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Srinjoy Santra
Srinjoy Santra

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How I take notes for YouTube videos

YiNote is a free Chrome extension to take notes as you watch through a YouTube video. It has saved me countless hours in going to and fro between two screens to take notes.

Despite being an incredible tool to keep your video notes organised in a single place, I really did not like the way it exports notes in markdown format.

I came across a blog by Nicole van der Hoeven about her YiNote to Roam Research Workflow. This inspired me to build a similar thing for markdown editors.

I wrote this quick dirty NodeJS implementation of it.

I run this script to use the exported json file from YiNote to turn all my video notes into a customised markdown format.

And the end result is this in Obsidian Editor!!
Obsidian yt note

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