Newbies What Next ? News Forums Calendar


News Sections
General News (3987/0)
Reviews (634/0)
Press Releases (465/0)
Distributions (194/0)
Software (901/0)
Hardware (536/0)
Security (192/0)
Tutorials (356/0)
Off Topic (181/0)

User Functions


Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User

There are no upcoming events



Planner is an organizer and day planner which extends Emacs Muse. It helps you keep track of completed and pending tasks, daily schedule, notes, and other information, such as inspirations, in a collection of semi-structured plain text files. It is a powerful tool not only for managing your time and productivity, but also for keeping within easy keystroke reach all of the information you need to be productive.

The software can even automatically publish reports charting your work for your personal web page, your conscience, or your soon-to-be-impressed boss.

It puts all of the Emacs PIM pieces together: BbdbMode (addresses), EmacsMuse (linking of notes and publishing), etc. This allows you to easily write notes, link to other notes, link to dates, link to addresses, link to – everything.

 Planner 3.4.2

Free to download



John Sullivan, John Wiegley, and other maintainers / contributors


System Requirements
Emacs 22 or XEmacs
Emacs Muse 3.03

Wiki, Quickstart, FAQ, John Sullivan Personal Page, Mailing Lists

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Task management: Maintain a list of tasks cross-linked between Daily pages and Project pages
  • Note taking: Create a note in a temporary buffer while in any other emacs buffer. Choose a Project for the note and it will appear on the Project page and the Daily page
  • Diary integration: Diary entries can be displayed in the Daily pages
  • Context aware: All the above actions can be made context aware, with hyperlinks back to the context. Thus a note taken while visiting a gnus email message will have a link back to that message. A task composed while visiting a buffer will have a link to the file in the buffer. PlannerMode helps take the drudgery out of leaving an annotated trail of crumbs for work that you have done.
  • EmacsMuse: All notes can have links to other notes, Project pages, Daily pages, mail messages, bbdb entries, web pages, files on your harddrive. You can include images. All the power and simplicity of a wiki language is there as part of your planning package

Planner in action

Return to Personal Information Managers Home Page

Bookmark and Share

Last Updated Sunday, June 01 2014 @ 03:59 AM EDT

We have written a range of guides highlighting excellent free books for popular programming languages. Check out the following guides: C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML, Python, Ruby, Perl, Haskell, PHP, Lisp, R, Prolog, Scala, Scheme, Forth, SQL, Node.js (new), Fortran (new), Erlang (new), Pascal (new), and Ada (new).

Group Tests
All Group Tests

Top Free Software
5 Office Suites
7 Document Processors
6 Lean Desktops
6 Desktop Search
9 Project Management
9 Groupware Apps
14 File Managers
10 Databases
21 Backup Tools
21 DVD Tools
21 Window Managers
21 Productivity Tools
9 Terminal Emulators
21 Financial Tools
21 Text Editors
21 Video Emulators
21 Home Emulators
42 Graphics Apps
6 CAD Apps
42 Scientific Apps
10 Web Browsers
42 Email Apps
12 Instant Messaging
10 IRC Clients
7 Twitter Clients
12 News Aggregators
11 VoIP Apps
11 Remote Display Apps
42 Best Games
42 More Games
21 More Games
21 Notable Games (1)
21 Notable Games (2)
21 Notable Games (3)
8 ASCII Games
9 Educational Games
42 Audio Apps
42 Video Apps
6 Screencasting Apps
80 Security Apps
9 System Monitoring
6 Family History Apps
11 PDF Tools
6 Music Servers
6 Collection Managers
7 Calculator Apps
8 Geometry Apps
Free Console Apps
14 Multimedia
8 Compilers
9 IDEs
9 Debuggers
7 Revision Control Apps
6 Doc Generators
'Free' Proprietary
21 Closed-Source Apps
Top Commercial Apps
42 Games
Free Web Software
21 Web CMS
14 Wiki Engines
8 Blog Apps
6 eCommerce Apps
5 Human Resource Apps
10 ERP
10 CRM
6 Data Warehouse Apps
8 Business Intelligence
6 Point-of-Sale

All Group Tests

Other Articles
Migrating from Windows
Back up your data
Distribution Guide
Distro Portal Pages
20 Free Linux Books
Running Linux Under Windows

Older Stories
Monday 01/12
  • Firefox OS-Powered Smart TVs Coming Soon, Says Panasonic (0)
  • ‘Linux Advocates’ Throws in the Towel (0)

  • Sunday 01/11
  • 14 Excellent Free LaTeX Books (0)

  • Monday 01/05
  • 2015: Open Source Has Won, But It Isn't Finished (0)

  • Sunday 01/04
  • 5 Top Free TeX Books (0)

  • Thursday 01/01
  • OpenELEC lightweight Linux adds Kodi 14 support (0)
  • Run Crouton¹ in a Chrome OS Window (0)

  • Sunday 12/28
  • Orange Pi - inspired by the famous Raspberry Pi (0)

  • Saturday 12/27
  • Top Terminal Multiplexer Tools (0)

  • Friday 12/26
  • Linux bloated? Think again (0)

  • Vote

    What Linux distribution do you run on your main computer?

    305 votes | 3 comments

    Built with GeekLog and phpBB
    Comments to the webmaster are welcome
    Copyright 2009 - All rights reserved