Emacs: Denote links to Org headings

Raw link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlTnPL27VwU

In this ~20 minute video, I demonstrate the new optional features of Denote to (i) link to Org headings while still using the denote: link type, and (ii) extract a heading with its contents into a standalone Denote note.

These features are part of the current development version.


Denote is a simple note-taking tool for Emacs. It is based on the idea that notes should follow a predictable and descriptive file-naming scheme. The file name must offer a clear indication of what the note is about, without reference to any other metadata. Denote basically streamlines the creation of such files while providing facilities to link between them.

Denote’s file-naming scheme is not limited to “notes”. It can be used for all types of file, including those that are not editable in Emacs, such as videos. Naming files in a consistent way makes their filtering and retrieval considerably easier. Denote provides relevant facilities to rename files, regardless of file type.