Editor integration

While you may use any text editor with neuron, the following extensions enable certain neuron-specific features on top of basic text editing.

VSCode

VSCode is recommended for new users of neuron. Though you may also use other Zettelkasten apps that supports wiki-links (see Linking) like Obsidian.

Use the vscode-memo extension when editing your Neuron notes in Visual Studio Code. For other useful extensions, consult the template repo (.vscode/extensions.json) in Automatic Publishing.

Emacs

You can use one of the following modes to edit neuron notes in Emacs. neuron-mode supports more neuron-specific functionality than markdown-mode.

Editing with neuron-mode

neuron-mode supports nifty editor features like opening a zettel by title, linking to other zettels by title, as well as displaying the title of the zettel next to the link (see screenshot below).

Editing with markdown-mode

markdown-mode may be desirable to those that want only basic Zettelkasten functionality. In order to be able to open wiki-links (markdown-follow-thing-at-point) you must use the following settings:

(setq markdown-enable-wiki-links t)
(setq markdown-wiki-link-search-type '(project))