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Re: [O] What is the most practical workflow for capturing things in Mobi

From: Ken Mankoff
Subject: Re: [O] What is the most practical workflow for capturing things in Mobileorg and later integrating them into the main files?
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:23:29 -0400

Hi Jorge,

My mobile capture work flow is:

1) Automatically pull whenever changes are made

2) Pulled items go into "refile.org"

3) refile.org tags all items as REFILE with:
   as the top line
4) My default (custom) agenda shows a REFILE section if and only if it exists.

In more detail,


;; Pull whenever mobileorg.org changes 
(defvar monitor-attributes nil "Cached file attributes to be monitored.")
(defun install-monitor (file secs)
   0 secs
   (lambda (f p)
     (let ((att (elt (file-attributes f) 5)))
       (unless (or (null monitor-attributes) (equalp monitor-attributes att))
       (setq monitor-attributes att)))
   file secs))
(defvar monitor-timer (install-monitor (concat org-mobile-directory 
"/mobileorg.org") 5)   "Check if MobileOrg/mobileorg.org is changed every 5s.")

And 4)

  (setq org-agenda-custom-commands
          ("c" "My Custom Agenda"
            (tags "REFILE" ((org-agenda-overriding-header "REFILE")))



to only show the REFILE section if items are there.

Hope this helps,


On 2015-09-11 at 10:00, Jorge <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi.  When I capture something in MobileOrg, it by default is classified as
> "Captures" and, when I do org-mobile-pull, those captures /silently/ go into
> ~/org/from-mobile.org.  This is bad.
> So one workflow would be to write some code that warns me if
> ~/org/from-mobile.org is non-empty, and find a way of hooking it into
> org-mobile-pull.  Then:
> 1) Capture something in MobileOrg
> 2) Do org-mobile-pull
> 3) If the code I wrote as above warns me that ~/org/from-mobile.org is
>    non-empty, then visit it, go through the entries, fix them (adding more
>    information now that I have a real keyboard) and use org-refile.
> Is there a more practical and easier option?
> Regards

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