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Neorg - An Organized Future

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Your New Life Organization Tool - All in Lua

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:warning: Neorg 9.0.0 has introduced some breaking changes! Please see this blog post on what changed.


Neorg (Neo - new, org - organization) is a Neovim plugin designed to reimagine organization as you know it. Grab some coffee, start writing some notes, let your editor handle the rest.

What is Neorg?

Neorg is an all-encompassing tool based around structured note taking, project and task management, time tracking, slideshows, writing typeset documents and much more. The premise is that all of these features are built on top of a single base file format (.norg), which the user only has to learn once to gain access to all of Neorg's functionality.

Not only does this yield a low barrier for entry for new users it also ensures that all features are integrated with each other and speak the same underlying language. The file format is built to be expressive and easy to parse, which also makes .norg files easily usable anywhere outside of Neorg itself.

A good way of thinking about Neorg is as a plaintext environment which can be adapted to a variety of use cases. If a problem can be represented using raw text, it can be solved using Neorg.

:exclamation: IMPORTANT: Neorg is young software. We consider it stable however be prepared for occasional breaking workflow changes. Make sure to pin the version of Neorg you'd like to use and only update when you are ready.

🌟 Tutorial

A video tutorial may be found on Youtube:

📦 Installation

Neorg's setup process is slightly more complex than average, so we encourage you to be patient :)

Neorg requires Neovim 0.10 or above to function. After you're done with the installation process, run :checkhealth neorg to see if everything's correct!


One way of installing Neorg is via rocks.nvim.

  • Run :Rocks install rocks-config.nvim (if you don't have it already!).
  • Run :Rocks install neorg.
  • From the root of your configuration (~/.config/nvim/ on unix-like systems), create a lua/plugins/neorg.lua file and place the following content inside:

For the time being you also need nvim-treesitter installed, but the plugin is not readily available on luarocks yet. To counter this, you also need to run the following:

  • :Rocks install rocks-git.nvim
  • :Rocks install nvim-treesitter/nvim-treesitter
  • Just like the neorg.lua file, create a lua/plugins/treesitter.lua file and place the following content inside:
      highlight = {
        enable = true,

The last three steps will eventually not be required to run Neorg.


Not bothered to set up Neovim on your own? Check out our kickstart config which will get you up and running with Neorg without any prior Neovim configuration knowledge.


To install Neorg via lazy, first ensure that you have luarocks installed on your system. On Linux/Mac, this involves installing using your system's package manager. On Windows, consider the Lua for Windows all-in-one package.

    lazy = false, -- Disable lazy loading as some `lazy.nvim` distributions set `lazy = true` by default
    version = "*", -- Pin Neorg to the latest stable release
    config = true,


Neorg can be installed purely via luarocks on packer, pulling in all required dependencies in the process.

It is not recommended to use packer as it is now unmaintained.

use {
  rocks = { "lua-utils.nvim", "nvim-nio", "nui.nvim", "plenary.nvim", "pathlib.nvim" },
  tag = "*", -- Pin Neorg to the latest stable release
  config = function()

Other Plugin Managers

Because of the complexities of luarocks we are choosing not to supported other plugin managers for the time being. It is actively on our TODO list, however!

📚 Further Learning

After you have installed Neorg, we recommend you head over to either the Youtube tutorial series or to the wiki!


Massive shoutouts go to all the contributors actively working on the project together to form a fantastic integrated workflow:

  • mrossinek - for basically being my second brain when it comes to developing new features and adding new syntax elements
  • danymat - for creating the excellent foundations for the up and coming GTD system

And an extra thank you to:

  • Binx - for making that gorgeous logo for free!
  • bandithedoge - for converting the PNG version of the logo into SVG form


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