org-mode in Your Pocket - Setting Up MobileOrg
MobileOrg is an iPhone application that lets you view, modify org files on the go. Its a great application but documentation is scarce and a bit confusing. This post documents the steps required to configure org-mode so it can sync with MobileOrg.
By default org-mode looks into the "~/org/" folder for your org files if you keep them somewhere else set org-directory variable to point to it,
(setq org-directory "~/Documents/org/") (setq org-mobile-inbox-for-pull "~/Documents/org/from-mobile.org")
MobileOrg uses WebDav to synchronize your files, if you mount your WebDav as a disk, you need to set org-mobile-directory to point to it, alternatively you can use org-mobile push/pull hooks and use scp instead.
(setq org-mobile-directory "/Volumes/nakkaya.com/org/")
By default no files are staged to WebDav, you need to set org-mobile-files to the list of files you want to have access on the iPhone,
(setq org-mobile-files (quote ("gtd.org")))
When you sync your org files org-mobile will add a property drawer to your files, if you want to get rid of it you can use,
(setq org-mobile-force-id-on-agenda-items nil)
but beware that if you have file structure such as,
* Task ** SubTask * Task ** SubTask
and you edit one of the subtasks org-mobile will have no way to determine which one to edit, other than that you will be safe. As for agendas only your custom agenda views are synchronized, I also suggest you use org-agenda-show-all-dates and set it to nil, so it filters empty days, it makes viewing agendas easier.
(setq org-agenda-custom-commands '(("w" todo "TODO") ("h" agenda "" ((org-agenda-show-all-dates nil))) ("W" agenda "" ((org-agenda-ndays 21) (org-agenda-show-all-dates nil))) ("A" agenda "" ((org-agenda-ndays 1) (org-agenda-overriding-header "Today")))))