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🔖 The Best Reading App and Using Obsidian with Logseq

Shu Omi
Shu Omi
Hi friends! How are you doing today?
First of all, a big thank you to those who joined our Discord community Mindvillage last week. I’m planning to do an intro event soon so we can get to know each other. If you haven’t joined yet, here’s the link:
For the last few weeks, I’ve been trying a new app called as my idea storage. Mymind has been my favourite bookmark app, but some people, including my girlfriend, told me it was too expensive ($10 a month). That got me started to find a cheaper alternative.
So far, the best ones I found are Evernote and Raindrop. I know Evernote is on decline as a note-taking app, but it’s still arguably the best app as a filing cabinet/idea storage.
But this week, I want to focus on Raindrop because it’s even cheaper than Evernote (Their premium plan costs only $3 a month). It can do almost everything mymind can do and has extra features like nested collections and permanent copy. If you’re looking for an affordable digital storage for your favourite articles, videos, tweets, podcasts, documents etc, Raindrop is the one. The more detailed review is in the video👇

Upgrade Your Note-Taking System with This Free Bookmark Manager App
Upgrade Your Note-Taking System with This Free Bookmark Manager App
My Favourites of the Week
This is a social reading app where you can follow your favourite writers and your friends, and share what you’re reading with others. I’ve been using this app for a few months already, and it just keeps getting better and better! With Matter, you can save Twitter threads with just one tap, save web articles to the Queue, make highlights which you can save to a note-app via Readwise, have it read the articles you saved to you like Audible, and many more.
My PKM workflow is sort of similar to Martine here:
Martine Ellis
My personal knowledge management workflow now officially includes MATTER @getmatterapp - it's an excellent app ❤️ I have a couple of invitations to Matter for fellow #PKM nerds - DM me if you are interested.
Unfortunately, Matter is still in private beta on iOS, meaning you need to get on their waitlist to try it. Or you can get an invite code from existing users. I have 5 codes that I’m going to give in my Discord community if you’re interested!
Join Mindvillage community here:
Found this app a few days ago. It’s a note-taking/drawing app for designers and creators. It looks similar to apps like Kosmik and Muse. If you do lots of designing, this might be a great option for you!
NoteLedge - Take Better Notes, Your Way!
NoteLedge - Take Better Notes, Your Way!
Lately I’ve been using Logseq for thinking and writing and can say I’m quite happy with it. Among the Logseq users, there are many people who use Obsidian with Logseq since these apps are interoperable. If you’re one of them or planning to use them both, this is a great starting point.
This was written by one of my favourite writers, Scott H. Young. It’s always fascinating to see how your favourite authors take notes!
Whenever I tackle a new subject, one of my first thoughts is what kind of structure am I trying to build. What would be the input situations that should cause me to remember this knowledge? How do I need to manipulate it, discriminate between similar-seeming situations, calculate or reason with it?
Writing is such a valuable tool helping you understand ideas better and think more clearly. In this video, Neil deGrasse Tyson says it also helps you become a better speaker.
David Perell
I once asked Neil deGrasse Tyson how he speaks so beautifully.

His answer: Write all the time and talk about the things you've already written.
Have you ever experienced that you notice you don’t remember anything you learned after reading a book? When I was a kid, I thought it was just me being stupid, but apparently almost everyone, even Andy Matuschak, experiences this too. In this article, he explores why learning models based on “Transmissionism” like lectures and books don’t work and how we can make our learning experience better.
In this episode, Jay Shetty talks with Esther Perel, author of Mating in Captivity which is one my favourite books. I listen to almost all the podcast episodes of Esther Perel because she’s so eloquent and erudite. In this one, she shares things that can break your relationships.
Also, here’s another one I like too on the School of Greatness podcast:
LOVE EXPERT REVEALS Why 80% Of Relationships DON'T LAST | Esther Perel & Lewis Howes
LOVE EXPERT REVEALS Why 80% Of Relationships DON'T LAST | Esther Perel & Lewis Howes
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