What is Obsidian?
Obsidian is an easy-on-the-eyes application that takes time to learn but offers a world of opportunity for your notes.
Note-taking inside of Obsidian presents an advanced layer to your notes, allowing you to connect notes up using "backlinks" and presenting
Key Features of Obsidian
Obsidian offers an array of features and includes a lot in their free plan:
- Networked note-taking: Obsidian uses a graph database to create connections between notes, which allows for flexible and non-linear note-taking.
- Markdown support: Obsidian supports Markdown formatting, which makes it easy to create rich and detailed notes.
- Backlinks: Obsidian creates backlinks automatically, which makes it easy to see how different notes are related to each other.
- Local storage: Obsidian stores all notes locally on your device, which means you can access them offline and have complete control over your data.
- Customizability: Obsidian is highly customizable, with support for custom themes, plugins, and scripts.
- Graph view: Obsidian allows you to view your notes as a graph, which makes it easy to see connections and relationships between different notes.
- Publishing: Obsidian allows you to publish your notes as a website, which makes it easy to share your ideas and collaborate with others.
- Daily notes: Obsidian creates a new note for each day, which makes it easy to keep track of your daily tasks and notes.
- Integrations: Obsidian integrates with a variety of other tools, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and GitHub, which makes it easy to incorporate Obsidian into your existing workflow.
- Community: Obsidian has a vibrant and supportive community of users, with active forums, Discord channels, and a knowledge base.
Obsidian has a special gem in their community, Nick Milo - here's his beginner's guide:
Who is Obsidian Best Suited For?
Obsidian is really for those who want a free, PKM tool.
PKM standing for "personal knowledge management" attracts more hardcore note-takers and those who like to bring their notes together in one location. We'd recommend this for those who want to get into more advanced note-taking without too much hassle.
Obsidian is one of the best free tools out there for managing your notes.