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Re: [O] Org Mobile Writing App (a la Epistle/Paragraft)

From: Jeff Horn
Subject: Re: [O] Org Mobile Writing App (a la Epistle/Paragraft)
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 17:27:35 -0400

I'd be interested in something like this! Maybe the standard org file
format will increase development activity for mobile devices.

On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 14:17, tycho garen <address@hidden> wrote:
> I must confess that I've fallen onto the Tablet bandwagon, and despite
> the alure of having a more functional mobile-org,I went for an android
> tablet (to match the phone, and because I'm not a mac user.) Largely I
> think it's great, and while I've got a mobile-org setup that I like
> well enough, I found myself saying "wouldn't it rock, if..." a few
> times and I just wanted to float the idea with you.
> While I think mobile-org is a great concept for making all of the task
> planning and organization features of org more accessible on the go,
> it's not quite so good for taking notes and doing the kind of writing
> that I spend most of my waking hours doing these days.
> I've been using a really delightful little app called
> [Epistle](http://kooklab.com/epistle.html) which renders markdown text
> (a fetish of mine that predates org-mode,) that works with dropbox. I
> think I learned about this from someone on the list. I suspect it's a
> lot like Paragraft for those of you on the otherside.
> I've created a little script that links all of my org-files into a
> place where Epistle can see them in dropbox
> (http://tychoish.com/code/epistle-linker/), and while the rendering
> doesn't work, it is nice to be able to read and edit these files. I've
> also, as an aside created some procmail and shell glue that takes
> emails and inserts them into an org-file so that I can capture stuff
> on the go using the email program. That's here:
> http://tychoish.com/code/org-mail/
> Wouldn't it be nice to have something like Epistle for org-mode? It
> might just render org-mode text to HTML, and frankly that would be
> enough for me. Org-indent equivalent, syntax highlighting, and
> collapsing trees (probably in that order) might be nice as well, but I
> think the key is simple and quick...
> I'm not a developer, so I can't promise to start making an app this
> instant if there's interest, but if anyone's bored and thinks this
> might be a good idea (or knows of something that might work better for
> this.) I'd love to hear about it.
> Cheers,
> Sam
> --
> tycho(ish) @
> address@hidden
> http://tychoish.com/
> "don't get it right, get it written" -- james thurber

Jeffrey Horn

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