What would be a better use of the unique note creator extension?

Hi everyone,

It’s the first time I post a topic on the Forum.
I’m using Obsidian for a couple of months now, I love it!

I would like to share and discuss a few ideas with you, it’s not really a feature request but more like a general discussion to see if I’m the only one having those needs.

How do you use the unique note creator extension?
What would be your ideal version of it?

Here are my thoughts:

  • I would like to have a unique note timestamp for every note
  • I would love to have this timestamp hidden from the file name and the left file explorer panel, so that I can better read the text part of the title (see screenshot below).
  • It would be sufficient for me to see the timestamp discreetly when I opened the note, somewhere like below the title in a small and grey police, for instance.
  • I would love to use this timestamp as a proxy for the URL of a note. Like it’s fine if the markdown file is named “202212121222 my note title.md”, but if you click on a link like obsidian://open?vault=Myvault&timestamp=202212121222, having some logic that brings me to the right note.


What do you think? Is it something you would need as well? Do you use workarounds?

You could achieve some of these features using a template and placing the timestamp in YAML front matter.
I’ve a “created: 2022-12-12 19:00.00” in almost every note

I use a text expander to insert a time stamp wherever I want one. Works in all programs.

Interesting, I just implemented a timestamp generator this morning on Alfred.
And how would you use this timestamp as URL?

I personally just use it to add todo items quickly. I have my obsidian pull up action set as create unique note. Using that, I simply add todo items or tagged recommendations. Afterward, I use dataview to aggregate those together.

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