New plugin: notes sharing and team collaboration

It’s been a while that I wanted something like that. I love to own my notes and keep them locally, but there are times where I would like to share something and get some feedback. So I spent the better part of the last 4 or 5 months building a service that does that and plugs directly to Obsidian.

It probably needs more polish, but it’s working.

I submitted the plugin yesterday, so hopefully you should find it under community plugins soon. In the mean time, you can try it here: https://www.sekund.io/install . In case you’re curious about the code, the Github repo is here.

First and foremost, it’s a social network, so you have to start adding people to your contacts. Once they have confirmed that they know you, you can start sharing your notes with them, and they will be able to do the same. When people see your shared note, clicking on its title in the plugin will download the note in a special folder called __sekund__ in their vault, which means that they will be able to link to it. There is a commenting UI which supports markdown, and even emojis.

Notes downloaded in this way are meant to be read-only and updates to your notes will be instantly visible to people with whom you have shared them. You just have to hit the “Update” button after you have made some change.

Inclusions are supported, which means that direct dependencies: included notes, images, videos,… of your notes will be sent alongside you original note.

There is a group functionality as well.

I am currently experimenting with a feature that lets you see how many people have linked to your note. It can be conceived of like an improvement to the “like” functionality in conventional social network.

Next steps include the ability to publish a note, thereby making it available to everyone.

Mind that the plugin is still in beta and it looks like there are some weird interactions with other plugins, so if it doesn’t work for you, or behaves strangely, please tell me and, if you can, send me the list of your currently enabled plugins.

Curious to know what you think of it.

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