"I was dismayed and, truth be told, traumatized
at the thought that Day-timer had discontinued
support of their Organizer. I had been using
that software since its inception and prior to
that had been a faithful paper user. Finding
another PIM that was easy to use, had the
functionability that I wanted and interfaced
with my existing email, word processing, faxing,
and web browsing applications was a difficult
"I found out about T&C from a discussion group
thread about the demise of Day-timer
Organizer. I am very thankful for the
discovery. I did not think I would be able to find
"Thanks for T&C!!"
"I guess I finally have to add my kudos, too,
because this product is so great and the people
are so customer-urgent-friendly.
"I started using it in the old days when it was
freeware, and all I needed was a phone book.
That was years ago.
"Eventually, they started making me pay for it,
but their price was ridiculously low for the
awesome functionality and ease of use.
"Now, I'm a Realtor and it's helping my business
"Why do people use anything else???"
"I've been using Time and Chaos since 1997. In
that time, I've come to depend upon it for my
daily work routine. It's more valuable and
functional than either MS Outlook or Lotus
"Additionally, the support team is amazing. I've
called and emailed them several times with
various questions. They've been timely, polite,
and unfailingly helpful.
"I guess the best recommendation I can give
them is to recommend them to my friends, which
I've done several times.
"Your program is invaluable in keeping me
organized and efficient.
"Keep up the good work."
"Well, you did it again! I just upgraded (Free,
yet) from 5.3.8, and T&C is even better. The full
address showing in the phone book window for
the highlighted entry is a feature I've been
wishing for for a long time. The "add newe
appointment" window redesign is excellent, more
usable than before. The new "print
appointments" window is clean, readable,
attractive. My business (and personal life) LIVES
by T&C, and you just keep making it better. I've
got aother calendar/scheduler apps from
Windows, Corel and others, and they're all like
trying to write with my left hand (I'm a rightie)
compared to T&C. And not only that, but it
always works the way it should! There are
plenty of apps with tons of flashy, useless
features that make them complicated to use and
hard to learn. T&C, however, is lean and mean
and does everything I would want it to if I could
think it up for myself. Keep it up!"
"My calendar and client program is probably the
single most important software used in my
business. For years, we used Day-Timer, until it
was discontinued and began causing problems,
but it was, hands-down the best forrecord
keeping and sync to my palm and pocket PC. I
have spent the last year, looking at every
program on the market, including ACT,
Maximizer, Contact Gold and the less expensive
ones, like Anytime. I was never satisfied.
Anytime came close, but had sync problems and
the rest were just expensive bells and whistles.
Finally, I came across Time and Chaos and
purchased it. It is, without a doubt, the best
program I have used to date and I am thrilled.
The sync operations are perfect, the program
layout puts everything at my fingertips, the
program is very easy to use and your technical
support is above and beyond any I have ever
used. My thanks, beyond what words can
express. I have far more to do with my time
than experiment with calendar programs and the
search is finally over. Your product, cost and
support are second to none! You gained a loyal
customer for life!"
"As a Time and Chaos user for over 5 years now,
and a previous refugee from Outlook and
DayTimer Organizer in the 5 years or so prior, I
just continue to enjoy using T&C on a daily
basis....and how often does one really enjoy
using any software? Looking forward to the
dawn of the Version 6 series which I understand
is about to go Beta now."
"I cannot thank you enought for releasing
Express Plus! As I long time Time & Chaos user, I
have been frustrated about not having a direct
link between my email software and my T&C
database. You've solved this problem and
introduced e-mail software that has all the
features of Outlook and then some! Thank you
"I have been using Time and Chaos since I bought
it on one 3.5 diskette 6 years ago - I have
received the free upgrades since my purchase &
am now using the 5.65 version. I am so grateful
every time I need a phone number/address or an
email address or a simple envelope addressed and
printed. It has been the only program I have had
on my computer that has been 100% trouble
free, regardless of what computer or operating
system, I am using at the time. - the free add-ins
let me know in advance holidays and moon
phases. This was the best money I ever spent on
anything. Anyone needing help organizing their
life should not hesitate to take control with Time
"I've been using T & C for at least three years
now. I've got it backed up in THREE places in
case my pc decides to crash. All of my business
contacts, friends and family's info is efficiently
organized. I'd be lost without it! Thanks for a
great product! "
"If I could only pick one product for my computer
that I owned it would be Time & Chaos. Without
any doubt it is the easiest to use, best
supported and all around top software I have
ever purchased. The program is top drawer,
user friendly and the support is over the top!"
"Well the only thing one can say is that these
products are wonderful! Ihave used T&C for
over 10 years and it still makes my life so much
easier. When Palm Sync was introduced. I never
have a problem managing a hectic schedule with
a dozen projects on the go all the time... thanks
isbister! keep up the great work!"
"Dear Time and Chaos.
"I have been using T and C since version 3.
"I have opportunities to contact your company
for tech support and for other concerns
requiring customer service.
"I have been treated with a level of respect,
courtesy, professionalism and respect that sells
your product. It is rare to find a company with
your level of professional courtesy today.
"After saying all of that about your staff, I don't
how to give enough accalades about your
product. I love T and C, and we sync it to the
Palm, and it works great. T & C has served as a
great note take device for conversation logs,
and has integrated perfectly from version to
version with no loss of data.
"I love Isbister, and Isbister, and Paperport are
the two products that I couldn't live without.
"Thank you for letting me be your customer."
"THANK YOU for T & C. I am a family law
attorney in Canada and find the program
"Thank you ... Thank you!"
"Thanks for supplying a great product. I have
been using Time & Chaos for about 6-7 weeks
now and I am still finding new features. It does
what I need it to do, does it inexpensively, and
it does it without a great deal of effort on my
part. T & C is boosting my efficiency, and I am
very happy I purchased it. Keep up the good
"I've been using T&C since 1991 and I still think it
is the best product on the market. "
"I've been using T&C since Windows 3.1 days. My
wife is from Thaland and even though her English
is not so good she is able to access and use T&C
to find phone numbers and other important info.
It has become something of a bragging point
among her Thai girl friends, who generally are
terrified of computers. A product that is simple
enough for a non-English speaker, yet powerful
enough for a "power user" like me...can't think of
a better tribute."
"I have used Time & Chaos for a couple of years
now and would very much like to thank you for a
wonderful, easy product. Very useful with email
and other programs."
"A great decision to change the name. I
recommend Time and Chaos to everyone. Now I
can remember the company name and website.
As a Realtor for 20-years I have tried every high
priced PIM program on the market. Time and
Chaos is, without a doubt, the most user freindly
program available. And, you can't beat the cost.
I have trained at least a dozen others on the
program and continue to recommend it to
"My name is Jeffrey Epstein formerly of a
company called BOSS Systems, Inc. We were a
top 10 GoldMine (FrontRange reseller) for 4 years
in a row and International Consultants of the
year in 1999-2000.
"Why do I give you all that background. To let
you know that The Chaos Software Product is
awsome and very easy to use.
"I feel more productive than ever using this
"Just a quick thanks for the sports schedules. I
can't wait for the downloads every year. I
recently purchased a palm and pitch my old
planner. Now with my palm and your sync
program I never have to worry about missing
another game. My wife thanks you, yea right.
Thanks again, four years and still a totally
"I have been using Time and Chaos since
practically its inception. I am an IT consultant
and have had the opportunity, throughout the
years, to experiment with every PIM that comes
along, including Outlook, Goldmine, ACT and I
must say that to this day there is no other
program that performs as well, simply, cleanly
and efficiently as Time and Chaos does. Time and
Chaos has been engineered in a way that truly
simplifies the task of time and contact
"We have turned a number of our clients on to
Time and Chaos and each and every one of them
turns out to be delighted and a loyal fan of the
program. Chaos Software's technical support has
always been there for us and their updates
always work without issue.
"The technology world owes great thanks and
admiration to the creators and constant
developers of Time and Chaos. They have
created a program that is not bloated, runs well
in practically any PC environment. Many kudos to
you and your team - Keep up the good work!"
"Two nights ago I blew away my calender in Time
& Chaos, when using a Windows utility to clean
out some temp files. The restore function would
not restore my calender database, so I
contacted Tech Support by eMail. As usual Tech
Support responded in a fine manner, this time in
less than an hour. After a couple of eMail
exchanges, it was determined that I should
contact by phone Tech Support, which I did
today. The representative I spoke to was
absolutely great, very knowledgable, and patient
with me. He walked me through a fix of my
calender database, which took about 10-15
minutes. I was back up in no time. What great
customer support!! If only other softmakers
support was as good, life for PC users would be a
"I have used Time and Chaos to keep my days,
hours, and minutes from running together for
the past five years. I just upgraded my old
version to the new 5.6.5 and wanted to thank
you for putting the address in the information
block of the contact. That was the only thing
missing. Now it is complete."
"I am a very experienced PC user of many years
and a veteran of time management programs
including Outlook, Lotus, corporate platforms,
and third-party software -- and I prefer
Time&Chaos to them all. In my view it has the
fundamental features necessary to manage a
schedule without being overly complicated,
unwieldy, or slow. Add to that the simple
elegance of overlays, categories, and drag-and-
drop appointments and you have a first-class
productivity tool. Just wanted to say thanks for
the great software."
"This is the GREATEST personal management
software I have ever used. I downloaded a trial
version today and it only took just a few minutes
to learn. The features are intuitive and
it allows me to see everything I need at once. No
more struggling to make Outlook act as a PIM.
You have earned a customer for life with this
product alone. You have done an excellent job,
keep up the great work!!"
"I just wanted to drop you a quick note. I just
love your Time & Chaos product. I downloaded
the software to evaluate it and to determine if
it would fit my needs. It took me just a few
hours to see that it was just what I needed. I
have since registered it and hope to take full
advantage of its great features.
"The product is everything I was looking for and
more. Great job! I look forward to even more in
terms of future releases."
"I've been using T&C for a decade and it's been
invaluable to my law practice. It's a
great product, economical, and the upgrades
are usually free. I'm a user for life."
"I love this program, I like many others here
have used a whole assortment of IM programs from
Act, Sidekick and M.O. and they all had good
features but they were too cumbersome to use and
I would not need 90% of the features of these
"Time & Chaos though is neat and simple but
hugely powerful. It does exactly what I need it
to do and along with the Sync with my Palm then I
can do it on the move and know that I have
everything I need.
"I know I have told many clients about the
product and I want them to use it as well.
"Keep it up guys your brilliant."
"Having tired half a dozen of different time
manager programs (incl. Lotus Organizer, Plan
Point, Schedule+, Packrat and Termin Manager) I
landed eventually at Time & Chaos in 1994 and I
must congratulate you to a program that is simple
enough to use (I dont want to waste my time to
study something extensively which is supposed to
save my time) and still is a powerful
organisational tool which offers practically
everything I need for controlling my time in
"I bought Time and Choas years ago. About every
two years I try a huge company's time management
program for a while and get disgusted all over
again. I am back to Time and Chaos never to
"Thanks for great products and great people in
the company. On technical issues they have never
let me down and are gracious when I call."
"Time and Chaos was my second PIM, going back to
1992. I have used Sidekick (DOS and Windows
versions), ACT, Outlook, ECCO PRO, and a number
of others at work and in my consulting practice.
The only one which I have consistently upgraded
(with pleasure!) is Time & Chaos. It operates on
the principle of K.I.S.S.: Keept It Simple,
Stupid, and for people like me who need
simplicity in all things this PIM is the hands-
down winner across the board. I might add that my
registered copy of Legal Billing is the best-
value time-keeping and billing program on the
market. Though others have more "sizzle," and a
host of bells-and-whistles, 99.999% of users have
almost no practical, recurring use for these
complex add-on features. Finally, ExpressPlus is
the best damned e-mail client I've ever used, bar
Stephen P. Watkins, J.D.
"I have been with you since day one in 1992. I
purchased the very first 16 bit Time & Chaos and
loved it. I moved to the 32 bit version with
Windows 95, but still hung to my old version just
because it was so damn easy. I have downloaded
5.6.0 and still love the interface. Yes, you have
added more features, and T & C has become
flashier, but it is still the most comprehensive,
one glance, tell all PIM there is. It is
everything all the other PIM's want to be, but
could not keep it simple enough to make it work
and be effective. All of this and still less than
3 meg of space. Keep up the great work!!!"
"I am a refugee from Outlook and Act. I needed a
contact and calendar program that was easy to use
but a step above the Palm program. I need to keep
track of alot of information for my two
businesses, but I need something that is
relatively simple to use as. After years of
frustration, I have found Time and Chaos! What a
joy to work with a smart program that has lots of
useful features, is reasonably priced and manages
my contact and calendar information with out
problems. To add to its function, it is
compatible with Eudora! Bravo Time And Chaos,
keep your smart and simple to use products
"It's truly astounding how easy Time & Chaos is
to use and yet powerful.
"I made different default layouts for
residential, business and other categories to
quickly change the Telephone numbers section of
the Phone book to display important information
on those entries. This allows me to instantly see
account numbers for business contacts,
anniversaries for friends, or any information
that I need at a glance.
"I can not thank you enough for making such an
incredible, flexible, easy to use product."
Robert L. Nichols
"I just wanted to let you know that I've been
using your product for the past 5 months and love
it. It is simple to use (at least most of it
that I use normally) and have not found a better
one to fit my needs. I could see how this would
be good in a company besides the single
application as I use."
"Recently when browsing your website I came upon
your user testimonials. I couldn't help but add
one of my own. I have very seldom found anything
worth my writing a testimonial for.
"I have continuously used Time & Chaos for over
ten years now. Every contact, appointment,
meeting and note for all of that time is still in
the database. I 've also used it to store all
kinds of arcane and minor bits of information
such as the drive belt number for my lawn mower
and the combination to a seldom used lock. The
search function gives me the ability to find any
of this information - over ten years worth - in
just seconds! It's amazing to be able to
instantly read the details of a meeting with a
particular contact that happened seven years ago!
"Last year I also purchased ChaosSync for use
with my Palm. Now I have access to all of this
information along with appointment reminders
anytime and anyplace!
"I've used Time & Chaos for so long now that I
don't know what I would do without it. It's the
best product of its kind I've seen and very
"Downloaded trial version of Time & Chaos as
recommended in the latest "The Naked PC"
"I am so glad they recommended it, as I hadn't
heard about it, and I think it's absolutely
fabulous. It's everything they say it is.
"I'm trying it out for now but will definitely be
buying it. I just wanted to say thank you for
producing such a brilliant system."
"We run a busy Wealth Management practice using
T&C as our contact management. We have one remote
and three users in the office and found it simply
H. Paul Ivany
"Okay, I admit it. Time and Chaos is the best PIM
on the planet!! I have been using T&C since 1992
and it has helped me to be very successful. I'm
now using T&C to schedule myself and MANY others-
I never thought it could do THAT! T&C is helping
me to organize my personal life as well as my
business life. I can't remember the last time I
had to sheepishly tell someone: "I forgot"
because Time and Chaos helps me to remember--in
fact I CAN'T forget if I enter it into Time and
Chaos. Also, any important document is SOOO easy
to find when it is "attached" to the person that
it effects. Incredible! I don't have to "hunt"
for a document that is related to a client,
friend or vendor.
"It is in a word: a Godsend."
"Last week I downloaded and tried out a trial
version of Act! 6.0. It is a very capable
program, no doubt, but it is extremely complex,
not nearly as intuitive as Time & Chaos, and I
found almost nothing I could do with it that I
could not do easier and faster in Time & Chaos.
T&C's search & report feature is superior to
anything similar Act! has to offer, and T&C list
sorts and responsiveness to typed in names (in
the phonebook)is much faster. It just made me
appreciate T&C all the more."
David (last name withheld)
"I just want to commend you for a truly great
time management product. I have been looking for
a time management program that would just do some
of the stuff Time & Chaos does. It is a really
powerful program and exceeds my needs and
expectations which is a good thing."
"Time and Chaos is well named: no more chaos! I
have used T&C since its birth. It's the epitome
of simplicity and efficiency -- with outstanding
web capablilites! And thanks for Express Plus!"
"I just would like to express my appreciation and
admiration for your T&C product and your business
practices. I am truly impressed with the way you
conduct business. I am using T&C for years and
find it most valuable and rock-solid performer on
no matter what platform. Your prices are a
bargain and your business practices regarding up-
dates and information on new products are
admirable - brief to the point and very tactful.
I keep recommending your company and product to
all our friends associates and clients."
"I just wanted to say I have always been
impressed with Time&Chaos, however, I recently
received the training CD and am more impressed
than ever. Job Well Done, keep up the good
"Well, I must say that I only started using Time
and Chaos two weeks ago, after having been
somewhat fed up with Lotus Organizer for quite
some time. I must say that Time and Chaos has
blown away all my problems. It really does what I
want it to, offering a whole lot of pretty cool
advanced feature while still being easy to use.
Two weeks of testing were enough to figure out
that your software is worth registereing, and
that's what I just did today."
"Just a note of thanks for the great software. I
love it so much better than Outlook!"
"I've been using T&C for about 7 years and think
it's a fabulous product -- better than any other
PIM I've seen.
"Today I had to call tech support with a
question. I was only on hold for about 2 minutes
before a rep came on the line, and after asking
me two questions he had the exact solution for my
"You guys ROCK!"
"I have used T&C for several years and have yet
to find a better solution. The application is
stable(a big plus), easy to use and feature rich.
The updates are always problem free and 9 times
out of 10 add features that just improve the
application(unlike a lot of apps that just
bloat). Keep up the good work and I will keep
telling people of your great app."
" I have been in the "computer" business for
fifteen years - consultant, training, and
" Seldom have I found an application to be
entirely satisfactory. "Time & Chaos" is the
exception. For the average user, performing
everyday tasks, it is the best PIM that I have
ever used. I know that some will need a more
comprehensive application, such as "MS Outlook";
however, even those people would benefit from
having "Time & Chaos" since for many tasks it is
simply easier to use and has a smaller footprint
within the computer system.
" In summary, I highly recommend this product."
"We have been testing your Time & Chaos Trial 5.5
software. We should have found out about it
years ago. Well better late than never. Its a
very very good software package and so easy to
use. We will recomend with conviction to the
members of our club and our friends.
"It already saved many fights about missing
appointment and overlapping dates in our business
and private lives."
"What convinced me to dump Outlook was the ease
with which T&C backs all data up--and restores it
if necessary. I never did figure Outlook's
procedure out and needed it a couple of times.
"It's also a snap for me to assign appointments
to categories and at the end of the month collect
the data to check billing records and get a sense
of how I'm spending my time.
"As an independent professional, I need that
information, and I don't have time to learn
enormously complicated software.
"T&C is intuitively obvious to use.
Sophisticated, but very quick to learn."
"I have been a faithful and loyal user of the
Time & Chaos product since the early 1990's. I
continue to review other products but have never
discovered a product as great as yours.
Actually, I think I look at other products just
to see if they "get it" like you do.
"I really like having my PIM tools, Address book,
calendar, todo list, and phone numbers visible on
the screen concurrently, not hidden in "behind
the seen" files and folders.
"I am a Telecommunications Project Mnager and
travel to new projects several times a year. In
each instance of moving, I am asked by my client
which PIM product I use. This is because I print
a duplex daily report with my day plan on one
side with my appointments, todo list, and two
monthly calendars and a thirty day view on the
reverse side. I tri-fold this document and slip
into my jacket pocket. (I have done this for
years) When I need to make a brief note or
schedule a future appointment I simply pull out
my day plan and start writing. Anyone whom
witnesses this activity a few times and inquires
is immediately given a sales pitch for Isbister's
"Thank you for your continued support and please
keep up the excellent work. I know of many who
will agree with me in this matter.
"I am now enjoying the merger of my T&C with your
ExpressPlus mail client."
K. Rex Mayfield
"I have only been using T&C for a couple of
months, but I must say I absolutely love it!!
Not only is it full-featured, but it isn't a
resource hog like most other PIM programs. The
licensing on T&C is great too! For one low price
I have it at home, work, and on my laptop.
Legally! I plan on never being without T&C in
the future... it's that useful."
"Just Downloaded the new version - GREAT!!!!!!
It's the best yet....everything that I
just "kinda liked" or maneuvered around has been
addressed. Thanks for making the best product
better. It's a remakable program. I couldn't do
my job without it. Thanks"
"Just a word of support: I've been using T&C back
to v.3X (or so) - the program was always good but
its upgrading has been so consistently
intelligent and its operation so seamless that I
owe you a note of thanks, also for the occasion
tech support calls that have been answered by a
human being who really knew and could discuss the
"Keep up the good work - we have found this to be
the best value-priced network-capable scheduling
"We are currently using it on our LAN and it is
"As a registered Time & Chaos user now for more
that 7 years, I wish to commend iSBiSTER once
again for the intuitive quality of it's product.
With each new iteration of the T&C program,
substantive and valuable conveniences have been
added to an already exceptional time management
software program. For this user, who has so
heavily vested every aspect and dynamic of my
life's interactions on the T&C data base, it is
of great comfort to see the unending customer
support that iSBiSTER offers to their customers
through it's product upgrades and downloads
program on the iSBiSTER website. The latest Time
& Chaos version (5.5.0) has taken a great product
to greater heights. Most importantly of all is
the complete ease with which even new users can
adapt to the elementary conveniences of the
program's features. Thank you for the valuable
effort that this company has put forth, to keep
the Time & Chaos program at the forefront of
leading time management computer software in the
William R. Reckert
"Ok. I've had this software for awhile now. I
have always been afraid to use the envelope and
label printing features that are included with
PIM's, because they never work right. You spend
hours trying to get the envelopes/labels to print
correctly. Many times the program is just not
compatible with your printer. Suffice it to say,
that particular feature has usually been wasted
on me. Well, I am happy to say, I printed my
first envelope with Time & Chaos and it printed
perfectly - what can I say? Thanks a lot!"
Tracey Lynn Smith
"Of all the calendar programs I've used, this one
far outshines the others. My favorite feature is
the ability to enter an item into the calendar
without attaching a time to it--helps me list
vacations, birthdays, etc. I can also list
several items for the same time, which I need to
do frequently. Technical support is excellent.
The program couldn't be easier to use, and it is
simple to adapt it specifically to my needs."
"Only an hour after download and already was
going to post a question (how to display time
using the 24 hour clock) but found the answer so
quickly using the help files that I had to mail
to say how impressed I am already with the
software. Downloaded around 1 hour ago and
already I can see it becoming an "always on" tool
that I'll have great fun using."
"Time & Chaos was highly recommended to me by a
friend. So I downloaded it, tried it out for a
few weeks then bought it and TimeSync. Now if I
can make Legal Billing package work for me (I'm a
computer technician) I'll be having it as well.
Keep up the good work."
Just a quick note to say what a fabulous product
you have in T&C and ChaosSync. I've been using
TC for some time now and recently got a Palm for
the sole purpose of being able to take TC with
me in the field. I own a computer support
business and TC is my bible and my brain. I
could not do business without it. What a
monstrous benefit to now be able to take it out
in the field with me! I rarely write these kinds
of notes... Isbister has so impressed me that
i've done it twice now. Thanks for great
products that work.
"There's not much else to say.
"Reading other testimonials tells the whole
"I use T&C since Win 3.1 days and 386 PCs, I've
changed all other softwares several times but
have never found any PIM as simple, fast and
productive as T&C. I've often recommended T&C to
friends, not to my bosses though, it remains my
"Where were you guys two months ago when I spent
hours and hours looking for the perfect PIM, and
I found a reasonable substitute and paid $45 for
it? I can't believe I didn't turn y'all up in
one of my searches but I never did. Well I
received a link to you in one of my newsletters
(one of the ones from CNET I believe) and I
checked you guys out. I also downloaded Time and
Chaos immediately and LOVE IT! I'm also WILLING
to pay ANOTHER $45 for it (well sorta - but I'm
going to anyway!) It is the closest thing to
perfect that I've found so far. I gave up
Outlook and have been looking for something that
would come close the all the handy things you
could do with it - Time and Chaos fits the bill!
I've been using it just this week and I'm
hooked! I have some ideas for other cool
additions to the application since I've been
using every PIM known to man for the last few
months! I'm in Plano, so it is nice to see some
local yocals make good! Thanks for the great
Dear Customer service,
T&C is exellent, I use it througout the day, I
have refered it to several people and attorney's
too. to all those who woked on it, Brovo!
I also can not live without TimeZone Map, I use
it regulary while on the net so I know at a
clance what time it is on the other end of the
world when I am contacting someone or writing an
E-Mail. Thanks for letting me try it first for a
Sunset Ridge Farm
"Upgraded a week or so back to ver 5.4.0
Every month I fax out my schedule to my clients
know when to expect me and when I won't be
for emergencies. It was very nice to no longer
have to print
out a sheet for each client to then turn around
an fax out to them.
"Continued satisfied client :-)"
"I have tried them all. I use Outlook at work
because I have to and at home I used Ecco Pro
but since it is not supported anymore I looked
for a replacement-Outlook, Act!, Lotus Org,
Anytime, Day Timer, the list goes on and on but
I was not happy with anything I tried.
"I happen to stumble on your product in a
computer mag. I love it! When I think of the
money I spent on all those other programs. I
guess it's a small price to pay to end up with
your product. I liked Time & Chaos so well I
downloaded Express Plus, your email program.
That works great too, intergrates with Time &
Chaos address book and it not a memory hog like
Outlook. Not bad...
"Thanks for some great products and I look
forward to your future developments!"
"I've used it for years and really am lost
without it. Now I copy my data to the Palm which
really gives me the flexibility I need."
"I've been using T&C for a while, on
an "extended trial" basis (yeah, you know what I
mean!), and it's definitely the closest thing
I've found to what I need! So today I purchased
it - after putting it through its paces pretty
thoroughly over the past few months and seeing
how well it performed, it was only
fair... ;) ... (And about time, huh?)"
"I have been using Microsoft Calendar for quite
some time. Time & Chaos is a far better utility,
and much better to the eyes. Time & Chaos is a
much better PIM than any other PIM I have
tried. I am using it as a trial, but intend on
purchasing this license for it. I am
recommending this to my co-workers, and family."
"I am an actor in New York City and have been
using Time & Chaos for about a year. I've used
many other programs such as, Outlook, Ecco Pro,
Lotus Organizer, Maximizer, Daytimer, Smart
Contact Manager and others in the hope of
finding the ultimate application. Time & Chaos
is hands down, the best out of the bunch! It's
simple to use but does everything that the other
programs do and more.
"Being an actor, I needed a reliable program to
manage my appointments, auditions, rehersals,
contact information, to do's, email, and project
management, mail merging and I could go on and
on. It's the one program on my computer I don't
have to worry about. If I have a question, tech
support is right there, knowledgable and polite.
I recommend Time & Chaos to everyone, especially
my friends in show business. It's made this
actor's life a lot easier. Thanks to everyone at
"My brother is a retired engineer from IBM. I'm
just a country lawyer. For years I've been
singing the praises of T&C.
"Finally brother loaded a copy of T&C -- a 4.x
version at that!! He was greatly impressed [with
both the program and the "pop-up" reminder ;-)]
and called me to find out the current version.
He's since downloaded it and purchased the
"Thanks for making a lawyer look good to a
retired computer geek! (with apologies to
Ross C. Hart
"Thank you for keeping track for some months. My
computer couldn't do it on his own, so you guy's
had to come in. Enjoyed your program ! Isn't it
reward enough to know that x people keep track
on their lifes by something that originated from
something you were part of ? Love you guys and
"I have been using Time and Chaos on my old 386
since about 1995 it was shareware at first. I
recently updated and I realised I can't do
without my T&C screen, I've just downloaded the
new version. There is nothing better ! !"
"My brother Ross has been suggesting that I
should try Time and Chaos for several years. I
finally did and find it great. I have been using
the trial for a month and today registered it. I
wish I had listened to the suggestion sooner!!"
"You have the most beautiful software! I have
been looking for a PIM software package, and
have downloaded several trial versions off the
Internet. Most never lasted past the first half
hour - they weren't user-friendly. I was able
to get up and running within minutes of
installing the software. I have yet to master
all the features - heck, I haven't even had a
chance to look at all of them! But I have
already decided to buy the product. Good job!!!"
Tracey Lynn Smith
"Oh!! The Software is extremely good. It is so
intelligent to remember the things. My wife used
to remind me about some very important tasks. I
felt shame about myself, lot of times I used to
forget the things very easily. But No more.
After I started to use this Software, I feel
that I am very lucky to have this software. You
have to try this at least for 1 week. Then you
will really enjoy it. I read all the
Testimonials, which were given here, before I
started to use this Software. That time, I
thought that, why people are appreciating this
much to this software, ok, Let me try. Now I
tried, and really feel that, all the
Testimonials were exactly true. No exaggeration.
Try it and feel it. But you have to try al least
1 week. Because, in the beginning, By the look
and feel of the Software, seem to be nothing but
4 boxes in the Screen. I told about this
software, who is using Palm OS now, in the
beginning he told me, I feel comfortable with
Palm. But after used this software for 1 week,
He told No more Palm OS."
"The more I use Time and Chaos, the more fun I
have. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. Back up
Outlook - 26.5 meg ..... back up Time and Chaos
"I stumbled over this program and glad I did.
What a breath of free air no hassels with the
business and most importantly my family I now
can spend more time together. Thanks For a well
Ozzie in Australia
"Just wanted to say I CAN'T WORK WITHOUT YOUR
PRODUCT Time and Chaos. I am a professional
usability engineer and have found your product
to be extremly usable and desirable. I have not
had that experience with Outlook.
"Great work and thank you so much for offering
the world a time management product with
Frank Spillers, Co-CEO Experience Dynamics
"I have used Time & Chaos since version 2. Over
the years I have tried others.... all the
others... and keep coming back to T&C. I have
recommended it to my peers in Government and we
find it THE most productive tool around. Of all
the software I've owned since 1986, your program
has been the most consistently high quality.
And...your support... well, there is just so
much distance between you and second place."
"I just want to say 'What a great product'.
After years of using sidekick 98 and trying
outlook and organizer, I have found a great
product that works (and I mean works all the
time) they way I do. Keep up the good job."
"I've been using Time and Chaos since 1994 and
can't find a multi-hundred dollar program that I
"I am a Realtor, and a few days ago, one of my
sellers called and said she had gotten a garbled
phone message from one of agents in my company,
wanting to show her house, but she couldn't
quite pick out the name or all of the phone
number. We have around 200 agents in the
Company. I did a search using a string from the
partial phone number and identified the agent.
She asked "How did you do that?"
"First I will say that after 21+ years of
working for a very large corporate that I have
used many In House, Lotus, and Microsoft
applications for the purpose of maintaining
customer and contact information along with To-
do and diary needs. I will be completely honest
and say that Time & Chaos is the best
application I have come across in terms of
flexibility and convenience by far. After only a
couple of weeks of usage I'm sure that T&C will
easily satisfy my personal needs in the area of
Contact and Personal Information management. I
would definitely recommend this product to other
"I just have a couple of comments about your
product. In my household, we have four busy
adults with different shift schedules and
appointments, and five computers on a LAN. I
have been searching for a product for more than
two years that will allow us to get away from
bulky paper-based planners, while allowing each
of us to see each others timetables, to-do
lists, and to share an address book.
"We bought Multiactive's Maximizer first, since
we're Canadians. Their contact manager was great
as a stand-alone phone book, allowing us to
create custom fields with labels, but weak in
all other areas. It did not work as a shared
directory, except by installing it on each
machine and constantly copying the address book,
a major pain. Their appointment planner did not
have a lot of features, nor did their to-do
lists. We also tried Outlook, and were
"We then bought the Franklin-Covey software,
since we were using their paper products. They
have an awesome appointment book, except it
won't let you use a 24-hour clock. Their address
book has no user-defined fields, and they also
have a very good to-do list. To share the
appointment book we had to back it up daily into
a backup file on a shared drive, and restore it
from that drive onto the other desktops. I lived
in constant fear of one of my kids getting the
file corrupted. I struggled for the past year,
using Franklin's to-do and appointments, and
Maximizer's address book. To complicate things
further, I bought a Palm last year, and we were
trying to sync this stuff with my it for when I
was away at work.
"Even though by this point we had invested a
fair bit of money just to try to get organized,
we finally we got frustrated enough to go back
to the web to see what other companies we
offering new products. We looked at a few one
evening listed through Google, then stumbled
upon T&C. "Wow!!" was all I could say. I tried
the free full version download for a week,
imported my Maximizer data into it, loaded up
the appointment calendar, made it work through
the LAN, really gave T&C a torture test, and
kept waiting for something to go wrong, or to
find a deficiency. I guess I had those
expectations because I hadn't heard of your
company before. I downloaded the user's guide,
but I just kept finding more and more cool
features. I guess you know I bought T&C online a
week ago, as well as the ChaosSync, which I
didn't install until today. It works great, too!!
"Some people at your shop deserve a real pat on
the back for the fantastic job they have done
developing this software and working the bugs
out. I can't remember the last time I used a
piece of software that actually worked the way
it was supposed to, but yours does. Right now,
T&C seems to be a bit of a secret, but I tell
you, I'm promoting it to everyone I know. I can
honestly say that after using three competitors'
products, you are miles ahead. You have
everything going for you, a great price, user-
friendly software, easy-to-understand users
guide, a full-featured trial download (which
must convince a LOT of people), all in all, a
superior product. Keep up the great work!"
"Thank you for your hard work it has made mine
"I just want to tell the the best money I ever
spent was on this program. I have had this
program from the beginning and have never seen a
more useful computer program. The learning curve
on this is amazingly simple and it has kept me
organized which is a difficult thing to do. I so
appreciate this program. Thank You! I hope this
makes you all rich, you deserve it."
"I've been using Time & Chaos for over three
years now. It has integrated perfectly with my
way of working, responding with the answers I
want, when I want them. It's highly
configurable, yet extremely intuitive, robust
and dependable. Thank you for a tremendous
product. Frankly, I couldn't function properly
"I have recently previewed and purchased Time &
Chaos. I am a law enforcement officer who
supervises six investigators. I am very
impressed with your product and would recommend
it to anyone who needs to organize their
activities. The search capabilities of this
program is outstanding. You have created a very
Lt. Joseph Lanning
"My most essential application is the
desktop/Palm PIM called Time & Chaos. I have had
it since I bought my first handheld -- the
original Palm Pilot. I like T&C's uncluttered
and very customizable interface, its ability to
network several palms, and the ease of backing
up the three programs it handles: calendar,
address book, and to-do list. It is loaded with
many features that I don't use personally, and
using customer feedback, they are always coming
out with updates that make a great program even
better. Its technical support on the few
occasions over the years that I have had to call
them is accessible and knowledgeable and they
never fail to me me feel like I am their most
"By the way, word of mouth is their only
advertising, and I have no connection with this
company except as a very satisfied customer."
"I have been using T&C for almost 10 years, or
so i believe (it has been that long). I have
used packrat, outlook, lotus and others. Nothing
compares to T&C. It is simple yet powerful and
it syncs with palm. I have been to all parts of
this hemisphere, it simply works. Do not waste
your time looking for a PIM, T&C is the best.
Download it today!"
"I downloaded your Time & Chaos software last
week along with about 12 others. Of all of the
ones I tried, yours was by far the best . . .
simple, yet it gave me the basics for my
business and personal life. I have already told
several friends about your product. Keep up the
good work. Most other were too complicated or
didn't have things like a to do list. Yours was
"message from heaven (in the netherlands)
1.living in happyness (using 4.07a)
2.forced to live in hell (outlook)
3.finally in heaven (finally chosen for 5.3.99)
"Oh dear T&C-friends, thank you for
existing !!!!!! I was forced to use outlook
(company-policy), but after times of pain in the
ass, I decided to switch finally to your
latest version. Whatever consequences, I'll
never leave you again."
pim de vos
"I've been using Lotus Organizer since version
2.0, but there were always deficiencies. All
that is lacking in Organizer exists in Time &
Chaos. (And, the support seems much better.) I
tried your PIM after using the time zone
program. Congratulations on a job well done!"
Michael D. Shaw
"I have been using Time & Chaos since March of
1994, version 4.02. Backthen it was the best PIM
(and probably the best software of any kind) I'd
ever seen. It is still the best of the best.
"I live and die by Time & Chaos. It has never
let me down. It does everything I could ever
ask, and much, much more besides. Its ease of
use is surpassed only by its ability to do
anything I can think of, and so much more. I
have yet to find the bottom of this bottomless
pit of information control. And now, with the
ability to sync with my PDA, I have the best of
"I have, and will continue to recommend Time &
Chaos to everyone I meet. To date, I can
truthfully claim several hundred converts. Keep
up the good work. My hat is off to iSBiSTER and
Time & Chaos."
"Just wanted to let you know that I had switched
to Outlook for a while because I didn't really
have a choice, so to speak. My company uses
Outlook for email (MS Exchange server... no
choices), and so I figured if I had to use it
for email, I may as well try it as my
"Boy, was I wrong! After trying Outlook for a
little over a year, I am now switching back to
Time and Chaos. I can positively say that Time
and Chaos is easier to use, more flexible, and
more powerful. Outlook really suffers by
"You guys ROCK! Best program I have ever used,
all of your products work so flawlessly
together, you could teach MS a thing or four
"This has been the best software I have bought
this year. Time & Chaos out performs all the
major and costly time and planning software
programs I have tried. The support is excellent.
They should charge four times the price.
Download and try it, you will be happy you did."
David B. Ramsden
"Just wanted to say thank you for making such a
fine piece of software. Time & Chaos is
"I'm delighted with your product. Of all that
are available, only your program satisfies all
the elements I needed."
"As a Church Business Administrator, I have
found Time & Chaos to be an extremely effective
and affordable tool within our office
administration. Not only does T&C perform it's
time management functions well, but it enables
me to share data across our network and keep up
with my administrative assistants projects. We
also use it as an online Standard Operating
Procedures Manual, a software library, a
hardcopy filing system organizer, a matrix of
all our church keys, stores all of our board
meeting minutes sequentially in date order, and
a lot more uses in our church office. The
transportable records feature enables us to
share records between two campuses over the
"I have linked Isbister's web site to our own
recommending that all of our church members try
it to help get their work and personal lives
"Thanks to your entire programming team for
producing such a user-friendly and simplistic
interface at an affordable price. I could not
recommend this product any higher."
David Robertson, Administrative Pastor
"I have used your program for years and I love
the most recent improvements. I just printed out
mailing labels and it was a breeze! Thank you
and keep up the good work."
"I've been using Time and Chaos for years, and I
tell all my friends about it. They are always
amazed at how quickly I can come up with
spreadsheets, reports, or mail merges with so
many different "groupings" of people. One of the
things I most appreciate are the number of
updates you've made to the product, and the fact
that they've all been FREE! I appreciate the
support for Palm (I have a Palm IIIc), and now
I've eliminated the need to maintain multiple
address books because of the integration of T&C
and Calypso Email. T&C has to be the most
complete solution on the market."
"I'm a systems administrator who supports MS
Outlook every day. It and I have a love/hate
relationship, but when I get home from the
office I return to my true love: T&C! It is
fast, powerful, easy to understand, and nice
to look at. My wife is new both to computers and
the English language and she uses your product
all the time. I've been with you since the 3.1
days and I place your product and WinZip as my
all-time Windows favorites. I have introduced
several people over the years to T&C and will
continue to do so. Thanks for all your hard
"I've been using Time & Chaos for the past 5
years and storngly recommend it. The newest
version (5.3.9) has solved a serious problem for
"Previously, if I wanted to take notes
concerning a client contact, I had to print the
entire note file, or copy the text to another
program for printing. Now, all I have to do is
highlight the appropriate text, print the note,
and put it in the apprpriate file. I get a
printed memo with all of the appropriate
identifying information; and paper note to file
cronologically; and when I sync with my Palm PDA
a complete and portable note file.
"T&C is very close to being a perfect, and very
affordable product. Thank you."
"A friend I work with told me about Time &
Chaos. I downloaded it and gave it a try.
"I've looked for a PIM for years and years, even
thought of trying to develop one of my own --
but don't have the time. I've tried them all,
plus a few that aren't widely known! Also have
tried a huge number of Time Billing
programs . . . none have EVER met my needs.
"I've also obviously spent a lot of money for
programs that eventually didn't meet my needs.
Then I found a little (actually not so little!)
and reasonably priced program -- Time & Chaos!
It beats the high priced competitors hands down!
"Aside from the basic PIM there are Modules that
can be added that increase its capabilities.
You -- the User -- add what you want or need to
the basic PIM. The results you don't pay an arm
and a leg for options you don't need and will
never use. And should you eventually require a
certain option it can be added as a Module.
"Time & Chaos (and for me the added Time &
Billing/Expenses Module) has made me a True
Believer. Good-bye ALL other PIMs and Good-bye
Timeslips ... I've found a better program.
"Whether your an Investigator, Attorney, Doctor,
Salesman, Financial Consultant, Teacher, Student
or average person YOU REALLY NEED TO GIVE TIME &
CHAOS a try. You won't regret it!"
Raymond Dzik, CFE
"I have used T&C for many years, I have used
other PIM's, Lotus, Above & Beyond plus a number
of others, my favourite by far is T&C because it
is so easy to use and all the relevant
information is on the one screen. I use the
notes section almost as a WP, recording all
types of information and often surprise myself
when I review what I have acheived. A great
programme which I continually recommend to those
interested in a Personal Information Manager.
Well done Isbister keep it coming."
Chris F Howlett
"If I could shout THANK YOU in an e-mail, I
would. Time & Chaos has been a life saver for
me, both personally and for my home-based
business. I simply can't get everything done
that I need to without it."
"I have been using Time & Chaos now for many
years and it just gets better and better.
Nothing else comes close! It does everything I
need it to do and has been completely reliable.
To be able to synch with a Palm PDA is a real
bonus. Thanks a million."
"Many thanks for continuing to develop your
excellent software. I am particularly pleased
that I can upgrade at no extra cost even when
the enhancements are quite substantial. Well
done! (+ Unlike Outlook, which I also use, your
program does not bring the entire operating
"Time & Chaos is simply the very best Personal
Information Manager (PIM) I've ever used out of
the 10+ most highly recommended PIM's I've
installed and tried out. Since that wonderful
day I found Time & Chaos on the internet, the
others have all been deleted off my laptop. Who
needs a VW when you've got a 'Town Car'. None
come close to Time & Chaos for power, speed,
efficiency, ease of use and features - it's a
steal at the price - because of how it's
organizing ability will make you money. I
especially love the fact that everything is on
one screen - no mouse gymnastics required. Time
& Chaos has turned my chaos into productive
time - do yourself the biggest favor of a
lifetime and test drive it FREE for 21 days to
discover what I'm talking about. This software
is safe - it has never messed up my computer as
some other programs have. Hey, do your friends
and associates a big, big, favor (especially
those in sales), by telling them about Time &
Smiley T. Papenfus
"I just would like to thank you very much for
your great work. Even the basic programme was
and is the best time-manager I could find.
Another incentive is the competitive price (to
be honest: I would regard it being a bit too
cheap for the quality provided!). With your
continuous improvements you do a great job and
make life much easier for us, the users!! Thank
you so much!
"I just wanted to let you know how much a little
and meaningless user appreciates your
Erich J. Kreutzer
"You guys (and gal's) ROCK! Almost 1000 Calender
(appointment) entries and over 500 address so
far! And we use you every day. Sometimes 20
hours a day!"
"Hi, Thanks for latest version of T&C. I have
been an enthusiastic user for four years now and
have "sold" 23 copies to date by loading a trial
version on my clients' systems and they have
nearly all bought a licence - some are networked
and bought multiple licences. I am a busy
marketing consultant and find T&C is ideal for
smaller businesses to run a CRM & prospect
management system at an affordable cost. I find
the time & billing invaluable in keeping track
of my work. Thanks to all of you."
"Just installed your upgrade this afternoon
(flawless, as usual). I honestly don't know what
I would do without it! I'm a PIM junkie and
have tried many of the products out there and
NEVER found anything that fit the bill the way
that Time & Chaos does.
"I wanted to send you a big thank you. A while
ago I got an HP 932C printer and had troubles
printing T&C reports because of the footer.
Your tech support folks helped me find a
workaround (I was panicked over the thought of
having to look for another product) and at the
time I made several suggestions as to how the
reporting could be more flexible so that I could
have fixed the problem myself. Boy, was I
thrilled to see that those suggestions (allow
users to modify footer font and contents) were
incorporated in the ver next release.
"I've been in the IS field for over 10 years and
I know how difficult it is to find good help and
to manage (usually very long) product
enhancement lists. Great job!"
"I appreciate your email alerting me about the
new version of T&C. I wanted to let you know how
satisfied I have been, both with the program,
and with the support you provide for it. The
help pages, manual (in PDF format!), phone and
email support have all been first rate, and I'm
looking forward to driving the new version.
"I've also appreciated the email broadcasts. You
manage to keep these relevant and noise free.
That's one way to make sure they get read!
"Lastly, I want to express my appreciation for
your liberal upgrade policies. It is so
refreshing. In fact, your note from the latest
email is what inspired me to write. Great
product and great support!"
"I've been using Time and Chaos since version
4.0 (I think) -- at least 4 years. When I first
began using the product, I felt so well taken
care of by the support team and office
representatives, particularly Debbie (I hope
that is her name). And here several year's
later, in this age of hi tech society, when many
are complaining that we are loosing our personal
touch and individual acts of kindness towards
each other -- I still feel so well taken care of
by Isbister! I just love that I get free copies
of all your upgrades and free personal tech
support (online and via phone) and everything I
need to use this product in the most efficient
way for my personal need. I've been well served
by this product and the Isbister team of helpful
people. Thank you a million times, and many
blessings to you."
Rev. Crystal C. Bujol
"Once again a flawless implementation. I am
constantly pleased and pleasantly suprised
with the quality and level of detail in your
upgrades. Thank you."
"I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with
your products. I have been a Time and Chaos
user (both at home and at work) for many years.
Due to a recent promotion, I now work out of
multiple offices, on different days of the week.
Trying to keep my Time and Chaos data in sync
was a problem, but I purchased your "TimeSync"
utility and now it is a breeze to keep
everything in sync. In addition, I just
purchased a Visor handheld device and then
bought your "ChaosSync for Palm utility". Life
is good! Now it doesn't matter where I am at
home, at work or on the road - all of my Time
and Chaos data is synchronized. I have
recommended your products to all of my friends
and co-workers. Thank you Isbister, and keep up
the great work!"
Raymond G. Goldstein
"I have used Time and Chaos since 1993. I find
it far superior to Outlook or ACT regarding ease
of use and accessibility of information. Having
the calendar, phone book, to do list and
appointments on the same page makes the program
simple to use and very effective. As a manager
(in the past) and an academic (now), this is the
one tool that keeps me organized."
Dale Nesbary, Ph.D.
"I am a computer programmer and thought I could
keep up with my contact database, daily schedule
and billings with programs of my own. I was
WRONG! Nothing matches the simplicity,
functionality or the price of TIME & CHAOS. I
use the Time & Billing and Expense Tracking
modules to create my invoices and expense
reports, so there is NO QUESTION of any items
that I have to verify for my clients. Your
product has become the most valuable part of my
desktop. Thanks for such a great product! I
would urge ANYone looking for a time management
tool to try Time & Chaos."
"I ran into T&C YEARS ago, at Munich Airport. A
Businessman from America had it on his Laptop. I
asked him where i can get this PIM. he gave me
the address and the executable. since this time
my worries and problems have stopped. THIS IS A
WONDERFUL PIECE OF SOFTWARE. Thank you"
"We have been using the Time and Chaos product
for a couple of years now. It is, without
question, the finest product we have in the
office. It works flawlessly, had NEVER glitched
on us, and is the one program we can launch
knowing that it will perform exactly as it was
designed. Our hats off to you guys and gals !"
Louis A. Papaleo
"I have been using Time & Chaos since either '93
or '94. I paid for it right away as I
immediately realized it's functionality and
utility. I have been extremely pleased with the
success and support of T&C. Have also
recommended it to many family and friends."
"A few days ago I downloaded the shareware
version of Time & Chaos. When I first started
using it I thought it was a good application.
Then I decided to register it. And . . . the
more I use it the better it gets!"
"I want you to know that i believe Time & Chaos
is the best contact management software on the
market today. I am an Emergency Medical
Technician Instructor and a CPR, Haz-Mat, &
Defensive Driving Instructor and its imperative
that I am able to keep up with the upcoming
expiration dates for my students and myself when
it pertains to the date our Professional
Licenses expire. We have to renew every license
we hold every two to three years and the time &
chaos program has never let us down. I have to
keep track of approximatly 200 students and all
of my personal training requirements that allow
me to practice in my field. I love the ability
to drag and drop todo's and appointments with no
problems occuring in the program. I have seen
other management programs on the market, and
they can't even try to compare with Time &
Chaos. Be assured you have a loyal customer for
Kim R. Exnicios
"To all at Isbister:
"Thank you for giving me such a great package. I
started using Time & Chaos a few years ago as a
freebie and have since bought and upgraded a
couple of times. Your product is "ACE"
"Chaos is a complete, user-friendly personal
information manager. The regular free updates
for current versions provide useful additions,
such as alternative multiple fonts in 5.3.8. The
mostly free utilities like atomic clock and
schedules for all major sports make Chaos even
more practical. They even give the web site a
fresh look periodically to let you know they're
serious about keeping Chaos on top."
K. David Jarrell
"Time & Chaos is a wonderful program. The more
I use it the better I like it. I have been using
T & C I know since 1994. Just yesterday I
printed my address book with all my updates and
additions to fit my Franklin Planner. Wonderful.
I can also print a copy for my wife to put in
her planner. I now print my daily TO DO LIST to
carry with me and remind me to get everything
done. Wonderful program. I also volunteer at a
Senior Center (teaching the Internet) and I
always tell them about Time and Chaos. Thanks
again for all of the good program you all do for
"I've been a Time & Chaos cheerleader since
1994. It is, quite simply, the best Personal
Information Manager around. As a consultant, I
need to keep detailed records for every task of
every project for billing requirements and
status reports. As an individual, I keep all of
my personal contacts, along with specific
information in a separate database. Both of
these databases fit on a single floppy
disk, which I use to synchronize my home and
Ease of use, bang for the buck and excellent
product support are the reasons I would
recommend Time & Chaos to anyone. I simply
couldn't be successful without it!"
"I stumbled on Time & Chaos a few years ago when
I got sick and tired of the complexity of ACT!
but wanted a full featured Personal Information
Manager. Time & Chaos took under 3 minutes to
setup and even less time than that to learn.
Best of all, I have never had a single error
message caused by Time & Chaos like I have in
the past with ACT! and Outlook. I have been
recommending T&C to everyone that needs power
and simplicity without compromise."
"The name says it all, this program gives me
more time and also easily handles my chaotic
life. Time & Chaos is a bargain and it has
helped put me in the top 1% of REALTORS
nationwide. The choice is easy, you can start
using Time & Chaos today, or you can try
learning how to use the competition over the
next several weeks."
Glenn Porter, CRS
"I use my PC every day, in my job and at home.
Of all the applications I use, I use and rely
most heavily on Time & Chaos. It is the most
useful and flexible tool that I use. Equally as
important, it is probably the most reliable
program on my desktop. It is one of the few
software packages I recommend to my friends and
co-workers by name!"
Robert S. Michaud, P.E.
"With other PIMs, you can waste an incredible
amount of time just performing routine
functions. Time & Chaos, allows me to get all
the details I need in an instant and working
within Time & Chaos is often as easy as Drag-N-
"In 1997, our office converted 100% from Packrat
to MS Outlook. After one month we had seen that
this was a BIG mistake, perhaps one of the
biggest we ever made. I ordered our MIS director
to research every PIM, contact manager and
scheduler on the market and find the one that
would work best for our needs. With a five
person committee given only two weeks to sort
through an ocean of options, it was unanimous
that T&C was the best option available. We have
offices all over the country so T&C's
transportable records fit the bill just right.
The conversion was so easy that I feared we had
done it wrong. It took only one day for every
person in every office to be converted. After
only a one-hour overview, we had everyone being
productive and learning as they went. The 'lunch
room' and 'water cooler' training made everyone
an expert in about a week."
Tom Smith, President, ASD, Inc.
"T&C has been my PIM since 1994. It keeps my
life in balance and my efforts focused on
accomplishing goals, not just doing things."
John Linder, Principal NMVSC
"Time & Chaos is a great time-saver. I have over
4,000 client contacts, each organized and
available in seconds. As a sales tool it would
be extremely difficult to find a better tool, at
"As a confirmed PIM-aholic, I rely on a computer
based PIM to keep my sanity at work. I've tried
many, including expensive commercial versions
(MS Outlook, ACT, etc) and other shareware
programs as well. None even come close to doing
exactly what I need them to do. Time & Chaos, on
the other hand, fills the bill with elegant
simplicity. For my money, it's the best PIM on
the market, regardless of price."
"In November 1993 I downloaded Time & Chaos
after reading about it on a BBS. I was
experimenting with various computer-based
"I would say that the greatest strength of T&C
is that everything you need is on the screen at
the same time. Schedule, contacts, to do list
and timeline, all on one screen. This makes so
much sense that I can't believe all other
organizers haven't copied the format. No
clicking between folders and tabs and screens.
"Putting all of the functions on one screen also
means you can drag and drop contacts, to do
items and calendar events back and forth with
ease. Grab this guy's name and drop it on the to
do list and you've got a reminder to call him.
Drop the name on a calendar date and you've got
a scheduled call (or meeting) linked to his
profile. Simple but very powerful.
"If you need to access features or views used
less frequently, they're there. Need to view a
month, or even an entire year, at once? No
problem. Need to search your entire database for
a name you think you remember? One button. Use a
Palm Pilot? There's a piece of shareware that
let's you synch to T&C with ease.
"My other favorite feature is the simplicity
with which T&C can be networked. Once again, any
information can be shared (including maintaining
one common phone and address book) across a
network without fancy protocols or settings.
Sets up easy and works great.
"Time & Chaos is among the most flexible pieces
of software I've ever used. The entire directory
takes up about 20 megs of space. It loads
quickly, it's stable and reliable. Anyone who
doesn't have a computer organizer or doesn't
like the one they have should give T&C a try.
"I've changed computers, operating systems, word
processors, spreadsheet programs, fax programs
desktop publishing programs and just about every
other type of software since I started using
Time & Chaos. I keep using T&C because it gets
the job done right. Keep up the great work
"I have been using Time & Chaos for many years.
It is so intuitive that it is second nature. On
the few occasions when I had questions, the tech
support was warm and really helpful. Thanks for
a great program."
"I researched PIMs for quite some time before I
finally found Time & Chaos. I downloaded and
tested more evaluation programs than I care to
recall! The learning curve for Time & Chaos is
almost nonexistent, the program is more flexible
than many of the higher-priced PIMs and when I
need support, I receive timely and accurate
information. Thanks for helping me to stay
"I've been using T&C for about seven years. I
compared it to ALL the best available PIMs and
continue to roadtest new ones as they arrive--
and I ALWAYS go back to Time & Chaos. I've
convinced many, many others to give it a try and
they almost without exception agree with me. The
elegance and simplicity of the interface,
together with the powerful features (and low
price) make it the most indispensable tool I use
"Time & Chaos offers almost every feature
offered by similar programs, yet at a fraction
of the price. Technical support is wonderful,
and if there is a feature that is missing, the
staff at iSBiSTER love to hear about your needs
and try to incorporate them in future versions.
If only all software providers could take a page
from iSBiSTER's book!"
"I've been using Time & Chaos for about three
years. My son recommended it. It is the best
contact management program I have ever seen."
"I have been using Time & Chaos for at least 6
years, I have yet to find a program that does so
much so easy. I keep all my client records on my
T&C. I have had few problems and they have
always been answered by the service staff in a
friendly prompt manner. I would and do recommend
T&C to everyone."
"Before choosing T&C as our PIM / Database for
our company, I looked at a dozen other PIMs.
Again, about two years ago, I reviewed as many
PIMs (shareware and other) as I could find - I
keep on coming back to T&C. In fact, I own
Goldmine, ACT and Outlook and I can't stand any
of them. T&C is simply and easy to use.
Everything that I need is easily and immediately
at my fingertips. My partner and my staff love
it as well, as does everyone else that I
introduce it to.
"T&C is probably the single most important
application in our business operation. We have
been using it for several years. We have a
network version and it is constantly running and
constantly in use on every machine in our office
all day long. In a way, it is the heart of our
"Finally, we have been able to configure T&C to
work with JAWS for our blind staffmember(s).
Thank you for your support and for an excellent
Jon Simkovitz, Keyboard Alternatives & Vision Solutions, Inc.
"I have used Time & Chaos since the early days.
It just keeps getting better and better. Support
is always excellent and the developers listen to
suggestions for improvements. I use Time and
Chaos with the PilotSync add-on and my trusty
palmpilot. This is an unbeatable combination."
"I have been using Time and Chaos for about two
years. I think it is the best PIM on the market.
It works like I work. It thinks like I think. It
keeps me organized, and I would not be able to
function without it. I have used personal
organizers, contact managers, and a slew of
other software solutions before this. None of
them do the job of Time and Chaos."
"I've been a Time & Chaos user for about 6 years
now. Time & Chaos does everything I need it to
do, and doesn't clutter my hard disk, my desktop
or my mind with unnecessary junk. It's the most
streamlined and easy-to-use PIM I've ever tried.
I've got my professional and personal life under
control thanks to Time & Chaos."
Gordon Firemark, Entertainment Attorney
"I have been a T&C user since 1993 and am an
avid supporter of your product. I have worked
with many of the more well-known PIMs, including
Lotus Organizer, Lotus Notes, MS Outlook,
PalmPilot Desktop and Franklin Planner, and have
found that T&C is the most flexible, intuitive
and reliable PIM of this group. I use T&C for my
personal information and have introduced it to
my department where it is used to manage our
international training program registrations, as
well as handling the logistics of our annual
department meetings. T&C goes beyond simple
names and addresses, blending "project
management" capabilities and word processing
integration into one seamless package. I also
synchronize to a PalmPilot Professional and find
that your ChaosSync software works better than
comparable products offered elsewhere. Your e-
mail upgrade notifications are a great help, and
ALL of your upgrades have worked flawlessly for
me. Your approach is something other software
vendors should learn from!."
"We've tried nearly all PIM and contact
management programs out there - Act!, Gold Mine,
Outlook, you name it. Nothing works easier or
more efficiently for us than Time and Chaos.
Coupled with our Palm Pilots, we're on track all
the time. Keep up the great work!"
Randy Howell, President, Mortgage Power, Inc.
"I have used "Time & Chaos" now for over two
months and it is by far the best desktop
companion I have ever used. Some of the unique
features that I am finding useful are:
1. How I can click on the address of someone I
added and it links to a map.
2. I'm a sports addict so, the click of a button
to add my favorite team to the calendar is an
3. I can take my calendar and with a click of
the button create a HTML calendar for my
4. Your TODO list keeps me up-to-date and love
the way I can organize it by priority.
"With all that I just want to say, 'Thank You!'"
"If you want complete control of your life and
your schedule - do yourself a favor by
downloading Time & Chaos."