Versatile Cursors for GNUemacs is a set of emacs commands managing an "item" cursor (e.g. a word, expression, sentence, or defun). It quickly re-assigns the cursor keys between these as needed. Built on this are high-level actions such as converting code blocks to separate functions. This provides elegant and concise editing, and is pedal- and voice-friendly.
refdb-mode is a minor mode for Emacs that implements an interface to RefDB, a reference management and bibliography tool for SGML, XML, LaTeX, and Muse documents. It integrates nicely with psgml, nxml-mode, AucTeX, and muse-mode. refdb-mode provides the complete functionality of the RefDB command line clients from a graphical interface. You can add and edit references, notes, and styles, run queries, and insert the results as citations into your DocBook, TEI, LaTeX, or Muse documents. You can also look up cited references in the database right from your document. You can create, transform, and view these documents with a mouse click. This amounts to an integrated authoring environment for markup languages with reference management and bibliography support.