I want to be able to open an individual Markdown document in a vault from the system explorer (the Finder in my case—I’m a Mac guy). The Finder would become an alternative to the Quick Switcher, or the Obsidian native File Explorer, or a MoC. The Finder would be another way to navigate the vault.
Here’s how it would work: I open the Finder (or the equivalent on Linux, Windows, Android, or iOS), identify a document inside a vault that I want to open, double-click on that document, and it opens in Obsidian.
At that point, I have all the capabilities of Obsidian. I can see backlinks, links to other documents in the vault, navigate using Quick Switcher, use my plug-ins, and so on.
I use the Obsidian native File Explorer, and grit my teeth. The window is narrow, and it just doesn’t look and act like the Finder.
This feature request is to make Obsidian an editor for standalone markdown files:
For me that’s a nice-to-have, but not important.
And this feature request is also related:
Actually, I’m not sure how it’s different from what I’m asking for. I mean, you can’t “open a vault” from outside Obsidian. All you can do is open a specific document within a vault—for example, by using Raycast, Alfred, etc. extensions—which is what I’m requesting.
Thanks—and if anybody has any good workarounds for this, I would love to hear them.