How I Use Obsidian
Obsidian is a free software used for creating knowledge bases based on plain text files stored locally.
- The notes consists of markdown files. Which have several benefits:
- I can use Git to version control and have the full history of the notes.
- If Obsidian ceases to exist I still have access to my notes.
- Not stored in the cloud. I sync with GitHub… there it goes my argument 🤷♂️.
- What Obsidian does?
- First you create a vault, consisting of a folder containing the notes.
- Create notes with plain text and link them using a simple syntax.
- While editing you can navigate through your notes as you do when on the Internet.
- It automatically keeps tracks of what linked what.
- Capable of generating a graph view of all notes and their linkage.
- Extendable and has an phenomenal community. People have written plugins for all sort of use cases.
- Helps with autocomplete.
- Query notes with a syntax SQL alike.
- It powers my workouts. I don't publish those.
- Obsidian Git
- Backups my vault to git in a fixed time interval.
- Quick Add
- Used in combination with a button to add a workout as a note given a template.
If you want to have a deeper view of Obsidian I recommend this series Practically Paperless with Obsidian.
Things I track on Obsidian
- All my notes
- Workout logs
- Exercise, reps, weight, and optionally a note
- Setup described on How I Track My Gym Workouts