Obsidian is an Open Source Markdown Note taking software and my primary choice for my Second Brain.
Features I Love
- Offline & Open Format using Markdown
- It has custom Markdown Additions, such as custom Obsidian Callouts
- Focuses on Free From Linking over Enforcing Opinionated Concepts
- Amazing writing experience with inline markdown preview
- A huge Plugin Ecosystem
- A powerfull Search system
- Displaying linked notes in a Graph View
- Supports Obsidian Diagrams with
- and PlantUML via a Plugin
- Use Obsidian URIs to jump to a note from you system
How I use Obsidian
- I’m using Symlinks in Obsidian to reference files from my Nextcloud
- It’s pretty useful to link external files to a note, then it doesn’t matter where you place them in your file hierarchy
- Be careful though about renaming the file outside of Obsidian. That will brake the link sadly.
How people use Obsidian
- Use Obsidian for Academia
- Qualitative Data Analysis with Obsidian
- How Obsidian.md Replaced Video Games & Helped Me Publish
- Visual Personal Knowledge Management
- Getting Started with Obsidian for D&D
- Obsidian Community Talks
#tag vs. Links
- Tags are similar to links, but don’t create a note when clicked on.
- You can use Tags for saved searches or a type of idea, or entrypoints.
- Use links for potential but not yet created notes.
- Tags are implicitly counters and hierarchical
- Links auto-refactor when files changes
- Links and Tags autocomplete, creating your own Dictionary
Maps of Content (MOCs)
Let MOCs be generated by adding tags or orphaned links to notes.
Obsidian Mobile toolbar
slash core plugin for mobile commands
Found this gem where he uses colored icons infront of a goal file to track their status. https://heymichellemac.com/obsidian-setup-sep-2021#02-quarters