Nowadays, developers, writers, bloggers and business specialists use Markdown as a standard format for their daily writing.  

Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax focuses on usability, productivity and does not require a rich-text editor.  It was created first by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz in 2004.

Many users have hundreds of Markdown files, as they use it write software documentation, articles, books and guides. For those extensive users, Obsidian offers a set of useful features and functions.

Obsidian turns your markdown files into a rich knowledge base with interactive browsing options.

Dynamic Graphs


  1. Multiple vault library
  2. Multiple Markdown syntax options
  3. Tags support
  4. LaTeX support
  5. Internal links to different topics
  6. File links
  7. Links as first-class citizen
  8. Page view
  9. Automatic topics discovery
  10. Automatic classification
  11. Markdown text analysis
  12. Dynamic interactive graph view
  13. Advanced search
  14. Built-in Spellcheck
  15. Markdown importer
  16. Hotkeys
  17. Accounts
  18. Plugins (Core and community)
  19. Third-party integration plugins
  20. Safe-mode
  21. Full-text search with advanced search options
  22. Multiple theme support
  23. Markdown importer
  24. Starred note
  25. File explorer
  26. Custom CSS
  27. Command palette
  28. Audio recorder
  29. Markdown slide presentation

New features to come

  1. Mobile is currently in private beta
  2. A Typora-like WYSIWYG editor

Obsidian is a completely free app for personal and educational use. However, companies and enterprise users they can upgrade to its Catalyst option which offers several more advanced features that include support and early access.

Supported platforms

The program is available for Windows, macOS and several Linux distros. It's free to download and use.

Obsidian: A knowledge base that works on local Markdown files.
Obsidian – A knowledge base that works on local Markdown files.