Can anybody please explain to me how to use the UUID of a DEVONthink item in Obsidian?
If I take a note, I want to link back to the original document for reference. In DEVONthink I can get the item link, which looks like this: x-devonthink-item://10BA9397-2667-4C62-8959-6E0396521CA9. If I paste this in Obsidian I do not get the linking functionality.
Does anybody know the correct syntax I have to use here, that Obsidian “sees” the link and opens the document in DT if I click on it in a note?
There is a remarkably easy way to link to the UUID of sources/documents in DEVONthink. In DT: index your obsidian vault, open the target note, then select the sources/docs you want to link to and Cmd-Alt-Drag & drop them into the note.
Presto! the link(s) show up, properly formatted and named in Obsidian.
(It took me a while to find an answer to this – and it is useful for DT users --, so I’ve crossposted this answer in a couple places here and on the discord server).
You know what’s even cooler? When you make this connection on the mac, the hyperlink also works via 1Writer to Devonthink to Go on the iPad! So, essentially, I can dump a bunch of read it later PDFs into Devonthink, read them on the iPad while creating zettels in 1Writer.
This AppleScript may be useful. Can be used with a text expander app like Typinator.
tell application "DEVONthink 3"
set mySelection to selection
set firstSelectedItem to item 1 of mySelection
set myString to "[" & the name of firstSelectedItem & "](" & the reference URL of firstSelectedItem & ")"