Knowledge management is critical for tech workers, as we need to be constantly learning and staying up to date with the latest technology developments. Recently, tools such as Obsidian and Logseq have emerged in the category of note-taking tools that support linking notes to form a knowledge graph, while storing them in plain markdown files in a local directory, thus letting users own their data. These tools help users organize and link their notes in a flexible, nonlinear way.
Obsidian has a rich repository of community plugins. Some that have caught our attention, in particular, are Canvas, akin to a local version of Miro or Mural, and Dataview, which effectively treats your notes as a database and provides a query language for filtering, sorting and extracting data from your markdown notes.