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Self-paced. Video course.

Made for beginners and pros alike.

If you are new to Obsidian...

If you are just getting started with with Obsidian, then you are in the right spot. The first half of this course (Modules 1 and 2) walk you through everything you need to know.

You will discover what Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is and why it matters so much. We will also take you step-by-step through getting your Obsidian setup up and running.

After the first two modules, you will be confidently set up with this powerful app for organizing and connecting all your notes and ideas.

Or, if you are a seasoned Obsidian user...

If you are already using Obsidian, then you will love the advanced lessons and workflows that will show you how to fine-tune this app to your exact needs and wants. We've also got a whole slew of downloadable templates you can copy and paste to improve your setup even more.

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If you've heard of apps like Obsidian, Roam, Notion, and Evernote then you know how powerful and useful they can be.

(Especially now, as we are seeing a huge rise in the wave of these powerful note taking apps and the increasing interest in building a second brain and personal knowledge management.)

In our experience and extensive research, we believe Obsidian is one of the best app out there for making, organizing, and connecting your notes and ideas.

Not to mention, the app makers and community behind Obsidian are rapidly developing new features and making the app better every day.

But, as you can imagine, with all that horsepower and functionality, there comes a learning curve.

Shortcut the Learning Curve

To Obsidian and Beyond is an on-demand video course with one goal in mind: to be the best possible training for Obsidian users who want to get in control over their sea of notes.

During this course, we have a very focused agenda. We will ensure that you are able to:

After this course you will understand what is possible with Obsidian, how it can serve you best for your specific needs, and be set up and ready to use it.

My mind is just exploding with possibilities after this...

— Nathan D.

Is this course right for you?

This course is for anyone who wants to get more from of their notes and ideas.

When you are stuck in a broken loop of always learning and always consuming, but never taking action... frankly that sucks. It's frustrating. We know that you want to have more output, more impact, and to more consistently ship your ideas.

This course is also for anyone who feels stressed out by their note-taking system. We'll show you how to (1) eliminate the pressure you feel toward having to find important information; (2) stop wasting time reading stuff and doing nothing with it; and (3) stop being buried by your own "Information FOMO".

In short, this course is for you if...

We Are Obsidian Nerds

Shawn Blanc

👋 Hello! I'm Shawn Blanc, founder of The Sweet Setup.

I've been writing app reviews and tutorials for over a decade, and in that time The Sweet Setup has become a go-to site for in-depth app research. That's why our site is visited by hundreds of thousands of readers every month.

Over 15,000 folks have been through our online courses and workshops. And our work has been featured by and referenced in sites such as The New York Times, Forbes, LifeHacker, The Wirecutter, Inc., MacStories, Entrepreneur, MacSparky, and more.

Since we began in 2013, we have published hundreds of app reviews and picks. And we've served thousands of customers with our world-class courses on productivity and creativity.

Mike Schmitz

👉 This course is taught by the one and only Mike Schmitz, our Executive Editor. Mike has a singular purpose for this course: to help you save time, get your Obsidian set up just right, and ultimately to be more creative and organized with all your ideas, research, and inspiration.

We cannot wait to see you inside the course!

— Shawn, Mike, & The Sweet Setup team

When it comes to struggling with your notes, writing, and ideas ... we have been there before

As creative note takers, we know first hand how important it is to capture, organize, and make use of your ideas and your notes.

We know how frustrating it is to capture a great idea, put it into your system, but then forget about it and have it get lost in the ocean, only to stumble upon it at some random date down the road wondering where it had been all this time, and wishing you had things more organized and at your fingertips.

Moreover, we also know about the apps for this stuff. We have personally used, tested, and tried all the other apps in this space (including Notion, Roam, Evernote, Ulysses, DevonThink, Drafts, Bear, et al.) While it may seem impossible to know which one is right for you, we think Obsidian is the way to go for those who want the best tool for personal knowledge management.

That's why we are offering you our most advanced, in-depth course yet.

We actually use this app and its workflows every day. We've done the hard work for you of figuring out the best ways to use Obsidian, and we are excited for the chance to show off all the tips and tricks, while getting you set up for yourself.

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.

— Everett J.

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"At first I thought Obsidian was a simple application, but it is more powerful and ambitious beyond my imagination. Thank you for the instruction. You let me know Obsidian can do so much more than I thought."

— Valerie


Q: How is this different from all the other PKM courses out there?

A: This course is different because it is the only on-demand training at this level that goes this in depth with Obsidian. There are many other PKM courses out there, but they all focus on other apps, or are only open once or twice per year.

Q: Will this be worth my time?

A: In a normal day for you, how much time do you spend consuming information? How often do you grab a piece of paper or your phone to jot down an idea?

We have spoken with so many folks who, as part of their ideal day, they would love to have more time to think, learn, and reflect. They want some small part of their day to be free for them to be able to connect ideas and create.

And secondly, as far as if it's worth your time for learning Obsidian... alternatively, you can: (a) try to figure out Obsidian on your own; or (b) scour YouTube looking for various videos that you can piece together on your own in order to cover enough tutorials to get you up and running.

Q: How does the course work?

A: There are 5 modules that go through all the intro and beginner stuff and then move on into more advanced stuff. Modules 1 and 2 are for those getting started. We assume you know nothing and are starting from scratch with Obsidian and also with PKM. Then, modules 3 and 4 go into the advanced workflows.

Everything is pre-recorded and self-paced. You can watch (and re-watch) whatever lesson you want, and feel free to jump around to any particular lesson or module that you want. For those who are new to Obsidian and PKM, you will want to start in Module 1. For those who already have a good system in place and if you are already using Obsidian, then you may want to jump straight to Module 3.

Q: I already use Roam / Notion / Craft / some other "PKM" app, is this course still relevant for me?

A: It depends... If you are thinking of switching to Obsidian, then yes this course is perfect for you. Or, if you're not using your current app to its full potential, there are some general PKM ideas that you can glean from this course that may help you be more efficient with the app you use for connected notes.

Q: Who made this course?

A: Mike Schmitz, the Executive Editor here at The Sweet Setup and our resident expert on all things Obsidian. Our goal is to help you make the most of your time and attention. We do this by researching the very best apps for your Mac, iPad, and iPhone. But we also know a LOT about workflows, staying focused, and best practices. That’s why we’re visited by hundreds of thousands of readers every month.

Q: I’m an Obsidian power user, will this course be worth my time?

A: Fantastic! If you are a power user then you might already know about some of the things we share during this course. But also, as a power user, then it means you know how much impact one new idea or “trick” can do for improving your regular workflows.

The more familiar you are with a particular tool or workflow, and the more frequently you use it, then the greater the return will be from just one single improvement to your workflow and productivity.

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