I was recently asked which tools I’d recommend for someone getting started with taking notes in a Zettelkasten style system and contrary to what many people would believe I said start with a notecard because it enforces a character limit on you. When you get started it’s far to easy to jumble a bunch of thoughts into a single note, when the don’t relate at all. A notecard enforces a small thought.

Of course there is also an Obsidian plugin for enforcing a character limit called Paper Cut. Today we’ll take a live look at how it works and what it does.