I’ve been using outliners ever since the 1980s, when I was running Dave Winer’s MORE on a MacPlus in college. I then used: Omni Outliner, Workflowy, Dynalist, and Roam Research before moving to Logseq this week.
For a long time I’d wished that Obsidian had a decent workflowy-like outlining experience and when the beta desktop app for Logseq came out I saw a post saying that the two apps could work together. I now have it all set up and I’m absolutely delighted with the result.
The main reason for me to use Obsidian is that it allows me to have a decent mobile app on my iPhone. I also use the Readwise Community Plugin on Obsidian to pull my Readwise highlights. Hopefully one day there will be a logseq iPhone app and Readwise plugin so I won’t need these - but til then, here are some tips on getting everything to play nice together.
All of these adjustments are made in the Obsidian settings:
- Files and Links > default location for new notes > in the folder specified below > “pages”
Files and Links > default location for new attachments > in the folder specified below > “assets”
Files and Links > new link format > relative path to file
Files and Links > Use Wikilinks > off
Journal Daily notes
Core Plugin > Daily Notes > On
Daily Notes > date format > “YYYY_MM_DD”
Daily Notes > new file location > “journals”
Create a page called [[logseq tasks]]
create queries on that page in the form:
- Install “Outliner” and “Zoom” community plugins (note, I had to turn the Outliner plugin off on the mobile app because it wasn’t working.)
UPDATE: Please see these two followup posts in the comments for better handling of journal entries: