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2021-04-14: Better Graphs, Dataview Tricks, & iOS+git Backups

Eleanor Konik
Written by Eleanor Konik

I write stories & articles inspired by all eras of history & science... so I wind up putting notetaking software like Obsidian & Readwise thru their paces.

2 min read.

Plugin News

  • The new & (mostly) improved version of the Neo4j Graph View plugin by Emile van Krieken made it through code review and is now in the community plugins list as Juggl. You no longer have to install Python or Neo4j, it works on mobile, you can save your graph view, it can be embedded directly into your notes with a code fence, and it lets you control the styling (or not, if you'd rather keep it simple) with a style pane, YAML, and CSS.
  • Dataview, Templater & Outliner are getting a lot of discussion. This video from Bryan Jenks does a good job of giving an overview. For example, the Dataview plugin can be leveraged to create a list of inbound or outbound links inside a note. This is a frequently requested thing, and seems more powerful at first glance than using the "Backlinks in Document" hack.  
  • Dual is an open source virtual assistant plugin that leverages GPT-2 to let you talk to your notes. It's currently in the very alpha stages and takes about an hour and some know-how to get set up, but if you want to go be an early adopter and help the developer improve it, @paubric has a lot of enthusiasm and a Discord server set up.
  • @mgmeyers created a new CSS snippet for the Style Settings plugin that lets you tweak every CSS variable of the default Obsidian theme.
  • Media Extended now supports embed YouTube and Vimeo video fragment with time stamps.
  • Hotkey Helper 0.2.0 now supports configuring core plugins as well as community plugins.

Workflow Stuff

CSS Tips & Tricks

PKM Tips

Feature Requests

Ancillary Tools

  • Focal Board, billed as an 'offline, open-source Notion'

Note: There are a couple of affiliate links & codes scattered around, but these always come from links I was already recommending and usually I share them because they benefit you too (i.e. getting you extra time on trials).

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