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glist 2.0


Taking notes with Github Gist from atom, inspired by notational velocity

在 atom 中像 notational velocity 一样快速记笔记,贴代码片段,甚至写博客,迅速保存到 github gist 上


  1. gist is version controlled, and support almost all markup and programming language.
  2. atom is awesome (at lease for markdown).
  3. Notational Velocity is simple, fast and awesome. I use emacs deft every day, but it doesn't have any version control.

glist combine all these cool things


  1. gist 带版本管理,每个 gist 都是一个 git repo, 而且支持各种标记和编程语言
  2. atom 非常好用(虽然我写代码时用 emacs,但是 markdown 支持并不如 org-mode)而且开源,插件容易写,于是花了两天
  3. Notational Velocity 的方式记笔记非常高效,这一点在 emacs 中对应的是 deft mode,缺点是 deft mode 只能同步 dropbox,并不能结合有版本管理的服务 如 gist


apm install glist


Github Token

  1. get a github auth token via either curl or gui
  2. copy the token and paste to glist's setting
  3. :point_right: RESTART your atom

⚠ your token will be saved safely under

, then token in config panel willbe mask as
, then it will be safe to use dotfiles to sync you atom config.

Gist Directory

you can customize where to store your gist files, by default they are under


:heavyexclamationmark: the path has to be a absolute, no relative,

doesn't work either

Token Path

this is the place where storing you github token, config it to a safe place. by default it's


default suffix for new gist

by default every new gist created is markdown.

How to Use

find/open gist

edit gist

create gist

now create a gist with you own suffix just by adding an

at the end. for example
fancy ruby file.rb
will now actually create a ruby file instead of default markdown.

copy gist url

ctrl-c cmd-c

open gist on web

just press

ctrl-c ctrl-o
while a gist file opened. and the url will also copied into you clipboard

delete gist file

in the gist file you wanna delete, press

ctrl-c ctrl-d

delete gist folder

in any gist file, press

ctrl-c cmd-d
on mac, on windows
key? im not sure


  • [X] delete gist file
  • [X] delete gist
  • [X] open gist on web
  • [X] copy gist URL
  • [X] writing tests

now I can use Atom and gist in place of Notational Velocity/Evernote

Thank you! Let me buy you a :beer: please~

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