Geeknote Plugin for Vim. Under active development.
Integrates Geeknote/Evernote into Vim and Neovim. - Notebook navigation, creation, and renaming - Note viewing, renaming, editing, and creation.
- Vim 7.4.364 or newer (issues observed with earlier versions)
- Linux or OSX (not tested on Windows)
If you have not done so already, install Geeknote and login to make sure it is functional. You must login before attempting to use the plugin.
Use your plugin manager of choice to install plugin.
Bundle 'https://github.com/neilagabriel/vim-geeknote'to .vimrc
git clone https://github.com/neilagabriel/vim-geeknote ~/.vim/bundle/vim-geeknote
If using macvim, refer to README_mac.md for additional instructions.
Optional Setup and Configuration
noremap <F8> :Geeknote<cr>
Use the option
g:GeeknoteFormat to set the format mode used when saving notes
to Geeknote. This is the equivalent of the
--format options that Geeknote
Warning: It is not advised that you use this option, use it at your own risk. The issue is that in the process of converting your notes from markdown to HTML and back, content is often reformatted. Worse is that if you edit and save a note that has been reformatted, there is even a large potential to lose content! This is a side-effect of the various tools/libs that Geeknote uses in performing the conversions. With the default settings, notes saved with vim-geeknote bypass these format conversions. This means that notes will be saved exactly as they appear within Vim. It also means that the notes will appear in plain-text when viewed outside of Vim in Evernote. If you plan on creating, editing, and viewing your notes in Vim, this trade-off is well worth it. And of course it does not mean that you cannot use the markdown format in your notes.
Navigation Window Behavior
By default, vim-geeknote will attempt to resize the navigation window based on its current content, up to 40 columns. If you have notebooks or notes with very long names you may want to use the following option:
<value> is replaced with the max width of the window. Depending on the
value you specify, this could be used to increase the cap in order to view
longer names or decrease it to keep the navigation window even smaller.
Use the following option to fix the width of the window to a specific value:
<value> is replaced with the desired width of the window. This option
overrides all other width-related options.
Limit View to Specific Notebooks
By default, all notebooks will be shown in the navigation window. Depending on the number notebooks you have, this can add a non-trivial amount of time to the load time of the plugin. You may also simply not want to see your full set of notebooks when working in Vim. Use the following option to limit the display to a specific notebook or set of notebooks:
let g:GeeknoteNotebooks= \ [ \ 'aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-eeeeeeeeeee', \ 'aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-eeeeeeeeeee', \ ]
Notebooks can also be filtered by expressions. Use the following option to specify a list of regular expressions to apply to each notebook to decide if it should be included in the navigation window. Unlike filtering by GUID, this option does not yield a performance improvement. In fact, it may slightly degrade it depending on the number of expressions you specify.
let g:GeeknoteNotebookFilters= \ [ \ 'Unsorted' , \ '^Status - WW(\d+)$', \ ]
Explorer Special Characters
The following options may be used to customize the characters used to denote opened/closed notebooks and tags:
let g:GeeknoteExplorerNodeClosed = '+' let g:GeeknoteExplorerNodeOpened = '-'
Both unicode and ascii characters are supported.
It may sometimes be convenient to launch geeknote in a new instance of Vim. An
alias can be helpful for this. Here an example for
alias vim-geeknote='vi -c Geeknote'
Powerline may be used to improve the look of the navigation window as well as any notes that you open. At this time however, if you’d like this support, you’ll need to use my personal powerline fork locate here:
Just install it in the normal fashion and everything should just work.
vim-geeknote uses FileType
geeknote for the navigation window. This may be
used to set your own custom behavior. For example, the following disables line
numbers in the navigation window:
autocmd FileType geeknote setlocal nonumber
vim-geeknote uses temporary files to display the navigation window and for any
notes that are opened. By default, files are created in the system temp
TMP). The following option allows the
user to specify where all temp (or scratch) files should be maintained. Note
that vim-geeknote will attempt to cleanup after itself when it is proper to do
<path> is replaced with the desired filesystem location for any and all
temp files created by vim-geeknote. Note that the path must exist. The plugin
will not attempt to create it.
Toggle Geeknote Navigation Window
:Geeknote to open/toggle the geeknote navigation window. If the
navigation window is not visible, this command will split the current window
vertically and display the navigation window on the left-side. If visible, the
navigation window will be hidden. Notebooks can be expanded to show the notes
they contain. To expand a notebook, simply navigate to the name of the
notebook and hit
<Enter> again to close the notebook. To
open/view a note, navigate to the note and hit
<Enter>. The note will be
displayed in the previous window if it is possible to do so or in a new
vertical split. To save changes to the note, simply save the buffer (e.g.
:w). The title of the note will be shown on the first line. The title line
should not be deleted from the buffer but may be modified to rename the note.
:GeeknoteCreateNotebook <name> to create a new notebook.
:GeeknoteCreateNote <name> to create a new note. The note will be created
in the notebook currently selected in the navigation window. If a notebook is
not selected, the note will be created in the default notebook. A new buffer
for the note will be displayed in the previous window if it is possible to do
so or in a new vertical split.
:GeeknoteSaveAsNote to create a new note using the content of the current
buffer. The first line in the buffer will be used as the note’s title. The
remainder of the buffer will be saved as note content. Note this this command
will create and switch to a new buffer.
Renaming Notebooks and Notes
To rename notebooks or notes, simply modify the name of the notebook/note in
the navigation window and save the bugger (e.g.
:w). Any number of changes
can be made before saving, but be sure not to modify an item’s GUID.
To move a note into a different notebook, simply move the note’s text (includes title and GUID) under the desired notebook in the navigation window and save the buffer. Similar to renaming, any number notes can be moved before saving the buffer.
:GeeknoteSync to update the navigation with the latest data on the
Evernote server. Warning, any notes that are opened when this command is issued
will not be updated. Support for this will be added in future releases.
:GeeknoteSearch <text> to search for notes with specific
text in their
titles’ and/or content. All results will be added to the nagivation window.
- Refresh open notes upon
- Complete tag support (adding tags, applying/removing to/from notes)
- Customizable note display
- Improved notebook creation process
Copyright © Neil Gabriel. Distributed under the same terms as Vim itself.