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Control Obsidian with Raycast
Marc Julian marcjulian
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Commands 5

Search Note logo Search Note

Search, open, view, copy, paste and edit any note in Obsidian.

Open Vault logo Open Vault

Open a vault in Obsidian.

Daily Note logo Daily Note

Open daily note in Obsidian. Will create new daily note when it doesn't exist yet.

Create Note logo Create Note

Create new note

Pinned Notes logo Pinned Notes

Search, open, view, copy, paste and edit pinned notes.


Obsidian for Raycast

This is a raycast extension with commands for the note taking and knowledge management app Obsidian. To use it, install the extension from the Raycast Store, open Raycast Search and type one of the following commands:

Search Note

This command allows for quick access to all of your notes. By default you can search notes by title. Enabeling content search in the commands preferences allows you to search for notes by their content and title.

It features several actions which you can trigger with these keyboard shortcuts:

  • enter will open the note in "Quick Look"
  • cmd + enter will open the note in Obsidian
  • opt + enter will open the notes path in Finder
  • opt + a will let you append text to the note
  • opt + s will append selected text to the note
  • opt + c will copy the notes content to your clipboard
  • opt + v will paste the notes content to the app you used before raycast
  • opt + l will copy a markdown link for the note to your clipboard
  • opt + p will pin an unpinned note
  • opt + p will unpin a pinned note
  • opt + u will copy the obsidian URI for the note to your clipboard (see: Obsidian URI)

The primary action (enter) can be changed in the extensions preferences.

Search Note Command

Enabeling Show Detail and Show Metadata in the extensions preferences will show a sidebar view with the following information:

  • Note content
  • Character Count
  • Word Count
  • Reading Time
  • Creation Date
  • File Size
  • Note Path

Open Vault

This command will show a list of all of your Obsidian vaults which you can open by pressing enter.

Actions that you can trigger with a keyboard shortcut:

  • cmd + enter will open the vaults folder in the Finder app

Open Vault Command

Create Note

This command lets you create new notes on the fly by entering a name, optionally a path to a subfolder in your vault and some content. You can use the tag picker to add tags to the notes YAML frontmatter.

Both the note name and note content support these templates:

  • {date}
  • {time}
  • {year}
  • {month}
  • {day}
  • {hour}
  • {minute}
  • {second}
  • {millisecond}
  • {timestamp}, {zettelkastenID}

Create Note Command

Daily Note

This command will open the daily note from the selected vault. If a daily note doesn't exist it will create one and open it. It requires the community plugin Advanced Obsidian URI and the core plugin "Daily notes" to be installed and enabled.

Pinned Notes

This command will open a list of your pinned notes. All actions and preferences from the Search Note command are available.

Pinned Notes Command

Preferences

General settings

  • set path/paths to your preferred vault/vaults (comma separated). By default, vaults will be detected from ~/Library/Application Support/obsidian/obsidian.json, which contains all vaults that have been opened with Obsidian before.

Search Note

  • exclude folders, files and paths so they dont show up in the search
  • hide YAML frontmatter in "Quick Look" and copy/paste
  • hide wikilinks in "Quick Look" and copy/paste
  • hide LaTeX in "Quick Look" and copy/paste
  • prefix for append action
  • show note content in detail view
  • show metadata about note in detail view
  • enable content search
  • select primary action (for enter)

Create Note

  • default path where a new note will be created
  • default tag (will be selected by default in the tag picker)
  • list of tags to be suggested in the tag picker (comma separated)
  • open note on creation
  • default note name (if note name is empty)
  • list of folders that will create actions for creating notes inside of the specified folders

Pinned Notes

  • hide YAML frontmatter in "Quick Look" and copy/paste
  • hide wikilinks in "Quick Look" and copy/paste
  • hide LaTeX in "Quick Look" and copy/paste
  • prefix for append action
  • show note content in detail view
  • show metadata about note in detail view
  • enable content search
  • select primary action (for enter)

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Contributions and Credits

Thank you macedotavares for letting me use your amazing Obsidian (Big Sur) icon.