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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.

I Tried to Migrate to Todoist; It Didn’t Go Well. (web) Good points about chasing the “perfect” app.

Nicole talks about emergent note-taking. (youtube) How to spot clusters of notes and do something with them.

On the portability of a physical note system. (reddit)

Bryan gives us an update on his channel. (youtube)

Note naming in Zettelkasten. (youtube)

AI can be an effective partner in writing, but it can also be a drunk partner. (web) I enjoyed this article talking about using ChatGPT as a research assistant to suggest avenues of discovery.

If we offload our agency, our ability to decide, to inanimate entities outside of ourselves, we risk losing important parts of ourselves. Especially in these times as AI is on the rise, we must remain vigilant. – Is Something Wrong with my “Second Brain”? (web)

Retroactive journaling. (web)

We often have messed up ideas of what a “creative” person is supposed to be. (web)

Is most of what’s being called Zettelkasten antithetical to Zettelkasten? (reddit)

Obsidian – A Year In. (web) Good tips under the lessons learned for using any application.

Something Interesting

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

We need a free press…even behind bars. (web)


Want to speed read on Linux? Try out Spedread. (web)

What is the best note-taking app? (youtube) As cited at the beginning, context matters for the recommendations.

You can use aliases in DEVONthink. (web)

There is a 40% off discount for students and teachers on DEVONthink and DEVONagent until May 5th. (web)

DEVONthink To Go 3.6.5 brings us:

  • thumbnail previews for bookmarks and web archives
  • better quote handling
  • smoother scrolling

Tips on organizing your notes in Apple Notes. (youtube)


Using Things 3 with Craft. (youtube

You can no longer add “guests” to collaborate in Craft. (reddit)


Obsidian Symbols Prettifier takes some of those symbols you could type (like arrows) and makes them prettier. (web/youtube)

Excalidraw and Scribble helper for your iPad. (youtube)

Replacing GoodReads with Obsidian. (web) I like the thought of Author Pages.

Danny has some tips on Dataview. (youtube) The query builder looks amazing.

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