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Re: org-mode for note taking

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: org-mode for note taking
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:57:38 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

There is a separate group for Orgmode users:

Put forward your proposal there and see what the community has to say.

> 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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