#*Org - an Emacs Mode for Notes, Project Planning, and Authoring*
Org - an Emacs Mode for Notes, Project Planning, and Authoring
Org-mode is for keeping notes, maintaining ToDo lists, doing project
planning, and authoring with a fast and effective plain-text
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Promote Org-mode and support its development by
getting your Org-mode T-shirt, bag, or mug in either
... or by making a direct donation.
- At its core, Org-mode is a simple outliner for
note-taking and list management. You can learn the basics for
using it in [[http://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/orgtutorial_dto.php][five minutes]]. This may be all you need, and Org-mode
will not impose more complex features on you.
- Org files are plain text. You can view and edit them
in any editor, or add and extract data with custom-made scripts.
Your data will never be locked into an obscure or proprietary
data format. Org-mode runs in [[http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/][Emacs]], which is available for
nearly every platform.
- Org-mode will not let you down when you need more than a
simple outline. The full feature set is both broad and deep,
easy to access, but unobtrusive. The [[http://orgmode.org/worg/org-faq.php][typical answer]] to "/Can it
do X?/" is "/Yes!/".
- Org-mode is like a Swiss army knife. People use it
for [[http://members.optusnet.com.au/~charles57/GTD/orgmode.html][Getting Things Done (GTD)]], as a [[http://www.newartisans.com/blog_files/org.mode.day.planner.php][Day Planner]], as a [[http://sachachua.com/wp/2008/01/18/outlining-your-notes-with-org/][Notebook]],
for Web and PDF [[http://orgmode.org][Authoring]], and much more.
- Org-mode is documented extensively, and many tutorials
put spotlights on particular features. Org-mode is supported by
an active [[id:0B280B26-A3AB-4E5C-B4EE-B7FFC52C4D26][mailing list]] where questions are answered quickly and
- It's free!
- Org is open source software, it is free, like Emacs.
If you'd like to know what other people have said about Org-mode, take
a look at our collected quotes about Org.
- <2010-12-17 Fri> The Org manual is now available as [[http://www.network-theory.co.uk/org/manual/][book published
by Network Theory Ltd]], at a retail price of $14.95. For each book
sold, $1 is donated to the Org project.
- <2010-12-10 Fri>: Release 7.04.
- <2010-12-03 Fri>: MobileOrg for Android supports Voice Capture
- <2010-11-25 Thu>: Maybe the times where Org mode could change
hard-core vi users into honorable Emacs users are coming to an end?
A [[https://github.com/hsitz/VimOrganizer][Vim clone of Org]] mode is be written by Herbert Sitz, and judging
by the [[http://vimeo.com/17182850][videos]] it looks promising.
- <2010-06-06 Sun>: iPhone App MobileOrg version 1.5 introduces
Current Version (7.4)
The current version is 7.4. To see what has changed in recent
releases, check this detailed list of .
This package works on Emacs 23 and 22, and (with minor restrictions)
on XEmacs 21. Emacs 22.2 ships with Org-mode version 4.67d, Emacs
23.1 with 6.21b. The latest CVS Emacs trunk usually contains a fairly
recent version, but may lag a bit behind the website release.
The standard distribution
Download as or . These archives contain
both the Lisp file org.el and the documentation in PDF and (TeX)Info
formats. Follow the instructions for Installation and Activation.
The development version
You can check out the latest Org development version (along with every
release we ever had) by using git. The git repository is browsable
online. At any time you can get a snapshot of the files in it. To
get a local clone of the repository use something like the following
(from the command line....):
git clone git://repo.or.cz/org-mode.git
Some more information about this can be found in the FAQ, under How do
I keep current with Org mode development?. For people who cannot use
git, we provide or snapshot release files updated each day
and corresponding to the latest git version. Alternatively, you can
also download a tar.gz snapshot from the repo.or.cz server.
There are several alternative distributions of Org. Some of these
are more up-to-date than others, so check if this package really
has a recent version
The Org guide and manual
- Read the or download it as a .
The compact guide is a 40-page introduction to Org mode. It
covers all features in a basic way and has links to in-depth
documentation in the manual and on the web.
- Read the . The manual covers the complete feature
set with all the bells and whistles, in a systematic way. The
main structure is identical to the guide, so it is easy to go
back and forth between basic and advanced documentation.
- You can also have the entire manual in a .
- Download the manual as a 200-page .
- Buy a paperback edition of the manual from Network Theory Ltd.
One Euro of each book sold is donated to Org mode project.
- Translations of the manual
- A Japanese translation of an older version (4.60), by Takeshi
- A Spanish translation (version 6.21b).
- Download the for org-mode
- There is also a of the
- The Org Mode FAQ is user-editable and is maintained by the [[http://orgmode.org/worg/][Worg
Talks about Org-mode
Check out the about Org-mode, or another talk
given at the . On
FLOSS Weekly show number 136 Randal Schwartz interviews Carsten
about Org mode.
There is a mailing list for discussion about org-mode.
- Subscribe to it at the web interface.
- Directly send mail to it. If you are not subscribed, a moderator
will look at the message before passing it through to the list.
- Read the list on Gmane through a web interface or with a
- Please read the Feedback section of Org's manual before posting a
question, it helps getting useful answer. [[http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html][How To Ask Questions
The Smart Way]], by E. S. Raymond is also worth reading.
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MobileOrg is an excellent open source application to read and
change Org-files on the road, using an iPhone, and then sync the
changes back to your computer. Check out Richard's page.
Matt Jones is currently developing a compatible application for
Android, and this project is hosted here.
Worg, created by Bastien Guerry, is a setup to allow users to jointly
edit a number of Org-mode files containing documentation about
Org-mode, including the Org Mode FAQ and Tutorials. Worg is similar
to a wiki in that allows community to edit the contents. However,
since it uses a distributed version control system, you do not have to
be online while editing it. If you'd like to contribute to Worg,
please go to the Worg page, and start from there.
Contributing to Org-mode
You can always contribute with ideas and bug reports on the mailing
list. If you want to contribute a patch, code snippets, or a full
add-on, this is very welcome too! Detailed information on how and
what to contribute can be found here.