My last few articles have talked about the ongoing battle with myself in regard to how I am changing my system. I have mentioned that Logseq isn’t perfect, but I still want to stick with it. I briefly mentioned some of the things that I love and also annoy me with Logseq; however, I want to elaborate on that a bit more. For the purposes of this article, I will be making the comparison of Logseq and Obsidian, as those are the two programs I have the most experience with — and also they show each others shortcomings.
What I Like About Logseq
Moving to Logseq made me realise that the outline note-taking method is my jam. It is what I can work with to create a logical flow in my brain. With an added plug in, there is a coloured line that shows me what level and note my cursor is at.
The best thing about apps like Logseq and Obsidian is the ability to network notes. Even though they both do it, how they do it is different. What made me choose Logseq’s way is because, by default, they have the references on the main page and preview the block it is in. Logseq take it one step further by making hashtags and square-bracket links the exact same thing. This allows for simplicity and eliminates the need to remember what is a page vs what is a tag in my system.
One of the biggest things why I am staying in Logseq is how they do block references. With the plug in Logseq Interstitial Journal I have a quote that is at the top of my journal everyday. Furthermore, they are quotes I have put into my system specifically. Even though it did break and I have had to have a manual update loaded — it doesn’t matter. It would be nice for the plugin to be fixed but it still is works. There is no way to do this in Obsidian (at the time of publishing this article) and for this alone, I would not move back.
What I Like About Obsidian
I do love the graph; however it made me distracted and not get any work done. This is an extension of getting in the spiral of creating the best colour scheme but not doing any work.
Obsidian also has a lot more plugins. But I should note that I am sure that it may end up being the same with Logseq, it is just taking longer to get there.