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Hughlander
May 11, 2005

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?

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Hughlander
May 11, 2005

I'm sill trying to use Obsidian, but I think I'm missing a lot of hotkeys or default behaviors. Maybe it's that I have nested folders, but in evernote it's a lot easier to find a note because my sidebar is a list of shortcuts, a list of recent edited notes, then if i go far enough below that i get a two column of folders and clicking into the folder I get the notes.

In Obsidian, I just get a list of folders and if expanded all notes in there, and that is having trouble scaling at 100 notes, when I don't even want to think about what the 2-3000 notes I have in Evernote would look like.

Hughlander
May 11, 2005

Just got bored while compiling and did some searches and found https://github.com/ozntel/file-tree-alternative that literally has a feature flag 'Evernote View'

Hughlander
May 11, 2005

Generic Monk posted:

I typically just use the quick switcher or the quick switcher++ add on with the key rebound to ctrl-p so it works off the same muscle memory as the switcher in sublime text and vscode. The utility of the treeview sidebar doesnít really scale once you have a ton of notes ime

Yep I did that (only bound to control-t like Jetbrains open anything) but what I was going for to ease myself into it is more what current PC evernote looks like. So I have the improved file tree showing folders and count of notes there, next to that is the notes in the selected folder, then under is the most recently opened notes. May see if I can see if I can get a tiny preview in one of those as well.

Also for me tree-view is looking just at the folders and their count so i can quickly create a new note in a folder or just search in that folder for the note I know I'm thinking about. My top level folders are really more different parts of life like: Home, Work, Games, <GameImMaking>, D&D, Daily Notes so it's almost like just the first level tag.

Hughlander
May 11, 2005

TraderStav posted:

Really need to hear about the PDFs/etc as I'm currently doing nothing like that. I have an iPad Pro with a Pencil that I'm not using now that I moved over to Obsidian, prior was doing everything on apps that were 100% handwritten.

For the #waitingFor/#discussWith, I have my 1:1s organized like so:
code:
Notes
-- Employee
   -- Employee Name
     -- Note for individual 1:1 session
The Employee Name matches perfectly to the note in the /p/ folder that is associated with the employee. In the template for the 1:1, I have the following code:

code:
## Discuss With
```dataview
task
FROM #discussWith  
where contains(text, reverse(split(this.file.folder, "/"))[0]) AND !completed AND contains(text, "#discussWith")
```
It references the name of the folder that the note is in and pulls that in to search the tasks that includes the employees name. Does that make sense?

file.folder is a good call out I should play with it.

The one I do a lot is a note per 1:1

The general format of the 1:1 is:
# Previous tasks
```tasks
done
tags include #PERSON
```

# @today
- Note
- Note
- Note

```tasks
not done
tags include #PERSON
```

@today get's expanded to [[2023-11-17-Friday]] which is the name of my Daily note. Then in the daily note I have a section for meetings that would look like:
- [[PERSON 1-1]] ![[PERSON 1-1#2023-11-17-Friday]]

So it'll link to the 1:1 note, but also bring in the text of that day's meeting. By using a tag per person I can also in any meeting just do a:
- [ ] #PERSON remember to talk about this

Hughlander
May 11, 2005

afroserty posted:

I'm fairly new to Obsidian and I am hoping someone can clarify for me how exactly the Properties feature is different from the front matter in regard to tags and other properties. Are they identical/different syntax wise when it come to the Dataview plug in?

I am trying to set up some templates but would like to know if there is a different/ better use case for this as they seem to be exclusive? They seem like they are just the same thing with a different look but I noticed when tags are just in a note Dataview does not pick them up but when they are in the Properties section they are returned which seems backwards. With everything else seeming quite well thought this seemed odd to me, unless it could be a plug in error?

Properties is just a different view into the front matter and you can toggle it on/off.

Are you using 'tag' or 'tags' in the property? In Dataview?

I think what you're seeing is talked about here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ObsidianMD/comments/16e58pv/dataview_stopped_fetching_tags_queries_after_the/ and here:
https://github.com/blacksmithgu/obsidian-dataview/issues/2064

I rarely frontmatter tag things but usually just tag in text so hadn't noticed an issue.

Hughlander
May 11, 2005

TraderStav posted:

So the advantage of this is that it's a web based obsidian that you can access from anywhere rather than an app that syncs? If all of the plugins and everything else works the same as the app this may be a great solution for those of us that can't install and/or sync obsidian with our work machines.

Guessing the best approach is to reverse proxy so that it can be externally facing, does it have a login?

I had rolled my own for two reasons:
1) To have an always on pdf scanner / OCR that would sync the results back to my mobile phone. Running that plugin on mobile was a bit flakey.
2) For the case where I wanted to look something up with a full screen and keyboard and was on a machine that I didn't control.

By default I set everything up through traefik that requires a plex login if it's not coming from my local network.

Just reading the README.md for the repo though: https://github.com/linuxserver/docker-obsidian
CUSTOM_USER HTTP Basic auth username, abc is default.
PASSWORD HTTP Basic auth password, abc is default. If unset there will be no auth

Looks like they do HTTP Basic auth.

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Hughlander
May 11, 2005

The Fool posted:

use wireguard or tailscale

If you canít install obsidian on a device what makes you think you are installing tailscale or wire guard?

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