If you were wooed by our five-star review and snagged a copy of Pocket Informant 8, be aware that the popular Personal Information Manager has been upgraded to 8.1.

Highlights of the upgrade include (get the full list here):

  • 2 Key Search for Pocket PC - this is like T9 for search
  • Contacts rewritten so that it now is very fast
  • Improved Events view with groupings and more options
  • Improved Journal view with groupings and better view
  • Improved Touch mode
  • Major improvements to Smartphone all over the place
  • SmartPhone now supports Linking
  • Better one-handed usage
  • Default Number (SmartNum) now editable in the editor
  • A number of Template improvements

The upgrade is free if you already have Pocket Informant 8, or if you purchased Pocket Informant 2007 after Sept. 1, 2007. If you bought it before that date or got a copy as part of a promotion, the upgrade will cost $16.95. Full retail of Pocket Informant 8 is $29.95.

Pocket Informant is available on Windows Mobile Professional (touchscreen) and Standard (no touchscreen) devices. Find it directly at www.pocketinformant.com, and we've got it in the WM Experts Store.