I built a free alternative to Obsidian Publish (create a digital garden from your markdown notes)

Hey there! Obsidian is a great application, but the price of creating a personal website from your markdown notes (with Obsidian Publish) is too high for me ($20/m). And then there’s no HTTPS, which makes it impossible to rank high on Google with my digital garden.

I tinkered around for a while with GitHub Pages, Cloudflare pages, AWS CF + S3, and static site generators to realize that the setup doesn’t have to be complicated.

So I built app.timeattic.com - a service where you could turn your Obsidian vault into a fully functional personal website with just a few clicks (no programming knowledge required). Here’s a more detailed breakdown of how it works.

Right now, it features a single template (based on hugo-quartz), and I plan to add more in the future if there’s any demand for the service itself.

Give it a shot, and let me know if you have any questions. I’d be glad to help you get started.

P.S. It’s free with some reasonable limitations to your vault size to make sure no one is going to use it as a media hosting platform.


It might help to put your app’s name in the thread title to distinguish it from the other free alternatives to Obsidian Publish.


Thanks for the feedback! Trying to find the “edit” button :slight_smile:

I think you’re too new here to have one yet. If you post it in a comment I can edit the title.

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Hey, great job. I’ve been looking for something similar, what are the best options people haave at the moment.

One thing that worries me is that your app requires access to my private repositories. Thats a little concerning and will probably deter other people from using it

There’s a thread here somewhere that lists some options.

Write access is required to add a GitHub workflow action that builds the static website from plain markdown files. I understand why it may put off some people, but I don’t see any way around it at the moment.

Nice! It’s good to have alternatives. But I prefer supporting the Devs :slight_smile:

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