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Obsidian is free software with which you can edit, organise and link your plain text documents.


relevant obsidian extensions

  • juggl
  • flashcards (anki
  • Recall (spaced repitition)
  • Mochi Cards exporter
  • obsidian todo
  • journey (storytelling)
  • obisidian pomodoro plugin
  • tq
  • Music-Sheet Code blocks
  • Obsidian Incremental Writing Plugin
  • cMenu
  • LongForm
  • kindle highlights
  • Readwise
  • roam-highlighter
  • Activity Logger
  • NoteTweet
  • Argument Map with Argdown in Obsidian
  • Pluck
  • Todo.txt
  • Obsidian Zoottelkeeper
  • Obsidian Papercut Plugin
  • Kroki diagrams
  • koncham workspace
  • Amazing Marvin
  • Pocket Reading list integratin
  • Ledger
  • Habit Tracker
  • obsidian-fountain
  • enhancing mindmap
  • dice roller


epub and pdf integration

zotero and goodreads 5.9

reading in iframe

jekyll integration

  • Markdown is fully-compatible (including Latex delimiters !)

  • There are now only notes (no blog posts). If you really want blog posts along notes, a hack is to set the YAML season of blog posts to summer and notes to automn - they won't appear in feed but will be searchable and appear in tags page.

  • Code is now correctly indented

  • You can change the code template by replacing the css in /assets/css/highlight.css by any template from pygment.css

  • Wikilinks are usable : [​[​…]],

  • Also alt-text wikilinks (with transclusion !) : [​[​original link\|alternative text]]

Please note : You need to escape the pipe character in Obsidian (\| instead of |). This won't break Obsidian's functionality.

  • Fresh new feature : you can also link headers ! Use # when typing the wikilink : [​[Obsidian integration#Obsidian setup|Alt-text]] will create the following link : Alt-text (click on it to see the effect)

Please note : This feature will work only if you write alternative text in the link : [[Obsidian integration#Obsidian setup]] won't work1.

  • You can use Simply-Jekyll custom features, such as flashcards : Carte mémoire !
    flashcards !
    - but don't click on it in Obsidian, else it will create a new page.

Obsidian setup


After having forked on your computer, open Obsidian and create a vault in the root folder (/

This will allow you to modify all your markdown files inside the directory. is in the root folder.

Your notes should go to the _notes folder, images in assets/img. You need to tell Obsidian where to put the new notes. In Preferences/File, enter the following settings :

  • Default location for new notes : In the folder specified below`
  • Folder to create new notes in : _notes
  • New link format : Relative Path to file
  • Attachment folder path : `assets/img


Front matter is needed at the beginning of your note. Here is the template :

title: My Note
tags: tag1
toc: true
season: winter

You can hide it in Obsidian by toggling the option "Show Frontmatter" in the Preferences/Editor menu.


Images are the tricky part :

  • You can use vanilla markdown links: ![](/asset/img/img.png)
  • You can drag/drop/paste images in Obsidian, which will create a link such as : [​[​../assets/img/Pasted image.png]]

A quick hack in the last case is just to change the brackets : ![](../assets/img/Pasted image.png)

  1. I don't use it, so I didn't change it but if it's important for you open an issue and I may fix it.