How I use the Markdown app Obsidian as a second brain

Obsidian is a Markdown Editor and Reader that can turn a folder of Markdown files into a very powerful knowledge base. The concept is that Obsidian is designed to work with a local folder on your computer which is also capable of syncing with cloud based providers like Dropbox. Essentially this leads to a scenario where you are in control of all of your data as opposed to having it on a 3rd party server. The Markdown files are stored on your local computer and you don’t have to share them unless you want to.

Obsidian is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. As of writing they have an iOS and Android version which are in private beta. You can download Obsidian here

Building A Second Brain

Note Taking

Desktop Workflow

This is what it looks like in Markdown.

# My Plan for this week
Need to remain consistent the plan for this week... ✍️
➡️ Post 1 article a day
➡️ 1 hour minimum coding a day
➡️ Exercise for 7 days
➡️ Continue with Udemy Course
➡️ Interview prep
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When you have created a lot of backlinks you can go to the graph view and see how they all relate to each other. If you put your mouse cursor on the circles it will show you the link tree for the notes. If you click on the circle then it will take you to the note. You can also filter by tags as well as other parameters.

Mobile Workflow


A Markdown Editor



For syncing my local desktop folder with Dropbox and my Android phone


Final Thoughts

Peace ✌️

👨🏿‍💻 Software Developer @CGI_Global 🖼 Content Creator. Sharing the mindset and content so you work hard to grow stronger than your past self ☯️