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a calendar and journal

What is it?

Jikan is a calendaring and list management tool that works the way I want, rather than the way everyone else in the world seems to think that such tools should work. Specifically:

I've been using it for half a decade or so and find it to be pretty functional. A few things to note:

Try It!

You'll need Java 1.6 installed. Download the installer appropriate to your platform:

You can also inspect and build it from the source, which is managed with Subversion:

% svn checkout svn:// jikan

Jikan is released under the GPL. The most recent version of the project should always be available here.


Contributions are welcome. Send suggestions or patches to

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