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Obsidian Obsidian-Plugins

Today I want to discuss some tools which can be helpful for keeping note-taking clean and consistent. I am using Obsidian for academic research.

I have a mixture of a Wiki-based approach, where I have a "Frontpage" which links into different surface-level topics which then link to even more detailed notes. I also have literature notes, notes with thoughts and summaries of different methodology, and so on, implementing some form of "Zettelkasten" approach. Then I have notes for certain people (e.g., students or collaborators), daily notes where I basically dump down thoughts during the day, event-related notes, and various other things.

Obsidian Obsidian-Plugins Dataview Workflow Automation

I have written in the past about how I use the Dataview plugin in Obsidian to create tables and lists from content. Lately, I have also been looking into the DataviewJS functionality. Here, rather than SQL scripting, you can use the full power of JavaScript to create even more advanced automations.

In this article, I will discuss how to use DataviewJS to create multiple headings and tables in a row from a single Dataview embed.


My favorite resources on Obsidian

Obsidian Obsidian-Plugins

Obsidian and especially the ecosystem around Obsidian plugins and themes is blooming. Therefore, I have been searching around Obsidian and have collected some materials around this ecosystem. In this article, I discuss a number of places worthy to look at (except my website, of course ;-)).

Gamification Habits

As I blogged recently I have been reading the book Atomic Habits and rethought some daily processes in terms of how I approach habits.


My thoughts on Atomic Habits

Book Habits

Recently I really got into non-fiction books. I picked up a couple of productivity/self-help kind of books along the way. One is Atomic Habits by James Clear.

I won't go into a "full" book review, nor will I summarize the whole books. There's probably several websites which already have done so, so I'll keep this section short. I will split this article in half: First some initial thoughts on the book which stood out to me, and then how I implemented some ideas from the book into my daily life.


One of my biggest issues with many new productivity tools in the cloud is actually my data privacy when using them. While I would love to play around with fancy new tools like Craft or Roam, I will not put any real work related information in these tools.