Sidekick Plus

Borland Sidekick is a DOS based PIM (Personal Information Manager) and one of the first widely-used TSR (terminate and stay resident) programs. The key feature of Sidekick was that one could use Sidekick's utilities while using most other MS-DOS applications. This was important because MS-DOS had no built-in multi-tasking or task switching capabilities.

Later versions for OS/2 and Windows were simply a bundle of a similar PIM and utility programs.

Sidekick competed against a number of similar MS-DOS TSR utilities such as Popcorn Desktop,

Sidekick Plus is an extended version of the original Sidekick 1.x product, with many additional application features. It includes a PhoneBook, Time Planner, Notepad, Clipboard, Outline Processor, Calculator, File Manager, and ASCII copy-paste table.

Product type
Application Utility PIM
Vendor
Borland
Release date
1988
Minimum CPU
8088
Minimum RAM
384KB
User interface
Text
Platform
DOS

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Borland Sidekick Plus 1.00a (3.5-720k) Plus 1.00a English x86 3½ Floppy 415.8KB
Borland Sidekick Plus 1.00a (5.25-360k) Plus 1.00a English x86 5¼ Floppy 412.12KB

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