Emacs: consult-denote version 0.1.0

The consult-denote provides glue code to integrate denote with Daniel Mendler’s consult package. The idea is to enhance minibuffer interactions, such as by providing a preview of the file-to-linked/opened and by adding more sources to the consult-buffer command. Interested users can enable the consult-denote-mode to get started.

Familiar minibuffer prompts

consult-denote is designed to enhance all relevant Denote prompts with whatever extras Consult provides, such as the preview facility. These Consult-powered minibuffer prompts will still follow the same patterns of interaction as core Denote: they will never use a profoundly different presentation.

Customise what consult-buffer shows from Denote

The extra sources added to the consult-buffer command are controlled by the user option consult-denote-buffer-sources. Its default value is the list of sources called consult-denote-all-buffer-sources.

Developed in tandem with Denote

My goal with this package is to keep it as close to Denote as possible. If the community wants a new feature, we can discuss whether a variant of it makes sense for denote before considering its inclusion in consult-denote.



  • Package name (GNU ELPA): consult-denote
  • Official manual: not available yet.
  • Change log: not available yet.
  • Git repositories:
  • Backronym: Consult-Orchestrated Navigation and Selection of Unambiguous Targets…denote.


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.