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Re: records-mode ?
Re: records-mode ?
Wed, 20 Feb 2008 18:37:41 +1100
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)
Xavier Maillard <address@hidden> writes:
> Does it have something like an index of notes to quickly know
> where to retrieve a note/information ? This is a major
> requirement for me. In records-mode, pressing C-c C-j, I have an
> index buffer which shows a list of keywords and the respective
> notes entries (There is something close to this in notes-mode).
> The big no-no about records-mode and notes-mode currently is that
> they seem "dead" and unmaintained.
> As Bastien said, maybe I am misusing Org. Maybe Org is really
> what I want but concentrating only on the note taking aspect and
> not using planning/todo handling.
> As far as I remember, org-mode and remember has turned out very
> good combination by the past _but_, I always feel lost when it
> comes to « searching » informations -ie. I do not like the search
Sounds to me like you could get very close to what you want by using org
modes tags facility. It has fairly sophisticated tag based searching and
> What I need, if I go back to Org, is a setup like this:
> #1. One note page per day classified ala notes-mode (and I also
> want to have the possibility to have notes not related to dates
> -ie. independant notes (by, say, subject)
> #2. An index of all my note entries (with quick search on
> keywords, tags, etc.)
> #3. I want to be able to narrow on a note entry (this is easy in
> every mode I have tried)
> #4. navigation facilities to previous/next day (as is done by
> records-mode and notes-mode). This is an important point for
> my job position.
> Free form notes taking is, off course, a _must have_ for me.
It sounds to me like planner mode would be close to what you want. What
you outline is very close to how I work with planner mode.
I have the planner day pages and it has support for moving around -
previous day, next day etc.
I have various project pages with notes and tasks for each project. When
I schedule a task, it appears in the day page once the date it has been
scheduled for comes around. this gives me the best of both worlds. I
have day pages that I can use to check what I did or will have to do on
a specific day, but I also have project pages that I can check to get an
overview of the tasks and notes relating to a specific project. I also
use the time clocking facilities so that in my day pages, I get an
overview of where I spent time for that day and in the project pages, I
get an overview of how I've spent time on that project.
I use remember to make notes. A copy of the note is put on the day page
and one in the project page for the project I specify
I've not used the search capabilities of planner mode much, so can't
comment on it. However, the combination of planner mode with a few of
the advanced config options is a very powerful system. I also use org
mode, but I mainly use it for organising my thoughts on a specific topic
- often mainly as an outliner as I prefer the planning and scheduling
approach of planner mode.
tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au
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- Re: records-mode ?, Tim X, 2008/02/20
- Re: records-mode ?, Xavier Maillard, 2008/02/20
- Re: records-mode ?, Bastien, 2008/02/21
- Re: records-mode ?, Xavier Maillard, 2008/02/22
- Re: records-mode ?, Bastien, 2008/02/23