App Addict
June 3rd, 2024

Things You Can Do with Obsidian

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The purple rock logo for the Obsidian app
Obsidian Logo

Obsidian is a pretty well know app, especially among the more technically inclined crowd. At its core, Obsidian is a free note taking app that saves all it's content as plain text Markdown files on local storage, whether that be on your Mac, phone or iPad. There are also Windows, Android and Linux versions and many options for syncing (iCloud, Syncthing etc,) including a $4 a month option built into the app. What gives Obsidian superpowers are the 1600+ plugins, all free, that you can use to make the program do all kinds of customizable things.

Here are a few examples:
1) Consolidate your books read, music listened to, and movies and TV watched into a super media database using RSS More Information
2) Keep a journal that syncs your completed to-dos, appointments, and the weather along with whatever content you manually enter More Information
3) Backup your bookmarks, notes and highlights from More Information
4) Serve as a local archive of web pages you want to keep for reference More Information
5) Publish straight to blogging services More Information

My resources kit for beginners.

If you are interested in learning Obsidian, please check out the complete list of my tips, workflows and resources. Feel free to shoot me any questions.