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System commands & tips for making notes useful.

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

Note: a bunch of great things happen in Discord every week, but the links require you to be logged in to the community server and generally launch in the browser version of Discord unless you paste them into your app directly. Sorry!

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.

  • Obsidian Handlebars Template Plugin by @sbquinlan  adds support for handlebars template blocks in notes.
  • Dirtreeist by @k4a-l  renders a directory Structure Diagram from markdown lists in codeblocks.
  • Chorded Hotkeys by @ConnorMeyers  lets users type multiple letters at the same time to trigger text insertion, template insertion, or command execution.

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.

  • AI Text Generator by @samyosm  lets users generate text from a prompt using the GPT-3 API.
  • Obsidian S3 by @TechTheAwesome  allows for storage and retrieval of media attachments on S3 compatible services.
  • Weekly Review by @brandonkboswell  opens all of the files you have created in the last week.
  • Autoscroll by @petr-nazarov  automatically scrolls down content with a provided speed.
  • External Link Helper by @nakalsio  makes entering external links easier.
  • Tray by @dragonwocky  will let users launch Obsidian on startup and run it in the background from the system tray.
  • Aggregator by @Seraphli  helps users gather information from files, and make a summary in the file.
  • ProZen by @cmoskvitin  expands the current tab to full screen, removing everything but content.
  • Todo sort by @ryangomba  sorts todos by completion status.
  • MathJax WikiLinks by @aaron-jack-manning  allows rendering MathJax in WikiLink aliases.
  • Link Opener by @zorazrr  lets users open external links within Obsidian.


For Developers

  • The PDF indexing and OCR for images features of Omnisearch have been published as a reusable library.


  • The Github Theme added Protanopia, Tritanopia & Deuteranopia color variants in Style Settings.
  • Adwaita by @birneee  should make Obsidian look more native on Gnome Desktop Environments like on Ubuntu or Fedora.
  • Material Ocean by @dragonwocky is a new dark theme that combines navy blue undertones with pastel highlights.
  • WY Console by @Satchelmouth is based on Computer Consoles in popular 80s Sci-fi films





Thursday was Thanksgiving here in the USA, but my family is celebrating today. I wanted to take a moment and let you all know how deeply grateful I am for the opportunities that have come my way because of you. I'm planning to quit teaching soon, for health reasons I'll get into more detail about once the dust has settled, but it wouldn't be possible without all of your support, financial and otherwise.

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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