While I’ve been loving [Obsidian](https://obsidian.md) over the last few months as my main idea connection and research application, it does have one big shortcoming for those of us that are iPad first in our work.

**There is no iPad/mobile application**. Yes one is coming, but it may be a while before we get it and I want to make sure that any research I’m doing while on my iPad isn’t lost to my main knowledge system.

Today I’m going to show you how I use [1Writer](https://1writerapp.com/) to take notes so that Obsidian can understand them. I’m also going to talk a bit about [iA Writer](https://ia.net/writer) and why I’m not using it for my Obsidian files despite it being my favourite writing tool on any device.