Aug 31, 2016

Emacs org-mode is great, but I can't go out of the Googleverse

So, I have too much time on my hand today and philosophized over the usage of emacs for a complete schedule, to-do and note taking replacement via org-mode. I'm using org-mode for my diary for years now and thought about to expand usage.

There it is: 

Table of Contents

  • 1. Test Org Mode
    • 1.1. Notes   notes
    • 1.2. Todo list   list
      • 1.2.1. TODO item 1
      • 1.2.2. DONE item 2
      • 1.2.3. TODO item 3
    • 1.3. Calendar   calendar
    • 1.4. Table   table
  • 2. Conclusion
    • 2.1. Decision

1 Test Org Mode

1.1 Notes   notes

Notes are made very easy. Just write… you can tag a note, too. This is very useful!

1.2 Todo list   list

1.2.1 TODO item 1

1.2.2 DONE item 2

1.2.3 TODO item 3

1.3 Calendar   calendar

<2016-09-04 So> Just an event <2016-09-06 Di> Another event

1.4 Table   table

Just a Test. Cell1cell2cell3 - proceed with TAB
New rowNew row cell2new row cell 3
anothergoanother row
Calc300138
result---41400

2 Conclusion

Why should I use it? It's fast, everything together in emacs, secure.
Why shouldn't I use it? Offline, not much Android software, complicated, not cloud compatible and shareable with other non-emacs users

2.1 Decision

While I love emacs and it feels simply good to organize everything in emacs, I don't see any real value over using Google Docs / Calendar / Sheets / Keep. If you need a quick, uncomplicated online access and collaboration, it's not quite the choice for me.
However, I'll keep using emacs org-mode for my personal diary which is kept offline and secure only on my computer. I see no better way with so many powerful features if you want to keep something safely off the internet.
Author: Ryo
Created: 2016-08-31 Mi 10:28
Emacs 24.5.1 (Org mode 8.2.10)

Exported to HTML in emacs.