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Developer(s) Judd Montgomery
Initial release 0.90a – 23 June 1999[1]
Stable release 1.8.1 / April 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)
Written in GTK+
Operating system Unix-like, Linux
Platform Palm OS
License open source
Website http://www.jpilot.org/

J-Pilot is an open source GTK+-based desktop organizer for Unix-like systems written by Judd Montgomery, designed to work with Palm OS-based handheld PDAs.[2] It uses the pilot-link libraries to communicate with Palm devices. It is released under the GNU GPL, version 2.[3]

Linux support[edit]

Palm does not provide a version of the software for Linux operating system, nor do they officially support the ones developed by third parties such as J-Pilot or Gnome-Pilot.[4]

Summary of Features[edit]

  • Third-party Application Support[5]
  • Plugin Support
  • Import and Export Features
  • Supports Palm Application Features
  • Supports Datebook, Address, To Do List, and Memo Pad
  • Supports the newer Contacts and Memos (Calendar and Tasks not yet)


  • Before J-Pilot working, users should install Pilot-link and get the newest version available.
  • Users must have GTK+version greater than 1.2.0 installed and also need to gtk-devel rpms, or packages installed to build from source.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ J-Pilot – Changelog
  2. ^ Judd Montgomery. "J-Pilot: Desktop Organizer Software for the Palm Pilot", October 22, 2005. Retrieved on May 13, 2008.
  3. ^ Synchronizing with a Linux Desktop – a note at the official technical support Web site of Palm.
  4. ^ J-Pilot Key Features