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kaa
kaa

Obsidian on iOS & Android is now closed beta. Super excited about this development. One of my favourite and most used apps on Windows is coming to iOS. Can it supplant 1Writer?

cambridgeport90
cambridgeport90

@kaa I downloaded that application, but still haven’t quite figured out how to use it. I need to look into it more.

kaa
kaa

@cambridgeport90 Start with a simple theme and then think of it like a second brain. You need a system to name the individual files (because you can easily amass a ton of them pretty quickly).

cambridgeport90
cambridgeport90

@kaa so it’s for notetaking, then? That’s what I got out of it.

humdrum
humdrum

@kaa yeah I'm excited for the iOS app to be available so I can give it a better spin and comparison to Roam for my workflow.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@kaa David Sparks seems to be a massive fam - and on the whole I like his way of thinking... But I still don't get what I stop using if I start using this...?

kaa
kaa

@JohnPhilpin One text editor to rule then all doesn't exist. For me Drafts = Micro.blog and Twitter. iA Writer = Longform writing Obsidian/1Writer = Second Brain (notes I will refer to again more than once) Craft = Research Quick Draft = Daily notes. Gets cleaned out regularly.

pimoore
pimoore

@kaa what kind of long form writing are you doing in iA Writer?

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JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@kaa totally with you on no text editor can rule … drafts, iawriter, Ulysses, craft are all sitting on my devices.

Ulysses is fast disappearing

Iawriter close behind

Obsidian SEEMS to be a store for all notes …. But not across all devices - yet - stops me - and then 4 a month just to synch?

Time to download the trial methinks

pimoore
pimoore

@JohnPhilpin you’re looking to give up on Ulysses and iA? Just curious why they didn’t work for you?

kaa
kaa

@pimoore all writing for In Abeyance is done in iA Writer.

kaa
kaa

@JohnPhilpin Ah see now this is where your thinking has to shift a little. You are right obsidian is not on all devices but your notes are. 1 folder on dropbox synced across Windows, iOS and mac. Use any app you want to access. Each app has its strengths and weaknesses :).

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@kaa so I can use iawriter on phone?

If I add files in obsidian Dropbox box directly do they automatically appear in obsidian?

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@pimoore Ulysses I have through set app - and it won’t go away but I found IAWriter does what I want better … and for longer form still mainly that

But most of my stuff starts with short notes which I am finding drafts is great for … so if I continue with at and IAWriter can read and it … best of all words

// @kaa

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@kaa installed - and oh my!

kaa
kaa

@JohnPhilpin Right! And to imagine that this was originally a Corona-lockdown-project!

simonwoods
simonwoods

@kaa @Johnphilpin Necessity, invention, etc.