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Frequently asked questions

Is there a mobile app?

No, not yet. Obsidian is only available for Windows, macOS, and Linux right now.

Mobile apps are in our long term plan, but they will definitely take a while.

Fortunately, Obsidian data is just plain text Markdown files, so there are plenty of great tools around. Please see here for a comprehensive list.

Is Obsidian free?

Obsidian is 100% free for personal and educational use. You don't even need an account to use it.

For commercial use, check out our pricing and license information.

Even though Obsidian is free, we'd really appreciate it if you buy an optional Catalyst personal license to support our development.

Can I edit and preview Markdown in the same place?

Not yet, sorry. A Typora-like WYSIWYG editor is on our long term plan, but it will take a while.

How do I report bugs or give you feature requests?

Please post them on our forum. Thanks for taking the time to help improve Obsidian!

How do I import my existing data?

If you already have a folder of Markdown files, that would be perfect and nothing needs to be done.

Many apps can now export to Markdown files, and that's a good starting point and should probably work out of the box.

Can I write plugins for Obsidian?

Thanks for your interest! You will be able to do so after Obsidian reaches v1.0.

Before that, you can join our Discord and sign up for the "Developer" role, or check out the "Developer & API" category on our forum to get involved in beta testing the plugin API.