A simple and lightweight time tracking tool
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jTimeSched is a simple and lightweight time tracking tool. You can track elapsed time for tasks and projects and use the data for the recording of time worked.

One aim of jTimeSched is a lean but extremely intuitive GUI and providing only really necessary functionality.

For a complete list of features please see the project website.

Download binary release

If you don't want to build the application yourself, you can download and run one of the binary releases containing platform launchers for Linux and Windows.


The user manual can be found at the project website:

Building from source

jTimeSched can be built using ant:

$ ant

Build variables (build.xml)

  • version - Application version string written to Manifest and used in the application
  • build - Build directory
  • dist - Directory used for generating a release package

You can override the defaults providing the -D option to ant, e.g. $ ant -Dversion=my-1.5

Example: Build release package with version string "my-1.5"

$ ant -Dversion=1.0

Build targets (build.xml)

  • compile
    Just compile the sources. jTimeSched requires to access certain assets and searches for them in JAR-file, if present, or uses them from a directory with name data
  • data
    Copy assets to the build directory. You can run jTimeSched using java -cp $[build} de.dominik_geyer.jtimesched.JTimeSchedApp
  • jar
    Pack all class files and assets into one single JAR-file, which will be stored at ${dist}/jTimeSched.jar. Run it with java -jar ${dist}/jTimeSched.jar
  • zip
    Create a release packages with all platform launchers. The archive will be stored in ${dist}/jTimeSched-${version}.zip
  • clean
    Clean-up everything

Example: Just compile the sources

$ ant compile

Eclipse project

The repository provides a basic Eclipse project. You may use the Import-wizard of Eclipse.