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Assorted hacks to interact with org-mode whilst working with OS X applications other than Emacs...

For use within Emacs

Pull information from other applications into org-mode.

org-mac-message -- linking to messages in OS X

Create links to selected or flagged messages in Written by John Wiegley and Christopher Suckling.

org-mac-iCal -- import OS X events into Emacs diary

Written by Christopher Suckling.

For use outside Emacs

grab the current link or selection from an open mac application and insert it as a hyperlink at point in an org-mode document. Written by Anthony Lander.

Push information from the current application into org-mode.

Written by Christopher Suckling. Address Book support by Alexander Poslavsky.

Version: 0.634

A suite of scripts that allow the user to annotate their org-mode buffers without switching focus from other OS X applications.

The following applications are currently supported:

  • Safari, including links to multiple tabs
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Mail
  • Address Book
  • Skim
  • BibDesk
  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote
  • iTunes
  • Finder
  • Terminal


A git repository, together with full documentation, can be found at

A short Applescript/terminal hack that allows the user to create a link to a message from within the Microsoft Entourage application and paste it directly into an Org-mode file. The link uses the email's subject line as its description. Written by Matt Strickland.