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anYChe Version: 1.7.2 (Windows), 1.7.3 (Linux)
Released: 08. Januar 2014 (Windows), 13. July 2015 (Linux)

anYChe is an acronym for AnniversaryChecker. With anYChe you can manage several lists of anniversaries. Each anniversary consists of a person, the date of the anniversary, the type of the anniversary and arbitrary notices. anYChe can be configured to check for new anniversaries directly after logging in to your system. Another possibility is the timebased checking in certain intervals (but therefore you must know how to configure cronjobs on the Linux- or Windows platform).

anYChe in action

anYChe runs on Linux and Windows. In general, anYChe should also run on Apples Mac OSX, but this can't be tested because I don't have the needed hardware. Moreover any other platform may work, where you can install the programming language Python, the cross-platform-tool wxWidgets and wxPython.



anYChe is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

anYChe is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with anYChe. If not, see

All icons, except the logo of the program, are taken from the Crystal project, which can be found at This icon set is released under LGPL.


anYChe is distributed with a user manual. This manual can be opened within anYChe with a simple press of the key <F1>. But you can get a first impress of the power of anYChe, if you take a look at the manual in HTML-format.


First of all you have to download an actual version of this program for you operating system.


For Linux you will get anYChe as a zipped TAR archive. This archive can be decompressed in an empty directory of your choice. In general it would be a good idea, to unpack the files in /opt/anyche. If you get root on your system, you can type in the following commands in a shell:

# cd /opt
# mkdir anyche
# cd anyche
# tar zxvf /path/to/your/downloadfolder/anyche-1.7.3.tgz

If you have installed the packages of Python 2.6 or 2.8, wxWidgets 2.8 and wxPython 2.8, you can start anYChe by typing in /opt/anyche/anyche. Now you will the main window of the program.

Windows XP / Windows 7

The installation is started as usual on Windows by simply starting the file anyche-setup-1.7.2.exe. During the installation you will be asked, where you want to install anYChe, if you want to create a desktop icon and if the program should be launched directly after successful installation. With the buttons <Next> and <Back> you can navigate through the installation process very comfortable. At the last stage you can finish the installation by a simple click on the button <Finish>.

If you do not need anYChe any more, you can remove the program by calling the system control of Windows. This just removes the installation directory. Datafiles with anniversaries created by anYChe are not deleted. So you have to delete them manually from your harddisk by using the Windows Explorer.

If you are a developer too and you are already using Python 2.6 or 2.8 on your Windows system, you can alternatively download the packed TAR archive. With a program like 7zip you can install anYChe in a directory of your choice. For running anYChe you also need to install the tools wxWidgets and wxPython on your system. Now you can start anYChe by calling python


If you are interessted in studying the sourcecode of anYChe, you can view all files in the Subversion-Repository. Much fun ;-)


If you have some more questions about anYChe, please let it me know an send me an E-Mail

Last modified: 14.09.2018 19:45

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