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Feature highlights

Portable and expressive

For portability, Obsidian supports CommonMark and GitHub Flavored Markdown (GFM):

  • Code fence with syntax highlighting
  • | Markdown table |
  • [x] Task list
  • ~~Strikethrough~~

For expressiveness, Obsidian also supports:

  • #Tags
  • $$LaTeX math$$
  • [^Footnotes]
  • [[Internal links]]
  • ![[Filename]] to embed notes and other files
Link as first-class citizen

We want your second brain to work like a real brain, so Obsidian encourages you to make connections between your notes. Simply type [[ and Obsidian will auto-complete the link.

With connections in place, you can navigate your notes and get inspiration with backlinks and graph view.

The note multiplexer

Obsidian is great if you have large screens and atomic short notes. Panes in Obsidian can be split infinitely and resized, and they make cross-referencing multiple notes a breeze.

Panes can be pinned to keep its content or linked together so they can show different views of the same note. Combine panes to set up your powerful workspaces.

Build your own Obsidian

With plugins, you can build your own note-taking toolkit like a Lego set.

Here are the current plugins, and we're constantly adding new ones:

  • Page preview: mouse over internal links to preview the content.
  • Backlinks: show "what links here" and find undiscovered connections.
  • Daily note: create today's note with custom date format and optional use a template.
  • Tag pane: view all your tags in one place.
  • Starred notes: bookmark important and frequently accessed notes.
  • Markdown importer: imports your Markdown export from Zettelkasten systems and Roam Research into Obsidian.
  • Zettelkasten note: generate unique ID for your note.
  • Random note: opens a random note, useful for reviewing and discovering.
  • Quick switcher: jump to or create note with keyboard only.
  • Custom CSS: style Obsidian however you like. Check out the awesome themes our community has made!
  • Command palette: use Obsidian without leaving your keyboard.
  • Audio recorder: record a voice memo and embed directly in your notes.
  • Slides: present your Markdown notes as a slideshow by separating slides with ---.