I use nvUltra (previously used Simple note) as a space to jot down notes/thoughts/links/etc, or like writing physical post-it notes. Its always in the background on my computer (and synced to a similar app for mobile), and I bring it in front with a keyboard shortcut. A blazingly fast way to “think with my hands”, without the need to think about organization. If the content is substantial for my research or work, I would put it in my respective Obsidian vault.
But this means I have separate environments for sort of the same process (nvUltra kinda does the same work as an Inbox inside Obsidian).
I would like to (try to) replace nvUltra with a dedicated Obsidian vault, that has a very minimalistic interface and structure. Has anyone done something like this and would like to share some thoughts for consideration/inspiration etc, before I do it? What themes and plugins would help in this regard?
I don’t want it to have any emphasis on organization (it’s irrelevant), but wouldn’t mind if there was some sort of latent structure that could be employed to evaluate and process the notes. I just don’t want that to be a distraction for when I just want to write something down quickly. (Ie. I don’t want a folder structure. It gets in the way. But I wouldn’t mind something like frontmatter tagging or similar, that could be employed if I want to (ie to help search for something in the future.)
I hope it resonates with someone, or maybe even a previous discussion. Any help/suggestions appreciated.