Org mode for Emacs






Org is a highly flexible structured plain text file format, composed of a few simple, yet versatile, structures — constructed to be both simple enough for the novice and powerful enough for the expert.

Get a glimpse of the expressive power Org offers in the example below. Click the headings and links to discover how Org intelligently folds structural content.

#+title:  Example Org File
#+author: TEC
#+date:   2020-10-27


Headings and folding make structured editing a breeze. Plain text makes it easy to sync and version control Org files.
* Revamp website


List todos across all your files. Filter content, and update it in place.

The /beauty/ of org *must* be shared.
share icon
** DONE Make screenshots
   CLOSED: [2020-09-03 Thu 18:24]

** DONE Restyle Site CSS

Go through [[file:style.scss][stylesheet]]

** TODO Check CSS on main pages 

* Learn Org

Org makes easy things trivial and complex things practical.

You don't need to learn Org before using Org: read the quickstart
page and you should be good to go.  If you need more, Org will be
here for you as well: dive into the manual and join the community!
** Feedback

#+include: "other/*manual" :only-contents t
* Check CSS minification ratios


Perform literate programming in org, with notebook-like live code execution in the buffer.
#+begin_src python
from pathlib import Path
cssRatios = []
for css_min in Path("resources/style").glob("*.min.css"):
    css = css_min.with_suffix('').with_suffix('.css')
    "{:.0f}% minified ({:4.1f} KiB)".format( 100 *
                      css_min.stat().st_size / css.stat().st_size,
                      css_min.stat().st_size / 1000)])
return cssRatios
Evaluated results
| index.css    | 76% minified ( 1.4 KiB) |
| org-demo.css | 77% minified ( 2.8 KiB) |
| errors.css   | 74% minified ( 4.9 KiB) |
| org.css      | 75% minified (10.7 KiB) |

Further reading

Beyond the quickstart and the manual, Org has a guide and a wealth of community-written documentation on Worg .

Nearly every Org user has a story to tell about how Org enables and empowers them — some have found it so useful that they have written (scientific) papers about the value of Org for conducting reproducible research. Some have produced third party tools to enjoy Org outside of Emacs, such as mobile applications.

More Org

The de facto mimetype for Org files is text/org. Org files use the .org extension. Most operating systems don't know to open .org files in Emacs, but they can be configured to do so without much effort.

While the reference implementation of Org in Emacs lisp is by far the most featureful, there are many additional tools that work with Org.

Worg, a World of Org

Org and Org-mode have so many use cases that it is simply not possible to easily document them, let alone show them all off on a single page. As a result, Worg serves as a community wiki and provides a place to document and share information about all aspects of using and working with Org.

For example, Worg contains:

Worg is maintained as a Git repository of Org files that are published as an HTML website. New contributors are welcome.

~$ git clone

Joining the mailing list

Org mailing list is the central place where to connect with Org community. You can subscribe to the list and browse the list archive on or on this mailman page.

If you are not a subscriber to the list, you can still send an email to, we will add you to the whitelist of people who can reach the list.

You can read more on the mailing list and more information on Org news on the social web.

You can also connect with other org-thusiasts via IRC at #org-mode on Libera.Chat.

The full list of contributors to Org mode is maintained in Worg and you can also check the manual's acknowledgments.

Doom, Spacemacs, Scimax and popular configs

The Emacs starter kits Doom, Spacemacs and Scimax come with a curated set of packages and configurations that aim to enhance Org mode (and Emacs more generally) for particular use cases. They include Org along with integrations between org-mode and other modes (such as evil-mode). Here are links to the current packages included with Doom, and Spacemacs. Scimax is deeply integrated with Org so a good place to start is the manual. Doom installs a version of Org that is close to the development HEAD, while Spacemacs and Scimax track org elpa.

Starter kits often make significant changes to the default user experience for Emacs. If you are looking for something closer to vanilla Emacs there are popular configs such as Purcell's emacs.d that include org-mode customization and Org-related packages.

In Other Editors

While the full set of Org features is currently exclusive to Emacs, basic functionality for Org files has been implemented for a variety of editors. Here are some extensions for other editors that enable support for Org files.

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