I’ve improved upon an existing action for the Drafts app.
You can find it → here ←
Short description :
- The Obsidian note’s filename is either the title or the creation date-time of the draft, depending upon the draft beginning with a header or not.
- A YAML header is added with the creation date and time of the draft.
- The tags are written at the end of the note, under a separator line.
- The vault name is an editable constant.
In practice :
If you start your draft with a
#, it means that the first line is a header — it doesn’t matter how many
- In this case, the filename of the Obsidian note is derived from the header.
If the first caracter of the draft is NOT a
#, the first line won’t be the note’s filename. Instead, the filename will be the creation date and time of the draft, in ISO format.
In any case :
- A YAML metadata header is added at the top of the note, with an entry with the creation date and time of the draft.
- The draft tags are added at the bottom of the note, below a separator line.
Illustration and use case
You have a “quick idea” and you capture it into a Drafts note.
- If you have an idea for a title for your note, you write it on the first line:
- In Obsidian, it lands like this :
- If you don’t give a title to your note, it doesn’t matter:
- In Obsidian, you’ll have a unique note anyway :
#post-it tag will allow you to find all your post-its in your vault. It’s just a hint.