Why it’s hard to get started: Obsidian’s not really a note-taking app

Note-taking apps have ways they want you to work, a grain you should follow. Except Obsidian. Obsidian’s grain comes from you.

Updated May 8, 2022

This might sound odd, but Obsidian isn’t a note-taking app.

On its website, the Obsidian team describes the app as “a second brain” and a “powerful knowledge base”, as well as an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for text files.

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