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.
I think there are 2 widget types that would be extremely helpful to start:
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
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.
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.
I would also really like easy access to common tasks, like adding a to-do item, or creating a new note with a template. I can setup something like that using tasker as well the trouble is that this has to open Obsidian, which take some time. It would be great if those can be tasks to add on the background so that you can also queue them. I guess what I am asking is a shortcut to an Obsidian command on the home screen!
I currently use Obsidian sync between two computers but the lack of an android widget is stopping me from using Obsidian on my phone. A big vote towards a similar widget to what Colornote currently provides - i.e. a resizable widget that shows the note, rather than just being a button to open the app.
I’m looking for solutions to this for years now
I, very of often, catch myself switchimg between different apps and integrations, and end up at the same spot where I started. All because of no solutions from Obsidian.
It seems that the time has come for developers to explore their ideas and potential, for everyone to finnaly exit this wheel of series unsuccessful workaround attempts.
Obsidian need a to wake up for mobile experience.