The bare minimum you need to be effective
Org-mode is an Emacs mode for authoring hierarchical documents. It’s most commonly used for note taking and managing TODO lists. The basics are quite simple, and the default keybindings are quite ergonomic and intuitive. Basic Keybindings Let’s get started by opening a new file named index.org. Any file that ends in .org will be opened in org-mode by default. Try using these keybindngs as I describe them. M-RET - Meta-Return creates a new list item.