Org Mode is a markup language. A part of the Emacs, it's often used for notebook-like computing, writing documentation, and preparing static files for services like this one.

I bought into the dreams of "doing everything in Org-mode" for awhile, but, while nice and convenient, the system ultimately is not intended to be some expressive database for all of these different types of data cached in plain text. It's a decent document format that's annoying and difficult to parse, but I have a ton of legacy work in Org so I'm going to stick with the format in part throughout my notes.

This post and the emacs docs are incredibly helpful for documentation.

Basic Formatting

The structure of an org-mode file is defined with nested headings.

: * Heading 1
: ** Heading 2
: *** Heading 3
: *** And so forth...

It supports several flavors of text:

*bold*, /italic/, _underlined_, +strikethrough+, =monospace=.

Links are rendered [[][with description]]
or without:

Lists can be
- ordered
  - have sub-headings
    1. support enumeration
    2. as needed
- have definitions :: true.
+ works as well
- [ ] can be unfinished
- [X] or complete

: or rendered as preformatted text.
def logical():
    return f'Org mode can also'
           f'render code from many languages!'
echo "it supports any language that is supported by Emacs"
return "and can even display the result of evaluated code!"
It ContainsGreat Tables
tables without headersasdf
hjklshould also be well-supported

It has a single standard, and isn't a 'flavor' of markdown or rst!


Better defaults for Emacs


The Org Manual: LaTeX header and sectioninglatex in links


There is probably some viable research workflow here - I just haven't found it.research workflow with zoteroA research workflow with Zotero and Org modezotero configurationJohn Kitchin: research with Org mode


The best part about org mode isn't its simplicity and flexibility – itsthat it has become an integral component of the Emacs ecosystem.

The format has support for calendars, TODO lists, and READMEs, so it'sflexible enough to express a variety of ideas that are conducive to aprimarily text-based user interface.

org skeleton for tech specsOrganizing a Complex Directory for Emacs Org Mode and Deftorg-capture outside of emacsgetting more out of org-capture


using org mode to manage your lifeconvert data into interactive org mode viewsLaTeX header and sectioning (The Org Manual)Org-Mode Is One of the Most Reasonable Markup Languages to Use for Textscallywag/org-board: Org mode 's web archiver.

wikinfo convert wikipedia infoboxes into org mode entriesusing org-noterorg-capture and evil modeorg-rifle

karl voit on orgmodeorg mode archival system built off of pinboardkarl voit: using org mode as markuporg-protocolusing emacs org protocol


org-mode note workflow Orgmode Note Workflow :: Rohit Goswami —Reflections

Project Management

Organize Your Life With Org-ModeIntroduction Org Mode Project Management · Brian A.Maicke

Managing Agendas

My Workflow with Org-Agendaorg-agendausing org mode to manage life


Wiki Org-mode Workflow Part3: Zettelkasten with Org-mode · JethroKuan Zettels and Org-mode —ZettelkastenForum

  • Can I place a footnote here too? They should be lifted from the document flow, right?

  • Org-Roam

    A Tour of Org Roam - YouTubeOrg Roam for Academics Demo

    Weight tracking and fitness

    ExerciseTracking fitness with emacsWeight capture templatefitnessorg: fitness workout trackerorg-fitorg-dietNew blog and new post about exercise tracking in Org mode - orgmode

  • Ironically, I'm going to use the Org mode page to test markdown footnotes.

  • Revisions