org-velocity implements an interface for Org inspired by the
minimalist notetaking program Notational Velocity. The idea is to
allow you to amass and access brief notes on many subjects
with minimal fuss.
Org-velocity can be used in two ways: to store and access notes from anywhere in a universal bucket file; or to navigate any Org file.
The central command,
org-velocity-read, prompts for search terms.
The result is a list of all entries where those search terms appear,
either in the heading or in the text.
If there is only one result,
org-velocity offers to visit that entry
in an indirect buffer.
If there are no results,
org-velocity offers to create a new entry
org-rememember and supplies the search terms to the Remember
buffer as its heading.
If there is more than one result,
org-velocity displays a buffer
with the headings of all matching entries. An entry is selected
either by clicking on it or typing the hint character beside it. Once
selected the entry is visited in an indirect buffer.
The easiest way to try
org-velocity is in an existing Org file.
First load it, then run:
You can set a bucket file with:
M-x customize-variable RET org-velocity-bucket RET
Org-velocity will then use the bucket file as its target whenever it is called outside of Org.
M-x customize-group RET org-velocity RET
You may also want to bind
org-velocity-read to a key. Add a line
like this to your =.emacs=:
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c v") 'org-velocity-read)
The easiest way is by
M-x customize-apropos org-modules
Check the line for velocity. This will cause it to be loaded every time you start org-mode.
You'll still have to load it manually the first time.
Of course, you can also just try it out by loading it manually.
If you prefer to manually customize your emacs then make sure that the path to org's contrib directory is in your load-path and add the following to your =.emacs=.
Paul M. Rodriguez wrote
org-velocity incorporating suggestions
from Carsten Dominik and Bastien Guerry.