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Hed
Mar 31, 2004

Fun Shoe

Hughlander posted:

Trying to move some of my work over from Evernote to Obsidian I have two huge issues.

1) Lack of clipper. I use both Outlook clipper and chrome web clipper with Evernote and donít see an easy way to just archive an email and a website.
2) Since each note is a markdown they limit you to a small subset of characters in the note name. Iíd rather it URLEncode the title behind the scene and let me use ? And & and = in the title.

Any one see solutions to these?

There are a few extensions for the browser that will export highlights (or a single web page) to mark down, including storing images in the vault and embedding them in place. My biggest gripe is that bulleted lists will come with spacing between them. Havenít seen anything for email.

For the URL it sounds like you could do custom YAML metadata in the header but I havenít messed with that. Since the title == filename I donít see a solution if thatís what you want to change. You can probably display based on optional meta tag, though.

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Hed
Mar 31, 2004

Fun Shoe

TraderStav posted:

Glad to see there was a thread already about Obsidian! I have recently discovered it and it has completely revolutionized how I handle managing my work and personal agenda. Making heavy use of the tasks function to capture actions WHEREVER THE gently caress I WANT and have them show up where I need them later.

In a meeting and ask my employee to do something?
#waitingFor [[Employee Name]] to do the needful by 2023-11-16

For most people I have a page under /p/ that pulls all the notes they're mentioned in, as well as has some basic information about them if I ever needed it. When I have my weekly 1:1 with [[Employee Name]], I pull up the new note in the 1:1s folder, use templater to set up the 1:1 template for that date and it pulls in all of the tags for them that are #waitingFor, #discussWith to prime myself for the 1:1 on all the things that I asked them to do, or want to talk to them about

My daily note page pulls in all of the actions that are outstanding or due on the current day, I fill in my daily schedule and put in placeholders for whatever meetings that I have so when I start the meeting I just click that link and away I go to capture, including [[Attendee1]] [[Attendee2]] so I can see who was there, even if I don't have a /p/ for them.

To top it all off I JUST found a kickass shortcut that I just bound to my Action button on my iPhone 15 (but can also be triggered by Siri or any other way shortcuts get triggered) for me to dictate whatever I want and it get dumped into inbox.md, prepended with #memo that gets splashed on the top of my daily notes page for later triaging.

Obsidian fucks. I haven't even gotten to the knowledge management aspects of it yet. From a work perspective though, a management wage slave that creates little (value) and usually am in meetings and delegating people, this system is incredible.

That's awesome. I have enjoyed what I've been doing (I'll write it up) but how do you trigger the #waitingFor stuff? Just links to plug-ins or HOWTOs would be fine.

My favorite thing is pulling in PDFs and marking them up, it's so much easier than it was in OneNote to take dense reports I was emailed and reference sections now with the PDF deep links.

Hed
Mar 31, 2004

Fun Shoe
Thanks TraderStav. That makes sense. I really haven't messed around with dataview--I thought I had but I did use the ```query syntax to look for todos back when I was messing around.

For PDFs I get that have material for a meeting I like to drop them in a topical /media folder, then I can reference them with like **Main Article:** [[meeting_topic_v2.pdf]] and then split screen in Obsidian (snowman icon -> Split right). Then I outline in my markdown pane, I can cite entire pages with links, or sometimes I'll embed key chart pages with ![[meeting_topic_v2.pdf#page=69]] or you can highlight some content in the PDF reader pane and "Copy link to selection" then you get a deep link into the PDF like [[meeting_topic_v2.pdf#page=5&selection=85,0,86,1|My Meeting Slide Title, page 5]] that embeds well with whatever you're doing and takes you to exactly what you highlighted.

This workflow has replaced me scrawling stuff on printed PDFs in OneNote on my iPad Pro with pencil and never being able to find it again. It looks like in the roadmap they'll add full-on support for embedded annotations as soon as PDF.js rolls it in.

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