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🌠 Natural Language Search & a New CEO

Improved flashcards in spaced repetition, guides and tools for spacial thinking, and different perspectives on note taking and naming.

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.

3 min read.

Obsidian Updates

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.

  • Audio Notes by @jjmaldonis  can create notes for audio files based on translations generated by Open AI Whisper.
  • Metacopy & URL by @Lisandra-dev  makes it easier to copy the value of a frontmatter key and allows to create link from it using various settings.
  • Adamantine Pick by @notlibrary  is an embeddable Pikchr diagrams renderer.
  • S3 Image Uploader by @jvsteiner  is an ad-supported image uploader for Obsidian that allows you to self host images on AWS s3.
  • Khoj is a fast, private, AI powered search assistant that understands natural language queries. Here's an accompany discussion on Reddit; if you'd like it to work on PDFs in your vault, consider telling the developer your use-case.

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.

  • Perilous Writing by @sameersismail  encourages uses to write continuously—or lose all progress.
  • Mixa by @mixasite  facilitates publishing your notes and blog posts with Mixa directly from Obsidian
  • HK Code Block by @HeekangPark  improves the appearance of code blocks in Reading view.
  • OpenWeather by @willasm  returns the current weather from OpenWeather in a configurable string format.
  • Image Upload Toolkit by @addozhang  is for uploading local images embedded in markdown to remote store and export markdown for publishing to static site. Currently, it supports Imgur and Aliyun OSS.
  • Material Symbols by @cberane  makes it easier to add Google's material symbols (outlined) to obsidian.
  • AI Assistant by @nguyenvanduocit  uses OpenAI's API to assist users in their note-taking and writing process
  • File Diff by @friebetill  shows the differences between two files.
  • Optimize Canvas Connections by @felixchenier declutters a canvas by reconnecting notes using their nearest edges.


If you want a comprehensive list of what plugins updated this week, check out this plugin updates index by Ganessh Kumar.

  • Code Editor Shortcuts v1.13.0 now lets users go to first/last line, a specific line number, the next/previous word, or up/down a line.
  • Linter v1.10.3 got a series of bugfixes.
  • Obsidian Chat View now supports many more of Obsidian's markdown features, like internal links, relative links, image resizing, etc.
  • Cardboard 0.7.2 now supports @due(none), added a Global Setting to disable using daily note dates as the due date for tasks, and more.
  • Emoji Toolbar 0.4.0 no longer conflicts with Twitter Emoji.
  • Another Quick Switcher 8.5.0 significantly improved previews, jump-to behavior, and added new commands to hotkeys in dialog.
  • Github Publisher makes it easier to import/export settings safely, supports Github Enterprise, and fixed some bugs.
  • Spaced Repetition 1.10.0 added new translations, improved flashcards, and more.
  • Readwise {FN1} now allows you to export document-level notes on documents with highlights by using {{document_note}} in your export template. These include your personal notes as well as Ghostreader-generated summaries, q&a pairs, translations, etc.
  • AudioNotes now makes it easier to take notes on YouTube videos.

For Developers

Feature Requests


  • Nightingale by @frank0713 is a new colorful dark theme.
  • Material Flat by @threethan is a new adaptation of Material You using Google's design standards.
  • Cyber Glow 7.7.3 & 7.8.0 got a bunch of visual improvements.
  • Sodalite now supports Obsidian 1.0's changed CSS.
  • AnuPpuccin v1.3.0 added support for PDF exports and theme-dependent accent colors. The Style Settings page was also overhauled, and there were a variety of small fixes and improvements.

Ancillary Code


Food for Thought

Ancillary Tools


  • {FN1} In the interest of disclosure for folks who don't know, I do work part-time for Readwise as their quality assurance & export integration specialist.

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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