otak is the complete (for me) Personal Information Manager. Yes, itÂ’s freeware. And yes, itÂ’s another one of those software with irritating lower-case names.
otak combines calendar-based journaling with tree-nodes based notes called Thoughts. It also provides an Address Book, a multi-list task manager (called Task Master), an Internet Bookmarks Manager to consolidate all your bookmarks, and a Password Manager to store all those pesky passwords we are all forced to remember.
Calendar function - allows keying in of diary information. You can choose to key in entries by date. You can key in appointments, daily to-dos and reminders here in pure text form (and that means no alarms or other bells & whistles Â– pun not intended). I use it to track my time so that I know I did what on what days. Important if youÂ’re doing company claims.
Thoughts function - a freeform data input mechanism stored in a tree-like hierarchy. Store information like passwords, to do lists, important dates and other bits of important information you want to keep in one place.
Address Book function - Address Book aims to centrally store all your contact information in one repository, freeing you from the reliance on multiple email clients and various web-based email address books.
Task Master function - Task Master allows you to manage multiple Task Lists or To Do Lists within otak. You may create multiple Task Lists to handle different situations, or create a be-all end-all list similar to Microsoft OutlookÂ’s Tasks.
Internet Bookmarks Manager - manage your gargantuan list of bookmarks with this functionality. Drag and drop functionality with an easy to use interface make it easy to organize and just browse your collection of links. Import your existing bookmarks or export them from otak easily to both Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Password Manager - Why in the world is there a need to remember so bloody many passwords? Especially if they start insisting that they have to be a certain length, must have numbers and capitals and all sorts of stuff you canÂ’t even pronounce. Manage them all with Password Manager, which by default obscures your passwords from being peeked at over your shoulder, but can be revealed with a push of a button. Stores a history of previous passwords too.
Global Search - search for whatever youÂ’ve put in otak. If itÂ’s in there, you can find it with this function.