After several months of using Craft and Obsidian in parallel, I’ve firmly committed to Obsidian. While I’m not fond of an Electron app., the advantages of Obsidian are worth the trade-off of abandoning a beautifully designed native app like Craft. I have a lot of reasons for this decision, but here are a few:
- Plain text using markdown is infinitely flexible giving one a vast array of options for how to create, manage, store, publish, and share text.
- I can use many apps to work with the text outside of Obsidian.
- I can access my files through Finder or the Files App without depending on Obsidian for doing so.
- All of my writing is future proofed.
- Syncing and storage takes less space, is fast, and less prone to errors and lost data.
- The custom plug-ins continuously expand Obsidian’s feature set making it possible to customize it to fit one’s unique workflow needs and preferences.
- Craft’s sub/pages and cards are exported as separate files creating a situation where these files are missing the context in which they were originally created.
- Writing in a block-based system like Craft’s is tedious.
So, I have officially joined the Obsidian fan club.