howm: Write fragmentarily and read collectively. * Tutorial // Tutorial is nice Howm is a note-taking tool on Emacs. It is similar to emacs-wiki; you can enjoy hyperlinks and full-text search easily. It is not similar to emacs-wiki; it can be combined with any format.
Some users combine org-mode and howm. It is possible because howm is a minor mode. ;; from http://howm.sourceforge.jp/cgi-bin/hiki/hiki.cgi?OrgMode (require 'org) (add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'howm-mode) (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.howm$" . org-mode)) (setq howm-view-title-header "*") ;; *BEFORE* loading howm! (setq howm-prefix "\C-z") ;; change howm bindings from "C-c ," to "C-z" External grep command makes howm much faster. (setq howm-view-use-grep t) But too many notes and too long notes are impractical anyway. I like "one file for one day" rather than the default "one file for one note", with an experimental feature for search-in-result. (setq howm-file-name-format "%Y/%Y_%m_%d.rd") ;; I use RD format. (setq howm-view-search-in-result-correctly t) ;; be aware of paragraph See here for RD format. http://lists.sourceforge.jp/mailman/archives/howm-eng/2005/000014.html I rarely write titles for my notes; they are not necessary.
NOTATIONAL VELOCITY is an application that stores and retrieves notes. It is an attempt to loosen the mental blockages to recording information and to scrape away the tartar of convention that handicaps its retrieval. The solution is by nature nonconformist.
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