This review originally appeared on and in 1998. It was good DOS software that seems to have slipped through the cracks of time. We can’t find a download link for it anymore.

By John Guilfoil

PC Desk is a Personal Information Manager for DOS. It is a very handy and smallin size utility that will keep track of events, dates, holidays, and contacts.

Its features include a day planner, week planner, monthly calendar, yearly calendar, and address book. There is no sound, and the graphics are only 16 colors, but a PIM really doesn’t need to have good graphics and sounds, especially a smaller DOS-based program.

PC Desk is a nice, handy, and convenient PIM that is especially useful for small businesses.

The user interface is very friendly, and you can navigate through the program with just the click of a mouse. Installing the program is very easy, as long as you have a Zip utility (WinZip, Pkunzip, etc.) Registration for the program costs $25, and if you find the program useful, then you should really consider purchasing the full version

Updates from the previous version of PC Desk include:

  • Improved the Main Screen Graphical Interface
  • Enhanced the Yearly Calendar Display
  • Various Internal Modifications
  • Added a Windows Icon, PCDESK.ICO, to the Files
  • Removed the Utility CONVERT.EXE to Convert Old PCDESK Address Book Formats (Before v6.0)
  • The Shareware Version is Now Fully Functional

Quick hits:

Publisher: Robert Lindsay Wells
Developer: Robert Lindsay Wells
Platform: PC Dos
Genre: Personal Information Manager
Price: $25

Performance: [rating:5/5]
User friendly: [rating:4/5]
Support: [rating:4/5]
Cost: [rating:3/5]
Ease of Installation: [rating:4/5]
Graphics: [rating:3/5]

Ratings were determined in 1998

One of the rare Indomitable Products -- the highest award given by the site Best Dos Program, 1998

About The Author

From 1997-2004, The Review Center ( was a portal for technology and video game news. It was most well-known for one of the first Playstation 2 launch game guides and helping to break the news about Sega ceasing video game console production.

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