🌠 Plugins for writers & 7 new LLM-based additions.
The Digital Garden plugin now supports style settings and RSS (!), Canvas continues to be a hit, and there's improved collaboration tools for Git.
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.
- Emoji Titler by
@HyeonseoNammakes it easier to insert an emoji in the title using a keyboard shortcut.
- Callout Integrator by
@Cleochemakes it easier to integrate long blocks of text into callouts
- ibook by
@bingryanmakes it easier to export mac ibook annotations/highlights to your vault.
- Awesome Image by
@AwesomeDogautomatically downloads internet images, moves them to a specified folder, and renames them in a specific way, among other things.
- ChatGPT MD by
@bramsesan integration of ChatGPT featuring customizability based on frontmatter, which can now infer title from messages, among other things.
- Home tab by
@olrensois a browser-like search tab for your local files.
- Callout Manager by
@eth-plets users easily create and customize callouts.
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.
- Git Collab by
@Drosophilaaprovides users who collaborate their obsidian notes through git some helpful tools and an improved ui.
- Advanced Merger by
@antoKeinanenmakes it easier to merge a folder of notes for easier export, which I bet will be awesome for people writing manuscripts.
- Natural Language Syntax Highlighting by
@artisticat1highlight adjectives, nouns, adverbs, verbs, and conjunctions in the editor, which will also likely be useful for writers.
- Soomda by
@michaelleemakes it easier to quickly hide your sidebars.
- Link Range by
@rmellmerbrings ranged wiki-link support to Obsidian.
- Wikipedia Search by
@StrangeGirlMurphmakes it easier to search for a Wikipedia article and link it.
- Backlinks Breadcrumbs by
@loiccattaniwill display a breadcrumbs navigation from backlinks back to your Home/Index file.
- Floating Search by
@Quorafindmakes it so users can use search view in modal.
- Jelly Snippets by
@rabirabiraraimplements text snippets so users can replace text after typing a snippet on some trigger or command.
- Reading View Enhancer by
@Galacshenhances the reading view by letting users use arrow keys to fold/unfold elements.
- Pseudocode by
@Yaotian-Liuhelps to render a LaTeX-style pseudocode inside a code block.
- Background Image by
@shmolflets users specify a remote URL as the background image, and a few settings to tweak the experience.
- Send Tasks to OmniFocus by
@lizard-heartwill extract tasks from the current note and create them in OmniFocus.
- OZ Calendar by
@ozntellets users view notes in Calendar using any YAML key with date
- Focus Active Sentence by
@artisticat1will highlight the sentence the cursor is currently resting on.
- Source Code Note by
@waiting0324will help users organize source code note easily.
LLM-powered pending plugins
Reminder: most plugins of this type need to make calls to the internet to function; many need to send your data to external servers to be indexed. Here's a proposal for possible consent mechanisms for plugins that do so.
- Obsidian AI by
@otelo2attempts to mimic the experience of the Notion AI.
- AI Commander by
@yzh503will generate audio transcripts, images, and text in context of PDF attachments or web search results using OpenAI and Bing API.
- Vault Chat by
@kristenbrannutilizes OpenAI to provide you with a chat bot trained on your vault.
- GPT Assistant by
@M7mdiskuses a GPT-3 based model on your notes to get personalized answers from your knowledge base.
- AI Assistant by
@qgrailis also an AI Assistant plugin for Obsidian.
- Ring a secretary by
@vrtmrzis another ChatGPT-powered digital secretary
If you want a comprehensive list of what plugins updated this week, check out this plugin updates index by Ganessh Kumar.
- The Digital Garden plugin now supports applying style settings to sites (!), an RSS feed, a sitemap, a table of contents, options for setting the note title within frontmatter, support for tags, and a ton more.
- Full Calendar 0.10.0 represents a full rewrite of the code and the fixing of a great many bugs, as well as local caching of ICS and CalDAV events.
- Text Generator 0.2.20 added AI-generated content in callouts, made it possible to generate templates to the clipboard instead of the editor, made it possible to use hotkeys for different templates, and more. There's also a discord server for users.
- Numerals 1.2 includes auto-complete and highlights important results with result annotation. It also includes better support for international users.
- Reveal Active File Button v2.0.3 makes it possible to click just once to jump to the right place in the file navigator.
- Obsidian Front Matter Title 3.1.0 improved support for backlinks.
- Text Extractor is looking for contributors;
@scambierwill happily provide mentoring for anyone willing to make pull requests to help improve support for Word, Excel, PDFs, etc.
- Mado 11 & Miniflow v1.2.0 both got a redesigned callout.
- How I Read Research Papers with Obsidian and Zotero by Christian Bager Bach includes a great script that allows for importing Zotero annotations into your vault - even on mobile.
- Here's a very detailed guide to doing (Engineering) Project Management in Obsidian.
- Here's a 3-step process for creation: dump, lump, jump.
- I really enjoyed this discussion about whether large language models and modern AI represent a radical or incremental innovation in Discord, which touched on the industrial revolution and the history of electricity.
- Here's CGP Grey and Myke Hurley discussing how useful Canvas is for developing a product.
- Here's a discussion of what different folks think are the must-have plugins for beginners.
- Here's a public Obsidian vault hosted on Quartz. It uses maps of content coupled with a zettelkasten structure, focuses on Data Engineering, Data Orchestrators, and Kubernetes. It also has a nice index of public digital gardens.
- Obsidian CLI now supports file moving and renaming, on an experimental basis.
- Actions for Obsidian v1.0 is available on the Mac App Store, featuring almost 40 dedicated Shortcuts actions; there's a trial and then it costs between $9 & $15 depending on what you feel is fair. Here's an accompanying Reddit discussion.
- My husband wants me to learn python, and I think I'm going to start out trying to create a very simple chores management app. If anybody has any tips or resources, let me know.
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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