I looked for the best Obsidian plugins to increase my productivity.

When writing this, well over 1000 community plugins are available for Obsidian – and many of them are really, really good.

To make it on this list, a plugin had to meet one or more of these criteria:

  • help me execute an activity faster,
  • save me time by automating things,
  • add missing functionality that is relevant to me,
  • make the interaction with Obsidian easier.


10 – Kindle Highlights

Sync your highlights as notest into Obsidian based on your own template definition.

9 – Book Search

Add book notes and automatically import information about a book (title, author, cover, genre, etc.).

8 – Excalidraw

Add whiteboard functionality to Obsidian.

7 – Note Refactor

Easily split long notes into new ones with custom templates and automatic linking between notes.

6 – Metadata Menu (+Canvas)

Change your notes’ frontmatter attributes quickly and easily by moving them around on an Obsidian Canvas.

5 – Checklist

Show a consolidated – and managed – list of open items anywhere in your vault in the Obsidian side pane.

4 – Tasks

Get additional options for adding tasks, such as start/due/end date, priority, etc.

3 – Projects

Create and manage projects in Obsidian, including a Kanban view for moving items from one phase or state to another.

2 – Dataview

Create dynamic views of items in your vault. From simple lists and tables to calendar and task views.

1 – Templater

Automate note creation and make your notes more consistent.


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