Add widgets for Android app

Use case or problem

Currently the Android app has no widget support. Adding a few basic widgets would be immensely helpful for quicker access to high-use notes and help with overall app usability.

Proposed solution

I think there are 2 widget types that would be extremely helpful to start:

  1. Widget to display a note and contents

This widgets would be used to display the contents of a note in a resizable widget. The title of the note would be in a header at the top. Clicking on this would open the app directly to the note

  1. Widget to link directly to a note

This one would be simple link to a specific note which would only display the note name. When clicked it open the app directly to the note.

Current workaround (optional)

There currently is a workaround for the second widget I mentioned which involves using the Tasker app. Although I think it could be a lot more seemless if it was built in native to the app.

There currently is no workaround to the first widget I mentioned, other than use another app. And having notes across multiple apps is hard, and annoying, to manage. An android app that does have a good example of this type of widget is ColorNote.

Related feature requests (optional)

n/a

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+1 to this request - I would particularly love to be able to display my daily note in a widget!

Well, there’s at least three of us who want this!

File contents displayed in a widget box would be super useful for things like list access without needing to launch the whole app.

Icons that take you to a specific file would be great for jumping right into whatever project I’m trying to work on, without needing to go through the song and dance of load, wait, search, find, open.

I’ve done the whole “make it work with URIs & Tasker,” but it’s a hassle, requires too much work to use regularly, and has issues if you click a shortcut-icon when you have another file already open in Obsidian.

Widgets would be great, both list widgets as well as for specific notes.

Also check out these feature requests on the same topic:

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Those are great, but because the author on the 2nd one marked it as solved, it’s no longer open. It isn’t really solved, as his method requires a ton of work and manual hassle.

Is my assumption that closed inquiries are not examined for feature request correct? If so, we should keep this one open & pile it high with the upvotes as well.

But I don’t know how this forum/Obsidian handles these kinds of things, so… ? I’m open to learn from anyone who knows!

I guess this fr goes for iOS as well.
Would love to see Lock Screen widget for iOS 16