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Before using MobileOrg, please read its section in the org-mode documentation.

If you find you are having trouble setting up MobileOrg please visit our faq

Initial Setup

Set up the location of your org-files by configuring and running ‘org-mobile-push’ in emacs.

Important NOTE If you are a Windows user, you will need to have md5sum.exe or sha1sum.exe in your system path before org-mobile-push will succeed.

You can use MobileOrg from Locale or Tasker by looking under their Plugins sections. These will be available immediately after MobileOrg is installed.

Once you have finished with the initial setup, consider setting up Android Calendar Support

Setting up the Synchronizers

When you first start MobileOrg you will be presented with a setup Wizard. You can use this wizard to set up any of the basic Synchronizers:

  • WebDAV
  • Dropbox
  • SD Card
  • No Synchronization (Capture Only)

To learn how to set up these Synchronizers visit the following page:

Setting up the Synchronizers

Getting Started For The First Time

After setting up your synchronizer you will be presented with the main screen:

From here you can choose to run the synchronizer for the first time, visit the application’s preferences screen to set up any extra options (See Application Settings, or capture a new note.

Application Settings

Many of MobileOrg’s features can be enabled or configured from the application’s preference menu. To explore the options available here visit the following page:

Configuring Application Preferences

Basic Usage

After synchronizing for the first time your screen should now look like this

From here you can click on nodes and drill down into the hierarchy. Long clicking on a node will bring up a context menu:

You can choose to Edit the node or view it in document mode

Clicking the android “Menu” button will bring up an action menu:

Nodes will display tags and todo states:

Capturing and Editing a node

Capturing a note and editing a note look alike and allow you to set tags and todo states, as well as a node title and body text:

Clicking on the text area will let you modify or create node content in this buffer:


Pressing the Android “Search” button or the application’s search button under the “Menu”.

Results will display in a new list