Actions For Obsidian 4+

Use your notes with Shortcuts

Carlo Zottmann

    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Actions for Obsidian integrates the personal knowledge management tool Obsidian with Apple's automation ecosystem. With 40+ Shortcuts actions, it brings your notes and automations together, making Obsidian a first-class citizen in Apple's Shortcuts app. Use it to bring information from other apps into your notes, or to bring information from your vaults into other apps.

Some of the possibilities it adds:

- Working with Obsidian commands
- Creating, manipulating, searching, opening, organizing notes
- Creating, manipulating and organizing Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly Notes
- Working with files
- Working with Dataview
- Working with note properties
- Working with your vault's files and folders

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What’s New

Version 2024.1

- Support for working with files: Directly save non-text files to your vaults
- Clearer vault handling
- Get notes by their title
- Get the currently focussed note from Obsidian

And of course bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

CalebKJB ,

Powerful addition to Obsidian

I hope Obsidian on iOS includes Shortcuts functionality eventually, but until then, this is a very powerful addition to your arsenal. You can create a note and a whole lot more beyond just that. Works with Periodic Notes. Great documentation and a great intro/explainer when opening the app. Now, with the tap of a button, I have access to a whole host of various actions that would take much longer if I was interacting with the iOS app directly.

Setup isn’t complicated at all and you don’t even have to think about how to create the Shortcuts because for every one you may want to create there is a help page explaining what to do. Five stars!

Developer Response ,

Thank you! 🖖🏼

MDLeader52 ,

Append notes!

I wanted a shortcut ala cgp grey, that let me enter text then decide where it goes. Enabling prepend or append to a given obsidian note is exactly what I needed! I’m sure this is a fundamental issue with interactions with iOS and Obsidian more than the app or app devs, but when the actions run, it flips back and forth rapidly between actions for obsidian and obsidian when it runs, and it lands on Obsidian each time it does this.

But, with what I need this for, quickly hitting down ideas before I forget them, the flippy back and forth doesn’t matter since by the time it does the flippy, my part in writing is completely done

Curious Rabbit ,

Amazingly comprehensive utility

This opens up the full flexibility of Obsidian for your shortcuts. My first use for this was for appending short text to a log section of my daily note. I couldn’t have asked for an easier way to do it than the “Append text to daily note” action. Well thought out, well documented app from a truly responsive developer.

Developer Response ,

Your review made my day, many thanks 🖖🏼

App Privacy

The developer, Carlo Zottmann, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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