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Obsidian Course FAQs

The all-new Obsidian course just launched on Tuesday.

And the response has been far beyond what we were expecting. In just the first 24 hours, as many folks signed up for the course as what we were anticipating for the entire first week. (I suppose we should begin to raise our expectations.)

A huge thanks to everyone who has joined the course and is helping spread the word. You are amazing and it’s an honor to get to make things for you. And we already have a lot of new ideas for how to continue to improve and build upon the course over the next several months.

But first…

I can imagine you may be on the fence about Obsidian and about the new course.

There are a LOT of apps out there fore note taking, researching, writing, etc.

One of the big things that makes Obsidian unique in the space the way it helps you to easily connect your notes and ideas.

This ability to connect and interconnect your notes is what takes things a step beyond the “filing” method of organization. It’s in the connecting that a lot of the magic really happens for you.

Now, there are a few other apps that also have connected notes, but there are some features to Obsidian that we believe make it the best of the bunch.

Here’s a great Twitter thread from Nick Milo where he lists out 8 of Obsidians superpowers as a PKM app, which include speed, simplicity, and customizability.

David Sparks and Stephen Hackett recently recorded an episode of Mac Power Users where they talked through an Obsidian deep dive.

And, of course, we have several video tutorials and articles that we’ve posted to the site recently.

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Course FAQs

Okay! With that said, below are some of the questions we’ve been getting about the course, etc.

What level of experience does your new course assume? I have not used Obsidian, but I would benefit from a knowledge management system.

This course is for beginners and pros alike. The first two modules assume that you are starting from scratch with Obsidian and also with PKM and will go through all the beginner stuff to get you set up.

Once you are set up and comfortable, then modules 3 and 4 move on to more advanced stuff. It is all pre-recorded, video on demand, so you can go at your own pace and re-watch whatever you want and jump around to any particular lesson or module that you want. (You can see the full course breakdown and module descriptions about half-way down on this page.)

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What if I am already an active Obsidian user?

There are two types of power users…

  1. Those who have it all figured out and like to keep to their own lane and their own workflows.
  2. Those who are always looking for that extra edge to save them time, spark fresh inspiration, or just learn a bit more about new ways to do things.

If you’re the second type β€” someone who likes to get fresh ideas and improve your own workflows β€” then our course will definitely have something for you. And you’ll see that we have priced it very competitively so that it’s still an incredible deal even if you are comfortable skipping over the introductory modules and going straight into the Masterclass and Advanced Workflow lessons.

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I already have thousands of notes in (Evernote, Ulysses, etc). Will I have to start over?

No. But maybe. That’s kinda up to you as far as how you choose to migrate. While there is not an easy way to just drag and drop everything from one app to the other, this is also an advantage because it allows you to only move over the notes and content that you want to keep.

If you’d like to see this process in action, then join my livestream on Monday where I will literally be migrating 5 years worth of notes and articles from Ulysses over to Obsidian.

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I tried Obsidian and it seemed too complicated.

We totally understand! It is true, Obsidian does have a learning curve and that is why we created this course for you. That’s why we walk you through everything you need to know in order to fully understand how to set up the app the right way, how things work, and how to use the main features of the app.

Obsidian is completely free. (They make money through an optional sync service, but you can choose to sync for free via iCloud or Dropbox if you prefer.) Because it’s free, it means you can download it and work with it at zero risk.

And, because we offer a 30-day refund policy on all our courses, if you feel that it’s just not working for you then no problem.

Here is what a few of our early-access workshop customers had to say:

“I was new to Obsidian and this training opened my eyes to a new way of note taking. I just can’t wait to learn more.” β€” Everett J.

“Seeing how someone actually uses this app finally made it all “click” for me.” β€” TJ L.

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Is this course live or a series of videos?

To Obsidian and Beyond is completely self-paced. Every lesson is pre-recorded so you can go at your own pace. This allows you to easily re-watch whatever lessons you may need, and even jump around to any particular lesson or module that you want.

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How do I get access to all the new course videos?

Simply go here and buy now. Once you’ve purchased your course access, then all the modules and lessons will be instantly available for you inside your membership dashboard on our website.

And hey, if you sign up before Monday, you can save a few bucks by taking advantage of our special launch pricing as well.