Author: Timothy Miller

  • Creating a Today View in Obsidian

    Creating a Today View in Obsidian

    This article is part of a series of tips on handling tasks in Obsidian. To see the full series, see How to Manage Tasks in Obsidian. If your work involves deadlines, then you’re going to need to create a trusted system to remind yourself of upcoming deadlines. Even if you don’t have any deadlines in your work, […]

  • How to Manage Tasks in Obsidian

    How to Manage Tasks in Obsidian

    Managing projects and tasks in Obsidian may seem odd. Obsidian is not a task manager, it’s a note-taking application. Why would we manage tasks in Obsidian when there are so many other apps specifically made for managing tasks? It’s a good question. I’ve used dozens of to-do apps over the years, but I’ve never found one that […]

  • How to Add Tasks to your Daily Notes in Obsidian

    How to Add Tasks to your Daily Notes in Obsidian

    This article is part of a series of tips on handling tasks in Obsidian. To see the full series, see How to Manage Tasks in Obsidian. Do you use Daily Notes in Obsidian? If so, have you ever thought about adding tasks to your Daily Notes? I’ve kept a daily journal for over a decade […]

  • Why You Need to Backup Your Obsidian Vault

    Why You Need to Backup Your Obsidian Vault

    Let me tell you why I think you need to backup your Obsidian vault. I have a large vault in Obsidian. My main vault has over 4,500 notes, and over half a million words in it.  I cherish my notes. I’ve spent countless hours creating, maintaining, and improving them. They have become my Second Brain, helping […]

  • Obsidian Update 0.16: What’s New and How to Use It

    Obsidian Update 0.16: What’s New and How to Use It

    Obsidian update v0.16 is now available for Insiders, and it comes with some great new features! Brand New Tabbed Interface The biggest change is the updated tabbed interface, which makes it easier to work with multiple documents at the same time. Tabs have been requested for a long time, so it’s exciting to see them […]

  • Quickly Organize Notes in Obsidian

    Quickly Organize Notes in Obsidian

    There’s a popular concept in the Obsidian community called MOCs, or Maps of Content. What is a MOC? Pioneered by Nick Milo, MOCs are notes that primarily link to other notes, giving you an index, or a small Table of Contents that you can create for any particular topic. MOCs are one of the best […]

  • How to Backup Obsidian

    How to Backup Obsidian

    If you spend much time in Obsidian, then you’re going to want to make sure that your work is preserved. You don’t want to risk losing all that work due to a faulty hard drive, a network glitch, or even your own error. Accidents happen, and you need to be prepared. I had my own […]

  • Building a Second Brain and GTD

    Building a Second Brain and GTD

    Building a Second Brain and GTD have a lot in common. Building a Second Brain (BASB) by Tiago Forte is an excellent book. It’s partly about taking good notes but mostly about organizing your files more efficiently. Digital file management is hard, and it’s not something that comes naturally to me. So I’m glad to […]

  • Home Notes in Obsidian (with examples!)

    Home Notes in Obsidian (with examples!)

    Getting started with any note taking application can be difficult. When it comes to Obsidian, I find that the best way to get started is to create a home note, which will act as a starting place for you every time you open the application. Home notes in Obsidian can define the purpose of this […]

  • Pinning Notes in Obsidian

    Pinning Notes in Obsidian

    The sidebars in Obsidian are incredibly customizable. One of the easiest ways to customize your sidebars is by pinning notes to your sidebar, and in that way you can create your own views and plugin-like behavior. For example, I like to have my to-do list pinned in the sidebar. Note: I use a community plugin […]