Project planning and task management makes use of metadata which is part of an outline node.Based on this data, specific entries can be extracted in queries and create dynamic agenda views that also integrate the Emacs calendar and diary.Org can be used to implement many different project planning schemes, such as David Allen's GTD system.
New export backends can be derived from existing ones, or defined from scratch.
Org files can include source code blocks, which makes Org uniquely suited for authoring technical documents with code examples.
Org source code blocks are fully functional; they can be evaluated in place and their results can be captured in the file.
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A copy of the license is included in the section entitled “GNU Free Documentation License.” (a) The FSF's Back-Cover Text is: “You have the freedom to copy and modify this GNU manual.” Org is a mode for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, and project planning with a fast and effective plain-text system.
It also is an authoring system with unique support for literate programming and reproducible research.
Org is implemented on top of Outline mode, which makes it possible to keep the content of large files well structured.
Visibility cycling and structure editing help to work with the tree.
Tables are easily created with a built-in table editor.
Plain text URL-like links connect to websites, emails, Usenet messages, BBDB entries, and any files related to the projects.
Org develops organizational tasks around notes files that contain lists or information about projects as plain text.