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2021-06-05: New Themes, Kanban Updates & Dropbox Backups

There were major updates to Supercharged Links, Dictionary, & Block Reference Counters. Also: nifty updates to the QuickAdd Templater script!

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.

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In The Community


  • Please note that some of the following links go to the Obsidian Community discord and will only work if you have joined the server! Find out more on the Obsidian Community page.

Plugin News



  • Kanban 0.4.0 was released. It supports pulling in metadata from pages linked within cards, including dataview inline metadata. Cards update when a linked page's metadata changes. This allows nifty things like updating the metadata with Supercharged Links. Important! Update the Kanban plugin if you're on 0.4.1, @doge helped surface a pretty bad bug that is fixed in 0.4.2. Image embeds, pasting HTML, and dropping content onto the board to create new cards were made available in 0.4.3! Kanban 0.5.0 supports dragging cards and lanes between boards, so if you have make a 1-column board into a Workbench (with the Workbench plugin), you can send notes or paragraphs to your Workbench from anywhere in your vault...  and then easily drag them from there to other Kanban boards. (@pjeby and @mgmeyers both worked on it this week, it's been nice to see pull requests and collaboration on the plugins).
  • Supercharged Links 0.2.9 brings more flexibility for users to control the styling of their links! and the management of their frontmatter/dataview fields.
  • The Obsidian Dictionary Plugin now allows users to click on a new Button in the Sidebar to save the Information of any word to a file locally, which you can use to link to other notes.
  • 0.0.9 of block reference counters fixes a bug that added additional blank search tabs to the right sidebar. There's also a new reference view mode. Some people like it, some people hate it, be sure to voice your opinions!
  • Tracker v1.6.0 added a new search type fileMeta to retrieve the dates and sizes of files. It's also possible to retrieve dates from various kinds of search types. The plugin now supports bullet charts.

Under The Radar

Templater Scripts

Workflow Stuff

  • @bettyzhang shared their academic workflow, which leverages the Highlights App, Zotero & Mdnotes, Dataview, Citations Plugin, and Zotfile.
  • This dataviewjs query allows you to copy all the links found in it. It also displays them in a table below, so you see what you're getting. I've included instructions for changing the formatting, in case you might want to have the links comma-separated or something.
  • This forum thread is a useful discussion about how various people leverage YAML metadata in their notes.

Feature Requests


  • This CSS Snippet increases the visibility of the back/forward navigation arrows in Obsidian.
  • This theme enhances Nord by getting rid of colored headers, and adds support for syntax highlight and the presentation plugin.
  • My theme, Palatinate, had a major overhaul: it's now just one file (no font downloads required), and pending admission into the community repo.

Ancillary Tools

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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