By Sean Escriva
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MobileOrg is a tool for viewing, editing and searching outlines generated by Emacs Org Mode. Org Mode files are stored in plain text and are frequently used to maintain to-do lists, plan projects and take notes. MobileOrg can be used to take your Org Mode files anywhere. MobileOrg was originally created by Richard Moreland.
What's New in Version 1.6.1
Significantly better support for retina devices. New icons for most common actions and updated launch screens.
Dropbox sync doesn't work, even using org-mobile-push
First problem: you can't just add a .org file to the Dropbox folder and expect it to show up in the app. You have to go through a convoluted setup process using emacs on your desktop, which involves setting up special customization variables and using the very finicky "org-mobile-push" command. If you don't, the app will say there's an error, but won't explain what the error is. You also have to know how to use org-mode's "agenda" feature which isn't explained or mentioned on the website.
Second problem: after I did this, the file I wanted showed up in the app's file list, but had no contents. I seem to be following the website's instructions correctly, from what I can tell.
Third problem: the web site's links to the purported support forums, FAQ, and wiki are all broken.
This app has a lot of promise. I would love to have something that directly translates org-mode files to a mobile format that can easily be edited. The interface for files that you actually get synced is quite nice. The problem is that syncing between .org files and the MobileOrg app is cumbersome and error prone. If you forget to do it and you've edited your files, you just won't see the latest version on the app. If you edit in the app, you'll have conflicts. If this app would just work directly on .org files in a Dropbox folder it would be ideal for me. Since that isn't possible, I'm going to have to try a Markdown-based alternative.
excellent app. one request: when scrolling thru headlines, click is touchy and headline menu comes up on almost every scroll.