June 15, 2021

Obsidian and Kanban

Check this out:

A Kanban BoardA Kanban Board

A Kanban board in Obsidian. Reminds me of Trello. In a text editor. It is plain text and Markdown.

Kanban in MarkdownKanban in Markdown

You can drag and drop between categories. When you put a task in the Done category, you can check it off as done.

Did I mention, that this was all in a text editor? In plain text? Using Markdown?

How Is This Voodoo Possible?

This is possible through a community plug-in called mgmeyers/obsidian-kanban: Create markdown-backed Kanban boards in Obsidian.. Thank you Mr. Meyers.

That is it. I am showing you the basic implementation of it. You can add dates and build a task manager in it with as much detail as you like.

I found an interesting theme for Obsidian, Braweria/Spectrum: Spectrum is an Obsidian theme.. This has a dedicated section on designing your Kanban boards with CSS. I borrowed from that to include it in the Solarized theme I am using. The Spectrum theme is beautiful and I switch between Solarized and Spectrum depending on my mood. Thank you Ms. Wiktoria Mielcarek.


In a move, I cannot explain, I have moved all of my writing and note-taking to Obsidian. I wanted the challenge of learning something new and exploring a new program seemed to be the right way to go about that.

Obsidian is at the core a Markdown focused text editor. That is it. But with a published API for plug-ins, developers are adding amazing features to the core program. This Kanban plug-in is one example of that. I am blown away by this. I can’t wait to see what other things I discover.

macosxguru at the gmail thingie.

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