Is there some way in org-mode to keep track of people mentioned in an outline?
Sometimes I use an
@ in front of a person's handle to keep a note of who was the source of a piece of information, or who to ask about a particular question, or even who is responsible for a delegated TODO. This personal syntax looks like this:
* Earth orbits Sun This was originally proposed by @copernicus. * TODO ask @galileo about this * TODO @newton works on an alternative formulation
I can then search for those specific strings in the file or the whole folder. I could use tags for the same, but then I could not use them in body text, only on headings, and only at the end of the sentence ... Also, I feel like a tag should represent a cross-hierarchy category for a heading, but not specifically a person.
The things I am missing with my ad-hoc solution are:
- org agenda functions to filter only tasks that mention specific people, or that mention people at all,
- maybe some type of columnar view that shows all people mentioned in a larger body of text
Does anyone know if there is an org-mode syntax for this that I may have overlooked, or else a package that provides this functionality?