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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Backing up Your Obsidian Vault on Github (for free!)

    Backing up your obsidian vault on Github is a great way to keep and maintain ongoing backups of your Obsidian Vault. Github offers both public and private repositories for free, so it’s a good option if you want free backups for your Second Brain. There are many more options when it comes to backing up […]

  • How to Use Obsidian Community Plugins

    Obsidian is a wonderful application all on its own, but you’re missing out if you haven’t at least tried some of the wonderful (and free!) community plugins that are available. Community Plugins are powerhouses that allow you to do all sorts of things. For example: You can automatically collect related notes with Dataview You can […]