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Create a new Efficient Lady's Organizer file. At Efficient Lady's Organizer's first run, it creates a file 'My Information.effw' in the 'My Documents' folder. By default, all your information will be saved in this file. If you hope to manage your personal information in different files, for example, to manage business information and private information separately, you can also create other Efficient Lady's Organizer file(s).

Open an existing Efficient Lady's Organizer file.
Tip: The files which are created by EfficientPIM, Efficient Address Book, Efficient Reminder, Efficient Calendar, Efficient To-Do List, Efficient Notes, Efficient Diary, Efficient Password Manager, Efficient Sticky Notes and Efficient Man's Organizer can be also opened by Efficient Lady's Organizer. That is to say, these software can open the files of other ones.

Connect to Server

Only users who have purchased a Network Edition license can use this feature. Please refer to Connect to Server.

Save As

Save the currently open file into another folder, or into another file name.

Set the password to open the current Efficient Lady's Organizer file. By default, the file of Efficient Lady's Organizer does not have a password. If you specify a password, you will be required to enter this password the next time you open this file. If you set a corresponding option, you may also be required to enter the password when Efficient Lady's Organizer is restored from the minimized state.(You can click Tools -> Options -> General to configure this option.)
Tip: Password is case-sensitive.


Only users who have purchased a Network Edition license can use this feature. Please refer to User Management.

Back up the currently open file.
Efficient Lady's Organizer's default backup folder is 'My Documents\Efficient Organizer Backup'. To migrate Efficient Lady's Organizer's data to another computer, you can back up the data to a USB drive.


Restore data from a backup .effwbak file to the open file.

Tip: Restored data will overwrite the existing data in your currently open file.

Print Preview and Print

Today module: It allows you to print events or tasks in the Today view.

Calendar module: If 'TaskPad' receives the focus, the data in TaskPad will be printed; otherwise, all events in the current calendar will be printed.

Other modules: If some content in notes, diary or comment receives the focus, the relevant data will be printed; otherwise, all data in the current information list view will be printed.


Common commands in the Edit menu include Cut, Copy and Paste, as well as the commands, such as (open to) Edit, Delete and Copy to Group that operate on the entries selected in the current information list.

All the 'selected records' or 'selected entries' mentioned below mean records or entries currently selected in the current information list.

Cut, Copy and Paste
The software supports clipboard operations such as cut, copy and paste on the information records. In the 'Contacts' function module, for example, when you select a contact in the contact list, if it is not being edited, you can press Ctrl+X to cut or Ctrl+C to copy this contact.
Note: If there is a flashing cursor in the shape of '|' in the current window, it means the contact is being edited.


Open a new window in which to edit the selected entry.


Delete the selected entry. Deleted information will be sent to the 'Recycle Bin'.

Owning Groups

View or set the groups the selected entry belonging to.

Copy to Group

Copy the selected entry to another group.


Reminders Window

Show the Reminders window.


Show or hide the toolbar.

Status Bar

Show or hide the status bar.

Hide Other Users' Private Data
Only users who have purchased a Network Edition license can use this feature. Please refer to Network Features Guide.

Hide Other Users' Tasks
Only users who have purchased a Network Edition license can use this feature. Please refer to Network Features Guide.

Show Records in Subgroups

Click the name of a group on the navigation panel at left, and the records belonging to that group will be displayed in the list on the right. If you select 'Show Records in Subgroups', all records in this group as well as in any of its subgroups will be displayed.

Show Fields

Configure which fields will be shown or hidden in the current information display list.

Table View, Card View and Tree View

Table and Card views are available for all information types. In the case of tasks, you can also display them in tree view to support subtasks.

Sort By

Configure the current information display list to be sorted by which columns, and ascending or descending. You can also clear sorting (and display records in the order they were entered).


Configure whether to show the details of the currently selected record below the list.


Configure whether to show the comment of the currently selected record below the list. The attachment(s) of the current record will also be shown here.


Refresh the current view. This feature is available only when you connect to the server. When connecting to the server, as multiple users are operating data at the same time, you may need to refresh the current view in order to view the most recent data entered or changed by other users.

Interface Style

26 interface styles are available for you to choose from.


Go to a corresponding function module.



Search information records by various criteria.


Import the contents from a comma delimited file to the Efficient Lady's Organizer file.


Export data from the Efficient Lady's Organizer file to a comma delimited file or an HTML file.

Import Holidays

Import predefined holidays, including international holidays, major holidays of various countries and regions.

Empty Recycle Bin

Empty all contents in the Recycle Bin.

Tip: Please be careful during your operation. If you delete a record by mistake, you can restore it from within the Recycle Bin. However, if you empty the Recycle Bin, all the deleted entries will be gone forever, and cannot be restored any more.

Password Generator

Password Generator will create random passwords based on your needs. It is harder to crack a randomly generated password.


It displays the Options window. You are suggested to browse through this window to learn what custom configurations you are allowed to make by Efficient Lady's Organizer.

Switch between different user interface languages. At the first startup of Efficient Lady's Organizer, it chooses the language that best matches your operating system. You can also switch between languages manually.
Tip: If you want to change the language of EfficientPIM except English, please change the language of your OS at first.



Open the window to create new information.

New Group

Add a new group.

Add Attachment

Add an attachment to the currently selected entry.

Add File Link

Add a file link to the currently selected entry.



Display help on the current function module.

Tip of the Day

Display the Tip of the Day window.

Check for Updates
Check whether there is a new upgrade or update.

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