If you keep your Obsidian notes indexed in DEVONthink, I have just released a new plugin that allows you to open those notes directly from Obsidian, and a companion AppleScript that lets you open your Obsidian notes from within DEVONthink 3.
In version 2 of the plugin (now released), there’s also a command taking advantage of DEVONthink’s AI features to insert a list of items related to the current note into the note.
Set up and use
Download the plugin via the Obsidian Community Plugins gallery, or manually via GitHub.
The plugin has two commands:
- Open note in DEVONthink
- Reveal note in DEVONthink
Feel free to assign hotkeys for each.
It also adds a button to Obsidian’s menu ribbon. The button’s colour can be customized to either inherit colour from the theme you’re using or to stand out with DEVONthink’s bright blue hue.
Get the AppleScript via the button above.
Open it in the AppleScript editor. On line 12, replace the ID there with the ID of your vault. Find the ID in
Install it by following the instructions on the in-app Help → Toolbar Scripts page. (Or assign it to an Alfred or Keyboard Maestro macro or whatever you’d like!)
How it works
Disclaimer: the approach I used isn’t super robust.
From Obsidian to DEVONthink:
The plugin just finds the first instance of a file with the same name as the one you have active in Obsidian. If you have multiple files of the same name, it’ll just find the first one!
From DEVONthink to Obsidian:
The plugin takes the name of the file and generates an Obsidian URL scheme
Please report issues or capture feature requests via the plugin’s GitHub Issues.