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2021-12-11: Nominate Gems of the Year & a new book club

National Novel Writing Month reflections, a bunch of helpful stuff for theme developers, & more tips for students.

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.

4 min read.

In The Community

Obsidian Updates

Plugin News

Note: Not all new plugins are available in the community list yet, as they need to go through code review first. You can manually install plugins that aren't in the community list yet by using the Beta Reviewer's Auto-update Tool. Note, though, that this is not as safe as waiting for them to go through code review.



  • Map View 1.0.0 has a UI for editing market icons and a bunch of other cool features.
  • MySnippets now lets users create new CSS snippet files within a workspace.
  • Various Components v3.2.0 has some fancy new commands!


  • CSV Codeblock will render CSV codeblocks as tables.
  • Skribi provides dynamic, live templating features for non-destructively rendering elements inside of notes.
  • Task-Changer plugin supports both live preview and source mode now.  You can try it by adding Quorafind/Obsidian-Task-Changer to brat now.

Under The Radar

  • Despite the name, commits doesn't have anything to do with git per se, it just tracks what you've worked on each day and what changed, with a bunch of different queries you can make.

For Developers

  • The theme dev vault has examples of asides, footnotes, citations, lists, tasks with data-task variants, etc.
  • Here's a discussion about the limitations of codemirror 6, which is the library powering mobile & the new Live Preview mode.
  • Theme Design Utilities lets users emulate mobile, post a test notice, or feeze Obsidian. There's also quick access to a CSS cheat sheet that @TFTHacker made.

Feature Requests


  • There is a new Harmonic theme.
  • There is a new Alchemy theme
  • Minimal has improved support for Live Preview.
  • Sanctum got some mobile hotfixes; users should update.
  • Bubble Space Theme v1.2 got a big update with some more plugin styling.
  • Prism 1.1.0 got a bunch of refinements and cleared a bunch of outstanding issues.

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  • My family all tested negative for COVID, thank you for all the well-wishes! I'm still recovering from whatever minor bug I coincidentally caught, but we're doing well. 💚
  • Note: I shipped this Thursday morning, because I'll be on vacation when you get it, so if I missed something that would normally have been included, check back next week

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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