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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 1, 2014

JXCirrus Diary is a powerful program meant to help you plan out your free time and prioritize tasks for your projects around the house. You'll be on top of things all the time when you use this convenient program.

Pros

Preloaded with samples: JXCirrus Diary comes with a few sets of example projects, so you can poke around and see how the various features of the program really work. This is a great way to get a feel for the interface before you try entering your own project data.

Multiple views: Choose from Tree, Day, Week, Month, and Summary views to stay on top of all of your projects. These various options are available through tabs located across the top of the interface, and they let you see what your schedule looks like going forward.

Cons

Confusing interface: This app has a ton of features, and that leads to a somewhat complicated interface. There is a good tutorial available to help you get a good sense of how to make the most of the program, but the tips that show up when you're using the app aren't terribly clear or useful.

Bottom Line

Once you get the hang of this program, it can be very useful for keeping track of all kinds of tasks and projects. It's a free program, but there is also an option to upgrade for $20 to add features like planning years in advance, automating tasks using Javascript, and overriding automatic planning to set your own priorities and timelines. Overall, this program is definitely worth trying out to see if it can be useful to you as you try to maximize your efficiency in any area of your life.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0

Version 2.0:
  • Completely reworked user interface.
  • iPhone and iPad version.

General

Release September 30, 2018
Date Added September 30, 2018
Version 2.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 846
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Life can be very complex. Sometimes you find yourself staring at a 2 page to-do list wondering where to start. JXCirrus Diary makes sense out of the chaos by taking your to-do list and calendar answering two important questions: Can I fit everything in? What should I work on first? Enter your calendar and your to-do list, and JXCirrus Diary will fit them altogether into a complete plan for the next 9 months. It will try to make sure tasks are finished by their due date, and high priority tasks are finished first. Once it has this plan, it can tell you whether you can fit everything in, and what you ought to work on first.

At its most basic, JXCirrus Diary is a combination of calendar, to-do list, addressbook and journal. You can enter your list of jobs for the week, and tick them off as you finish them. It is nice and quick to enter the information, and JXCirrus Diary will warn you when tasks or appointments are due. JXCirrus Diary will scale happily to full-sized projects with thousands of interrelated tasks. Use it at work to plan and track jobs months in advance. Use it at home to plan your big D.I.Y job. Self employed people can use it to plan and quote all upcoming work. Think of it as a personal project planning tool.

Some of the features are: Arrange your data however you like using the flexible list/tree view. Calendar views show you what is planned for the day, week or month. A summary view shows you what tasks should be done first and which tasks look like finishing late. Handle events and journal entries in different timezones. Easily save your data to cloud services to access your calendar from anywhere. Record and review the actual time that you spend on tasks. Advanced repeating tasks and appointments can take holidays and other events into account. Handles tasks that cannot be started until other tasks have finished. Split your days into working hours and home hours for improved planning.