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Discussion on: How I use the Markdown app Obsidian as a second brain

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Obsidian appears to be much simpler compared to Notion which is an all in one powerhouse that now has a public API. So it's now possible to connect Notion workspaces to external apps like Gmail, Trello, Dropbox etc...

However I think Obsidian can in theory be just as useful if you were to create a custom workflow for it. I watched a YouTube video where someone talked about converting their Notion workflow to Obsidian. I am not ready to go that far yet.

One area where it beats Notion is in the overall writing experience. It just feels more natural like using a word document whereas Notion has these weird blocks for writing code which feels more unnatural and against conventions.