Kanban Plugin

Hmm, not currently. The kanban plugin doesn’t have much control in MD mode, but this is a feature I could add to the lane menu. All that’s possible at the moment is to archive all cards in a lane, regardless of if they’re completed tasks or not.

  • 0.2.0 · Discussion #56 · mgmeyers/obsidian-kanban · GitHub
    • Adds date support and date picker
    • Note: this is just the first iteration more date related features coming soon
    • Note: Cards with dates can be styled using these CSS classes: .kanban-plugin__item.is-future, .kanban-plugin__item.is-today, and .kanban-plugin__item.is-past



Still thrilled with the pace of development. Thanks!

Are multiline cards on the horizon?

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Yes! Multiline cards complicate things quite a bit, but I’m hoping to support them in the next month or so.




There is now a setting to show checkboxes in kanban cards. This will reflect the checked state of the markdown.


Wow - am loving this plugin. Thanks!

When I create a card that links to an existing note and click on it, a new pane is opened. This gets hard to work with on mobile. Is there a way to click on an item and have it open in the existing pane?


Thank you so much! This plug in is of great help for me.
Just 1 small thing I wish it could do is to cross out text (Card) when the checkbox is checked.

Thanks @Lynnlv! This will be easier to do in the future, but for now you can accomplish this with a CSS snippet:

.kanban-plugin__item.is-complete .kanban-plugin__item-markdown {
  text-decoration: line-through;
  text-decoration-color: var(--text-muted);

Just in case you’re unfamiliar with CSS snippets, here’s a handy video



I understand most of the settings in Kanban plugin I installed today.

What is the template setting used for ? What do you insert into your templates ?


The idea is that, when you create a new note from a Kanban card, you can use a template to pre-populate the note with whatever information might be useful to you. For example, you might add dates or frontmatter values.

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Additionally, if you are using the built in Templates plugin or the community Templater plugin, the note template will be processed by those plugins.

Does that help clarify things?


This is beautiful, thank you! I’ve been struggling with how to efficiently combine my key daily tools of DevonThink, OmniFocus, and Obsidian (where I keep my daily log of meetings, notes, to-do’s, etc.), and my friction point has been how to integrate Obsidian and OmniFocus for task management without repeating work. I’m thinking this plug-in could be the intermediary, but need to hammer out my workflow in a bit more detail.

While I continue to refine, I wonder if anyone might be willing to video or describe their workflows with this plugin? Every time I think about this plugin I come up with tons of ideas of how it could be used (almost too many) and I would love to learn more about how others are making it sing for them.

Thank you @mgmeyers for creating and sharing this plugin!


I’m using it for a very simple use-case right now: Keeping track of the various projects I’m working on.

Each card is just a link to a note that has more j formation about the project (description, links to a project directory, project task list, etc.).

Eventually, I’d rather have more of that in the card itself, but until we het multi line cards, I can’t see how to do that.

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@mgmeyers thanks a bunch. Now it’s perfect for my user case <3

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  • 0.3.0 · Discussion #89 · mgmeyers/obsidian-kanban · GitHub
    • Adds time picker and time support
      • Note: by default, the time picker can be triggered with @@
      • Note: times require dates
    • Adds option to add date/time to archived cards
    • Adds command to archive all completed cards on the board
    • Adds command to convert empty note to a Kanban board
    • Removes cmd/ctrl + click in favor of double clicking to edit cards and lane titles
    • Ensures new cards and Kanban boards are created in the correct folder


Awesome! Arching all completed is a game changer rather than all cards :slight_smile:

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It’d be great if we could duplicate the cards!

As others have said, this is a terrific plugin, and I am so glad to see the ongoing development. Thanks so much.

As one of the first posters here mentioned, my own workflow is file-based. So I just wanted to voice some support for future development in which we could use the plug-in to represent folders of existing notes.

In the interim, does anyone have a workflow – for instance, with Alfred or Hazel or Zapier, etc – where IF a new file is added to a folder in the vault THEN a new kanban card is added to a lane (e.g. ##NEW)?

My current use-case is to manage my bills (I know, mundane but pretty straightforward). I make a PDF of the bill (whether it’s an e-bill or a physical bill) and drop it in a folder called “Bills to Pay.” Currently, I create a card that links to the PDF in the title, and hovering over the link provides me with all the information I need to pay the bill. But it would be so much better to have the Kanban note created automatically.