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* Configure Deft to use <tt>.org</tt> as the file extension:
 
* Configure Deft to use <tt>.org</tt> as the file extension:
 
:{{Snippet|(setq deft-extension "org")}}  
 
:{{Snippet|(setq deft-extension "org")}}  
* Associate Org mode with <tt>.txt</tt> files, or just with <tt>.txt</tt> files in a specific directory (e.g. {{Directory|notes}} as shown here})
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* Associate Org mode with <tt>.txt</tt> files, or just with <tt>.txt</tt> files in a specific directory (e.g. {{Directory|notes}} as shown here)
 
:{{Snippet|(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("notes/.*[.]txt$" . org-mode))}}
 
:{{Snippet|(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("notes/.*[.]txt$" . org-mode))}}
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=== Deft with Dropbox and SimpleNote===
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[[Deft]] notes can be stored in the cloud using something like [https://www.dropbox.com/ Dropbox]. Simply configure Deft to use a directory that is being synced:
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{{Snippet|(setq deft-directory "~/Dropbox/notes/")}}
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If you use the online service [http://simplenoteapp.com SimpleNote] (e.g. to read and capture notes on an iOS device) you can combine this with Dropbox sync and Deft. SimpleNote looks for <tt>.txt</tt> files and uses the file name as the note title, so configure Deft to do the same:
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<source lang="lisp">
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(setq deft-extension "txt")
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(setq deft-use-filename-as-title t)
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</source>
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 10:56, 2 April 2012

Deft
Description note taking mode
Author Jason Blevins
Maintainer Jason Blevins
Source git://jblevins.org/git/deft.git

Deft is an Emacs mode for quickly browsing, filtering, and editing directories of plain text notes, inspired by Notational Velocity. It was designed for increased productivity when writing and taking notes by making it fast and simple to find the right file at the right time and by automating many of the usual tasks such as creating new files and saving files.

Basic setup

(require 'deft)

Helpful keybindings

Common Customization

Use Org for Deft Files

To use Org mode for you Deft files, add the following to your Emacs configuration file:
(setq deft-text-mode 'org-mode)
.

Then do one of the following:

  • Configure Deft to use .org as the file extension:
(setq deft-extension "org")
  • Associate Org mode with .txt files, or just with .txt files in a specific directory (e.g. notes/ as shown here)
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("notes/.*[.]txt$" . org-mode))

Deft with Dropbox and SimpleNote

Deft notes can be stored in the cloud using something like Dropbox. Simply configure Deft to use a directory that is being synced:

(setq deft-directory "~/Dropbox/notes/")

If you use the online service SimpleNote (e.g. to read and capture notes on an iOS device) you can combine this with Dropbox sync and Deft. SimpleNote looks for .txt files and uses the file name as the note title, so configure Deft to do the same:

(setq deft-extension "txt")
(setq deft-use-filename-as-title t)

See Also

Project Pages

Tutorial Pages