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Frequently asked questions about pricing
Commercial use refers to using Obsidian for revenue-generating or work-related activities within a for‑profit company that has two or more people. In this case, you'll need a commercial license. For all other purposes, you're welcome to use Obsidian for free, forever. Learn more.
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.
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 are non-refundable. Learn more.
Your privacy is our priority. Obsidian allows you to retain full control over your data. There's no need to create an account to use Obsidian, and your data is stored locally on your device, making it inaccessible to us.
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.
Yes! You and your team may use Obsidian commercially for free for 14 days to evaluate the app before purchase.
No. To use Sync or Publish you will need to purchase those services separately.
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.