I would like to quickly append a note to the currently clocked in task - something like a capture. I don't believe there is anything out of the box to do this, but it seems it must be possible.

Any ideas how?

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A capture template can have a target of clock, which will file to the entry being clocked. Here's an example template that stores a note in a plain list item.

(add-to-list 'org-capture-templates
             '("C" "to clocked" item
             "- %?"))
  • Currently the note gets logged into a drawer because org-log-into-drawer is true, which is what I want for everything except this. Is there anyway to make it not log into the drawer? Sep 13, 2015 at 10:02
  • You can set the LOG_INTO_DRAWER property on a subtree to overrule org-log-into-drawer
    – erikstokes
    Sep 13, 2015 at 18:15

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