Obsidian is an Open Source Markdown Note taking software and my primary choice for my Second Brain.

Features I Love

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

Getting Started

Youtube Channels

  • 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

Use slash core plugin for mobile commands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bfd_Lkr_gc

Obsidian Goalsetting

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