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Bigger Ideas

Platform agnostic ideas that may help your PKM process. They may feature a software, but I think they apply to more than a single platform.

Mortimer J Adler also had a large slipbox collection.

What about using Obsidian for academic writing? The discussion brings up many pieces of software and workflows.

Chris Lawley shared his research and note workflow.

Here is a thread of exactly what people are using for analogue knowledge systems, down to the pens of choice.

Tiago Forte has been making some rounds to promote his new book. Here is an interview with him by Anne-Laure Le Cunff. It’s interesting that he’s switched a bunch of times, and is currently on Evernote. Also, I like the emphasis on building systems that work and are transferrable to new tools as they come out.

Nicole shared how to use your notes to produce something.

Scott did a timelapse of making a bibliography card for a book with the antinet system.

How to take handwritten notes without using so much paper. Not just “use an iPad”.

Something Interesting

Because we’re all lookin to expand our minds a bit.

Unsurprisingly treating people terribly in a job means that you’ll burn through the entire available workforce. Then you’ll have no one to work for you.


DEVONthink 3.8.4 came out this week. There are some new export options and improvements have been made to Markdown. To see everything check the link above.

Mellel is an app aimed specifically at those writing academic work. Looks like it has an iPad and macOS app and is now on my list of things to try out at some point.

How to set up VSCode as a PKM tool.

The Mac Power User forum had a long discussion about iA Writer’s new update with wikilinks.

Is Evernote worth using still?

Santi showed off Ginko writer, which has a unique way to work on your writing.


Jeffery share his custom styles and theme.

Version 0.7.5 was released with no new features but some polish added.

Logseq Omnivore adds read later service integration.

Creating a book tracker is logseq.


Craft 2.2.3 came out with improvements for your writing experience and shared documents. The new focus mode is most interesting to me as I like a clean distraction-free environment.

Numeric Citizen covered all the updates in version 2.2.3.

Craft also revamped their site. I’m digging the new design.

Adding content to the daily note in Craft.

Using iCloud as an external location for Craft, make sure you know these tips to make it work well.


How to create a book tracker in Obsidian.

Obsidian 0.15.0 brought the ability to open multiple windows into the same vault. It was possible before, but not recommended and I’m interested in the possibilities it will bring to my multi-monitor setup.

Some discussion on Notion vs Obsidian.

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2 responses to “PKM Weekly June 26 2022 – Issue 024”

  1. OldTownEast Avatar

    I have been looking forward to these newsletters the same way I make sure I’m at my desk and have coffee ready for the when the Obsidian Roundup email comes down the line.

    You are one of the pillars of the PKM community and I cannot stress this enough!

    1. Curtis McHale Avatar
      Curtis McHale

      Thanks very much. Have an excellent day.