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Last updated Jun 7, 2023

# Obsidian

Obsidian is a Second Brain and note taking app. It is a powerful and extensible knowledge base that works on top of your local folder of plain text files.

Obsidian is a wrapper around your folders and Markdown files, including one single folder called .obsidian in your root. That’s it! In case you like to use another editor such as vim, VSCode or just any other  Text Editor you might have, open all your files individually. Or, in case you want to open all notes in one go, use open Obsidian.

# Price and Features

Let’s get this out of the way, Obsidian is entirely free! You can add two  paid features, 1. if you want to use their integrated sync tool or 2. if you want to share your notes, including the fancy graph and outline view.

But yeah, as it is plain text stored on your hard drive, you can use Dropbox, Google Drive or any other sync tool! As I’m using  Sync.com with end-to-end encryption for all my files, it does not work nicely on my mobile. That’s why I added Obsidian Sync. I could have added it to Dropbox, but I didn’t want to give them my most private notes.

If you want to check out all the other features, see the complete list at  Obsidian.md or find more customisation with  25 core and  329 community plugins, 60+ themes, plus custom styling, you can tweak Obsidian to work and look exactly how you want it.

Some community plugins do a single thing extremely well, like  Calendar and  Kanban. Others unlock endless possibilities:  Dataview and  Templater are great examples.

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# Why Obsidian

# Plugins

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