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November 24, 2005

VIP Organizer

For the last month I have been testing a PIM called VIP Organizer. Yes I like my hipster PDA but I need something with the ability to set times as well as due dates. Basically I need something finer grained. While I simply love UltraRecall I do like keeping some information makes it visually easier for me to sort out what I have to do today from what is due down the road. Basically I need a simple project planner.

So I ran across VIP Organizer and I have liked using it. The interface is fairly intuitive and attractive and I have lots of options for organizing data. I decided I was going to buy it, up until I went to buy the program and found out a thing or two about it. First the software is $49.95, not the most expensive out there but neither is it the cheapest. However that $49.95 buys you one download, and if you pay an extra $6.95 you can have additional downloads for up to one year. So if your hard drive crashes, or like me you reformat periodically, or you buy a new computer you better plan on doing it in that first year because afterward you will be forced to pay for a new program.

This I do not like, at all. It's a good business model for the company...steady stream of revenue and that $6.95 is insurance rather than a product to be made. But for the consumer this is a bad idea. So I won't be buying their program any time soon....not at those prices.

Oh well back to the hunt for an easy to use to-do list/project planner.

Posted by prolurkr at November 24, 2005 10:49 AM

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Actually, $6.95 is one of the optional services and is provided by Regnow, that is not the Developer Company. VIP Quality Software provides lifetime support and free lifetime updates to their registered customers. So, if you buy VIP Simple To Do List, VIP Organizer or VIP Team To Do List and occasionally loose it no matter when, the company will send you link to download the product and new serial code.

Posted by: Tom at November 29, 2005 03:26 AM