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10+ Best Articles on Obsidian

A reading list of the best and most useful articles and videos on obsidian from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Obsidian Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on obsidian by Refind users in 2022.

  1. How to switch from Notion to Obsidian
  2. Obsidian Template: Organise Your Life With a Simple Paperless Planner
  3. Obsidian is my Thinking Environment not my Second Brain
  4. My Obsidian Setup, Part 1: Sync, Core Plugins, Workspaces, and Other Settings
  5. Obsidian, Roam, and the rise of Integrated Thinking Environments—what they are, what they do, and what’s next

Videos

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Short Articles

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Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on obsidian.

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Obsidian, including:

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Ness Labs

The learning community for ambitious knowledge workers. Join us to think better, learn faster, and work happier: http://nesslabs.com/masterclass 🧠✨

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MacStories

Apple news, reviews, and stories. By @viticci & friends. Ads: https://macstories.net/advertise Want more? Join @ClubMacStories: http://club.macstories.net

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The Sweet Setup

We enjoy spending an inordinate amount of time to research the best apps and workflows for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. (By @shawnblanc and friends.)

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