride.
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I have been in the market for a desktop personal journal ever since we moved to New York. Not everything I feel or think is something I want posted for the entire world to read.
Enter Efficient PIM diary. I downloaded the free version of this along with a few other desktop based diaries I wanted to try out. Efficient won, hands down. Why?
- No need to be online.
- Ease of use.
- Quick searches.
- Minimal clutter on the workspace.
- Various color and button themes.
- Ability to customize the work space to suit my needs.
- PASSWORD PROTECTION for free!
Yes, with all these lovely features, I was won over by Efficient Diary. I have already journaled twice since downloading it only hours ago. The fact that I don’t have to be on the net to do it is a big plus for me, especially having so many blogs and now I have mifi which has a 5 gig limit per month. I need to get online, work, and get offline again fast. I don’t have the time to mess around with lots of different blogging sites so I can have an anonymous, personal place to type out my brain’s crazies. I would rather keep them contained in my computer, thank you very much ( LOL ).
Another thing I loved about it is that you can export your journal entry by entry or in one file. You can also print entries if you so desire. And yet another thing I love is how I can write an entry somewhere else on the computer and import it into the journal without any fuss. Just find the file and import. Easy as pie!
Any improvements I could make to the product?
I would suggest is allowing people to make their own color palette. I am a purple junkie, but I only have a few colors from which to choose on preset themes. I am always looking to make my desktop more tranquil, so purple options could definitely help me out.
I would also suggest a way to be able to drag things around the desktop. For instance, I don’t like my folders being on the left side. I would rather have them on top and the journal cards down the left side. It is just more pleasing to my working order.
Another thing that I would like is if there were an option to make a request for the password every time you click the little diary in the quick start menu. If it were an option, I would feel safer leaving my computer on around other people.
Other than those few little things, this is a hefty little app that I will be using on a more than daily basis for a long time to come.
Win a new Samsung Go from Buy.com! Exp 10/16/09. This is a beauty featuring a webcam, wireless card, 160 GB hard drive, and 4 sporty colors from which to choose. It even has a 6 cell battery which is much better than the 3 cell. Three cells last for a maximum of 3 hours, whereas the six cell battery lasts for… you guessed it … six to seven hours.
My favorite color is the mint blue. What’s yours?
The holiday season is yet again upon us, and so is the myriad of newly worked gadgets for us to go gaga over. Apparently, with Playstation reworking its design to a slimmer image, the predecessor is going down in price by $100 so they can clear stock before the holidays set in. If I liked Playstation, I would get one. I wish the 360 would do the same so I could get one of those instead