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== org-mode ==
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== Org Mode ==
  
The "killer app" for emacs is [http://orgmode.org org-mode]. Org-Mode is for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, doing project planning, outlining, and authoring with a fast and effective plain-text system. It can also be used to log time spent on projects. On top of that, it also offers a convenient way of doing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literate_programming literate programming]. Plus it contains a spreadsheet.
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Org is an Emacs mode for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, project planning, outlining, and authoring with a fast and effective plain-text system. Org Mode is simple enough to start using right away, but provides tons of advanced features to support a wide variety of tasks and workflows.  
  
Crucially, everything in Org is plain text with only very simple, human-readable markup, such as asterisks to denote heading levels.
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Org-Mode is distributed with Emacs (since Emacs 22.2). This project is under active development and new releases are often available.  
  
Org-Mode is distributed with Emacs, but you may want to check for a newer version. This project is under very active development.
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=== Features ===
  
Mobile versions containing a subset of Org's features are available for iOS (iPhone/Pad/Pod) and Android.
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* Simple plain text markup for hierarchical documents.
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* Built-in table editor: easily format tables and work with spreadsheets in plain text.
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* Extensible hyperlinking: create cross-references, link to external resources, and more.
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* Capture system: create templates to quickly capture and file notes and tasks.
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* Tags and properties to categories, filter, and search
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* Custom project views using Agenda
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* Convenient date/time handling for timestamps, deadlines, and scheduling
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* Clock support to track time spent on projects.
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* Export from plain-text to a variety of formats (HTML, LaTeX, DocBook, etc)
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* Embedded source blocks: edit code blocks in-line with the appropriate mode. Execute code blocks to generate content. Org can even be used for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literate_programming literate programming].
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* Mobile support providing a subset of Org capabilities on iOS and Android devices.  
  
 
== Documentation ==
 
== Documentation ==
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The Org-Mode project maintains excellent documentation and has an active community.
 
The Org-Mode project maintains excellent documentation and has an active community.
  

Revision as of 08:52, 25 March 2012

Org Mode

Org is an Emacs mode for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, project planning, outlining, and authoring with a fast and effective plain-text system. Org Mode is simple enough to start using right away, but provides tons of advanced features to support a wide variety of tasks and workflows.

Org-Mode is distributed with Emacs (since Emacs 22.2). This project is under active development and new releases are often available.

Features

  • Simple plain text markup for hierarchical documents.
  • Built-in table editor: easily format tables and work with spreadsheets in plain text.
  • Extensible hyperlinking: create cross-references, link to external resources, and more.
  • Capture system: create templates to quickly capture and file notes and tasks.
  • Tags and properties to categories, filter, and search
  • Custom project views using Agenda
  • Convenient date/time handling for timestamps, deadlines, and scheduling
  • Clock support to track time spent on projects.
  • Export from plain-text to a variety of formats (HTML, LaTeX, DocBook, etc)
  • Embedded source blocks: edit code blocks in-line with the appropriate mode. Execute code blocks to generate content. Org can even be used for literate programming.
  • Mobile support providing a subset of Org capabilities on iOS and Android devices.

Documentation

The Org-Mode project maintains excellent documentation and has an active community.