Free for personal use

We don't charge based on features or usage.

Only pay if you use Obsidian commercially.

Personal use


Free forever

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  • All app features
  • No account or sign up required
  • Themes, plugins and API
  • Community support

Commercial use

$50 USD

Per user, per year

  • Commercial use license
  • 14-day free trial
  • Priority support
  • For bulk discounts and other inquiries, contact us at sup[email protected]


Upgrade your Obsidian experience and support independent development.


$4 USD

Per user, per month, billed annually

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  • Sync notes across devices
  • End-to-end encryption
  • Version history
  • Priority email support


$8 USD

Per site, per month, billed annually

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  • Publish notes to the web
  • No technical knowledge required
  • Graph view and outline
  • Priority email support

Early access

Get beta versions of Obsidian, VIP badges, and help us remain 100% user‑supported.


$25+ USD

One-time payment

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  • Support development
  • Early access to beta versions
  • Special community badges
  • Access to VIP channel


Frequently asked questions about pricing

What is considered commercial use?

Commercial use means using Obsidian for revenue-generating or work-related activities within a for‑profit organization that has two or more employees. Government departments and agencies are considered commercial use, unless registered as a non-profit organization. For all other purposes, you're welcome to use Obsidian for free. Learn more.

Can I buy Obsidian for someone else?

Yes! You can purchase Obsidian Credit for friends, family, and coworkers. This credit can be used to pay for any Obsidian license or service. To get started, create an account and buy credit. You can then send it to the recipient via email or a shareable link. Learn more.

What is your refund policy?

We provide full refunds within 7 days of purchase for commercial licenses, Obsidian Publish, and Obsidian Sync — no questions asked. However, please note that Catalyst licenses and Obsidian Credit are non-refundable. Learn more.

Do you store, access, or process user data?

Obsidian is a private and secure space for your thoughts. You can use our apps without sharing any personal information, and your data is stored locally on your device, making it inaccessible to us. Additionally, our apps do not collect telemetry data, and we never sell user data.

If you choose to use Obsidian Sync, your data is secured with AES‑256 end-to-end encryption, preventing us from reading it. Learn more.

Do you offer discounts for education, nonprofits, or other groups?

Yes, we do! Students, faculty members, and nonprofit employees are eligible for a 40% discount on Obsidian Sync and Publish. We do not offer any other discounts or promotions. Learn more.

Can I evaluate Obsidian for commercial use?

Yes! You and your team may use Obsidian commercially for free for 14 days to evaluate the app before purchase.

Does the commercial use license include Sync and Publish?

No. To use Sync or Publish you will need to purchase those services separately.

What benefits does the Catalyst license grant?

By becoming a Catalyst member, you'll receive early access to beta versions of Obsidian, as well as special badges within the community. Catalyst plays a vital role in helping Obsidian remain 100% user-supported, free from investor influence that could compromise our values.

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