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Re: org-mode for note taking


From: Diep Pham Van
Subject: Re: org-mode for note taking
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 14:19:29 +0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

1. I don't know Evernote's file format, but can you use it without Evernote?
2. You can orgnize your notes into tree and subtree, you can use tags. I think
you do not know about org-mode filter capability.
3. Yes, you can, just read the manual.
On Wed, Nov 07, 2012 at 11:01:18PM -0800, houkensjtu wrote:
> Hi emacser!
> I have been using debian and emacs for about one year. After I get used to 
> the command line and basic usage of linux system, I decided to learn more 
> deeper in linux. During my study, I found it's hard for me to remember every 
> technical detail about all the things I learned--I need to take notes.
>
> Evernote is popular but it's not supported on linux(also it's proprietary).
>
> Until I found a youtube video talking about org-mode+github. In this way, 
> basically one can write notes by org-mode, and push it to github, which is 
> almost the same thing evernote does.
>
> However I should say, taking note in org-mode is just not comfortable. I 
> considered why it makes me uncomfortable and here is some of them:
> 1. I am not familiar with taking notes in plain text file. Usually plain text 
> file means hard to navigate, hard to read, ugly structure, to me. Emacs could 
> handle org file quite well, but WITHOUT emacs, on windows pc, on mobile 
> device, plain txt is just disaster.
> 2. I don't know how organize all my contents when it become more and more. 
> With a hand writing notebook, I have physical "pages", in Microsoft Word, I 
> also have virtual "pages". In org-mode org file, I don't. It's like my org 
> file is a endless roll of toilet paper(forgive me for being rude)! And I 
> think it's the main reason makes me feels so uncomfortable to handle org file.
> 3. Hard to import pictures, web pages...into org file.(In fact I don't know 
> how).
>
> Is there any tips or suggestion to overcome these uncomfortable feeling?
> Thx in advance!

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