New Obsidian Plugins

New Obsidian Plugins: Pomodoro, Habit Tracker, LocalGPT, Peerdraft, & More

Welcome to another edition of the Obsidian Community Plugin series. Here, we bring you the newest and most useful plugins for the Obsidian.

As the Obsidian community continues to expand, new plugins are constantly being developed, adding to the tool’s already impressive functionality.

In this article, we will be highlighting some of the latest and most noteworthy plugins added to Obsidian. So, let’s jump right in and explore the new & useful Obsdian plugins.

Incomplete files

This plugin makes finding incomplete files in your vault easy based on different rules. 

For example: You can turn on the empty content heading option, which will analyze your entire vault to show files with no heading contents. 

Similarly, it also has an option for incomplete syntax.

Time Things

This is a simple plugin that shows a clock and timer in the status bar

You can easily view the last edited time for a note. Also, you can view the total time spent editing that particular note. 

This is all done by using the moment.js library

Calccraft

This plugin lets you add the Excel-like functionality to markdown tables in Obsidian. It treats tables as spreadsheets and translates cells and ranges to values.

In the source mode, formulas are visible and they are replaced with the computed values in preview mode. 

Tag Buddy

If you rely on tags heavily, this plugin does help a lot. It allows you to add, edit, and remove tags easily in your notes. 

Here are some useful features it offers:

  • Add/remove tags in reading mode
  • Edit nested tags in reading mode
  • Convert tags to text in reading mode
  • Add/edit tags in tag summaries
  • And more

Key Value List

I love this plugin. It makes your lists beautiful. 

With this plugin, you can add a list with a key and value. And when they are separated by a delimiter(:), a formatted list will appear. 

Formatted list with key value list plugin

You can also customize its appearance with the settings available in the plugin’s option menu. 

Disk Usage

This is a simple plugin that measures the size of folders, file types, and plugins in your vault

You can run this plugin from the ribbon icon. Once it generates a report, a markdown file is created with the name Disk Usage Report. 

You can see the report within that file easily. 

Report created by disk usage plugin

Formatto

Formatto is a simple, fast, and easy way to format your notes in Obsidian. 

Just run this plugin from the ribbon icon, and it will format the note you have opened. 

You can customize the following settings in the plugin. 

Text Analysis

Text Analysis provides real-time analysis and feedback for the structure and style of your notes. 

You can use this plugin to improve the readability and clarity of your notes. 

It has various readability indicators that you toggle on and off to measure your notes against. 

Quick Preview

This plugin gives you a preview of the link before selecting it in a link suggestion or quick switcher menu. 

Desk

This plugin lets you view multiple notes at once in a single window. You can choose the notes you want to view based on different queries. 

For example: Notes with a particular tag, notes linked to a particular note, etc. 

Note: This plugin works depends on dataview queries. So you’ll need to install it first. 

Slash Commander

Just as the name says, with this plugin you can use slash commands. 

By default, only a few commands are configured. But you can add as many as you can from the plugin’s option. 

You can also configure how the command works. Whether you want to enable the command to work everywhere or just in a new line. 

Also, you can use symbols other than slash, if you want to. 

Peerdraft

With this plugin, you and your peers can collaborate on a note in real time. 

Install this plugin, start the shared session, and a link will be copied to your clipboard. 

Your peers can then use this link to join from a browser and sync changes directly to your obsidian note. 

They don’t need to install Obsidian or create an account of some sort. This is a seamless and hassle-free way to collaborate in Obsidian. 

Note Gallery

Similar to the previous plugin we mentioned, the Note Gallery creates a masonry-style note gallery for Obsidian notes. And it doesn’t depend on the dataview plugin. 

Here’s a code you can use to render a masonry-style note gallery for your notes. 

~~~~note-gallery # default | options
query: 'tag:#book' # optional: anything you'd put into an obsidian search query
# make sure to wrap into single quotes for any regex e.g.: '/\d/'
debugQuery: false # optional: false | true - display native search results to debug
path: # optional: current note folder | path/to/folder - you don't **need**
# to use path if you are using query, path will source additional notes
recursive: true # optional: true | false
limit: 300 # optional: 0 | any number
sort: desc # optional: desc | asc
sortBy: ctime # optional: mtime | ctime | name
fontSize: 10pt # optional: 6pt | NUMBERpt | NUMBERpx
showTitle: True # optional: true | false
~~~~

Habit Tracker 21

Habit Tracker 21 is a plugin based on the basic assumption that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Utilizing that philosophy, you can create a habit tracker in Obsidian with this plugin. 

Instead of using other habit-tracking methods, we talked about previously, this takes a different approach. It doesn’t make use of daily notes. 

Instead, you create a new note in a new folder for each habit you want to track. 

Then use the following code to render the habit wherever you want.

```habittracker
{
"path": "Habits/"
}
```

Pomodoro Timer for Obsidian

This is a simple and elegant Pomodoro timer for Obsidian. If you use the Pomodoro technique to get your work done, this is going to be useful. 

You can customize the work and break intervals to suit your needs. 

If you are working on Obsidian itself, it also integrates with the status bar. This means you can view the Pomodoro timer in the status bar. 

Another feature I like is the ability to log your Pomodoro sessions in the daily notes. This makes it easy to review your productivity throughout the day. 

LocalGPT

LocalGPT allows you to use GPT inside Obsidian. With maximum privacy and offline access.

To use this plugin, you need to install Ollama. Then install the preferred model from the Ollama library.

After that, configure the plugin’s settings. You can use the available prompts or create new ones easily. 

Then, go to the note where you want to use GPT. Go to the command palette, and search for Local GPT. Select the context menu option. 

There you will have the option to use the pre-defined command prompts. 



That’s all for this edition of new Obsidian plugins. I hope you found value in this article.

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