Basically, I wanted something that was hyperlinked and efficient and didn't require a web-browser and let me write in LaTeX. Annoyingly, org-mode has its own lightweight markup language (yet another...) but it's thankfully intuitive and pretty conventional (e.g. *bold*).
If you're interested, here's the elementary tutorial I'm using to introduce myself to it.
Some notes from me:
- working with Todos, it says to use C-c C-v to just show a list of them
- Instead, I have to use C-c / t, (that is, typing '/' after C-c, then t). This folds in all the other headers. To unfold them, just use tab, or shift-tab for the whole document.
- (Discovered by checking the ref card)
- for the Agenda to work properly, follow the Activation section of the guide. Elsewise, I get "C-c a is undefined"
- (Solution found here)