Back in the time before bi-directional links, Dynalist was my daily companion. Every week I looked into the forum, to see what others were thinking and how they were using Dynalist. It then occurred to me, that a good web highlighter was missing in the ecosystem. I took some time over Christmas in 2019 to build a solution for that under the name Dynalist Highlighter.
Forward some month and I stumbled upon Roam Research. I immediately fell in love with the simple idea of bi-directional links and pulled all my notes over. A good Web Highlighter was even more needed for Roam, then for Dynalist. So I took that as an opportunity to completely rewrite the Highlighter and to add new features. A couple of weeks later I published the Roam Highlighter. (The name leads to a bit confusion with roam-highlighter, another great extension by Murf)
I know that some Obsidian users are already using my extension. But I want to a formally share it here in the forum and put it up for discussions and ideas. I’m currently working towards making the extension the perfect companion for apps using the Markdown Format (Obsidian, Roam, Dynalist, Notion, Bear etc.). That’s my big priority. Making it highly compatible with Obsidian sounds only logical to me.
Therefore I would be super happy if you try out the extension and to let me know how I could do just that! I’m here for feedback, ideas and to learn more about your workflows in Obsidian.
But enough talking. Here you can find the extension:
Feature highlights (pun intended):
- Freely customise the format of your web highlights
- Use placeholders from automatically extracted metadata (e.g Published Date, Author)
- Fast, intuitive and user-friendly UI (Even dark mode! Wow…)