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Obsidian

Last updated Jan 2, 2023

If you are a productivity enthusiast like me, you might have heard about Obsidian. I’ve been using it now for over a year for taking notes, organising my knowledge as well as writing this blog/ Digital Garden

I might have actually been telling you to go check out my blog, when mentioning Obsidian in one of our conversations!

Here is why I love it and how it helps me stay organised and efficient:

# Graph-writing and navigation

Graph-writing helps me connect and visualise ideas.

My knowledge Graph

The graph is also shown on the bottom of each page on this site, so go play around with it and see for yourself how everything connects! ‘Graph-writing’, unlike traditional linear note-taking, allows the creation of links between notes. This creates a web of interconnected ideas that can easily be navigated. Instead of going through folders, it feels much more intuitive.

# Relationships

Through the graph, I can see the relationship between notes much clearer. This is particularily helpful for brainstorming or idea generation. It allows me to see how ideas fit together and how to develop them further.

# Flexibility

The app uses plain text files and I’m in full control over my content. I don’t even need the tool to read or edit a note! This also means you can use git for version control!

# Community

Obsidian has a wide community and plugins that can be used to further customise your system. For work I have templates for meetings, events, customers etc.

To sum it up, if you’re looking for a powerful and flexible tool for taking and organizing notes, and especially if you are a visual thinker, Obsidian might be worth checking out.