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Re: [Orgmode] emacs on the iPhone

From: Sven Bretfeld
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] emacs on the iPhone
Date: 21 Jul 2009 08:36:45 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Greg Newman <address@hidden> writes:

> For those that are interested (and don't already know), there are a
> few apps out now for secure shell on the iphone.  The one I'm using is
> issh by zingersoft.  http://www.zinger-soft.com/iSSH_features.html
> So far I've had good luck with it and hopefully later this week will
> have time to poke a hole in my router to try connecting to my mac so I
> can give org-mode a try with it.  I have successfully run emacs and
> irssi from my server but it's not setup for org.

I got a HTC Magic running Android a few weeks ago. There is a free powerful
and fast ssh application called ConnectBot available in the Android
Market. ConnectBot can handle ssh keys and lets you put an icon for
frequently used connections on the desktop.

Connecting to my PC and starting emacsclient -t via a bash-alias (`ec')
takes about 5 seconds from everywhere. I think running (and working
with) a native Emacs on the phone itself (which isn't available anyway)
could never be much faster. Gnus and Org-mode are ready to go. And no
need to synchronize.

This is the solution I always dreamed of and more than once asked about
in this list. I can very much recommend Android (even if its
relationship to Google can be annoying).

For those who want to give it a try: In ConnectBot CTRL is pressing the
mouse ball once, META (ESC) is pressing it twice. TAB is twice pressing
the mouse ball and hitting SPC. To expand a tree in an org file you have
to set org-cycle to a key. Of course, you should have an internet
flatrate if you want to write your PhD thesis that way ;-).



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