GNU Foliot is a small and easy to use time
It can be used in a single user mode or by small organizations. Starting
with version 0.9.4, it can import other user's database, an essential
feature for remote collaborators.
The fields it handles are: a date, who, for whom, what, a duration, whether or
not to be charged and a description.
It includes, on the main application screen, a
powerful dynamic filters criteria mechanism, which lets you
visualize, work on and print a subset of your time keeping entries.
A printing templates system allows you to (pre)define,
reuse and hence quickly generate the pdf files and/or printed reports of
A version which will let users export an active filter
based subset of their time keeping entries is under work.
14 April 2016
GNU Foliot version 0.9.6-beta
is released. See here for further details and
Foliot was the name given, back in the 13th century, to one
of the essential components of the first all-mecanical clocks:
... Starting in the 13th century, large tower clocks were built
in European town squares, cathedrals, and monasteries. They kept time
by using the verge escapement to drive a foliot, an horizontal
bar with weights on the ends, a primitive type of balance wheel, to
oscillate back and forth. The rate of the clock could be adjusted by
sliding the weights in or out on the foliot bar ... [see here for a complete definition].
GNU Foliot is written in Guile, an interpreter and compiler for the Scheme
programming language. It uses Guile-Gnome for its graphical
interface, SQLite for its database backend and LaTex
for the reports.
GNU Foliot also has a Savannah project page.
GNU Foliot is a free software, distributed under the terms of the
GNU General Public License GPLv3 or higher. You must be aware
there is no warranty whatsoever for GNU Foliot. This is described in full in the