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LAST UPDATED: November 20th, 2020

Astonsoft is a privately held technology company that focuses on developing know-how information management tools. The company's primary goal is to design and develop convenient, user-friendly, and useful software that can be used seconds after launching.

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The Good

  • EssentialPIM
  • Additional Products

EssentialPIM

One of Astonsoft's most popular products is EssentialPIM. 

EssentialPIM is a personal information manager that handles all your appointments, contacts, tasks, notes, passwords, and email messages across various platforms and cloud applications. 

Users can store and manage all their personal information on a secure database (all data is encrypted using the AES (Rijndael) 256-bit key). 

Plus, EssentialPIM synchronizes all your information with EPIM Cloud, Android and iOS devices, and many other online services. 

If you're interested in trying out EssentialPIM, there is a free version you can download. Keep in mind that the free version is pretty limited (you only have access to 14 of the 57 features). But it might be worth a shot if you need a basic personal information manager. 

However, if you pay $79.95 for the EssentialPIM Pro Lifetime Licence, you'll get all new versions of the software for free. This includes access to everything EssentialPIM has to offer. 

Or you can purchase the EssentialPIM Pro Regular License and get one year of free updates ($39.95). 

Additional Products

Alongside EssentialPIM, Astonsoft offers several other products such as Outlook-Android Sync, Delphi Components, and DAV-Outlook Sync. 

Outlook-Android Sync allows you to securely synchronize your Outlook and Android data over wireless networks (Wi-Fi, cellular networks, Bluetooth) or a wired USB cable connection.

Delphi Components allow you to exchange data with Google, DAV server implementations, and other cloud-based services. 

DAV-Outlook Sync is an add-in for secure synchronization of all your Outlook and CalDAV/CardDAV data.

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The Bad

  • Overall Website and Lack of Information
  • Only Offers Email Support

Overall Website and Lack of Information

Astonsoft's website feels a bit underwhelming and somewhat confusing. 

The company's homepage does go into some detail about the products and services, but overall there seems to be a lack of detailed information. While you can view each of Astonsoft's products separately (by clicking on their links), it feels like you've gone to a completely different website. While this may not bother some people, it can be a little confusing for others. It would be nice if there were a bit more cohesiveness throughout Astonsoft's web pages. 

Additionally, Astonsoft does not have a FAQ (frequently asked questions page) on its site. This would be an easy way for the company to disclose a lot of detailed information in one place. Currently, it's challenging to find information regarding the company's refund/cancellation policy.

The company does offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, but there is no information on what you can expect should you want to cancel after that.  

Astonsoft also makes several claims about its company and products but doesn't provide any proof to back up those claims. 

For example, the company states that its EssentialPIM is an award-winning personal information management software. While this may be true, there is no information on when the award was received and who gave it. 

It would be helpful if Astonsoft would include a link to the website that gave out the award or wrote a blog post giving more information. That way customers could verify that claim if they wanted to.

Only Offers Email Support

If you have any questions after looking through Astonsoft's website, the only way to get a hold of the company is via email. While most consumers prefer emailing to calling, there is no mention of how long you'll have to wait to get a reply. Most companies will include a general timeframe (such as one to three business days), but Astonsoft does not. 

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The Bottom Line

Astonsoft's products may be helpful if you're struggling to organize your business goals or daily tasks. The company offers a fairly robust personal information management software and if you're on the fence about trying it out, we recommend giving the free version a try. 

However, we here at BestCompany feel that Astonsoft could do a better job of providing consumers with clear and accurate information. The website is simple (which isn't a bad thing), but it can lack the detailed information that would help potential customers make a well-informed decision.

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