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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.
Should you actually use notecards for your notes? Like a bunch of the responses, I say you do what works for you. “Good” output is also defined by what matters to you.
Is Zettelkasten merely the gamification of note-taking? I find the OP’s comments about the “performance” by influencers interesting.
Like Marc, I believe writing is magical. I wouldn’t have the career I have today without my blog talking about programming, and now PKM. It introduced me to people that gave me work…so my blog paid for everything I have.
How should you handle organizing research to write a book?
How do you handle ephemeral sources like YouTube videos in your notes?
This book club is talking about Scott’s Antinet book.
The cynic and small mean person inside me sees these folks expounding the value of their digital gardens and wonders if they’re missing the point. I don’t actually follow any of them closely enough to know if this is true (it’s probably not) but if all the work being put into the note-taking system isn’t resulting in actual outputs then it seems like misplaced effort. It’s like a chef collecting a huge library of impressive and rare ingredients but never actually making anything with them. – Sam Spurlin
Because we’re all lookin to expand our minds a bit.
I enjoyed this article about moving to a dumb phone.
Is writing a rich person’s hobby? I know the only reason I can write this newsletter and do YouTube videos is that I am a programmer and get paid well for it so I can spend a day or two a week on these things. Members support me a little, but I’d need 10x of the current members to actually do this stuff full-time.
KDigitalStudio showed off Noteful for those that like taking handwritten notes on iPads.
Here’s a big list of 3rd Party Macros for The Archive.
Does anyone know of a PKM tool that works well with Mail.app?
How to use the graph view in DEVONthink.
Numeric Citizen did a 60-minute experiment testing out the Capacities.io app.
This thread questions where Craft is going. The OP brought up the lack of support for Craft X features which were coming “this year” in theory. I canceled my Craft subscription.
I did a video showing how I send book notes to OmniFocus so I remember to process my books.
Actions for Obsidian is a new application for your iOS devices that will add more Shortcuts actions for you to use. Hoping to get on the TestFlight.
Obsidian Canvas came out and a bunch of people did videos on it linked below. I do see why people are excited, but I don’t think it does much to make it more “tactile” as some of the videos talk about.
How Matt publishes Obsidian posts to Ghost. Right now I publish by going through Ulysses, but I’d like to take that step out. That probably means I need to write a better WordPress publishing plugin, which means I need to set aside time for that.
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