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Comparing NotePlan 3 and Craft, Visualizing Data in Obsidian, a Reader’s Setup, and More

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Comparing Craft’s New Daily Note Features to NotePlan 3 »

Comparing Craft’s New Daily Note Features to NotePlan 3

I’ve bounced around daily note-taking apps for the last 18 months or so. The search started with Roam Research, then moved over to NotePlan 3, and now rests in Craft. Each has its own intricate set of features and shortcomings, and I’m still not perfectly jumping for joy with any option.

Daily notes are the core driver of this specific type of note-taking. In general, I attempt to track my work day each day — specifying which client’s work I’m performing, for how long I’m performing the work, and storing meeting and phone call notes for later reference. But how does Craft and NotePlan 3 measure up to this task?

Visualizing Metadata in Obsidian with YAML and Dataview »

Visualizing Metadata in Obsidian with YAML and Dataview

Dataview is an incredibly powerful plugin that allows you to filter data in your Obsidian vault in a lot of really cool ways. In this post, I’m going to show you how I use it to create a table of book ratings from YAML metadata.

If you’d like to follow along with a video, click through. Otherwise, we’ve written out all the details too.

A Few of Our Favorite Obsidian Plugins »

A Few of Our Favorite Obsidian Plugins

Obsidian is a phenomenal notes app, but with a few free community plugins installed, it can become pretty much whatever you want it to be. In this article, we’re going to show you how to install community plugins if you’re not familiar with the process and share some of our favorites.

Asier G. Morato’s Mac and iOS Setup »

Asier G. Morato’s Mac and iOS Setup

Asier G. Morato is the co-founder of Chubby Apps, an indie app studio from the north of Spain (Europe) that believes technology should be easy to use. They make apps with a cute design that don’t need a user manual, are fully accessible, improve people’s lives, and also respect your privacy. Read on to learn more about Asier’s setup!

Just Mobile “ShutterGrip 2” Smartphone Camera Grip with Remote Shutter and More »

Just Mobile “ShutterGrip 2” Smartphone Camera Grip with Remote Shutter and More

Following a very successful Kickstarter campaign back in December, Just Mobile’s second-generation ShutterGrip is now available for purchase and ready to change your whole smartphone photography game.

The most obvious function of the ShutterGrip 2 is that it adds a camera-style grip to just about any iOS or Android phone, making it much more comfortable to shoot with. On top of the grip is a Bluetooth-connected shutter button, making it feel even more like the real deal.

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