I have an org file on a remote server, which I use as a task list and agenda. I'm all about making organisation stuff as seamless as possible, so I'm looking for a widget for my android homescreen which shows my incoming deadlines and agenda, updating automatically. I've tried looking for a SSH widget which keeps an emacs window open, but that doesn't exist, and wouldn't auto-update.

I have root access to the server, could write some code if it's not too much trouble (coding on android is too much trouble), and understand how cron works.

How might I solve this?

  • Why not go for an established solution, like using a calendar server (e.g. Baïkal or ownCloud) instead of your file, and have that synchronized with your Android device? Then you could use any of the available Calendar Widgets. Note that this site is about recommending software – not giving howtos, tutorials or consulting on "best approaches" ;) – Izzy Oct 27 '16 at 14:36
  • Because org mode allows exactly the type of structure I need, and allows me to program features myself when they're lacking. I understand this is about software, not about programming or system management, but my problem is a little bit in the middle If I were to ask this on superuser, the response would be "go to a site about software recommendations" ;) – ToonAlfrink Oct 27 '16 at 15:05
  • What is "org file" for you? – guettli Oct 27 '16 at 15:28
  • I've just added the link to Wikipedia's Org-mode page. Following its links, there seem to be "plugins" to export to other formats, e.g. SuperMemo. This format again is used by flashcard software such as Anki. Circle end point: Maybe AnkiDroid can deal with that somehow? – Izzy Oct 27 '16 at 15:46

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.