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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 on Github.

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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