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Obsidian

Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.

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Avg rating of 4.8 (135)| 123 comments

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Obsidian Features

  1.  Support for MarkDownObsidian supports MarkDown for document formatting.
  2.  Works OfflineObsidian can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
  3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Obsidian without registration.
  4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsObsidian can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  5.  Dark ModeObsidian supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  6.  No TrackingObsidian will not track you or use your personal data.
  7.  Support for LaTeXObsidian supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
  8.  Kanban BoardObsidian allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
  9.  PortableObsidian can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  10.  Calendar ViewObsidian has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
  11.  LightweightObsidian consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.

Obsidian information

  • Developed byShida Li and Erica Xu
  • LicensingProprietary and Free Personal product.
  • PricingOne time purchase ranging between $25 and $100, and / or subscription that costs between $5 and $10.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.8 (135 ratings)
  • Alternatives144 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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  •   4.66 avg rating
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Our users have written 123 comments and reviews about Obsidian, and it has gotten 514 likes

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vacortes
  
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Well beyond a simply repository of notes, it really links ideas together and provides knowledge related. Great software.

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markgoodson
  
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A great knowledge tool based in simple markdown files. You're in charge of your own data.

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dkshsat
  
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Let's be honest. This is not an editor for markdown, it's an editor for plugins! To offset all the shortcomings of Markdown, this requires a lot of plugins installed.

This is why Obsidian is loved, but sometimes I get tired of the plugins. 'Open the option window, activate it, give it an option, check if it works properly, and search for a better plug-in...'

The problem with that is now the plugins are starting to depend on each other. A specific plug-in named A depends on plug-ins B and C. I don't want to discuss in depth what's the harm of "dependency".

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LBM
  
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Just perfect. Fast, simple, full of great features.

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alexdothenco
  
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I'm crazy about the idea of a second brain. During a year, while I was writing down all my ideas and thoughts, I realized that if you don't use such a program, you lose a lot. With this kind of program you become more conscious and in some ways more productive.

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Awesome and powerful

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Best alternative to Notion, Evernote and Microsoft OneNote I've see so far. Multi-device sync is available if you set it up yourself (or use Obsidian's paid feature)

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Tags

  • Note-taking
  • Journaling
  • Todo List Manager
  • Task Management
  • Blog Publishing
  • Security & Privacy
  • Writing tool
  • Productivity Tool
  • encryptable-notes

Recent user activities on Obsidian

  • Obsidian iconJoplin iconalelondon Upvoted a comment on Joplin as an alternative to Obsidian
    Joplin is all about hierarchical notes. Obsidian is about graph based organization.
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  • Obsidian iconGoogle Keep iconalelondon Downvoted a comment on Google Keep as an alternative to Obsidian
    Nothing in common with Obsidian.
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