Fleeting NotesFleeting 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. 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.
Note: If you are using Android, consider using local file syncLocal Sync in Fleeting Notes: A Quick and Easy SetupAre you looking for an easy way to back up your notes in Fleeting Notes? Or perhaps you want to use it with other local file managers like Obsidian MD? Local sync is the solution for you! In this short post, we'll walk you through the simple steps to set it up.
But before we dive into the instructions, let's quickly go over some of the benefits of using local sync:
* It provides an alternative way to back up your notes in Fleeting Notes.
* It allows you to use Fleeting Notes with other local f to keep your notes synced.
Installation / Setup
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.
Go to Settings > Community Plugin and turn off the "Restricted mode". With this turned off, you can install the plugin to perform the sync.
Click "Browse" and search for "Fleeting Notes Sync"
Install the plugin and ensure you have it enabled
Once enabled click "Fleeting Notes Sync" under Plugin Options > Fleeting Notes Sync. Under here, fill in your username, password, and desired folder location to sync your notes.
(Optional) Adjust sync settings:
- Toggle the "Sync notes on startup", to run the sync whenever Obsidian is opened.
- Change sync type to "Two-way sync" for bi-directional syncImagine 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 opportunit
- Adjust note template to your needs (Note: metadata is needed for sync)
Now open the command palette and run
Fleeting Notes: Pull All Notes from Fleeting Notes
Your notes will be synced with Fleeting Notes and you will get a notification!
Now that you have your notes synced, see the 3 Ways to Process Fleeting Notes within Obidian3 Ways to Process Fleeting Notes within ObsidianA big pain point with taking Fleeting Notes is the ability to integrate these raw unprocessed notes into your Obsidian vault. I know people have different requirements so I will be walking through three different workflows for processing Fleeting Notes. That being said, if you have another workflow or like a particular workflow, I'd love to hear more about it in the comment section!
1. Don't Process Them! (My Recommendation)
My number one recommendation is to NOT process Fleeting Notes within