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Emacs: Quickly find and insert links in zk notes, with Embark

This post continues a series of video demos in which I show how I use the Emacs package zk for notetaking. The emphasis is on showcasing the practicalities of my process.


In this video, I show how I quickly find notes related to the note I am working on in zk, and then insert the relevant links.

The goal is to find and insert links with a minimum of mental overhead and technical friction, so that I can keep my focus on the ideas and content of the note at hand.

Trying to find a single note among hundreds, and then putting the link in the right spot, could be a task unto itself — a not inconsiderable problem and distraction. But a few handy search functions, and some help from the package Embark, make the matter all but effortless.