One More Note on (Obsidian) Notes

Okay, okay, you’ve convinced me. I’ve been playing around with Obsidian (h/t to Matt Banks for initially bringing it to my attention) for a couple of days now. I think it is the notes system that I have been looking for all my life!

I’m still getting used to some of the ins-and-outs, but I really like what I see so far, and I’ve started converting my Apple Notes (the ones that are not throw-aways) to Obsidian. I am also experimenting with using it as a digital bullet journal, similar to how I use OneNote in my day job for the same purpose. Indeed, I’m using my work to test out the bullet journal aspects of using Obsidian.

It is going to take me a few days to get my thoughts together, as I need time to play with it more. But I was convinced enough not only to try it, but to become a supporter as well.

Thanks again to all who mentioned it. I’ll have more to say about it soon. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this preview of an Obsidian note for reading notes from a book I recently finished.

A sample Obsidian note


  1. Obsidian is a better note-taking app, in a constant state of development.

    If I may ask, which Obsidian theme are you using?

  2. Welcome to the community. I am a huge Obsidian fan, and use it daily. It is easily one of my favourite apps. If you haven’t joined the Discord server and/or forum, it’s week worth it.

      1. It is very tempting to dive deeper into that one. So far, I’ve just been incorporating the pieces that appeal to me, without getting too caught up on 100% adoption.

  3. Wow that was a quick change since I mentioned it the other day. Enabling the daily notes plug in is a game changer.

    I would highly recommend Nick Milo’s Linking your Thinking YouTube channel.

  4. I like the MOC concept as a sort of high-level organisational model. I created a Start page that serves as a sort of meta MOC, and that comes in handy.

    I have a daily note that I use mostly for journalling, in a sense. I make notes about things during my day. I also capture notes about things I learn, things I want to refer to later, that sort of thing.

    I also really like the idea of Atomic notes, and linking liberally between my notes.

    Jamie, how do you approach your notes and annotations for what you’re reading? That’s the one use case I’d like to use Obsidian for, and haven’t developed the habit for that just yet.


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