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2021-10-09: Style Guide Enforcement & Sitemap-style view

The Codemirror Options plugin added some new WYSIWYG functionality & you can mass-convert links between wiki-style and markdown Link Converter.

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

Obsidian Updates

Insider v0.12.17 comes with:

  • a big upgrade to the theme store.
  • a new /slash commands core plugin that lets you use the / key to trigger any command.
  • a bunch of bugfixes
  • a bunch of new stuff for developers, if you do anything with plugins or themes please click thru to the release notes.

Plugin News


  • The Map of Content plugin offers another way to visualize connections in your vault. It creates an outline of your vault based on your link structure and a home note that you specify. It's like Breadcrumbs and Journey had a baby that grew up to be a sitemap.
  • The Vale plugin brings a highly customizable (also free and open source!)tool for automated style guide enforcement to Obsidian.
  • Link converter scans all your links in the vault and convert them to WikiLinks or Markdown format.
  • Obsidian 42: Beta Reviewers Auto-update Tester ("BRAT") makes it easier to update plugins that aren't in the plugin store.
  • Paste that Shizz lets you add "paste" to your mobile toolbar, which should help iOS users most.
  • There's Another Quick Switcher Plugin option available.
  • Obsidian Enlightenment is another focus-mode option.
  • Cyptsidian will encrypt your Obsidian files with a password but warning this can also result in data corruption, make sure you know what you're doing before you use this.
  • Obsidian vocabulary view is meant to help users review vocabulary flashcard style.
  • The truth table plugin should be useful for people working with low-level computer math.
  • SimpRead Unreader Sync exists now, for SimpRead users (which seems to be a browser extension for a clean online reading experience).


  • CodeMirror Options v0.2.1 has a bunch of new WYSIWYG functionality. If you're waiting for WYSIWYG mode, check this out.
  • Templater now has per-folder templating. This used to be possible with a combination of Vinzent's Hotkeys for Templates plugin combined with Templater, but now works natively in Templater.
  • Initiative Tracker now displays encounter difficulty if players have levels.
  • Block Reference Counts 0.2.0 moved indexing to a Web Worker and should therefore run much more smoothly.
  • Dice Roller now has lookup tables. They even support recursion & nesting.


For Developers

Feature Requests

  • There was a request for a plugin that adds PGF/TikZ support for vector graphics.
  • @Namworld mentioned that it would be awesome for screenwriters if there was a plugin to add interoperability with Highland 2. It should theoretically be do-able because they both work off of local markdown files, they just use different syntax for comments.




Ancillary Tools


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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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