So far, Obsidian looks like a great way for me to take and organize notes, and I’m deciding whether or not to invest my time into learning and using it. My concern is loosing my notes due to some event years from now (new version, reorganization, …).
My notes will mostly record research results and learning. And, I think I might be able to make Obsidian functionally similar to a mind map.
The features I’m most concerned about are math ($$) and canvases.
I am a markdown beginner. Long ago I worked with TeX. And for years I’ve used Mathematica.
For math, I’ve found that Joplin might work with Obsidian markdown, and at worst I can mine Obsidian markdown to extract TeX expressions.
For canvases, I’ve found that the underlying image (a jpg file for example) source is recorded in plain text. So I can mine Obsidian markdown to extract source names. I’m OK with loosing cool things like arrows.
While I’m fairly sure I can at worst recover source information for potential use in some interactive application/reader (browser, editor, or something I write), I’d love to know if there’s already another application (non subscription) that can do a ‘pretty good’ job of working interactively with Obsidian markdown. Possibly using some sort of conversion script.
Are my thoughts regarding worst case extraction flawed? I’m speaking about core Obsidian markdown, not plugins.
To repeat, I like what I’ve seen of Obsidian. And, I’m looking forward to using it.