A better way to keep notes
I'm definitely not alone here but finding the perfect toolset is a slight neurosis of mine. And I thought I had it with Typora, a flat, local markdown editor with a notebook view and cross-platform access. But along comes a reference to Obsidian — in our local Nextdoor of all places — and I feel finally ready to move things off Notion and out of the cloud.
Obsidian has a lot of great features on top of being a markdown notebook, including:
- web-less encrypted sync
- CSS-based themes
- wiki-style internal linking
- a nifty graph of all the links
- mobile version
- plugin architecture with a very active community
The one thing it lacks from Notion is a database, but increasingly I find that the kitchen-sink approach isn't working for me. I just want structured text with images, and I can go to LibreOffice Base or Airtable to organize data.