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Notion-like Markdown Note-Taking App 'Obsidian' is Out of Beta

Obsidian 1.0 is all about the redesign and valuable new features.

Obsidian is a powerful note-taking app that can be used to make knowledge graphs while still offering Notion-like features.

We already had a detailed article on it before the 1.0 update:

Obsidian is a Notion Alternative for Hardcore Markdown Users for Creating Knowledge Graph of Notes - It’s FOSS
It’s like Visual Studio Code for Markdown and it has potential to become a true alternative to the likes of Notion.

The release of Obsidian 1.0 marks a crucial step in the development of the app for its desktop and mobile experience.

Obsidian is not an open-source app, but it is available for Linux users.

Let's take a look at the new features on offer for desktops.

🆕 Obsidian 1.0: What's New?

obsidian 1.0

The 1.0 release has added a bunch of new features, major visual changes, and bug fixes, some of the highlights include:

  • Revamped UI
  • New Appearance Settings
  • Tabs With Tab Stacking
  • Overhauled Theme Gallery
  • Various Bug Fixes
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🎨 User Interface Makeover

obsidian 1.0 user interface

The user interface has received an extensive makeover, which has resulted in a more intuitive and robust user experience.

obisidian ui

In addition to that, Obsidian now has a dedicated section for appearance settings. It contains settings to toggle options for showing the inline title, tab title bar, changing accent color, and more.  

obsidian 1.0 appearance settings

Tabs With Tab Stacking

obsidian 1.0 tabs

You can now open multiple tabs in Obsidian and use hotkeys to help you multitask throughout a busy day.

An added bonus, even if you quit Obsidian, it will remember which tabs you had opened and your active state in those tabs.

obsidian 1.0 tab stacking

Tabs can also be grouped to form a stack and switched between, resulting in a decluttered workspace.

🛠️ Other Changes

Other changes worth mentioning include:

  • Ability to change the zoom level.
  • Improved Obsidian sync.
  • Memory leak fix.
  • Fold Commands for folding lines.

You can go through the release notes, and its release announcement too get into the finer details.

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📥 Download Obsidian 1.0

You can download Obsidian 1.0 by heading over to the official website. For mobiles, it is available on Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.

Three packages have been made available for Linux users: AppImage, Flatpak, and Snap.

The developers have also clarified that they won't be charging personal users for access to Obsidian.

💬 What do you think of Obsidian 1.0? A worthy alternative to other note-taking apps?

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