The Totally Unnecessary Way To Write Quick Notes in Obsidian

Writing Quick Notes in Obsidian

When using Obsidian I know that having more connections is betterhaving more connections is betterWith more connections, it makes it easier to traverse from one idea to another one. It's like comparing roads in a city versus roads in the countryside. That being said, the links need to be useful.. So I often take it upon myself to use Obsidian for everything. Thanks to the plugin system provided by Obsidian, it personalizesthe future is personalizationAlgorithms and computers have already provided solutions to many problems. The next step is to provide personalized solutions which is why AI is so popular. (e.g. personalized ads) 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 jobuse the right tool for the jobA one-size fits all solution is very broad and doesn't solve specific problems. Because the future is personalization, these one-sized fits all solutions don't help us very much.. One example is writing quick notes into Obsidian.

When writing quick notes, I'm often in midst of something and I want to jot down something in the most frictionless way possible. With Obsidian, there's a lot of friction.

Points of Friction in Obsidian (Desktop):

  • Switching windows to Obsidian
  • Opening a new or existing note
  • Renaming the title from "Untitled"
  • Clicking into the note
  • Typing the "quick" note
  • Switching back to the original window

Fleeting Notes x Obsidian

Although these points seem trivial, I've noticed that they add up and have prevented me from writing more notes or even any notes at all. Oftentimes I find that the best ideas come when I'm least preparedopportunities are for the preparedOpportunities come at random times and only people that are always prepared to seize the opportunity are the ones that can take advantage of them. to write them down. Therefore I've decided to create an entire application called Fleeting Notes. As the name suggests, the app is solely dedicated to writing your fleeting thoughts.

So how is "Fleeting Notes" better than Obsidian? It's not.

Fleeting Notes enhances Obsidian. It allows me to write quick notes (wth links + backlinks) within my browser and syncs seamlessly with Obsidian through a pluginHow 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. Feel free to try it and if you're interested also join my discord channel.


The Best Web Clipper for ObsidianLet's be real, most web clippers suck. They either give limited functionality for an application or don't provide enough functionality to be anything more than a web clipper. For me, I wanted a quick way to take connected notes from the web and sync it with Obsidian. However, I couldn't find anything that could do that for me. So I created something that did just that. A fully-fledged note-taking app that makes with bi-directional linking that fits nicely into the browser and syncs with ObsidianHow to Create Useful Links with ZettelkastenThe linking feature of Zettelkasten is one of its most defining features, yet, it's the least understood. Linking ideas should be natural for us, but a lifetime of organization with the tree structure has made it difficult to adopt this new form of organization. To make links useful, we'll need to unlearn our old habits. This is an entire paradigm shift, so don't expect it to be easy. Don't group things, connect them The biggest mistake—and one I've made myself—is linking with categories. In oPut quick notes into Obsidian from anywhereI 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: * What do you use to quickly save notes to Obsidian on your Android device? * Quick add note from Android * iOS share sheet for links? * Any additional app for fleeting ideas? The problem with quick notes It seems like Obsidian isn't a great tool for capturing quick notes. In addition, people also seem to be divided on their solution to putThe simplest way to use Zettelkasten for note managementEverywhere I look, I find complicated Zettelkasten workflows that require a multi-step setup process. On top of the setup, notes must be regularly reviewed and categorized. For some, this workflow may be a godsend, but for most, it's overkill. I'm here to unveil my method of using Zettelkasten. It may be unconventional, so beware. Zettelkasten Concepts Zettelkasten can be distilled into two principles: take atomic notes and make connections. What this means is to take notes that are limited toZettelkasten shouldn't be complicated, but it is.Zettelkasten is Complicated There are a lot of things I like about Zettelkasten, but one thing I don't like is how complicated it is to set up. According to the building blocks of Zettelkasten blog post, a typical Zettelkasten system consists of an inbox, an archive, and a reference database. Inbox**: the gateway into your knowledge system (e.g. Google Notes, Email, Apple Notes, etc.) Archive**: the one, trusted place to look for information (e.g. Obsidian, Roam Research, etc.) Reference Data