About six months ago, I migrated my entire knowledge base to Obsidian.
Obsidian does everything locally, which makes it significantly faster than its competitors. Speed is very important to me in these kinds of tools because I write as I think, and every lag in the editor affects the speed of my thinking.
Additionally, Vi-mode in Obsidian helps speed things up even more. As usual, it’s pretty limited, and it’s far from the real Vim, but hey, it is what it is ¯_(ツ)_/¯
I’ve gotten used to the lack of some commands, but there were two things that hurt a lot:
To solve the first problem, a plugin recently appeared: Obsidian Relative Line Numbers Plugin. I’ve been using it for a few days now, and it’s been great. I recommend it.
It was a bit more difficult to address the issue of Russian language support in vi command mode because there are no plugins for it. I solved the problem like this:
Installed this plugin for vimrc support: Obsidian Vimrc Support Plugin.
Took a popular plugin for Russian language support in vim and adapted it for Obsidian: obsidian.vimrc
Put this file in
<vault path>/obsidian.vimrc, and voila, vi-mode starts to understand what you want from it, even if you’re using a Russian keyboard layout. 🔥