I’ve spent the last couple of years searching for an app that would function as a second brain but I didn’t know that’s what I was looking for! I’ve tried every single text editing/organizing app I could find and they all left me feeling frustrated.
I looked at Obsidian about a year ago and dismissed it as too complicated and non-intuitive. I saw Graph mode and was immediately turned off because I couldn’t get past my insistence on using folders and tags exclusively. I couldn’t see the point of linking files.
For whatever reason, I gave it another look a month ago and something about it clicked. I can’t say I understood it’s potential but I sensed it.
I’ve now been using it for a few weeks and I can tell it’s going to keep becoming more and more useful. It’s not just that there’s a learning curve. It’s that I have to change my way of thinking. I am excited about what lies ahead.
However, I have a specific challenge that I am at a loss about. I’m hoping you, or any of your readers, have some suggestions or insights about how to work with thousands of old, unlinked, and poorly tagged notes?
Is it worth spending weeks/months editing them with links and better tags? Should I scrap the majority of them and start from scratch? The obvious answer is probably a combination of both but if I don’t open and review every single one of them how could I possibly make informed decisions about what to keep/update and what to delete?
The mind reels…