Wonders of Org Mode
This post is old, and may no longer reflect my current way of doing things or my current opinions. It may eventually be deleted or removed.—
Org-mode is a wonderful tool, it allows you to do just about anything!
keep a schudule
capture notes and the like
keep interlinked files and notes
produce reproducible research
program with LP techniques
Org mode can be your schedule! Heck, I use it as my schedule.
It's quite simple, just create your headline with a timestamp. The timestamp format is something like:
<2013-10-04 Fri 12:00-13:30>
Scheduling can even include repeaters or ranges, both simple and complex.
I don't use GTD methods, but I hear you can implement GTD with Org, see this article.
Org-capture allows you to capture notes, thoughts, and other things with the same outline structure, in your files.
This is one of the best parts! Org-mode is like a wiki, but there is only one author. With org being like a wiki, one can link notes, ideas, thoughts, schedule entries, and the like, creating an excellent exocortex.
Literate programming! Woo!
Org allows you to produce literate programming documents, which means you can easily interweave your code and your documentation.