Fleeting Notes 4+

Quick notes with Obsidian sync

Matthew Wong

Designed for iPad

    • 3.2 • 5 Ratings
    • Free



Fleeting Notes is a scratchpad for taking quick short-form notes on your phone or while browsing the web. In the context of Obsidian, it solves the problem of taking quick notes within Obsidian. What makes Fleeting Notes different from other short-form note-taking apps is its ability to build connections between notes and sync with Obsidian through an Obsidian plugin.

Feature Set:
- Take quick notes, capture highlights and URLs
- Easy sync with Obsidian (https://fleetingnotes.app/posts/sync-fleeting-notes-with-obsidian)
- Build [[connections]] between notes
- End-to-end encryption for security


What’s New

Version 0.4.5

- add basic plan #341
- add markdown toolbar #139
- better error handling for stability #339

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

JDMorgan4 ,

Perfect app to pair with Obsidian

Wow, I’m ridiculously impressed with this app. Simple, lightweight, clean, and does exactly what it says. The browser extension, mobile app, web app, and obsidian sync all work perfectly so far.

This app is perfect to use alongside Obsidian. It solves multiple issues with quick capture of thought/ideas/content that I’ve had. Honestly, I could also see this app being useful on its own.

Being able to quickly pull links to web pages that I want to read later is amazing. On mobile, you can just share the page from your browser to this app and it can auto add the link to a note. On desktop, the Firefox/chrome browser extension can auto add the link for the page you’re currently on when you add a new note. It makes capturing those links simple, without cluttering up obsidian using other web clippers.

This app makes it slightly faster to jot down random thoughts throughout the day. New note creation is much smoother using this app and the app opens faster than Obsidian. This wasn’t a huge issue for me, but removing friction from capturing quick thoughts/ideas is always worth it.

Jotting down quick notes directly from the browser window is helpful. When working on my laptop, I no longer have to repeatedly switch windows when note taking.

Adding wikilinks to the notes (with autocomplete) within the app is a nice additional feature. Linking between quick notes created in the app works well. Obviously, it can’t initially autocomplete links to notes within your obsidian vault. However, if you add a link to a note from your vault once in any fleeting note in the app, it will be autocompleted after that. This is a surprisingly nice feature if you want to link to the same vault note in multiple quick notes.

Finally, there’s a basic templating feature in the obsidian plugin that imports the notes from the app into your vault. This allows adding headings and whatever frontmatter metadata and tags you want for imported notes automatically, meaning you don’t have to worry about that when writing a note.

I don’t often take the time to leave reviews, but I wanted to support the dev because this app is great and I would love to see it maintained. I was honestly thinking about making something similar at some point in the future, but you basically solved my Obsidian quick capture problem. I’ll definitely be subbing to premium (also reasonably priced).

Developer Response ,

Hey JDMorgan, sorry for the late reply, but I just figured out how to reply to these. Thank you so much for your support and I'm glad you've found value in using FN!
- Matt

TheGreenGoose ,

Very basic capture app, but expensive pricing model

This looked promising. But the pricing is just absurd. “100% free” is just a bait for an expensive subscription that is required. Rated one star.

Developer Response ,

Hello TheGreenGouse, using the app to take notes offline is 100% free. The only caveat to using the app for free (as of now) is the inability to be logged into multiple devices. Meaning you need to re-login when using different devices. The free plan is functionally equivalent to the basic plan if your plan is only to use one device with FN installed. I hope you understand the reason for this pricing model is to help with development costs and server expenses. If you want to learn more about the pricing, please do check out our pricing page: https://fleetingnotes.app/pricing/
- Matt

App Privacy

The developer, Matthew Wong, 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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The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

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  • User Content
  • Usage Data
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