I use Obsidian for personal second-brain style knowledge management and I use Notion for various collaborative projects, within my company and in other workspaces too. I believe this is a common setup, Notion being one of the most popular too for team-wide knowledge management.
I’d love to be able to link external documents in my personal space. Suppose, I work on some project that has an extensive documentation in Notion, but I want to reflect on it in my personal space.
Obviously, I can link it manually with just http link or even notion:// scheme. However, the need to go to Notion every time to find a page and get a link to it is cumbersome.
I have two (different) ideas on how to solve this problem:
To have a full-blown plugin that is able to autosuggest my Notion pages similar to how Obsidian autosuggests internal links. With time, It can even support more sources, such as Github issues, Jira tickets or whatever. It probably will require authentication in external system and utilise its API, which is a substantial level of complexity.
Autosuggest any external links based on what links are already present in my Vault. When I enter single-bracket () link, I could have autosuggest from all external links I’ve already made, complete with link text I’ve used. This seems to be quite easy to implement, universal and effective in use.
I’d love to participate in development of such plugins.
hey @neoromantic a plugin would be amazing, perhaps once Notion’s API is released things might be easier to implement. (I heard they are about to pre-release it)
Really looking forward to it, the only reason I ever use notion over Obsidian is when I need an advanced database (notion table) which would be amazing to have in Obsidian, but is perhaps too difficult to achieve.
Hello everyone, I am new to Obsidian, but I found this thread, because I am also looking to use Obsidian and Notion in parallel. I just wanted to pass this along. I have discovered that iCloud will generate a URL that can be pasted in Notion (whether as a hyperlink or as an “Embed” in a file) that will open to the file in Obsidian.
Another way to open obsidian:// links from Notion is to use a simple HTTP redirect.
I deployed this index.html on a sub-domain and now I can put Obsidian links in Notion like this: https://redirect.domain.com?obsidian://open?vault=MyVault&file=Home.md
Everything is in the index.html file, you can deploy it anywhere to use, then just point an http(s) link to that index.html and add a query parameter with your obsidian link. All it does is redirect to the URL you pass in, then it’s up to the system to interpret that – so if your browser is setup to handle obsidian:// links it should open the app.