Kisê is a small and easy to use time keeping application.

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 your needs.

A version which will let users export an active filter based subset of their time keeping entries is under work.

Latest News

1 February 2016

Kisê version 0.9.5 is released. See here for further details and older news.

The name

Kisê comes from the language Tupi-Guarani. It means 'an old and/or rusty knife'. It should be pronounced ki-c. However, if you pronounce it key-say, it would come close to the french expression 'qui sait', which means 'who knows'. Then comes why the name: 'qui sait? kisê!' - 'who knows? Kisê!'. Neat dont you think ? Finally, this kind of application is (also) used to, in the end, produce invoices, quite a pain, which could (too) well be caused by 'an old and/or rusty knife'...

What else

Kisê 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.


Kisê 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 Kisê. This is described in full in the licenses.