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Filipe Donadio

Filipe Donadio

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

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

First impressions of Logseq

A new app for knowledge management called Logseq has been gaining popularity in recent months. Some readers have asked my opinion about the tool, and after testing it for a few days this week, I share here my first impressions. Logseq is an open-source, privacy-first, knowledge base application. Basically, it's

First impressions of Logseq

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

How to learn anything

Have you ever had a teacher or instructor who explained things in a way that was difficult to understand? You are not alone. A man named Richard Feynman, a physicist and intellectual who won the Nobel Prize in 1965, had a special talent for clarifying the mystery of complex scientific

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