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Filipe Donadio

Get the most out of Obsidian

I'm Filipe Donadio, software engineer and YouTuber. I make videos about note-taking and knowledge management apps like Obsidian, Logseq, Roam Research, and Notion.

Every week I write an email newsletter with tutorials, links to articles, and content that I recently enjoyed. I'd love for you to join.

If you want to see a few samples, you can see two recent ones here and here.

    What our subscribers are saying

    I am just starting with Obsidian. There are a lot of videos out there, but some of them are quite long. Frankly, yours is one of the best starter videos I have seen. Allows me to hit the ground running!

    Adam Y.

    Subscriber since MAY 2021

    What I like about the newsletter is that I feel like it's an email from a distant friend who is sharing the things he has recently discovered. I am passionate about discovering new things and this is always the place where I find that.

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    Subscriber since JUN 2021

    I'm new to Obsidian and you've shown me tons of things I didn't know I could do with it. Your videos are very concise and easy to watch - thanks!

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    Featured Posts

    A curated list of Obsidian public vaults

    Have you ever been curious about how other people organize notes or are you looking for ideas and inspiration to improve your workflow?

    A curated list of Obsidian public vaults

    6 Useful Templates for Obsidian

    In this video, we show 6 useful templates for Obsidian and how I use each of them. I also show how to use date/title snippets and some example notes.

    6 Useful Templates for Obsidian

    Structuring my day for deep work

    This week I decided to try out a new daily routine structured for deep work. The idea is to try to focus more on cognitively demanding tasks and avoid multitasking. These things are discussed extensively in Cal Newport’s excellent book Deep Work and he says the following: “The key

    Structuring my day for deep work

    Recent Posts

    How to keep motivated

    When we start a new project, at first everything can seem very exciting. We feel motivated to finally get an idea off the ground and energized to see things actually happening. But sometimes life gets in the way and after a while, it is normal to feel discouraged. Progress is

    What Olympians can teach us about performing under pressure

    When watching the impressive achievements of Olympic athletes it is natural to wonder what is going on in their heads, and how they do to stay focused in the face of so much pressure. Researcher Gabriele Wulf from the University of Nevada studied this and the answer is interesting and

    Why we get our best ideas in the shower

    An ancient Greek scientist named Archimedes had the task of finding out whether a crown crafted for a king was made of pure gold or gold mixed with other metals. He could not melt or destroy the crown. While taking a bath, he noticed that the water level changed as

    Why we get our best ideas in the shower