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Note taking 

Over the past weeks I’ve been reading up on note taking. I really like the idea that I don’t have to worry about hierarchy or “what goes where” when taking notes. Just dump everything in the same folder and tag stuff if necessary but even tags are not compulsory. Then finding stuff works by searching, not navigating some hierarchy. This last point is a big change for me, having previously used

Note taking 

@mmin Are you talking about shet that is kinda diametrical to org mode? But ain't org kode religion to some folks? What happens next?

Note taking 

@leadore Yes, I’m settling on Deft now after briefly looking into Zettlr. I really like the incremental search aspect of it. I mostly navigate my emails through search these days too.

Note taking 

@mmin I've been using Zim wiki and have considered switching to Deft since it would be more convenient to use with org format notes.

With Deft all notes are stored in one directory, which works well for the zettelkasten method, but I like to use multiple notebooks. So I'd either have to put each in a subdir and have Deft recursively search them all, or write an elisp function to let me choose which "notebook" to switch to and set the Deft directory variable to that dir. 🤔

Note taking 

@mmin I just starting using this method. I currently do it using deft and org files. I'm curious about what you are using

Note taking 

@brab I settled on deft and markdown files, so that it’s easier to edit stuff on phone with a markdown editor. To be honest I’m kind of torn between org and markdown formats, because org is a nicer editing experience in emacs. I’m hesitant about what to do with project-related notes, meeting memos etc, do they go in zettelkasten or separate project files?

Note taking 

@mmin I chose org because I live in emacs (email, rss feeds, pdf reading and annotating…)

Regarding other material, I'm also torn. I'm not yet putting them in zettelkasten, but I'm planning on trying once I become more confident with my workflow.

Thank you for the feedback!

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