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Obsidian for Mac

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Download Obsidian 1.5.8

Obsidian for Mac

  -  175 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    Obsidian 1.5.8 LATEST

  • Review by

    Juan Garcia

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later

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  • Author / Product

    Obsidian Team / External Link

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Obsidian App for Mac is a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files. In Obsidian Mind Map, making and following [[connections]] is frictionless. Tend to your notes like a gardener; at the end of the day, sit back and marvel at your own knowledge graph. The app is 100% free for personal and educational use. You don't even need an account to use it.

Note-taking is incredibly personal. Tried every app, but there's always something not quite right? You deserve better. Obsidian is built to be extensible. With 22 core plugins and 197 community plugins, set up your own toolkit and get running in minutes.

With the Obsidian for macOS program, your data sits in a local folder. Never leave your life's work held hostage in the cloud again. Plain text Markdown also gives you the unparalleled interoperability to use any kind of sync, encryption, or data processing that works with plain text files.

Obsidian tool for Mac is great if you have large screens and atomic short notes. Panes in Obsidian can be split infinitely and resized, and they make cross-referencing multiple notes a breeze. Panes can be pinned to keep their content or linked together so they can show different views of the same note. Combine panes to set up your powerful workspaces.

Here are the current plugins
  • Graph view: view a graphical representation of all your notes and connections, as well as open a local graph for your individual note.
  • Page preview: mouse over internal links to preview the content.
  • Backlinks: show "what links here" and find undiscovered connections.
  • Daily notes: create today's note with custom date format and optional use a template.
  • Tag pane: view all your tags in one place.
  • Starred notes: bookmark important and frequently accessed notes.
  • File explorer: browse files in your vault and sort them.
  • Word count: language-aware word and character count for your current note.
  • Search: extremely performant vault-wide search, with advanced operators and regex support.
  • Markdown format converter: imports your Markdown export from Zettelkasten systems and Roam Research into the app.
  • Zettelkasten prefixer: generate a unique ID for your note.
  • Templates: lets you quickly insert snippets of text into your current note.
  • Random note: opens a random note, useful for reviewing and discovering.
  • Quick switcher: jump to or create notes with the keyboard only.
  • Outline: shows the list of headings for the current note, and allows you to navigate to another section by clicking on a heading.
  • Command palette: use Obsidian without leaving your keyboard.
  • Audio recorder: record a voice memo and embed it directly in your notes.
  • Slides: present your Markdown notes as a slideshow by separating slides with ---.
  • Open in default app: quickly open files with your OS default application, as well as show files in the OS file explorer.
  • Publish (paid): lets you publish notes from your vault onto your site, all within Obsidian.
  • Sync (paid): sync your vaults across devices with end-to-end encryption.
  • File recovery: takes snapshots of your changes and lets you revert to them.
Also Available: Download Obsidian for Windows

What's new in this version:

- Added RTL text support
- Tables are now automatically formatted as you type. This means columns will now render cleanly in source mode
- Tables will no longer break when typing in the line preceding a table widget
- The paragraph submenu is now disabled inside the table context menu
- Typing "---" will no longer autocomplete inside a table cell
- Fixed issue where long horizontal tables would lose their scroll position on edit
- Fixed issue where right-clicking inside a table would cause multiple context menus to appear
- Lots of small fixes to how we handle editing text adjacent to tables
- Fixed table not always getting focused when using "Insert table" command
- Fixed issue where undo/redo would put cursor in wrong position
- You can now press backspace after a table to select the table. Pressing backspace again will delete the table
- You can now click links and tags inside table cells

- Formatting commands now recognize _ for italic and __ for bold
- Fixed issue where "Copy" would not work in a file where a PDF was embedded
- "Quick font size adjustment" is now disabled by default
- Fixed some weird behavior with "Toggle comment" command when it was used next to other comments
- It's no longer possible to accidentally edit text inside a fold. Navigating into a fold will automatically open the fold
- "Close" has been moved to the top in the tab menu

- Sync: When viewing your remote vaults inside Obsidian, you can now see the total storage space used by each vault
- Improvements for indented text and lists in Live Preview

- The focused item in the File Explorer will now hide after opening a file
- Fixed the appearance of the embedded backlinks for right-to-left interfaces
- Pressing Home when editing a table in source mode will now always go to the beginning of the line
- Fixed issue where Canvas would fail to render if a zero-byte image file was embedded on the canvas
- Fixed issue where files would fail to save when navigating between files at the same time the properties are being edited
- Fixed Live Preview issue where tokens inside Markdown code blocks will no longer get parsed and rendered
- Fixed Outgoing links "link" button missing for unresolved links
- Fixed "copy" button on the Sync history modal not working
- Fixed Outline view not showing leading numerics
- Fixed page preview sometimes getting triggered when mouse is not hovering over the app
- Fixed issue where Backlinks view would incorrectly render links if they are on the same line as an embed
- We have reverted the changes to how lists are displayed in Live Preview. They will be formatted how they were in v1.4
- Fixed Enter, F2, and Command + ArrowDown not working when File Explorer is focused. Enter should now open the focused file on Linux and Windows and rename the file on macOS. F2 will rename the focused folder/file. And Command + ArrowDown will open the focused file on macOS
- Editing a ordered checklist (i.e. 1. [ ]) will no longer cause the checkboxes to get wiped out

- Double-clicking on the sidebar tabs will no longer trigger "maximize window."
- Fixed View → Source Mode and View → Reading View app menu items getting out of sync with the app
- Fixed issue where dragging and dropping screenshots into Obsidian would produce broken links

- Fixed issue where the Vim cursor got out of sync with the app cursor. This made it possible to accidentally edit Properties inside Vim mode.
- The Vim cursor will now be hidden if the editor is not focused
- Restyled the Vim normal mode command panel

- The installer has been updated to Electron v28.2.3
- See the API Changelog for a list of API updates

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