I want to love org-mode, but I spent the better part of a week using it to write a deck only to find out it's a huge pain to export to PPT. I know this is off topic as the post is about org-trello, but org-mode as a whole needs to take what org-trello does awesome and integrate with mobile/cloud services more!
I would love to hear from a hardcore org-mode user. I haven't found someone I could talk to and pick their brain.
I found it last week while trying to get started on Org Mode and being frustrated by the poor mobile apps. So far Orgzly has been pretty good.
(No link whatsoever to the developers BTW, just a user)
A mobile org-mode client with cloud sharing would go a long way.
Please check my hobby, I hope to start writing on it again this summer: https://github.com/berntb/attorg
Maybe I should put-up or shut-up and hack on something!
I've created a couple short-cuts on my iPad:
Not only do they change things all the time, making old documentation useless, they'll break things and provide no documentation. For example, I used to use Beamer export for presentations. Then they changed to the new exporter without giving any explanation of how to use it.
I now use Pandoc for things like presentations. It just works for the most part. And importantly, there's actually documentation, as opposed to scraps scattered around the internet that might sort of do what you need if they're sufficiently recent.
If you think in lists or bullet points and have had success with mindmaps then give the bullet journal a try.
>> one use org-mode
>> her/his team use trello
>> org-trello is the middle ground!
Another very useful feature of this is that you can create a github repo of your Trello boards.
My co-founder and I actually discussed this idea when we started using trello a few months ago. Our idea was that it would be great if you could have a yaml version of your board to play around with and load back in to the system.
Trello is a real pain to load with data, especially when bulk loading cards in to the system when you first start using it. It has keyboard shortcuts and I really tried to make them work effectively but it's just too clumsy to use without a mouse.
- open Trello
- go to bottom of a list and click Add a card
- type the name, <enter>
- <esc> to leave the adding cards box
- 'e' for edit, but actually, you're on the first card in the first list
- <esc> to leave the editor on the wrong card
- click on the card you want to edit (or arrow over / down until you get to it and hit 'e')
- 'e' to edit the desc
- cmd-<enter> to save
- <esc> to close
- 'n' to create another card
It's simultaneously hard to be in the correct context and easy to move to the wrong context. And you have the situation where actions in one context don't move you there, generally.
Looking at it, it feels like it would be way better if creating a card set that as the currently highlighted card.
There are other things too - like you can't create a card in a blank list without clicking on the button. Not in itself a big deal but it's another thing that pushes you away from shortcuts.
Most of the pieces are there. Just that when I tried to use the shortcuts in earnest I found that I couldn't create smooth patterns to make it work. Now I mostly use the mouse because I feel like I'm going to get it wrong if I use the keyboard, and I have to remember too many things instead of concentrating on what I'm trying to enter.
I'm upvoting you in the hopes that your help goes towards making trello better (obviously I should have just sent this feedback myself, naughty me)
I had the idea last year, but time, laziness and a bit of meh stopped me from fleshing it out. kudos to the author! I will be one of your most devoted users!!!