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- v1.0.3 comes with a bunch of bug fixes, so if you ran into problems with v1.0.0, update and try again.
- Mobile got a similar update and is now on v1.4.1.
Pending (as of Friday morning)
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.
- Mentions in Status Bar by
@GRONADE457displays all the mentions of the current file in the status bar.
- Wordy by
@nqthqnuses the Datamuse API to serve as a thesaurus, dictionary, and more.
- New Bullet With Time by
@Quorafindallows you to automatically add the current time to new bullet lines.
- Pretty BibTeX by
@sandrofigoshows raw BibTeX bibliography entries in a prettier way.
- Vika Sync by
@romantic-blacklets users sync notes to a cloud-based database software in China that works similarly to airtable.
- Scroll to Top Plugin by
@cloudhao1999adds a button to scroll to the top of the current note.
- Custom File Extensions Plugin by
@MeepTechassociates views with custom file extensions via settings.
- Edit Gemini by
@Basil-Moriallows the user to edit and create .gmi files, which seem to be an alternative web protocol to HTTPS.
- Colorful Tag by
@rien7makes it easier to add a prefix or suffix to a tag and change the tag’s background or text color.
- Daily Note Outline by
@iiz00adds a custom view which shows outline of multiple daily notes with headings, links, tags and list items.
- Awesome Flashcard by
@AwesomeDogis another Anki integration for Obsidian.
- Improved Random Note by
@ShockThunderadds something a bit nicer for a wandering mode.
- Trash Explorer by
@prooglets users more easily restore and delete files from the Obsidian .trash folder
- Ordered List Style by
@erykwalderlets users set ordered list styles inline as alphabetic lists, roman numeral lists, etc.
If you want a comprehensive list of what plugins updated this week, check out this plugin updates index by Ganessh Kumar.
- There was, perhaps inevitably, a discussion on the forum about the feasibility of something like Tana's "supertags" in Obsidian. If you scroll down a bit, you'll see the author of Metadata menu describing how v0.3 implements something similar. Here's a demo about how to build tags with file classes in Obsidian. Here's the documentation.
- Omnisearch 1.7.6 added PDF indexing and got a major refactor to improve caching and make indexing and searching super smooth.
- Obsidian Linter v1.7.0 got a big update to make it easier to force your preferred defaults onto YAML and format other things like math.
- Obsidian OCR v1.3.1 added a progress bar, a new file format for transcript files, and several search improvements. v1.4.0 added a bunch of performance updates.
- Tasks plugin v1.16.0 now has ways to find tasks with invalid dates, easier selection of priority when editing tasks,
- CardBoard v0.6.0 (which is sort of a tasks/kanban plugin) now understands due and completion dates in Tasks format out of the box.
Note: these plugins have not yet been submitted for code review, and are being made available primarily for testing purposes.
- There's a fancy new Zotero integration that can read data directly from the Zotero database, with no need to export data into a text-based format. It has templating, it has complete access to Zotero data, it has annotation views, as far as I can tell it has the kitchen sink.
- Strange New Worlds (which I finally installed and is genuinely amazing at showing me all of the places a particular reference gets referenced in a nice hover pane) got mobile, tablet, and preview improvements. Here's a 2 minute overview of how the plugin works.
- Cyber Glow v7.2 got a new line highlighter to make it more obvious which line you're on. 7.4 improved mobile support, among other things.
- AnuPpuccin v1.0.2 - 1.1.1 added a custom dark coffee theme and an alternative card layout option. v1.0.7 overhauled the style settings menu and added support for a bunch of new color schemes as well as custom callouts.
- Ebullientworks v0.6.0 got a ton of updates and should be all set to go for Obsidian 1.0.
- GitHub theme by
@krios2146has a color scheme reminiscent of Github.
- Ultra Lobster by
@7368697661sounds very aggressive but is actually really nice looking with careful attention to fonts and typography.
- Here's a fantastic guide on how to automatically sync notes on iOS for free using git and a-shell.
- Here's how to (self) publish your digital garden with Flowershow.
- Here's how to get Visual Studio Code Server inside of Obsidian.
- Display data in views and status bar with Marcus Olsson: Marcus works you through how to display your plugin data in views and status bar.
- Easy and fast UI development with Svelte with Maxime Cannoodt: Maxime Cannoodt teaches Marcus how to get started with UI development with Svelte.
- This article goes over how to take notes while reading on the web and mentions this web highlighter for Chrome called Eloquent that works with Obsidian and supports nested bullets, tags, and wikilinks. It supports a keyboard focused workflow for quick capture, too.
- Here's a really handy infographic cheat sheet for Obsidian search operators.
- Here's a video guide for how to take conceptual lecture notes using Obsidian, with the goal of having them be useful after the course is over.
- Here's a step-by-step guide for how to set up a vault for school using Dataview and Templater.
- Here's a really inspiring story about how Obsidian helped one user quit smoking marijuana, complete with the relevant planning note and a ton of encouragement from the community. Sometimes the most important notes are short and to the point, no complex workflows required.
- Here's a template for managing data about people that explains how to use Dataview, Templater, and QuickAdd.
- The Basic Dataview Query Builder should be quicker to use now that it adds or skips questions depending on information you give it.
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