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🌠 Quick Share & a new Minimalist Theme

Group snippets for one-click activation, compare tags and folders, & improve your inline metadata.

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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Fair warning, I caught a stomach bug from my son and it was too late to arrange coverage for the Roundup by the time I realized how badly it was going to interfere with my productivity yesterday. I'll loop back around later and include all the stuff from this week I didn't get a chance to add in 💚

Also, as of last week, the Roundup ships at 8:30 EST instead of 7:30 EST. It's just easier for me to remember, since that's the time my obscure history newsletter ships and I kept mixing them up.

Plugin News

New in Community Plugins

These plugins went through code review and are now available in Obsidian's plugin list. For the full list, check out the plugin stats page.

  • Inline Scripts by @jon-heard  lets users type text shortcuts which are then replaced with JavaScript generated text.
  • PodNotes by @chhoumann  helps you write notes on podcasts.
  • Open Related Url by @dpickett  opens URLs found in a note's YAML frontmatter
  • Hard Breaks by @bkis  turns soft line breaks in Markdown into hard line breaks.
  • Focus and Highlight by @nagi1999a  is a plugin that will highlight and focus on the currently selected heading.
  • Path Finder by @jerrywcy  is a plugin that can find the shortest path between two notes, similar to the old Journey plugin.
  • Sidebar Toggler by @chrisgrieser  offers finer control of the Obsidian sidebars for those who use external window managers.

Pending (as of Friday morning)

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.

  • Symbols Prettifier by @FlorianWoelki  allows users to prettify symbols you commonly type, like arrows.
  • Obsidian Google Calendar by @YukiGasai  lets users interact with your Google Calendar from Inside Obsidian; I suspect it's a more lightweight version of Full Calendar.
  • Group Snippets by @Mara-Li  lets users create a folder of snippets so you can activate them all in one click.
  • Heading Shifter by @k4a-dev  lets users easily shift and change markdown headings.
  • Account Linker by @qwegat is a plugin for visual denoting external service accounts (like social media) in YAML front matter.
  • Open File by Magic Date by @SimplGy  lets users define a Moment.js date pattern that specifies the file that is most important to you (eg: your daily/weekly/monthly note). It'll also create the file if it doesn't exist already
  • No dupe leaves by @scambier  will help make sure you don't reopen notes that are already open
  • Better Inline Fields by @dsarman  enhances Dataview style inline fields, mostly by adding toggles for things like true/false and adding improved autocomplete.


Note: these plugins have not yet been submitted for code review, and are being made available primarily for testing purposes.

  • There's a new plugin for quickly sharing individual notes, with a (free) companion web app over at although the codebase is completely open-source if you'd rather self-host. Here's the github repository if you'd like to take it for a spin.

Feature Requests


  • Mado Miniflow by @hydescarf  is a really beautiful minimalist theme that makes Obsidian feel like some of the web-based competitors people always rave about, particularly Doctave.


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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