@diosphere confirmed. I use it to collect my thoughts prior to putting into word, no code involved at all. See also org-roam and zettlekasten.
@diosphere I do think that Emacs + Org comes with a good out of the box experience for non-programmers, given you do come with some technical curiosity and learn a few basics of Emacs. It should be OK to use Emacs (Org) with mouse/menu but I don't think that's as much fun.
Be aware: most Org users are nerds/freaks/experts from a "normal" person's point of view - don't feel intimidated.
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