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Obsidian Web

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Connect your browser with your notes in Obsidian. Obsidian Web is a customizable web clipper for Obsidian with advanced features.

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Description from store This is a Chrome extension for Obsidian* that allows you to more tightly integrate your browser with your notes in Obsidian. Obsidian Web makes clipping content from the web into your notes seamless, but that's just the basic part -- it also has advanced features that help you to find out when you already have notes before you take the time to add them again, and to remind you about what your thoughts were last time you were there. Features: - Templates: Configure how your content will appear in your notes by editing simple templates. Want to add information that isn't the page title, URL, or the text you've selected? You can change the content you are about to send to your notes on a case-by-case basis by clicking on the "Entry Details" dropdown from the pop-up menu. - Note Recall: Have you been to this page before? Maybe you already have notes about it? Obsidian Web can search your notes to see if you've mentioned this page before, and if so, let you open that note in Obsidian or update it with new content. - Periodic Notes: Want to append or patch your daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly notes? This gives you an "Append to current daily note" option out-of-the-box, but maybe you want to use a different interval or insert your content in a specific section of your daily note? Just modify the template and you can. Note that this requires the Obsidian Periodic Notes plugin: https://obsidian.md/plugins?id=periodic-notes To get started: 1. Install this extension from the Chrome Web Store 2. Install & enable the "Local REST API" plugin from the Community Plugins section in Obsidian. 3. Click on the "Obsidian Web" icon in your toolbar and follow the instructions. To report a bug or suggest a feature, go to: https://github.com/coddingtonbear/obsidian-web/discussions *Please note that the authors of this extension have no affiliation with the makers of Obsidian. New in version 3.3.0: - Adds slightly improved bug reporting information when exporting a bug report. - Adds better warning messages when your version of Obsidian Local REST API is out-of-date. - Distinguishes between local HTTP and remote HTTP connections, and only warns you to use HTTPs if your HTTP connection isn't local. New in version 3.2.0: - Do you write notes about a page and want to be reminded of them when you browse to that page again? You can now configure Obsidian Web to automatically open the extension menu and show you a notice when you navigate to a URL you've already written notes about. This is particularly useful if you need to remind yourself about why you might not want to buy a particular thing on Amazon or listen to a particular book on Audible. Read more here: https://github.com/coddingtonbear/obsidian-web/wiki/Automatic-Match-Display - Do you want to remind yourself of notes you have about a page *before* you click on a link to that page? Now you can configure Obsidian Web to show you when you have notes about a page just by hovering over a link to it. You can even set a custom message for it to show you when you hover over a link to that particular page, too. You can find out more about this feature here: https://github.com/coddingtonbear/obsidian-web/wiki/Hover-Messages New in version 3.1.0: - Added a new bug report export feature making it easier for issues to be troubleshot. You can find this via the "bug" shaped icon in the upper-right corner of the options panel. New in version 3.0.0: - A completely new Pop-Up that's a lot easier to use and understand. - It's now shown inside your page content and allows you to leave the pop-up open while you collect whatever content you want to gather from the page without needing to close and re-open the pop-up every time you realize you need to copy something from your page. You can drag the pop-up around, too, if it's in the way! - Templates are shown and rendered on-the-fly in the interface so you can better understand how your templates are used for generating your notes. - It's now launchable by a keyboard shortcut -- by default Alt+Shift+O. You can find instructions for how to change the keyboard shortcut in Options. Closing the pop-up is also doable from the keyboard now, too -- just press your Esc key. - There's now support for connecting to Obsidian instances other than the one running on localhost for those of you who are using Docker images or have Obsidian running on another machine in your network. - Extra context is provided from Readability (https://github.com/mozilla/readability) in addition to your page content. Now the title, length, excerpt, byline, etc. information that Readability extracts from the document are available as context variables. New in version 2.2.0: - Automatic Drafting: You can now open and modify the content in the pop-up menu multiple times without losing what you had previously entered. - Markdown Selections: Selection is provided as Markdown text instead of a plain-text string. - Import/Export: Settings can be exported and imported as a JSON file. New in version 2.1.0: - Note Recall (optionally-enabled) - When opening the extension pop-up, the extension will search your notes to see if you've mentioned this URL before and provide you options for opening or editing that existing note if so. - Optionally, will search your notes in the background while browsing the web and let you know (by showing a badge on the extension icon) if you've mentioned this page before or if you have a dedicated note for it without requiring you to open the extension pop-up to find out. - Improved page content snapshots. Since version 2.0.0, page content has been available via the {{page.content}} template variable -- now that content has been trimmed down to include only what matters using Readability.js. - New {{uuid}} template function allowing you to randomly generate IDs for your notes. New in version 2.0.0: - Several new template helpers are available including: - {{date}}: Displays a timestamp. Can also receive a second argument for declaring format. - {{filename FIELD}}: Removes filename-unsafe characters from FIELD. Useful when creating a new document from, for example, a page title. - {{json FIELD}}: JSON-encodes the string in FIELD. Useful for including arbitrary page details in YAML frontmatter. - {{quote FIELD}}: Prefixes every line of FIELD with a '>' so as to display it as a blockquote in your notes. - Handlebars is now used as the template language, allowing for much-more-complex template logic. - Page content (as markdown) is available for use in your templates. - A new 'Capture page snapshot' default template exists that will capture as a markdown document and save it into your notes. - A new 'Restore default templates' button allowing you to restore the original default templates should you have accidentally deleted them or want to see the original versions for reference.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-10-24) Yang Yuchun: It doesn't work. API key cannot be saved in this page Obsidian Web Settings.
  • (2023-10-05) Tad Sampson: The plugin is good, but I'm unsure if I would prefer it over others. It doesn't work perfectly, and it seems like the developer doesn't respond to comments, which is unfortunate. A plugin should be easy to install and use. If it takes hours to make it work, it's not worth it. Perhaps it requires more work or better documentation. The issue I'm facing is adding to an existing note. The extension distinguishes between daily notes and regular notes. Since I don't use daily notes, I need it to append to an existing one, but it doesn't work. My workaround is creating a new note and using another plugin to extract the content. I use this plugin for customization purposes. It can be improved, definitely. It feels like it's only halfway done and hasn't been updated since its inception. I could be mistaken, and I hope I am, as I would love for the append notes feature to work. I gave it 2 stars due to the lack of documentation and clear examples, and 4 starts for what it does.
  • (2023-08-29) Alexey Belkin: It does not paste content to the note created. It only records title, url and date. The rest remains empty whatever I try to do :(
  • (2023-07-13) Jim Rasche: Exactly what I wanted for a simple and configurable read later browser extension. Thank you!
  • (2023-06-29) Sergey: so-so in case you are trying to copy anything but the plain paragraphs of text
  • (2023-03-27) Jack Yu: remarkable!
  • (2023-03-22) Artem Kalachev: This is cooool! Thanks you!
  • (2023-03-20) PS SP: It's WORKS! Great extension.. THX!!
  • (2023-03-16) iczrac: Some time "Capture To Obsidian" get this: """ Error Could not send content to Obsidian: (Error Code 50000) Internal Server Error request entity too large """ although the page content is small! Where can I fix it?
  • (2023-02-24) Forrest Lin: Definitely the most convenient plugin of Ob I have ever seen. Hope to update forever.
  • (2023-01-25) Joel Teixeira: Would like to see a one-click share option like on "Obsidian Clipper". I always append to current daily note so seems unnecessary to double click options to share. I still choose this one because of its customization options.
  • (2023-01-20) Andrew Grady: Took a little while to figure out how to append to the current (active) file, but it's great at what it does. I wouldn't mind more documentation for the non-specialist.
  • (2023-01-10) Alexander Molin: When I was needing in web clipper for Obsidian I tried some of them and found out this one - Obsidian Web - excellent tool! I have modified the page saving template to suit my needs. I made it so that the page was saved as a whole, if I didn't select anything. And so that only the selected fragment is saved, if I have selected a certain piece of content on the page, the entire page is not saved. Also, I changed the path of saving pages and made several templates for different folders in Obsidian. I would like the developers to add the ability to select folders and notes from my Obsidian every time I save a site page.
  • (2022-12-29) Philipp Fischer: great stuff, seamless. Want to figure out how to customize my templates (e.g. to post to frequent obisidian areas)
  • (2022-12-06) Tom Fiveland: Nice extension! I'm still learning, but It's so quick and flawless and makes Obsidian better One question: Is it possible to also get the "channel name" from the clipped web-page? Like - I get to extract the Page -Title, -URL, -Content and -SelectedText but I cannot seem to find how to extract the Channel name. It would be helpfull for instance when I'm saving YouTube videoes to have for instance: - "NewsNewsNews" [CNN](page.url) - Date Thank's
  • (2022-11-08) Seghir Issam: That's exactly what I'm looking for !! , it is a game change thanks to the developer for this great extension please add a feature to add selected text in the last note created, sometimes I create a note and add some text on it in a specific webpage then I go to another webpage and I select a text and I need to add it to the existing note ( the last note created ) the existing note feature supports the URL metadata to find the existing note if open the same URL again but the note can contain different text from different URLs
  • (2022-10-15) Kevin Murray: This is wonderful. It's just what I've been looking for. I'm looking forward to its further development. It would be great to be able to have a keyboard shortcut to type a note from Chrome that goes straight into the Daily Note, without having to select the template and navigate down to the text field, and the send with cltr-enter.
  • (2022-08-30) Gleb Radin: I can't set date to my daily note format like "YYYY-MM-DD" it returns "YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss" And I cant make an internal link [[YYYY-MM-DD]]
  • (2022-08-02) Eryu Xia: Very Configurable and easy to use! :)
  • (2022-06-14) Jason Vos: Very slick extension for clipping pages to Obsidian. Requires an Obsidian community plugin and some setup but the functionality of the extension is pretty great.
  • (2022-05-18) Ku Ku: Thank you ! Adam. now everything is perfect!!! my favorite plugin!
  • (2022-05-16) Pavlo Krotkykh: When I'm trying save page using "Append to current daily notes" I get this: """ Error Could not send content to Obsidian: (Error Code 40060) Specified period is not enabled. """ Where can I enable period?
  • (2022-05-03) Bryce Killian: Confusing to use.
  • (2022-05-02) Xinyu: Awesome plugin, saved a lot of time!
  • (2022-04-04) Daniel Pichel: Works like a charm! This is a life saver for Obsidian heavy users (like me)! WOW! Thank you for providing this. Keep the great work up :)

Latest issues

  • (2023-09-22, v:2.2.4) Michael Liedl: Math Equations - LaTex or MathJax
    I would be nice if the clipper included and LaTex/MathJax text in the clipping. Right now it ignores them and if I needed them I would be forced to copy and paste every single equation. Try any wikipedia page with math equations eg "differential equations"
  • (2023-02-03, v:2.2.3) The Hawaii Project LLC: Trouble with Append to Existing Note
    Hello! Just got started with this plugin, thank you for making it. Problem: installed the chrome extension (although I am running it in Brave). Enter the API key, and Create a New Note with a highlight on a page. This works fine. Highlight another passage on the same page, and hit Append to Existing Note. I get the following error: Could not send content to Obsidian: (Error Code 40400) Not Found Any idea what might be going wrong? (Separately, if I hit Create a New Note the second time, it over-writes the existing note, rather than creating a new one....)
  • (2022-12-05, v:2.2.3) Kevin Murray: Error: Could not get settings
    I had been using this successfully, but now I get the error message "Could not get settings". I tried reinstalling the extension, but there's the same result.


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4.1754 (57 votes)
Last update / version
2024-04-02 / 3.3.4
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