Put quick notes into Obsidian from anywhere

I was browsing the Obsidian Reddit and noticed posts asking about workflows on how to get quick notes from different devices into Obsidian. To list a few:

The problem with quick notes

It seems like Obsidian isn't a great tool for capturing quick notesThe Totally Unnecessary Way To Write Quick Notes in ObsidianWriting Quick Notes in Obsidian When using Obsidian I know that having more connections is better. So I often take it upon myself to use Obsidian for everything. Thanks to the plugin system provided by Obsidian, it personalizes the way I use Obsidian and allowed me to do many things that would otherwise be impractical (e.g. getting my TODOs from Todoist). But even with this customizability, sometimes Obsidian just isn't the right tool for the job. One example is writing quick notes into Obsidia. In addition, people also seem to be divided on their solution to putting notes into Obsidian. Some people directly put things into Obsidian, some use automation workflows (e.g. Tasker, iOS shortcuts), and others use a third-party app and sync to Obsidian with a script / syncing service (e.g. Syncthing).

It looks like many workarounds are being thrown around, but no real solutions are presented. In my opinion, a real solution would fit all the criteria below:

  1. Build connectionsconnecting ideas is powerful* encourages you to revisit old ideas and improves learning. * helps you discover new ideas through connections. * allows you to reuse your ideas in a different context. Related: notes/the brain is a network of ideas within the quick note (like in Obsidian)
  2. Lightweight quick capture of notes
  3. Supports all platforms (iOS, Android, Desktop)
  4. Automatic sync with Obsidian
  5. Easy to setup

So... I created Fleeting Notes

Fleeting Notes is a scratchpad for connected notes. It's a solution that fits all the criteria above. It runs on all platforms and supports a plugin that makes it easy to sync your notes to ObsidianHow to Sync Fleeting Notes with ObsidianFleeting Notes is a separate network of notes outside of Obsidian. The goal of this plugin sync both these networks of notes into one! Below are step-by-step instructions on how to do this. Also, checkout my youtube video if you like that format better. Installation / Setup 1. Before you begin, you'll need to create an account in the Fleeting Notes App. You can do this by navigating to the settings and registering. Fleeting Notes authentication form 1. Go to Settings > Community Plugin an. So check it out! I think you'll like it. :)

Also, join the discord channel if you want to follow my journey.


🗞 Unsure how to get the most out of Fleeting Notes?Do you feel like your workflow is sluggish? Let's fix that. Curious about how to get the most out of Fleeting Notes?** Checkout my personal workflow on how I use Fleeting Notes with Obsidian. Obsidian link suggestions within Fleeting Notes!** See how you can easily add your links from Obsidian to Fleeting Notes. Why I changed my focus to making you happy**, plus updates on what's been going on behind the marketing and development of this app. Have any questions or concerns? Don't hesitate to hFleeting NotesFleeting Notes is a scratchpad for taking quick short-form notes on your phone or while browsing the web. In the context of Obsidian, it solves the problem of taking quick notes within Obsidian. What makes Fleeting Notes different from other short-form note-taking apps is its ability to build connections between notes and sync with Obsidian through an Obsidian plugin.A Home Widget (iOS / Android) for Fleeting NotesLet me get this straight, I love link-based note-taking apps, the features, the plugins, and the community. Everything is fantastic, except for the speed of taking notes. For this reason, many people use other apps for quick capture (e.g. Apple Notes, Google Keep). These apps solve the problem of quick capture, but, don't integrate well with Obsidian (I use Obsidian personally). Since I'm not up for manually transferring notes from a quick capture app to Obsidian, I decided to create an alternaImagine Google Keep with Bi-directional Sync to ObsidianTaking quick notes Obsidian isn't great for quick notes. There's additional friction in taking quick notes especially on the mobile app. But, the plugin architecture and backlink support make Obsidian a powerful note-taking tool that's customizable to one's needs. On the other hand, Google Keep is a great note-taking application for jotting quick notes. However, it lacks backlink support and is not nearly as customizable as Obsidian. Each serve it's own purpose, but there's a great opportunitQuick Notes that Automatically Sync with ObsidianI've said it before, but taking quick notes is a hassle in Obsidian. Fleeting Notes is one of the first apps to tackle this problem and it's made it easy to take fast and connected short-form notes. Combined with an Obsidian plugin, it quickly has become the go to tool to take quick notes and have them synced with Obsidian. But it doesn't end there. Previously, before v0.3.2 of the plugin, sync only occurred after running the "sync command" or by enabling the "sync on startup". In other words, Streamline Note-Taking with Fleeting Notes and Obsidian Link SuggestionsAs someone who uses Obsidian, I understand how difficult it can be to take quick notes on the go without losing your focus on the task at hand. That's why I created Fleeting Notes, a scratchpad that automatically syncs with your Obsidian vault. Recently, I added a new feature that has proven to be incredibly useful: the ability to sync your Obsidian links with Fleeting Notes. This means that any link suggestions within Fleeting Notes will match the links in your vault, making it easier to conneTransfer Quick Notes to Obsidian on your Phone! (1 Minute)Are you tired of waiting for Obsidian to load? Well wait no longer! Because Fleeting Notes provides a quick and easy way to take quick notes and have them automatically synced to Obsidian. Combined with a multitude of features you know and love from Obsidian, Fleeting Notes will fit perfectly into your workflow. To list a few: * Blazing-fast launch speeds to take note of your fleeting ideas * Autocomplete wikilinks to help build your network of ideas * A link-first UI to make link traversal si